Cyrix wrote:I thought about another issue - I don't have a problem with the "one video per category" rule, but it seems like it leaves a huge opening for people to try to game the system, for example by submitting an action video and another action video into drama and hoping you'll re-categorize the latter.
I don't mind a one video per category rule, but I feel like it might hurt specific categories. I'm talking mostly about the comedy category. It seems like every year at AX there has been contestants with multiple entries in the comedy category making it to the finals. The reason for this seems pretty self-explanatory...comedy is a very difficult category to edit a video for...which is why it doesn't seem to get as many entries as the other categories. However, certain editors have a real knack for editing comedy, which is why in the past we've seen multiple entries by a single person in that category. (I could be wrong about this, but it is just what I have observed over the years). It is also the category that con-goers at AX enjoy the most. (from what I can gather by audience reactions and from seeing a lot of the audience bail out of the contest after the comedy section almost every year). Not that one person should be allowed to completely dominate a category- but you also want to have more than one or two strong comedy videos make it to the finals. I'm not too miffed about this rule one way or the other, just got to thinking about it