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- N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-04-01 00:02:03

Let's do this.
Beginning right now, independent animators from around the world will define their animation skills in this competition to determind the ultimate Champion of Animation, 2013. This is the NewGrounds Annual Tournament of Animation, 2013.
Please visit the Official NATA Website for all the information you may need!
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*** Open Round ***

The Theme for the Open Round is...
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* A New Holiday *
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*** Rules ***
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* You have until 11:59:59 PM, Eastern Standard Time, on April 25th to complete your submissions. No submissions will be accepted after the deadline without penalty.
* All entries must include the Nooni Media logo in their loading screen, title sequence, or credit roll.
* Entries must fit the theme above to both level the playing field and ensure that entries were not previously created.
* The animation must be no shorter than 1 Minute and no longer than 10 Minutes.
* The animation must be submitted on NewGrounds in any video or flash format, so long as it can be considered animation. 3D, flash, traditional, and stop-motion are all acceptable formats.
* Excess nudity, profanity, and other things of profane nature are not allowed. (It cannot have a "Mature" rating.)
* Absolutely NO copyright material is allowed without permission. If you use copyrighted music or other material in your animation, you MUST get the permission of the original creator of that material.
* If you would like to parody, then use similar names instead of the real names - ie. "Smears" instead of "Sears". No copyrighted material whatsoever.
* The Audio portal is a great source for music, just be sure to get permission to use it for this contest!
* Any entry in violation of these rules will be disqualified.
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*** Judging ***
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Entries will be judged by the following judges:
* Tom Fulp
* Emrox
* test-object
* NitWitt
* SymphyBunny
Judging for the Open Round will be performed by each judge selecting their "top picks" and combining the top pick lists to narrow the entries down to the top 32, which will enter the brackets. In each bracketed round, judging will be score-based on each entry.
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*** Submissions ***
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* Entries must be uploaded via the NewGrounds Flash Portal.
* Entries must be tagged with "nata2013open" to distinguish them from other rounds and years.
* Entries must be submitted before the deadline. (See above)
* Be sure to post a link to your entry in this topic, to be sure your entry does not get lost.
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*** Late Penalties ***
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Late penalties look like this for submissions after the deadline:
0 - 29 minutes: - 5 total points
30 - 59 minutes: - 10 total points
1 - 2 hours: - 15 total points
2 - 3 hours: - 20 total points
3 - 4 hours: - 30 total points
4 - 5 hours: - 40 total points
5+ hours: Disqualified
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*** Prize ***
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The top 32 scored entrants from the Open Round will each move on to the Novice Round brackets and receive a $20 prize for making it in. All prizes will be awarded in September, AFTER the competition ends. Final Prize Division will be as follows:
Open Winners (32): $20
Novice Winners (8): +$70 ($90 total)
Pro Winners (2): +$250 ($340 total)
Champion (1): +$860 ($1200 total) + Engraved Crystal NATA Trophy + 1-Year Adobe Creative Cloud Membership + Interview with the Interviewer + NATA Shirt, Calendar, DVD, and Poster.
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*** Fine Print ***
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* By submitting an entry to NATA 2013, you agree to allow NATA and its organizers to use your material to promote the contest and use it for possible calendars and other merchandise.
* All entrants must have a paypal or the ability to receive a check in the mail in order to claim their prizes.
* The final Champion of Flash Artists at the completion of the contest must create an illustrated image of themselves interacting with planet Earth, as is NATA tradition to document their victory with such an image on the NATA website.
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Good Luck!!


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-04-01 00:02:13

F1RST!!!


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-04-01 00:02:26

I mean cool... I guess.


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-04-01 00:07:23

It took a lot out of me but I finally finished my entry. Hope you guys like it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k76IGLi6jWI


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-04-01 00:07:31

Woo, finally. I'm going to try to make something this year. I think I can work with this theme. Good luck everyone!

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-04-01 00:13:21

At 4/1/13 12:07 AM, Brewster wrote: It took a lot out of me but I finally finished my entry. Hope you guys like it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k76IGLi6jWI

you win the internet


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-04-01 00:19:56

World class entry you have there Brewster.


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-04-01 01:34:49

The winner will also receive an interview with The Interviewer. Past winners who were interviewed include Dave Bruno and Emrox. Also all entries submitted for this contest, I will review.


| The Interviewer | Review Terms 3.0 | [This Space For Rent ] | Club Stoic |

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-04-01 02:29:53

I have my idea, this is gonna be a busy 25 days.

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-04-01 05:31:10

if anyones stuck for ideas albinoblacksheep did a similarly-themed contest a few years back.

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-04-01 06:58:58

Odd theme. But I've already got an idea!

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-04-01 07:16:30

Is audio content from Kevin Macleod okay for this contest?
Otherwise, is there a way to contact him? Can someone tell me how to get to him?

If I just have to credit him in the end, then that's fine. But because I'm new to all this, it's kinda hard.

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-04-01 10:28:31

Alright! Im just happy you didnt pull a big april fools day prank on us and announce the theme tommorow or somethin!
But anyway i'm still debating which direction i want to take with this theme.
Also i really want to be a part of the NATA community this year, so ill hopefully be posting in the fourms alot this year.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL! AND LET THE GAMES BEGIN :D


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-04-01 11:23:29

At 4/1/13 10:28 AM, DannX3anim8ion wrote: Alright! Im just happy you didnt pull a big april fools day prank on us and announce the theme tommorow or somethin!

APRIL FOOLS!!!
there is no NATA this year.


PSN ID: CatFatNG
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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-04-01 11:41:10

At 4/1/13 11:23 AM, CatFat wrote:
At 4/1/13 10:28 AM, DannX3anim8ion wrote: Alright! Im just happy you didnt pull a big april fools day prank on us and announce the theme tommorow or somethin!
APRIL FOOLS!!!
there is no NATA this year.

I thought everybody knew haha what a bunch of loserzzzz

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-04-01 11:53:23

This sure is a cheeky theme...

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-04-01 12:16:21

Hey animators! If any of you want a voice actor for this round, I can help you out!!!


Always willing to voice act. Make music in my freetime. That's what I get for not having Flash

Click the pic to see the cool stuff I do on the Youtubes

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-04-01 13:27:20

Hey guys, cool.

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-04-01 16:28:00

I will be looking forward to watching this years competition. Good luck everyone!


"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."
-F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-04-01 16:30:33

I've started conceptual design. My script is roughly fleshed out. Skipping lax practice today to get this a bit organized.

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-04-01 16:49:08

Hey if any of you lovely animators need a helping hand with voice actors, I'd love to help!

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-04-01 17:00:42

At 4/1/13 07:16 AM, xShaunSPx wrote: Is audio content from Kevin Macleod okay for this contest?
Otherwise, is there a way to contact him? Can someone tell me how to get to him?

If I just have to credit him in the end, then that's fine. But because I'm new to all this, it's kinda hard.

I'm new to this as well.

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-04-01 17:04:09

Awesome. Cant wait to start.

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-04-01 17:15:08

This should be an interesting topic. Good luck peoples.

-Jake


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-04-01 19:49:00

For the Love of god I am getting off my lazyass telling people to fuck off and let me animate lol so I am going to start storyboarding tonight :)


Animation I want to be the Best Fucker.

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-04-01 20:22:49

I'm in need of a voice actor that is also talented in audio design to assist me with my entry, Anyone up for the task?

-Douche

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-04-01 20:57:15

At 4/1/13 08:22 PM, CynicalDouche wrote: I'm in need of a voice actor that is also talented in audio design to assist me with my entry, Anyone up for the task?

-Douche

I wouldn't mind trying :)


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-04-01 21:28:25

* Entries must fit the theme above to both level the playing field and ensure that entries were not previously created.

What does this line mean? please help

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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-04-01 21:33:00

At 4/1/13 09:28 PM, nixful-Autistic wrote: * Entries must fit the theme above to both level the playing field and ensure that entries were not previously created.

What does this line mean? please help

It's explaining why we have a theme, and that you have to base your entry off of it -- "A New Holiday"


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Response to - N A T A 13 - Open Round! 2013-04-01 22:28:44

hey dudes, post your skype names and we'll add ya to the official NATA skype chat

Converse/Argue!
Make friends/pals!

we're all gonna have a good ol time!


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