2020 Viewers' Choice Awards

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Updates, Questions & Feedback Thread

2020 VCA Updates, Questions & Feedback Thread

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If there are videos that you'd like to nominate, you can use these topics to post links to their catalog entries or embed a youtube link of them.
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2020 VCA Updates, Questions & Feedback Thread

Post by Kireblue » Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:47 pm

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What are the VCAs?
The A-M-V.org Viewers Choice Awards is an annual opportunity to showcase and acknowledge the videos that stand out above the rest. It's a way for everyone who enjoys anime music videos to say “Thank you” to the creators that went out of their way to put the extra effort of creating a video that is truly exceptional. And so every year, we let the community vote on what videos they thought were the very best from the previous year. There are awards for Best Action, Most Artistic, Editor of the Year, and many more! If you want to see what has won in previous years you can go here and click through the years!

What can compete?
All fan-made Anime Music Videos that first premiered online in 2019 are eligible to participate in the VCAs (even videos that aren't cataloged on A-M-V.org). Traditionally, the A-M-V.org VCAs have been exclusive to fan-made music videos that primarily use animation from Japan. But in recent years, we've decided to also accept videos that use non-Japanese animation as long as they adhered to "the spirit of anime". Moderators will serve as a final say as to what content qualifies, and so we won't be making a comprehensive list of what's allowed and what isn't. But RWBY, Samurai Jack, Avatar, Korra, and various Video Game Cinematics have already been approved.

How do I nominate videos?
To nominate a video, simply post a link to it in a nomination thread that you feel it is eligible for. The moderation team will then auto nominate that video for every other category that we feel it fits in. When posting a link to a video, the original YouTube upload is highly preferred. Also, please ensure that the video first premiered in 2019.

How do I vote?
Once the Nomination period is over, all nominated videos will then be added to a google form. To vote, you simply need to be logged into a google account (Youtube, Gmail, Google Drive, etc), and the voting form will use your profile to anonymously submit your responses. You're also able to go back to the form as many times as you like to update or change your vote. As long as you click the "SUBMIT" button, your responses will be recorded and remembered if you need to edit them later.

You can use the google sheet links in each of the nomination threads to watch whatever videos were nominated for that category. To make finding videos as easy as possible, the document contains separate sheets sorted by each category. If you notice that a video is missing from the sheet or voting list, please let us know as soon as possible.

Nomination Categories
Videos must be nominated for these categories in order to be eligible for Round 1 voting
  • Best Action, Most Artistic, Best Character Profile, Best Comedy, Best Dance, Best Drama, Best Fun, Best Horror, Most Original, Best Parody or Commercial, Best Romance, Best Sentimental, Best Short, Best Use of Instrumental Music, Best Use of Multiple Sources, Best Use of Special Effects, Best Storytelling, Best Trailer
Non-nomination Categories
All videos and editors nominated for any category will be automatically eligible for Round 1 voting
  • Video of the Year
  • Editor of the Year
Removed Categories
Due to lack of popularity and or to reduce redundancy, the following categories will be removed for 2020
  • Best Use of Lip Sync
  • Best Collab
  • Best Multi-Editor Project
  • Most Improved Editor

VCA Schedule
Nominations: 02/03/2020 - 02/15/2020
Round 1 Voting: 02/17/2020 - 02/28/2020
Round 2 Voting: 03/01/2020 - 03/11/2020
Final Round Voting: 03/13/2020 - 03/23/2020

All rounds will end on the scheduled day at 11:59pm EST.

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Re: 2020 VCA Updates, Questions & Feedback Thread

Post by Kireblue » Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:53 am

The Shameless Self-Promotion thread is now unlocked! |:>

So feel free to start posting all the videos that you made last year
Nomination threads will unlock on Monday, February 3rd

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Re: 2020 VCA Updates, Questions & Feedback Thread

Post by Dext3r » Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:46 pm

Will there be another update to those nomination threads after tonight based on the self promotion thread or how is it determined what videos are in those lists?

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Re: 2020 VCA Updates, Questions & Feedback Thread

Post by Dext3r » Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:03 pm

Strange. Appears the videos that were in those lists last night are gone now.

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Re: 2020 VCA Updates, Questions & Feedback Thread

Post by Kireblue » Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:09 pm

Dext3r wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:03 pm
Strange. Appears the videos that were in those lists last night are gone now.
Dext3r wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:46 pm
Will there be another update to those nomination threads after tonight based on the self promotion thread or how is it determined what videos are in those lists?
The nomination threads will be unlocked in just a few hours at midnight. Everyone will then be able to nominate videos (that aren't their own), by posting them in the category threads. The self-promotion threads were just a way to remind people of what you made last year, and don't actually count as nominations. If you saw videos in the spreadsheets within the nomination threads, that was actually just nominations from last year that I used to test out the upgraded forms for this year. I deleted all of that data on Friday though.

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Re: 2020 VCA Updates, Questions & Feedback Thread

Post by Dext3r » Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:20 pm

Ah ok that makes sense now. Thanks for clearing that up.

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Re: 2020 VCA Updates, Questions & Feedback Thread

Post by Kireblue » Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:08 pm

The Nomination Threads have been unlocked!
You're now able to start posting all of your favorite AMVs that premiered in 2019. The nomination period will end at 11:59 pm EST on Saturday, February 15th.

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Re: 2020 VCA Updates, Questions & Feedback Thread

Post by AllySantra » Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:32 pm

Fantastic! Seems I am just in time. Thank you for continuing to do this every year, I always look forward to it :D

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Re: 2020 VCA Updates, Questions & Feedback Thread

Post by Kireblue » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:36 am

In order to be more inclusive of videos that don't necessarily feature dancing but still have the upbeat feeling and editing style of dance videos, I've decided to change the name of the "Dance" category to "Rhythm & Dance". I went with this name in order to expand the range of videos that can be nominated for the category without overlapping with the "Fun" category.

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Re: 2020 VCA Updates, Questions & Feedback Thread

Post by Kireblue » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:27 am

Just letting everyone know that round 1 voting should be up and running later today by around 6:30 pm EST :D

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Re: 2020 VCA Updates, Questions & Feedback Thread

Post by Kireblue » Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:22 pm

Round 1 voting has officially begun!

To vote, you simply need to be logged into a google account (Youtube, Gmail, Google Drive, etc), and the voting form will use your profile to anonymously submit your responses. You're also able to go back to the form as many times as you like to update or change your vote. As long as you click the "SUBMIT" button, your responses will be recorded and remembered if you need to edit them later.
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Note: Due to the Instrumental, Original, Parody Commercial, and Trailer categories receiving less than 15 nominations, they have been excluded from round 1 voting. All videos nominated for those categories will automatically move on to round 2

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Re: 2020 VCA Updates, Questions & Feedback Thread

Post by spoondiddly » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:18 pm

Slight problem with the form. Tried to vote on Most Artistic and it only allows one entry to be selected at a time. We're not quite that far into the competition yet ;*)

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Re: 2020 VCA Updates, Questions & Feedback Thread

Post by TnAdct1 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:31 pm

spoondiddly wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:18 pm
Slight problem with the form. Tried to vote on Most Artistic and it only allows one entry to be selected at a time. We're not quite that far into the competition yet ;*)
You're not alone, as I was trying to vote for videos in the Multiple Source category, and it was only allowing one entry at a time.

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Re: 2020 VCA Updates, Questions & Feedback Thread

Post by Kireblue » Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:28 am

TnAdct1 wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:31 pm
spoondiddly wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:18 pm
Slight problem with the form. Tried to vote on Most Artistic and it only allows one entry to be selected at a time. We're not quite that far into the competition yet ;*)
You're not alone, as I was trying to vote for videos in the Multiple Source category, and it was only allowing one entry at a time.
Thanks for pointing that out. I just fixed it, so you should now be able to vote for as many videos as you like :D

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Re: 2020 VCA Updates, Questions & Feedback Thread

Post by Gervise » Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:22 pm

Ahh Yes, it's time again. Can't wait to see this year's Winners.

Guess I need to start Prepping for my Yearly Stream as well.

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