It's September 1st, and as promised the AnimeShinbun monthly contests are back! For those unfamiliar with how this works... every user of AnimeShinbun is automatically entered into these contests. Through your activity here on the site with things like submitting stories and commenting on submissions, you'll pick up entries into the relevant contest. At the end of the month, winners are then randomly chosen from all entrants. So the more you contribute to the AnimeShinbun community, the more chances you will have to win!
Since this is the first time we've run any contests on AnimeShinbun in a while, we're having a bit of a blow-out this month, with double the usual amount of prizes to go around! As usual with all of our contests, you'll be disqualified if you pick up a restriction of any kind during the contest period, regardless of if that led to you being placed under a restriction or not. You'll also be disqualified if it comes to our attention you've broken rules for posting and approving submissions that month, and I especially don't want to see any examples of websites using a team of their own staff members to push through submissions from their site. Comments with negative labels (Trolling, Off Topic, etc.), unresolved reported stories, etc, will not count to any competition either. So basically.... just make sure you play fair in building up your chances to win, okay?
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: 6 winners, receiving a $50 USD Amazon Gift Card each!
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: 2 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 September 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 October, 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 commentator lottery has less competition the contributor contest, so if a user was drawn for both they would be awarded the commentator lottery and the contributor contest would be redrawn).