As announced here, we are celebrating the seventh birthday of Graalians.com with a video contest!
Theme: Show off your favorite Graal Online activity/activities or make a humorous/parody video based in Graal.
How it will work:
Users must submit a link to their video in this thread or using the submission form here (click here). Videos sent via private message, in-game, or anywhere else besides in this thread or by the submission form will not be considered submissions.
Videos must be uploaded to Youtube.com, and must be public (not private or unlisted). For those that submit via forum post, I would recommend including your Graalians.com forum username in the description, otherwise we may ask you to verify you are the uploader. For those submitting via form, make sure to include all the information requested on the form.
Videos submitted by submission form will be posted in this thread by me after I watch them to verify they follow the rules.
Stick to the games' soundtracks, music you made, or royalty-free music if you plan to submit a video for the promotion category. This also applies to sound effects. If you use copyrighted music or sound effects under fair use, your submission will only be considered for the humorous video category.
Include links to the games in the description. Here are the links:
Videos may take place on one server or multiple servers if you prefer.
You may post submissions, contest questions, constructive criticism on submissions, and so on in this thread.
Anyone with an account on the website may participate by posting in this thread. People without a Graalians.com account must use the submission form linked above.
One submission per category per person - you may not submit multiple videos to a category. That means a maximum of two videos per person! Please specify which category or categories you are entering in your post.
If you would like to submit one video to both categories, you may do so.
You may not use multiple accounts to submit videos.
Do not submit work that is not your own.
Only the person submitting the video will receive the prize if they win.
Should two nearly identical or identical submissions be created, the first one submitted will be considered valid and the second one invalid.
You may make changes to your submission up until the deadline. If you can not edit your post, delete it and make a new one. If you want to make changes to your submission that was sent by form, send an email to [email protected] with the subject ATTN: Contest Submission Changes and an explanation of what changed. Include all the information required on any other submission by form.
Prizes will be distributed via forum PM or in-game after voting ends depending on your submission method.
The users of Graalians.com and GraalOnline staff will have an equal say in selecting the winners.
By submitting a video, you acknowledge that it may be used for promoting the games.
Best Promotional Video Prizes: First place: A $200 Amazon gift card Second place: A $100 Amazon gift card Third place: A $50 Amazon gift card
Most Humorous Video Prize: First place: A $100 Amazon gift card
Winners may receive random in-game items as a surprise.
If your video is chosen for official promotional use, you will receive an additional $200 Amazon gift card.
Deadline: October 3rd at 11:59 PM EST.
This section will be added to as people ask questions in the thread or to me directly outside of the forums.
Q: How can I embed the video in my post? A: This answer can be found in the Graalians FAQ post.
Q: Does the video have to be all in-game footage? A: Nope, but make sure your video still shows why Graal is fun / makes people want to try the games out.
Q: Does it have to be trailer? A: No. Your video may take any form you wish, so long as it conforms to the contest rules.
Q: Is there a time maximum/minimum? A: There is no time minimum or maximum. Your video may be as long or short as you like.
Special thanks to Unixmad for providing the prizes.
Last edited by Jarace; 10-06-2018 at 12:05 PM.
Reason: Added voting link.
What will the video be judged on? The video content is going to be basically based on graal activities? Also from what I understood thr winners will be chosen based on votes?
There aren't formal judgement categories, but videos should focus on showing off why playing Graal is fun. So if your video is effective in making people want to try the game out, it will get the vote of the administration.
As for the users, I don't know for sure what you guys will vote for. If anyone would like to say what they will be voting based on, feel free to make a post.
Yes, once submissions are closed voting will begin.
Ello guys :’3 I’m sorry but I don’t know if mi mom will allow mi to practice or let mi keep the prize щ(ಠ益ಠщ) because I’m only 15 years old, o(╥﹏╥)o but if she does I plan making some Roleplaying Video @Burger Refuge. (Rip Burger Refugee sign btw [ㄒoㄒ]) Also is anyone interested in doing a collab with me? ●ᴥ● (if so must at least have 300 hours of Rp experience and I will keep the prize, I don’t plan on sharing sorry...).
Last edited by Jolly Kevin; 08-27-2018 at 09:53 PM.
Reason: Copied and pasted twice (T3T)
nice event. How long does a clip has to be? Is it like a 30 second promotion clip that'll be on iTunes Store?
Posted by Liz
Iíd like to know this as well. Are you looking for something as a quick ad, or some entertaining video thatís a few mins long for general exposure?
There isn't a length requirement or minimum, and both of the options Liz presented are valid approaches to this contest. Do whichever you think is most effective with your ideas or how many things you'd like to present.
That said, I can't think of an effective way to show off your favorite stuff about Graal in less than 30 seconds. If someone thinks they can prove me wrong, go for it!