Based on my experiences of Running AMV contests for the last decade, this pretty much what I can summarize:
- As already mentioned, the AMV contest needs to entertain the audience. Without a good size audience, the contest will not get Main events billing or a good slot, plain and simple.
- Restrictions to the amount an editor can enter are usually based on how much a contest has the potential of getting. Ideally, one per creator would be desirable, but in most cases just not practical in order to get a decent amount of videos.
- As for finalists and awards, I firmly believe it's not my place to restrict or hinder any video in making the finals or winning multiple awards. Ideally, it would be always great to see one video per creator into the finals and only one award per video, but this is not always the case and a video that excels in many areas should not be hindered or held back.
- Lastly, some sort of freshness rule is nice to keep the contest to more current videos; however it's my belief it’s not my place as the contest coordinator to restrict videos from being accepted just because they won another contest(s). These days, there are almost more contests then editors that send in (at least it seems that way) and so to restrict videos based on how many contests they might of won in the short term will, in some cases, hurt other contests (especially the small ones). Again, the goal of the AMV contest is to entertain people with a good mix and variety of videos. As such all the coordinator can hope for is for a lot of great submissions.
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