Anime Weekend Atlanta Entries Reopen - Deadlines 9/3 9/10

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Anime Weekend Atlanta Entries Reopen - Deadlines 9/3 9/10

Postby jingoro » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:31 pm

Official Information is posted here:
http://www.awa-con.com/index.php?page=vat_amv_contests

Notes about the Professional Awards:
I'm very sorry for the reduced submission window. Hopefully everyone has enjoyed the extra editing time. I have pushed the submission deadline out one week, which means you should consider uploading your video as soon as possible. We will process and provide access to the entries as quickly as we can once submissions close. To accomodate the change in schedule, both categories and nominations will be accepted at once, followed by voting. Please be sure your email address is correct on the submission website so that we can contact you, and if necessary please add videoart@awa-con.com to your email whitelist.

Submission Website Now OPEN
http://contests.ngsilver.com/login.htm

Patrick "Quu" Bohnet, age 36 of Kennesaw, passed on Sunday July 29, 2012. In addition to his wife, Debra Bohnet and their daughter, Sylvia Bohnet, he is also survived by the AMV community he supported with patience and unmatched dedication.

As you may be aware, in his role as VAT Technical, Quu was responsible for our submission website. With his passing we have asked NGSilver to handle video uploads for us this year, and are grateful for his assistance.

If you have used NGSilver's website before, perhaps for Otakon or another contest, your account should remain active. As in years past, his site will provide you an FTP account to upload your video.

The deadlines below have changed, and time is tight. We are relying on you to ensure your video plays to your satisfaction in, at least, VLC, when you upload it. We will continue to do what we can to help, but with Quu's passing in addition to the loss of our friend, our resources have been deeply impacted.

2012 Exhibitions and Deadlines:
Music Video Exposition: September 10, 2012
Commercial Contest: September 10, 2012
Professional Awards: September 3, 2012

Just a reminder, this year is an off year for The Masters
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Re: Anime Weekend Atlanta Entries Reopen - Deadlines 9/3 9/1

Postby SailorDeath » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:41 pm

Heya Daric, I did have one question since I know nate's server doesn't have a page for age verification. Did you have a form you wanted us to print outand e-mailt o you?
Gimme a minute, I'll make a cool one....
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Re: Anime Weekend Atlanta Entries Reopen - Deadlines 9/3 9/1

Postby jingoro » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:43 pm

SailorDeath wrote:Heya Daric, I did have one question since I know nate's server doesn't have a page for age verification. Did you have a form you wanted us to print outand e-mailt o you?


Knew we forgot something. I'll be sending an email and requiring a reply attesting to your age. If this policy changes, I'll let people know here.
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Re: Anime Weekend Atlanta Entries Reopen - Deadlines 9/3 9/1

Postby Shin-AMV » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:08 am

Well, at least it opens the possibility again that if a miracle or flash of inspiration happens I can finish something new <.<
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Re: Anime Weekend Atlanta Entries Reopen - Deadlines 9/3 9/1

Postby kireblue » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:24 am

I can't possibly finish anything new for Pro, but I will be submitting.
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Re: Anime Weekend Atlanta Entries Reopen - Deadlines 9/3 9/1

Postby ngsilver » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:38 am

jingoro wrote:
SailorDeath wrote:Heya Daric, I did have one question since I know nate's server doesn't have a page for age verification. Did you have a form you wanted us to print outand e-mailt o you?


Knew we forgot something. I'll be sending an email and requiring a reply attesting to your age. If this policy changes, I'll let people know here.



Actually, I can add an age verification into the creator information section of the site. I can get that added tonight into the system, or possibly during my lunch break.
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Re: Anime Weekend Atlanta Entries Reopen - Deadlines 9/3 9/1

Postby ngsilver » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:15 am

Anyone who has previously used my system for any convention (Youmacon, ACEN, Ohayocon, Sugoi-con) your accounts are still active. If you do not remember your passwords simply follow the password reset option on the login page. Any issues getting logged in or signing up please contact me at any of the following addresses:

ngsilver [at] ngsilver [dot] com
awa [at] ngsilver [dot] com
support [at] ngsilver [dot] com

For those of you new to the system here is a brief description of the steps required to submit a video:

1. From the login page, select new user sign-up in order to create an account.
2. Create a username, password, and enter a valid email address as this address is what the system will use to contact you for account verification as well as FTP account info and all other communication.
3. Once submitted, the system will email you a verification code. Log into the system and provide the verification code. If correct, the system will verify your account. You will need to log in 1 more time and the system will let you in.
4. If you need to change your password or email address you can do so from the edit User Information menu. If you change your email you will have to go back through verification again, so make sure you spell your email correctly. If you do not get the verification email contact me at the emails above and I can authorize your account.
5. Before you can enter a video into a contest you have to update your creator information, this is your contact info. You will notice that you cannot see the option to enter a video in the menu and that Edit Creator Information has red !!! next to it. This means that the required info has not been submitted. Simply select this menu option, fill out the form (the red * means that field is required) and hit submit. If you cannot find your country or province, select USA and a generic province and contact me in order to add your country/province.
6. Once the required info has been submitted, you may need to refresh the menu. You can do so by clicking the Main Menu link, which should reload the system and allow you to submit a video.
7. At this time you can add a studio. Any user can be part of up to 3 studios, however videos are only allowed to be setup in 1 studio. From the Studios Menu you can see what studios are already in the system and add your own. The system will verify if your new studio is unique, if it is it will create it and you will then be able to select the new studio and bind it to your creator account in the edit creator information menu.
8. You are now ready to submit your videos. Select Enter New Video menu. Make sure to select AWA as the convention you are submitting to, other cons such as Youmacon currently are also using the system, each convention databases are NOT interchangeable and I cannot move data from one to the other. (Youmacon does not accept entries via web link, while AWA does)
9. Enter in all the information for your video into the form. Any incorrect or missing information will error the submission and you will need to fix your problems. As AWA will accept entries via web links (google drive, web hosting, ect.) you can enter your video's contest link in the other comments field. The Link field is meant for online distribution versions, such as youtube links, and we will not accept a web download from that field. (warning of this is on the submission page as well)
10. Once submitted, you will be presented with a confirmation page for your entry and you should also receive a confirmation email as well with the entry info. Keep in mind that if there are any errors in your entry information you will need to submit an alter entry request (located in the video status menu) in order to have an admin alter your entry data, so please make sure your information is correct before you hit submit.
11. Once you submit your videos you can then check the status of your entries, alter information, print mail-in forms, and request FTP access via the Video Status menu. On the page you will select the convention you want to check on (AWA for this purpose) and you will be provided with a list of all the videos you have submitted to the convention.
12. To request an FTP account, simply select the "REQ FTP" button for the entry you wish to submit via FTP (keep in mind accounts are video specific). The page will reload and you will now see the button change to "CLOSE FTP". The FTP system will create an account for you automatically, but it must be approved by a human first before you will be able to submit, so please wait for me to approve the account. Once approved you will receive an email with the FTP information and the information will then populate in the video status.
13. Submit your entry via FTP. Once done go to the entry status menu and select "CLOSE FTP" button for each account you wish to close. This will notify me that you are done submitting your entry, allow me to access the video, and close the FTP account. FTP account closures also require human authorization, so if you accidentally select the close account button but do not want to close the account simply select "REQ FTP" button that replaces it and your account will automatically re-open as it is already approved. (at least until I go in and disable the account)
14. Once you have completed submitting your entry you can return to the entry status page in order to check on your entries status. A brief description of what each status means is below:

un-viewed - entry form has not been acknowledge as being received by a human
entry form recieved - a human has acknowledged the form
video received - video has been received by staff, however has not been checked
video checked - video has been checked, will play as requested
video accepted - video is accepted for competing

Of course, if you have any questions or issues with this system please let me know. The quickest way to contact me will generally be via email at the addresses above. Happy submitting and good luck to everyone. Glad I could be of service in order to get the con we love so much up and running again.
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Re: Anime Weekend Atlanta Entries Reopen - Deadlines 9/3 9/1

Postby ngsilver » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:03 pm

ngsilver wrote:
jingoro wrote:
SailorDeath wrote:Heya Daric, I did have one question since I know nate's server doesn't have a page for age verification. Did you have a form you wanted us to print outand e-mailt o you?


Knew we forgot something. I'll be sending an email and requiring a reply attesting to your age. If this policy changes, I'll let people know here.



Actually, I can add an age verification into the creator information section of the site. I can get that added tonight into the system, or possibly during my lunch break.


Ok, the system has been updated to allow you to enter your birth date and verify that you are over 18 as an age verification in the system. You can do this from the Creator Information menu. This is not a required field, however, it will be required for your entry to be accepted into the Professional Awards competition.

Please note that the system is not currently setup to display your selected options when you view the creator information page a second time (I will add that feature in when I get off work and have more time,) but I can assure you that if you hit submit, what you sent will be in the system. Just keep in mind that if you go back and make changes to your creator information (such as add a studio) and forget to change the birth date info it will overwrite your saved values. It will only be this way until I can fix it after work, the best I could do during lunch was get the system setup to accept the data.
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Re: Anime Weekend Atlanta Entries Reopen - Deadlines 9/3 9/1

Postby machina21 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:31 pm

Time for my yearly submission to A Dubya A
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Re: Anime Weekend Atlanta Entries Reopen - Deadlines 9/3 9/1

Postby Lord Rae » Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:04 pm

AWA is really the only time I make videos anymore. I keep saying I'll change that... AWA always brings that fresh inspiration and motivation and then I promptly forget about it a few weeks after the con.
Thanks for the site NG... seems very straight forward.
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Re: Anime Weekend Atlanta Entries Reopen - Deadlines 9/3 9/1

Postby Rider4Z » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:13 pm

i'm in :up: (again)
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Re: Anime Weekend Atlanta Entries Reopen - Deadlines 9/3 9/1

Postby ngsilver » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:56 pm

The system has been updated and now ya'll shouldn't be confused when verifying your age for those of you entering Pro.

I have also gone through all FTP requests currently, so ya'll should be set with account info. If not please check your spam filters for messages from awa [AT] ngsilver [dot] com. And if still not there check the entry system as FTP creds should be listed on entry status page.
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Re: Anime Weekend Atlanta Entries Reopen - Deadlines 9/3 9/1

Postby Shin-AMV » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:01 pm

Anything extra we need to do if entering collabs/MEPS? Or do we just list everyone involved in the comments?
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Re: Anime Weekend Atlanta Entries Reopen - Deadlines 9/3 9/1

Postby ngsilver » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:02 pm

Please list all editors and songs used in the extra comments, that's what it's for. Any extra info is best to list there.
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Re: Anime Weekend Atlanta Entries Reopen - Deadlines 9/3 9/1

Postby Mr Pilkington » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:13 am

It give it a week before people start lobbing feces. :aimkissyface:
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