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Post by Kusoyaro » Fri Jul 19, 2002 2:58 pm

I really want to enter Masters this year, but I said a long time ago that I wasn't entering Masters, and because of that, several people who are entering showed me their Masters video. And not that I necessarily think that gives me any advantage, but I just don't feel it'd be fair.

And mine would almost definitely get cut from the screening because of time constraints :oops:
I have no idea how to use this new forum.

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Post by MCWagner » Mon Jul 22, 2002 1:15 pm

Good lord. I forget to check in here for a week and look what happens. Hokay, how about this. Rules: The Cliff's Notes

Showings: Each contest has it's own showing.

I'm not making any declarations as to when (schedules always change), but it'll be roughly like it was last year. In addition to those four showings, there is:

AMV awards, a three-hour block in the biggest room of the con. There, the award-recieving videos will be shown and the trophies/certificates/jacket etc. will be handed out.

Depending on time limits, some contests may not be shown at the AMV awards simply because we don't want to glue y'all in your seats for longer than three hours at a time.

Time Limits for entries:
Expo: 2 hours total
Pro: 15 min total for one or two videos
Dance: None, but needs to be approved by Kanchou
Masters: None.

Number of entries limit:
Expo: None, so long as they all total less than two hours
Pro: 2
Dance: 2
Masters: 1

Content: There are no restrictions on content for entry into the contests. Any video entered that conforms to all the rules (due date, etc.) will be elligible for the awards. Thus your offensive video could win best technical, or even best video. Yes, that means sex, violence, nudity, political activism, sacreligous, language, really sick humor, etc. etc. etc. HOWEVER if you send in something that would get us in a hell of a lot of trouble with the police or angry parents, the award will be announced at the AMV awards but will not be shown at the awards so we don't get sued. We'll be more lenient at the individual contest showings. If you send something that would even get us in trouble there, it will be shown in a late night block after the kiddies are in bed.

I'm not gonna split hairs on this, 'cause you could always work around them. Use your own judgemet. If you have a specific question about what is likely to get you moved to a late night block, e-mail me at Remember, though, AWA is the home of the "sick and twisted" awards. Been phased out a bit in the past, though.

(Machine: I'll take that bet.)

What will be shown:

Expo: At least one video from your selection, possibly more, time permitting, at our choice (although you can suggest one). Extras will be shown throughout the con.
Pro: Everything, so long as there is time. If there isn't (doubtful) some second entries may be shown later.
Dance: Everything, until Kanchou drops.
Masters: Everything.


Expo: None
Pro: Is OVER 18 or got a parent to sign the submission form. (Bear with us here, it's another "don't sue us" safeguard.)
Dance: Song pre-approved by Kanchou (to go with the announced theme of 80's music...see webpage for details).
Masters: Contestant must have recieved some recognition (award or honorable mention) at some con for some video. That vid and the name of the award it won has to be sent along as well.

Expo: September 6, 2002
Pro: August 2, 2002
Dance: August 2, 2002
Masters: August 16, 2002

As for the judging? Go read the awa page:
It's a little too complicated to get into here.

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Post by MCWagner » Mon Jul 22, 2002 1:26 pm

Whoop, forgot a bit.

Requirement for Masters: The entry must be NEW, not having competed or otherwise exhibited at another convention or contest.

And everyone please note that this is just the ultra-simplified version of the rules to answer the questions bouncing around. Please read the full version of the rules for a particular contest before submitting. There's some essential stuff in all the little details.

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Post by Ashton » Mon Jul 22, 2002 4:48 pm

Well.... I think I understand everything that there is to understand about this contest, and even if I didn't, it's too late now because I just droped my entries in the mail about 30 min. ago. I'm a little mad that I forgot to add one of my entries to the dance listing, but I'm not sure it really mattered and the stress of getting all the paper work right for the other two contests is just too much to begin with. Oh well, I hope I do well, everyone look for my videos ("Lies" and "The Wanderers Dance") and cheer for them as I will not be able to attend the con in person. Thanx for answering the questions.


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