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AnimeShinbun March 2013 Contests

Hey everyone. Hope you all were able to spend some time with a special someone on Valentines Day. And if not...well, I hope you at least made a killing on the chocolate sales the day after. Or maybe you're just holding out for White Day on the 14th of this month? ;)

When you visit AnimeShinbun at least once during every 24 hour period during March, you'll gain an entry into our Loyal Reader Lottery! If you want to keep track you can follow along with your Daily Visit score*, so if you want to make sure you've logged in during a 24 hour period check this score on your profile!
* (The Daily Visit score displayed on your profile can occasionally be a little inaccurate. When we actually pick the lotto winners, we pull the data from a more accurate list. So for those of you visiting every day diligently but not triggering the Daily Visit score reward, don't stress out!)

Prize: 1 winner - a $50 Amazon Gift Card each!

Pretty much self-explanatory this one. Each and every comment you make on AnimeShinbun (regardless of if that's in a news story or blog) during the month of March will net you an entry in this competition. And to make things interesting...we'll give you entries for every tip you contribute as well! So no excuses for not contributing those extra stories now when you hit your news submission limit. ;)

Prize: 1 winner - a $50 Amazon Gift Card each!

You must post a User Blog in the month of March! There's no limit to how many wonderful User Blogs you can write and enter, anything you author here on AnimeShinbun during the month of March will be eligible. What we'll be looking for is an interesting blog that sparks off conversation and interest amongst other users.

Prize: 1 winner - a $50 Amazon Gift Card each!

How many stories can you submit? Every news story you submit on AnimeShinbun during the month of March will get you 1 entry, and we'll be picking 2 winners at random from those entries.

Prize: 2 winners - a $50 Amazon Gift Card each!

With all of our contests, you'll be disqualified if you pick up a restriction of any kind during the contest period. Comments with negative labels (Trolling, Off Topic, etc.), unresolved reported stories, etc, will not count to any competition.
In the interests of fairness, each entrant will only be eligible to win one prize per month. If your name comes up for multiple prizes, then we'll be awarding you the highest value one and redrawing the others.
Terms and Conditions
1. Competition is open to all AnimeShinbun users, except for employees of HAVAmedia and immediate relatives. Contests are not limited to the US/North America.
2. Closing date is 11:59 PM (American Eastern Standard Time), March 31st 2013.
3. In the event of unforeseen circumstances AnimeShinbun/HAVAmedia reserves the right to substitute prizes for alternatives of equal or greater value.
4. Prizes are not transferrable.
5. The winners of the competition will be notified by AnimeShinbun ticket on or before April 7, 2013.
6. Failure to reply to ticket notification within seven (7) days will result in forfeiture of prize.
AnimeShinbun February Contest Winners:
Loyal Reader Lottery: DEATHxTHExKIDx
Commentator Contest: ExCest
Best User Blog: Syngamer
Contributor Lottery: Flawfinder, LinkageAX

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coolbeans1877d ago

As long as everyone has fun, we all win. :)

But I hope I win prize too.

tayz1877d ago

if you had fun then your prize is a win :p

SynGamer1877d ago

Prizes are nice, but I personally hope each month brings more people to the site. There was a time when it was like...10 of us all submitting and commenting on articles. So new faces are welcomed :)

mushroomwig1873d ago

No offence beans but perhaps it's about time you give somebody else a chance? You've won multiple times on all the sites now and it's getting a bit beyond a joke.

koga881872d ago

To be fair I don't think beans has actually won all that many of the past few contests. Everyone has a decent shot to win with most of these, but most people don't put in the effort or only submit one or two things which means their chances of being randomly selected are smaller than others.

Lavalamp1872d ago

Compared to, say, N4G, AnimeShinbun's monthly contests provide greater odds for users to win something. The Contributor contest gives a fair shot even to those who don't submit as much, and the User Blog contest is ripe for the picking (D3acon knows what's up!), so I definitely encourage everyone to participate!

coolbeans1871d ago

With all due respect, I don't feel obligated to lessen my input on HAVA's sites solely on the basis that I'm winning too much by some arbitrary meter determined by you. I like the idea of having the chance--not guarantee, mind you--of performing writing tasks employed by these sites that can also improve my grammar, understanding of topics, etc.

Iron sharpens iron anyway, so the possible long-lasting effects of me winning "too much" can consciously implore other posters to improve on their blogging/reviewing abilities to the point of them constantly outperforming me. And vice versa if I'm continually losing again and again.

SynGamer1877d ago

@Archaic - could you clarify the following: "With all of our contests, you'll be disqualified if you pick up a restriction of any kind during the contest period. Comments with negative labels (Trolling, Off Topic, etc.), unresolved reported stories, etc, will not count to any competition."

So if someone randomly doesn't like someone else's post and labels it as "trolling" or something, a person is disqualified for the entire month AND all contests?

koga881876d ago (Edited 1876d ago )

I have a feeling that he just meant that that comment or entry won't be counted towards the final random selection so if you only made 5 comments but three were counted as spam then only 2 would count? If not then that would certainly be abusable.

Archaic1875d ago

koga's interpretation is correct. The only thing that would automatically disqualify for the month is a restriction, i.e. a temporary ban from the site, and those can only be applied by the staff.

SynGamer1875d ago

Thank you for the clarification :)

Prev1874d ago

Hi, guys, I'm new here !

D3acon1874d ago

Welcome. Don't be affraid to read the user blogs.

Lavalamp1874d ago

Welcome, Prev! I see you've got a Roy Mustang avatar, so you're already off to a good start! :D

koga881874d ago

Yo Prev, welcome to the site hope you stick around. Plenty of things to talk about usually though watch out for Tayz and his insatiable love for everything Naruto.

tayz1872d ago

Don't just watch out for it, join in on it. Loving Naruto is my nindo, my ninja way and it should be yours too! BELIEVE IT!

futurefrog1873d ago

Welcome buddy, hope you have fun! just keep an eye out for that pesky Tayz haha, just kidding love ya Tayz!

tayz1872d ago

Pesky!?! Summoning jutsu!! *slaps frog with glove*

Hehe all good now :)

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Archaic1865d ago

Still waiting on Flawfinder to reply to the contest ticket..

tayz1864d ago

Archaic-sama, weren't there supposed to be 2 contributor winners?

SynGamer1863d ago

He listed two Commentator winners instead of two Contributor winners. Likely just a typo/edit issue?

Archaic1863d ago

SynGamer is right on the money. It seems I failed at copy & paste this month. ^^;

blitzburns41860d ago (Edited 1860d ago )

This is a great and ingenious way to stimulate activity from the Anime community. You, sir, are a gentlemen and a scholar.

Very well played. I thank you for your generosity and good-will in doing this. In addition, I wish the best of luck to everyone participating.