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Youmacon 2019 Fan Art Theater Competition - Winners Announced!

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Re: Youmacon 2019 Fan Art Theater Competition - Deadline Oct 4th

Post by ngsilver » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:55 pm

Youmacon 2019 Fan Art Theater Competition

Please read through all the rules before entering!

Entry Requirements:

• All videos must be in the hands of the Contest Coordinator by October 5th, 2019. You have until 11:59PM on Oct 4th to get your video(s) in. (all times Eastern)
• Submission formats have different deadlines, as outlined below:
o Snail-Mail
 Snail-Mail Submissions will stop being accepted after Sept 27th, 2019.
o Online Link
 Online Link Submissions will stop being accepted after Oct 4th, 2019. Online Link Accepting will be closed at 11:59 PM on Oct 4th, 2019.
• There is no set limit to the number of entries per creator that can be submitted to the contest.
o Total Length for all videos submitted per creator must not exceed 15 mins.
 This means we will accept 30 30 sec videos, 1 15 min video, or any mixture in-between.
• Videos that have been submitted to a previous Youmacon Competition will not be eligible to compete.
• Multi-editor videos are also accepted. When filling out the entry form please supply information for the other members in the comments field.
o Each collection of editors in a multi-editor video will be considered a different set of entrants and will not contribute to the maximum length for each individual editor. As such it is important to include your contributors in the comments field in the entry form.
• Entries may not contain bumpers, title screens, MTV style credits, or any other form of identification. We will be creating our own uniform bumpers and to ensure the quality of all entries are maintained we will not remove them for you.
o This rule may be overlooked if such identification is done creatively in a way that can not be easily removed. However this, like all other rules, is left to the coordinators and judge’s discretion.
• All videos must be a minimum of 30 seconds long.
• The maximum length for videos submitted must not go over the allotted 15 mins available per creator.
• By submitting your video(s) to this contest you authorize us to screen and distribute it under the Youmacon Fan Art Theater Competition Title. All physical media (CD-R, DVD-R, Thumb drive, ect) submitted becomes the property of Youmacon Enterprises/Defying Conventions and will not be returned.
• There are no content requirements for this contest. Your videos may contain any type of footage you see fit to use, provided it doesn’t fall into one of the categories for disqualification.
o The allowable footage types include but is not limited to the following:
 Anime
 Manga
 Live Action
 My Little Pony
 Non-Japanese Cartoons
 Video Games

• Entries may be disqualified for the following reasons:
o Bad audio or video quality
o Subtitled footage
o Failure to adhere to submission rules
o Lack of entry form
o Any reason Youmacon Fan Art Theater Staff deems necessary.
 If you are unsure if your video would be disqualified due to the above rule e-mail the contest coordinator and we can view the content of your video and make a decision.

• Exceptions to the rules will be made on a video-by-video basis.


Entry Format:

• Entries will ONLY be accepted in the following formats:
o AVI
 HUFFYUV
 LAGARITH
 UTVIDEO
o MPEG-2
o H.264 / x.264 (preferred)
 .mp4 files ONLY
o HEVC
• The following containers, formats and codecs will NOT be accepted:
o Videotape (VHS or Betamax)
o Authored DVD (If it plays like a DVD in a DVD Player)
o WMV
o RM
o MOV
o MKV
o OGG
o Xvid
o Divx
o DV
o Any other item not listed in the accepted list above
• For optimum viewing at con, all videos should include at least 1 second of black space before and after the video.

• Digital Video File format specifications:
o Videos will be played on a large projection screen. As such, high quality will be expected. For the best results submitting a video that has at least a 640x480 resolution is required (or 640x352 if you are working with widescreen footage.) Submitting videos smaller then this (including using source smaller then this) will degrade the visual quality of the video, which may lead to disqualification.
o We will no longer accept videos submitted interlaced. All videos MUST be progressive.
o As letterboxing and pillarboxing will degrade the final viewing size at the convention, we no longer will allow for videos to be submitted with letterboxing or pillar boxing. All videos MUST be submitted in their native aspect ratio.
 If your video contains black bars at the top/bottom or sides, this means you have letterboxing/pillarboxing in your video.
• We gladly accept HD videos. Our setup at the convention will be able to display videos at least at 720p quality with the possibility to display higher resolutions.
o If you plan to submit an HD video please keep in mind that the better the codec you use the better the final quality will be. HD videos should not be sent in using mpeg2, we recommend h.264/x.264 for this.



Contest Information:

• The contest will be shown either via a computer directly to the projector or via an authored DVD if such a need arises. Those of you submitting via MPEG2 will benefit from following the DVD specifications outlined: http://contests.ngsilver.com/youmacon/s ... ations.htm
• All videos not disqualified will compete.
• Information on showings in rooms other than the Fan Art Theater will be announced when they are figured out.
• Due to the amount of entries submitted and time permitted for showing entries we may not be able to show every video submitted during the course of the convention. We will allow for creators to request specific videos of their own during showing blocks in order to see their entries up on the big screen, but cannot guarantee that any of a creator’s videos submitted to us will be shown during the convention.
• Judging and Awards will be handled drastically different this year due to the above change in viewing at the convention. Please see the full explanation, ala the GroceryStorePhobic Rule, here: http://contests.ngsilver.com/youmacon/Y ... andled.pdf
• You do not need to be present to win. However the fastest means of receiving your award will be to either be present or have a proxy at the con to pick your award(s) up for you.
o If you will have a proxy at the con to accept your award(s) send an email to the contest coordinator with the name of your proxy.
o The convention will mail out awards after the con to those who did not pick them up at con. The timeframe these will be sent is entirely based on availability of funds for shipping by the convention and may take up to a few months.
 The convention regrets to inform you that this courtesy can only be extended to entrants in the United States. All international entrants will need to make arrangements with the coordinator in order to receive their award(s).

• Due to the nature of the competition and the sheer breadth of video types able to be submitted we are no longer following a category submission system. That is to say there are no longer categories, but instead all videos submitted to the competition will compete against each other in order to obtain awards decided upon via our judges/attendees in accordance with the Dexter Rule.

• You may submit entries to the following competitions/categories:
o Other
 This category is strictly for use by panelists who need to submit their videos to the con for viewing. Only to be used if asked by the coordinator.
o Staff
 If you are Youmacon staff this is the only competition you are allowed to compete in. This is for pure bragging rights amongst staff, Adult submissions excluded however.
o Exhibition
 All videos submitted to the contest that do not fall into the other competitions above will fall into this one. The mass majority of entries will fall into this category.

• Adult Entries
o Adult Entries are now allowed as part of the normal competition
o We have done away with the separate adult video competition, instead all adult videos submitted to the competition will compete with all other videos for the same pool of awards.
o Adult entries may contain any source material. We will not accept amateur porn or voyeuristic videos as valid entries. Also keep in mind all applicable laws for your state/province as well as local Michigan/Detroit laws when submitting entries. We WILL NOT accept any videos that break these laws.
o Adult material will be defined as pornographic, ultra violent, sick, nasty, utterly wrong, and anything considered unable to be shown during the standard convention viewing.
o While adult entries will compete with all other entries, they will only be shown during a specific carded event at the convention.
o All entrants who submit an adult entry must be 18 years of age or older.


Entry Submissions:

• Due to technical difficulties we will not be utilizing the Entry Database from previous years. Submissions will be taken via a google form here: https://forms.gle/u8SQZDVgK4xLYs1v8
• Online link submissions
o This year we will only be accepting entries via online links.
o The entry submission form will have a spot to enter your link for submission.
o Links will only be accepted from a select few services
 DropBox
 Google Drive
 Personal Web Storage
o Links will only be accepted in a downloadable format, no streaming links allowed.
o All entry format rules listed in this document must still be adhered to.



Any and all questions regarding the competition may be directed to the coordinator at youmafatsubmit [AT] gmail [DOT] com
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Re: Youmacon 2019 Fan Art Theater Competition - Finalists Chosen

Post by ngsilver » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:55 pm

The Judges have spoken. This year was a really fierce competition but we only have so much time to dedicate to the convention showing. Thanks again to everyone whom submitted. Below are the results of the judging (minus winners of course).

The following entries will be played at-con:

005 - Toxic
006 - Spinnin' Rhythm
009 - Unwritten
012 - Without Madoka
023 - Bloom, Too
026 - Persona Q3: Labyrinth Phantasm
030 - Sounds of War
031 - Another Clip
032 - D E S T R U C T
036 - Hero-owos
039 - Kindness
040 - Persimmon
042 - Right Here
043 - Off The Ceiling
046 - It's Up to Yuri
047 - Diznee Presents: Kuroko's Basketball
048 - IcyHot Dual Stain Fighter
052 - Thrill of the Chase
053 - As We Fall
054 - Fractured
056 - Lament of the Lo(ne)li Demon Lord
057 - Baja the Wonder Hamster
063 - Battle of Tsunshima
064 - Fireflowers
065 - Madness
066 - The name of the video has not been announced yet
068 - YIAYMV
070 - Hard Reset
071 - Going Under
072 - Give It Up
073 - New Kings
074 - Can't Stop Me Now
078 - Bebe Doo, Where Are You!
081 - Plus Ultra Bodywash
085 - The Dark Face of Love
095 - Fujoshi World Problems
107 - POINT - Where a Miracle Begins
109 - Age of Serenity
110 - Mummy Days
111 - Only Out I See
112 - Do What it Takes
118 - Beyond Horizon
124 - Remember Me
125 - It's Gonna be Okay
129 - Chasing Shadows
130 - Once and For All
136 - You Know
137 - True Colours
138 - rewrite the stars
143 - This Is How We Burn
144 - Welcome To My Hero Academia
145 - KonoSuba Rhapsody
148 - The Heart of Kyoto Animation
150 - A Squid Story
151 - All Eyes On Me
155 - La Croix
156 - Fizzy Water Juice
160 - Cozyland



The following entries have been placed in the overflow: (overflow videos may still be played during free play, open request blocks, and themed showings)

002 - 2B:Free
003 - I Get To Love You
004 - Volitation
008 - Avatar State Of Mind
010 - Can You Feel It?
011 - A Song For Our Time
014 - Video Title Same as Song Title
016 - Science & Magic
017 - Everything Re:Starts
018 - Begin Again
019 - Our Love
020 - The Power and Fury
021 - Gridman - King of the Monsters
022 - Legends
024 - Pick Me Up
025 - PHOENIX
027 - I love you
028 - Time to Dance
029 - Our Adventure
034 - MY BODY IS A CAGE
035 - like swimming
037 - Waving Through a Window || Tsukimi & Kuranosuke
038 - MARVEL - Vinland Saga | MUKANJYO opening
044 - ADRENALINE
049 - The Deciding Moment
050 - Skyscraper
051 - Float
055 - MARVEL - Banana Fish | Found & Lost opening
058 - Hug
059 - Everything Gold
062 - Acrimony
069 - Attack on Titan - Scouts Tribute
080 - Kimetsu no Yaiba - Young
086 - Bubblegum Crisis 2032
088 - Livin' on the Edge
089 - Upsidedown
091 - Survivor
093 - Step On Up
094 - Finding That Place
096 - Is Love Dead?
105 - Kings&Queens
106 - Parallel
108 - Prison of Pride
113 - In The End
114 - Bending Inferno 2.0
119 - Toxic Orphans
120 - One that I want
121 - All The Great Set Up Hearts
123 - Hawaii
126 - Funky Town
127 - Never Give Up
128 - Play with fire
132 - Lost and Found
133 - MARVEL - Rule The World (Generdyn Remix)
134 - Ascension
135 - Dynamic Struggle
140 - Battle Angel
146 - Kaguya Wants To Play A Game (Of War)
147 - BURN IT UP!
149 - Love is F.R.I.E.N.D.S.
152 - Don't Let Me Drown | AMV
153 - MARVEL | Numb / Encore - Linkin Park feat./Jay-z
154 - NF - Paralyzed | Avatar/Korra
157 - Horses
158 - Deja Vu
159 - The Ouran Book Report
161 - How’s It Go Again?
162 - Gambler’s Input
163 - Banana Fish | Lions Inside



The following entries were deemed by our judges to be too adult to show during the day and will be shown during our carded showings:

007 - Vamped
013 - When You're in Prison School
033 - Astral Weeks
041 - Zealot
082 - It's Easy M'Kay
084 - Detective Pikachu and Deadpool
092 - Mickey Mouse Fuckhouse
102 - Old Town Hoe`
131 - Blood Bee
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Re: Youmacon 2019 Fan Art Theater Competition - Deadline Oct 4th

Post by ngsilver » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:55 pm

Our Award Winners:

Entry Number Final Award Title Video Title Creator Name

011 - Nick Nolte Award - A Song For Our Time - Cyanna
018 - Best in Show - Begin Again - Kaz
019 - The Greatest Love Story - Our Love - Casual-swimmer
023 - David Carradine's Night Out - Bloom, Too - SliceofLife
026 - I Phantasmed in My Pants! - Persona Q3: Labyrinth Phantasm - Peppermint Grinder
031 - I have the Weirdest Boner Right Now! - Another Clip - Bry__
032 - Did the Stream Just Crap out? - D E S T R U C T - Prostrate Constantly
035 - The Lo Fi Stream Award - like swimming - Prostrate Constantly
040 - The Best use of an Instagram Filter Award - Persimmon - PieandBeer
047 - The Banned in China Award - Diznee Presents: Kuroko's Basketball - Pikapwn
053 - Who Turned off Gravity? - As We Fall - Mysunsai
061 - Best Staff - Machine of Despair - Kirbygal
068 - Shrek is Love, Shrek is Life - YIAYMV - ShizayaFanart
095 - This video Makes me Wet! - Fujoshi World Problems - Chaosprojects
121 - What's this show about again? - All The Great Set Up Hearts - Grocerystorephobic
123 - The Go Back to Sundance Award - Hawaii - Dexter
125 - The Rake in the Lake Award - It's Gonna be Okay - thefanvideoer2
150 - I've Seen Enough Pixar Movies to KNOW Where this is Going! - A Squid Story - Azukano
151 - Maybe it's Narcissism Award - All Eyes On Me - MadMegatax
155 - This Video Triggered Me - La Croix - UnluckyArtist
156 - Brought to you by Faygo - Fizzy Water Juice - UnluckyArtist
007 - Best Adult - Vamped - JazzsVids
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Re: Youmacon 2019 Fan Art Theater Competition - Deadline Oct 4th

Post by TnAdct1 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:32 pm

The tricky part this year: the fact that this happening the same weekend as AWA, with possible Pro entries being up in the air when it comes to entry at this con.

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Re: Youmacon 2019 Fan Art Theater Competition - Deadline Oct 4th

Post by ngsilver » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:52 pm

Friendly reminder that the deadline is a little over 2 weeks away.

As TnAdct1 has stated, it is true the AWA had moved their dates and that does add a bit of an issue with their right of first exhibition stipulation for entries to their Pro and Masters competition. With that in mind I do not recommend anyone submit their Pro/Masters entries to Youmacon this year, save them for next year! However, any video sent to AWA Expo is open game to send to Youmacon as well! So feel free to send all those away for a chance at our Golden VHS Tape awards!
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Re: Youmacon 2019 Fan Art Theater Competition - Deadline Oct 4th

Post by ngsilver » Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:46 pm

Deadline is in 1 week! Remember that all submissions need to be in our hands by 11:59 pm EDT on Friday October 4th!
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Re: Youmacon 2019 Fan Art Theater Competition - Deadline Oct 4th

Post by Rider4Z » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:16 pm

sent you stuff. i may have one more before the deadline.

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Re: Youmacon 2019 Fan Art Theater Competition - Deadline Oct 4th

Post by ngsilver » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:28 am

I am going through and doing basic verification on all entries submitted this week. Be on the lookout for emails alerting you to status changes to your entries if there are issues as early as tomorrow (Monday) evening!

You can also check the status of your entry(s) here as well: http://contests.ngsilver.com/youmacon/2 ... status.htm
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Re: Youmacon 2019 Fan Art Theater Competition - Deadline Extended to Oct 11th

Post by ngsilver » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:33 am

Remember that the deadline is such that your entries need to be in our hands by 11:59pm EDT on October 11th! This extension is due to scheduling changes with our judging sessions and cannot be extended any further!

Thanks for getting your entries in early and for those still working on entries just for us you have a few extra days.
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Re: Youmacon 2019 Fan Art Theater Competition - Deadline Extended to Oct 11th

Post by ngsilver » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:04 pm

All currently submitted entries have been checked. If there were issues you will notice a Problems Found status in the entry status list. You will also have received an email from me with details and recommendations.

I do want to thank everyone whom has submitted so far and look forward to what else ya'll are able to provide. This is turning out to be an interesting year with our submissions and I always LOVE going through them.
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Re: Youmacon 2019 Fan Art Theater Competition - Deadline Extended to Oct 11th

Post by ngsilver » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:43 am

As we roll up onto the final few days for submissions I wanted to remind you of the meanings for each entry status you may see on the status document.

From Received - Means that your form has been seen by a human, but no further work has been done with it yet.
Problems Found - Means there was an issue with your entry. You should have received an email from us (using our gmail account youmafatsubmit) with details regarding the issue and what can be done to resolve the issue.
Video Received - We have downloaded your entry and the video file is in our possession. We have not checked it yet for any errors during our first pass QC.
Entry Checked - Video has passed first round QC and will compete as is during our judging sessions.
Accepted - Video has passed final QC during judging session and has been Accepted into our main viewing at con.
Accepted for Overflow - Video passed final QC during judging however was not selected to be shown during our main viewing at con. Entry may still be shown during any free play or open play blocks at the convention.
DQ - video has been disqualified for any number of reasons, usually based on details previously sent during the problems found phase.

Remember, deadline is October 11th, meaning that all entries must be in our hands by 11:59pm EDT on October 11th to qualify. There will be a brief period available for re-submissions if there are issues and details regarding re-submission will be sent to each individual entrant.
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Re: Youmacon 2019 Fan Art Theater Competition - t-minus 24 hours

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Re: Youmacon 2019 Fan Art Theater Competition - t-minus 24 hours

Post by Opner » Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:26 am

I submitted my videos but looking back, I made a few errors. I send you a PM so please check!

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Re: Youmacon 2019 Fan Art Theater Competition - t-minus 24 hours

Post by TnAdct1 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:02 pm

Opner wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:26 am
I submitted my videos but looking back, I made a few errors. I send you a PM so please check!
I had a similar situation as well (not sure if I go into details), with me sending an email to explain the problem and send a link to a "fixed" version of the video.

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