POST A COMMENT ABOUT YOUR YAMAHA VIDEO OR A FELLOW PEER’S YAMAHA VIDEO EXPLAINING WHY YOU THINK IT SHOULD BE THE VCK EDITOR’S CHOICE PICK.
IN TWO WEEKS TIME, SOMEONE WILL WIN $500.00, COURTESY OF THE KING. ALL VIDEOS FROM THE POPTENT/YAMAHA CONTEST ARE ELIGIBLE (Excluding videos produced by Jared Cicon and Ben Boutwell).
Hey peeps. Hope this blog post finds you happy and healthy as we dive deep into another marvelous summer season. Can’t help but notice how blue the skies have been lately here in So. Cal.. Not gloating…just making an observation.
So it’s no secret I have been straining all available hours out of my production schedule and spending them at the Poptent.net crowd-sourcing video creation portal. Who can blame me, I mean I entered 3 contests over the last several months and won all three. Tic Tac Dough. Everyone’s tummies are full, here at the royal banquet hall.
This last contest (YAMAHA – ‘Escape The Ordinary’) was the reason for an email exchange between myself and Mark Schoneveld (Director of Community at Poptent). Prior to discovering I had won the contest I let Mark know I was concerned about the contest not having an Editor’s Choice Award (ECA). Seemed like the ECA had become a customary consolation for creatives, who for one reason or other, were passed over by the brand but who clearly demonstrated execution of a production that merited acknowledgement. Mark said he and the community team had thought about this very issue, but that the particulars of the Yamaha contest left no budget room for such a prize. I shared with him my concerns on the matter and resolved that I would do something about it should I prevail as the winner in the YAMAHA assignment. Well…talk about foregone conclusions…we all know how that goes when the KING enters a contest. The announcement was just a formality.
Within minutes of being informed of the YAMAHA win, I was in communication with Mark S. and offered to give $500.00 of my winnings if Poptent would match it, making possible a $1,000.00 editor’s choice award. Mark regretfully informed me that there just wasn’t any way to wring out that kind of revenue from this particular contest. So that brings us to the current particulars of the VCK contest.
Admittedly, $500.00 doesn’t have the ring of $1,000.00. Still, it is a tidy sum. Over the next two weeks The VCK and his circle of peers will read the comments advocating for the producer of any mentioned video. We will take a look at each video. We may offer some critique, time-providing. At the end of the two week comment period (Friday, June 17th 2011), the King will use the subsequent weekend to consult with his panel of peers (the same ones regularly relied upon for his royal Highness’s peer review), to arrive at a consensus opinion, which will result in the awarding of the $500.00 VCK Editor’s Choice Award. The award notice will be posted in a VCK blog on either Monday or Tuesday, June 21st or June 22nd 2011.
All one need do to enter is post a coherent comment advocating for their own or a fellow peer’s video. With the exception of the videos submitted by Poptent members, Jared Cicon and Ben Boutwell, ALL YAMAHA ‘Escape The Ordinary’ VIDEOS QUALIFY FOR THIS CONTEST, . The winning producer will have 48 hours from the time of blog post award announcement in which to contact the King at the following email address ( JaredCiconFilms@yahoo.com). If the awarded producer fails to contact the KING within the 48 hour time period, at the King’s discretion, the cash prize may be awarded to an alternate producer.
So remember, if you are not the producer and you post a comment advocating for someone, you should let them know they are up for a prize. You must also subscribe to the blog, which would be prudent since the winner will be announced in a blog post which you will automatically receive in your email if you are a VCK subscriber.
Good luck to everyone.