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- N A T A 14 - Pro Round! Jul. 14th, 2014 @ 12:10 PM Reply

Congratulations to the 6 animators who made it through the Intermediate Round! Our top 6 are: dylan, StejkRobot, oryozema, Brewster, CartoonCoffee, and ButzboPrud! Scores and comments can be viewed on each entry's page!

Only 2 of you will proceed into the Final Round upon completion of this round. Entrants will be placed into groups of 3 to battle for the best animation and a spot in the next round!

See the Official NATA Website for more information!
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*** Pro Round ***
The Theme for the Pro Round is...
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* A Way Back Home *
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*** Brackets ***
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Take a look at the NATA Website!
dylan vs. StejkRobot vs. oryozema, Brewster vs. CartoonCoffee vs. ButzboPrud

*** Rules ***
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* You have until 11:59:59 PM, Eastern Standard Time, on Wednesday, July 30th to complete your submissions. No submissions will be accepted after the deadline without penalty.
* Be sure to include the NATA '14 Logo in your entry preloader or credit screen.
* Newgrounds and Jaltoid are both major sponsors of this year's tournament, and so all entries must include the Newgrounds logo and the Jaltoid logo listed as a sponsor 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 and/or come to a winnings agreement 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 - Founder of Newgrounds
* Hikarian - Champion of Animation, 2013
* Emrox - Champion of Animation, 2012
* HappyHarry - Newgrounds Animator Extraordinaire
* MindChamber - Newgrounds Animator Extraordinaire

Entries will each be scored in 5 seperate categories for 4 possible points from each of 5 judges. Therefore, each entrant will have a maximum total score of 100 points. The categories are:
- Artwork
- Animation
- Originality
- Story
- Entertainment
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*** Submissions ***
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* Entries must be uploaded via the Newgrounds Portal.
* Entries must be tagged with "nata2014pro" 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.
* Incomplete entries can be submitted to the Dumping Grounds and linked in this thread to be submitted.
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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 - 3 hours: - 15 total points
3 - 5 hours: - 20 total points
5+ hours: Disqualified
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*** Prizes ***
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Prizes for winning each round are as follows:

Open Round: $20
Novice Round: + $50 ($70 total)
Intermediate Round: + $100 ($170 total)
Pro Round: + $200 ($370 total)
Final Round: + $780 ($1150 total)

All prizes will be awarded in September after the completion of the tournament.
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*** Fine Print ***
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* By submitting an entry to NATA 2014, 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 Animation 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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Response to - N A T A 14 - Pro Round! Jul. 14th, 2014 @ 01:22 PM Reply

kinda cool


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Response to - N A T A 14 - Pro Round! Jul. 14th, 2014 @ 01:29 PM Reply

animation times keep getting shorter and shorter, calling it now: final round'll be a power hour of animating

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Response to - N A T A 14 - Pro Round! Jul. 14th, 2014 @ 06:11 PM Reply

yeah more nata love all this animacions and hope it goes forever :D

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Response to - N A T A 14 - Pro Round! Jul. 14th, 2014 @ 07:10 PM Reply

At 7/14/14 01:29 PM, dylan wrote: animation times keep getting shorter and shorter, calling it now: final round'll be a power hour of animating

That mean you'll have 5 minutes to animate and 55 to try and get it uploaded in time for the deadline!

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Response to - N A T A 14 - Pro Round! Jul. 15th, 2014 @ 01:55 PM Reply

this is gonna be an interesting round, good luck to all the amazing animators who made it this far!

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Response to - N A T A 14 - Pro Round! Jul. 15th, 2014 @ 05:38 PM Reply

I can't wait to start my entry!


"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 14 - Pro Round! Jul. 15th, 2014 @ 05:55 PM Reply

Seems like the busier I get the less time NATA gives me to work... I'll just apologize for whatever abomination I end up submitting now.

Good luck everyone!

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Response to - N A T A 14 - Pro Round! Jul. 16th, 2014 @ 03:31 PM Reply

Hey guys, I'll be compiling the Sarcastic Collab this time around, so if you want to take part, send me your files! The theme this time is Robots for Robot Day! Here are the parameters:

- 720 x 405
- 24fps
- make it robotic! metal, pipes, valves, bolts, and nuts are all welcome

we're aiming for a Robot Day release, so try to get em to me before that!

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Response to - N A T A 14 - Pro Round! Jul. 18th, 2014 @ 12:29 AM Reply

At 7/16/14 03:31 PM, dylan wrote: Hey guys, I'll be compiling the Sarcastic Collab this time around, so if you want to take part, send me your files!
we're aiming for a Robot Day release, so try to get em to me before that!

Can anyone enter the collab, or is it just for the competitors? And when is "Robot Day?"

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Response to - N A T A 14 - Pro Round! Jul. 18th, 2014 @ 11:06 AM Reply

At 7/18/14 12:29 AM, Tenpouin wrote:
At 7/16/14 03:31 PM, dylan wrote: Hey guys, I'll be compiling the Sarcastic Collab this time around, so if you want to take part, send me your files!
we're aiming for a Robot Day release, so try to get em to me before that!
Can anyone enter the collab, or is it just for the competitors? And when is "Robot Day?"

anyone can enter, but you'd better get on it cause today is robot day!

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Response to - N A T A 14 - Pro Round! Jul. 21st, 2014 @ 03:24 PM Reply

At 7/18/14 11:06 AM, dylan wrote:
At 7/18/14 12:29 AM, Tenpouin wrote:
At 7/16/14 03:31 PM, dylan wrote: Hey guys, I'll be compiling the Sarcastic Collab this time around, so if you want to take part, send me your files!
we're aiming for a Robot Day release, so try to get em to me before that!
Can anyone enter the collab, or is it just for the competitors? And when is "Robot Day?"
anyone can enter, but you'd better get on it cause today is robot day!

Oh no, I thought we had to send it to Pahgawk since he said so on his Sarcastic creatures collab! I just found this thread today. Oh well, maybe I'll pay more attention next time.

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Response to - N A T A 14 - Pro Round! Jul. 29th, 2014 @ 04:34 PM Reply

Here's my animation: "My Ride"!
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/643443

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Response to - N A T A 14 - Pro Round! Jul. 30th, 2014 @ 12:22 PM Reply

Just under 12 hours remain!


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Response to - N A T A 14 - Pro Round! Jul. 30th, 2014 @ 05:44 PM Reply

At 7/30/14 12:22 PM, NATA wrote: Just under 12 hours remain!

OMG OMG OMG


This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.

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Response to - N A T A 14 - Pro Round! Jul. 30th, 2014 @ 06:48 PM Reply

At 7/30/14 12:22 PM, NATA wrote: Just under 12 hours remain!

Yeah come on bob get it together


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Response to - N A T A 14 - Pro Round! Jul. 30th, 2014 @ 11:49 PM Reply

At 7/30/14 06:48 PM, Emrox wrote:
At 7/30/14 12:22 PM, NATA wrote: Just under 12 hours remain!
Yeah come on bob get it together

"Here" you go ;2 ;2 ;2


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Response to - N A T A 14 - Pro Round! Jul. 30th, 2014 @ 11:58 PM Reply

I made a this

  • spider bite movie
    spider bite movie by dylan

    a couple weeks ago I found a spider in my bed, so now here's this.

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Response to - N A T A 14 - Pro Round! Jul. 31st, 2014 @ 12:03 AM Reply

Here's mine;
Uploaded some minutes ago!

  • 'Dimensional Flakes'
    'Dimensional Flakes' by ButzboPrud

    Warning: May deform your dimension!

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Response to - N A T A 14 - Pro Round! Jul. 31st, 2014 @ 01:45 AM Reply

4 Entries have been received! The final 2 have until 5 AM (3 hours from now) to get their entries in with a penalty.


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Response to - N A T A 14 - Pro Round! Jul. 31st, 2014 @ 02:06 AM Reply

At 7/31/14 01:45 AM, NATA wrote: 4 Entries have been received! The final 2 have until 5 AM (3 hours from now) to get their entries in with a penalty.

Correction: 5 entries including StejkRobot! Only missing CartoonCoffee at this point...!


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Response to - N A T A 14 - Pro Round! Jul. 31st, 2014 @ 02:59 AM Reply

Here's my entry

  • Go the Distance
    Go the Distance by CartoonCoffee

    Where is home really?

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