The CONGRSS Rules are a set of standards and guidelines used in a vast majority of AMV Competitions. Although every contest has its own unique set of rules, these are the ones that are generally shared by most, and entrants typically expect.
Why did I make this list?
I noticed that the more rules and lines of text a competition has, the more people skim through them (or not read them at all). And the more people skim through rules, the more important details they miss. So I made this list in order to allow contest coordinators to simply add a rule stating that "All submitted entries must comply with the the Basic & Auxiliary guidelines outlined in the A-M-V.org CONGRSS Rules". This will allow them to cover an entire series or rules with a just single line of text, and spend more time outlining the details that make their specific contest unique. This will also provide new coordinators with a "starter set" of rules that they can expand on.
What if the CONGRSS Rules contradicts another rule?
In the case of contradictions between the CONGRSS rules and the full rule-set of a specific competition, you should always refer and adhere to the latter. If you still have questions regarding compliance to any of these rules, please contact the coordinator for that specific contest.
How do I add these rules to the Competition I run?
You can add these rules to your post by copy and pasting any of the following text to your rules post.