Wow, is it this late in the year already? Only a month or so to go until the start of the final anime season for the year. Got your eyes on anything yet?
Just a quick notice for the July winners. Due to the lateness of that winners announcement, those payments have been a little delayed, and will probably go out at the same time the August winners go out in a bit over a week or so.
And one other thing before you go skipping to the end to see if you've won. ;) We're currently looking for your feedback on how we should continue these competitions going forward, including both the format of the competitions (I'm sure you're sick of the current set of contests by now?) and the prize selection (would something like J-List gift certificates work better for people, with all the problems we've had to date with Amazon for some people?). If you've got any feedback on the format for the Christmas competitions (Which we'd planned as a pure trivia contest this year, posting up 12 questions on the 12th and giving you until Christmas to answer them), we'd love to hear that also.
I know I do this every month, but if you haven't already read the blog post I made about these things last year, "On submissions, approvals, and comments", you should really go do that. 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.
For the record, several potential prize winners have over the past few months missed out on prizes because of our rules about users approving material from a website they own or work for. I've been posting this regular reminder for a long time now, so you can't say you weren't warned.
Anyway, now that's out of the way, on to the competitions.
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 3 winners at random from those entries. The more times you submit stories, the greater your chance to win!
Prize: 3 winners, receiving 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 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, receiving a $50 Amazon Gift Card!
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 Daylight Time), September 30th 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 October 7th, 2015.
6. Failure to reply to ticket notification within seven (7) days will result in forfeiture of prize.
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