denisse791 wrote:My English is bad, sorry
I am a follower of the a-m-v.org for some time now and I am new creating videos
My opinion is that this year the VCA 2018 awards are normal and in the course of this year 2018 will be discussed on this theme for next year
It seems very sudden to me to make such a radical decision in such a short time and just before the VCA 2018 begins.
you're not wrong. This definitely is a radical decision, and I wish that I had thought of it sooner. But I do feel that it's necessary to reverse the downward trend in terms of VCA participation. And so I'd rather do it sooner than later (especially since later would be a whole year away). The worst that can happen is that we fail this year and learn from our mistakes to make next year better. I don't really think that a extra year of planning will make much difference.
Kionon wrote:seasons wrote:Cenit wrote:I haven't read all of these walls of text. So what i'm writing has probably been said before. I think you should try to keep the VCA alive. I won't trust a pre-selection by judges though. This is why the JCA's never worked.
What were the JCA's?
Judges Choice Awards, and I agree with Cenit. Every year they had issues. I even offered to run it one year, did a lot of legwork setting it up, and some people so hated how I did it that I actually just quit and said someone else should do it. That was one of my worst moments in the community, and I know that similar things have happened with the JCAs every year it was tried. No matter who ran it, or how it was structured, lots of people got angry, offended, and downright personally hostile. There are contests I've wanted to run (most notably my Generation Clash tag team video competition), BUT my experiences with the JCAs really soured me on it.
If you're interested in learning what the JCAs were, here is the thread from the last year it was ran (2011) viewtopic.php?f=5&t=107770&hilit=jca
Personally, I feel that the JCAs failed because it was running concurrent with the VCAs and split the community focus, required a greater commitment from the Judges, and didn't really have a lot of community participation despite having a lot of interest). And so although similar, I do believe that the idea we have for the VCAs will be more successful