Sorry this is a little late. A combination of a birthday and convention preparation has been holding me up. I'll put the winners up in this blog over the weekend, and inform you directly by ticket. Speaking of late things, I'm given to understand that the September prizes might not yet have reached everyone. Seems there was a delay there due to some people's info coming in late. Hopefully should get that sorted for you over the next week.
Haven't yet heard much from you all for what you'd like to see in our Christmas Contests this year. If anyone has anything particular they'd like to see other than a trivia contest, let us know. Otherwise... expect 12 tricky questions coming to you in early December.
NOVEMBER CONTRIBUTOR 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 winners at random from those entries. The more times you submit stories, the greater your chance to win!
Prize: 3 winners, receiving a $50 USD Amazon Gift Card each!
NOVEMBER COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT LOTTERY:
How involved are you in the AnimeShinbun community? Each and every comment you make on AnimeShinbun (regardless of if that's in a news story or blog), during the month will net you an entry in this competition. We'll also give you a number of entries based on the amount of submissions you review, both with your approvals and reporting. Be careful to not approve spam, inappropriate stories or ones from a website that you contribute to though, or you'll lose your entries for the month!
Prize: 1 winner, receiving a $50 USD Amazon Gift Card!
Terms and Conditions:
1. Competition is open to all AnimeShinbun users, except for employees of HAVAmedia and immediate relatives. Contests are open to entries worldwide, and are not limited to the US / North America. Please Note: Moderators do not receive remuneration, are not employees of HAVAmedia, and are eligible for monthly contests.
2. The closing date is 11:59 PM American Pacific Standard Time, 30 November 2016.
3. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, AnimeShinbun/HAVAmedia reserves the right to substitute the prizes for alternatives of equal or greater value.
4. Prizes are not transferable.
5. Barring unforeseen delays, the winners of the competition will be notified by AnimeShinbun ticket in the 2nd week of December, 2016.
6. For winners who have not previously won a contest, failure to reply to ticket notification within seven (7) days will result in forfeiture of prize. Winners whose details are on file from a previous contest win need only reply to the ticket notification if their details have changed, otherwise their prize will be sent to the address we already have on file.
8. Lottery style winners are chosen at random from eligible entries. Spam or multiple accounts will result in disqualification.
9. All prize values are in USD. Where prizes are awarded to winners outside the US, the exchange rate at time of prize issue will affect prize amount.
10. In the interests of fairness, each entrant will only be eligible to win one prize per month. If an entrant comes up for multiple prizes, they will be awarded the highest value one and the remaining prizes will be redrawn. When the user is eligible for multiple prizes of the same value, they will be credited as winning the contest for which there was the least competition and/or the most skill involved, and the remaining contests will be redrawn. (For example, in the regular AnimeShinbun monthly contests, typically the community involvement lottery has less competition the contributor contest, so if a user was drawn for both they would be awarded the community involvement lottery and the contributor contest would be redrawn).
11. (This rule comes into effect from the November 2016 contests onward. It is not retroactive, and will not apply to the winners of the October 2016 contests) Also in the interests of fairness (and to encourage users to participate in all aspects of the site), entrants will not be eligible to win the same contest in back-to-back months. i.e. If you win the Contributor Contest in January, you can't win the Contributor Contest again in February. You *could* however win the Community Involvement Lottery in February.
October Contest Winners:
Contributor Contest (3 winners): Alixithymia, Alxe, Anime_Orionis
Community Involvement Lottery (1 winner): giant