Hope you're all enjoying the new year so far. Found something good to watch this season, I hope? If not, then hopefully something from the AnimeShinbun awards we completed voting for at the end of last month might catch your interest. ;) I was going to announce the results of those today, but I'll have to hold off there briefly...simply because there's a 3 way tie for 2 categories, and a 2 way tie for one more category, and if I'm going to cast a tie-breaker I need to go back and watch some of those that I missed. ^^;; Or maybe you can all make things easier for me and vote now for those awards, if you didn't already do so last month. ;) You can find the short lists in the previous blog post, here - http://animeshinbun.com/use...
On other issues, I've had a couple of people over the Christmas break who got caught up by some issues such as approving things from their own website. If you haven't already read the blog post I made about these things a few months back, "On submissions, approvals, and comments", please do so now. It includes important information regarding rules changes and updates here on AnimeShinbun. These issues can and will impact on your eligibility to win prizes. You can find the blog post at the following URL.
I'd be very interested in your feedback BTW on the contests we ran over December, and for that matter with our contests in general. I'm planning to change the regular format quite a bit over the coming months, and I'd like to know what you think would encourage you to participate more.
As for this month, we only have the one contest...
How many stories can you submit? Every news story you submit on AnimeShinbun during the month will get you 1 entry, and we'll be picking 4 winners at random from those entries. The more times you submit stories, the greater your chance to win!
Prize: 4 winners, receiving a $50 Amazon Gift Card each!
As usual with all of our contests, you'll be disqualified if you pick up a restriction of any kind during the contest period, or if it comes to our attention you've broken rules for posting and approving submissions that month (regardless of if that led to you being placed under a restriction or not). 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 Pacific Standard Time), February 28th 2015.
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 transferable.
5. The winners of the competition will be notified by AnimeShinbun ticket on or before March 7th, 2015.
6. Failure to reply to ticket notification within seven (7) days will result in forfeiture of prize.
January 2015 Contest Winners
AnimeShinbun Awards Nominations: iblessall; SynGamer
AnimeShinbun Awards Voting: DEATHxTHExKIDx; TXIDarkAvenger