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NATA '15 - Final Round! 2015-08-31 01:53:50 Reply

This is it, everyone. NATA 2015 is officially drawing to a close in this final showdown: the Final Round. I am pleased to announce the winners of the Pro Round that will be facing off for the ultimate title, "Champion of Animation, 2015"...
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dylan vs TheSilleGuy!
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You can head over to the official site to view scores, results, critiques and matchups.

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*** Final Round ***
The Theme for the Final Round is...
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* Against Impossible Odds *
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*** Rules ***
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* You have until 11:59:59 PM, Eastern Standard Time, on Thursday, September 24th to complete your submissions. No submissions will be accepted after the deadline without penalty.
* Be sure to include the NATA Logo (Yellow / Black) in your entry preloader or credit screen.
* 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.
* Parody law is fair game, but not in ways that directly rip off the original material. Use spoofy, similar names instead of the real names. 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
* StejkRobot - Champion of Animation, 2014
* RicePirate - Newgrounds Animator
* MindChamber - Newgrounds Animator
* RedMinus - Newgrounds Animator

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*** Submissions ***
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* Entries must be uploaded via the Newgrounds Portal.
* Entries must be tagged with "nata2015final" 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.
* You may submit through the NG project system or even the dumping grounds, as long as you link it in this topic.

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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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The final champion will receive $500 in addition to the winnings they've received in previous rounds. All prizes will be awarded after the completion of the tournament.
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*** Fine Print ***
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* By submitting an entry to NATA 2015, 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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Best of Luck!!


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Response to NATA '15 - Final Round! 2015-08-31 05:27:26 Reply

Congrats guys, i wish you both the best of luck. After 3 rounds of this crunch im actually pretty relieved i didn't move forward, juggling this and work got pretty taxing at the end.


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Response to NATA '15 - Final Round! 2015-08-31 07:57:16 Reply

Congrats @dylan and @TheSilleGuy for moving on! If you're in need of voice talent, I'm always happy to help. Good luck on this round!

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Response to NATA '15 - Final Round! 2015-08-31 10:10:06 Reply

Congrats guys! Dylan knows I'm there for him day of to write whenever he's got something haha, we cool like dat, but TheSillieGuy, if you ever need music this round I'd love to help, please feel free to shoot me a message on Skype if you're ever in need!

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Response to NATA '15 - Final Round! 2015-08-31 14:08:23 Reply

oh hey i think this'll be a lot of fun, looking forward to seeing how it all goes!

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Response to NATA '15 - Final Round! 2015-08-31 14:11:42 Reply

Really liking the theme this time. This will be a lot of fun!

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Response to NATA '15 - Final Round! 2015-09-23 12:40:00 Reply

Just under 34 hours remain in the Final Round! Who will be the champion??


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Response to NATA '15 - Final Round! 2015-09-24 21:10:10 Reply

3 Hours Remain.


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Response to NATA '15 - Final Round! 2015-09-24 23:57:32 Reply

oh hey wow is it too late to enter

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Response to NATA '15 - Final Round! 2015-09-25 00:03:09 Reply

The Final Round is now CLOSED!! Any entries received beyond this point will receive a late penalty.


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Response to NATA '15 - Final Round! 2015-09-25 00:19:36 Reply

So... due to my stupid and slow internet my video will be late.

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Response to NATA '15 - Final Round! 2015-09-25 00:29:06 Reply

It says "This file is queued for processing" Should I just wait or am I supposed to do something?

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Response to NATA '15 - Final Round! 2015-09-25 00:36:19 Reply

At 9/25/15 12:03 AM, NATA wrote: The Final Round is now CLOSED!! Any entries received beyond this point will receive a late penalty.

There really seems to be something wrong with the uploading. All it says when I've uploaded something is "This file is queued for processing." and there is no progress bar at all.

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Response to NATA '15 - Final Round! 2015-09-25 00:42:49 Reply

At 9/25/15 12:36 AM, TheSilleGuy wrote: There really seems to be something wrong with the uploading. All it says when I've uploaded something is "This file is queued for processing." and there is no progress bar at all.

Can you post the preview page?

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Response to NATA '15 - Final Round! 2015-09-25 00:44:26 Reply

At 9/25/15 12:42 AM, codeblackhayate wrote:
At 9/25/15 12:36 AM, TheSilleGuy wrote: There really seems to be something wrong with the uploading. All it says when I've uploaded something is "This file is queued for processing." and there is no progress bar at all.
Can you post the preview page?

I don't even think I can do that. It has been like this for almost 50 minutes now

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Response to NATA '15 - Final Round! 2015-09-25 00:59:14 Reply

I'm sorry but I think it would be very unfair to disqualify me because of this. I cant do anything about this. And I did upload this on time too... that's the sad thing. My last video was about the same file size as this one, and that video took less than two minutes to upload. Either there is something wrong with the servers or there has been some change in the uploading that I'm not aware of.

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Response to NATA '15 - Final Round! 2015-09-25 01:03:52 Reply

At 9/25/15 12:59 AM, TheSilleGuy wrote: I'm sorry but I think it would be very unfair to disqualify me because of this. I cant do anything about this. And I did upload this on time too... that's the sad thing. My last video was about the same file size as this one, and that video took less than two minutes to upload. Either there is something wrong with the servers or there has been some change in the uploading that I'm not aware of.

I understand, it's not the first time this has happened. If nothing else, you can send it directly to adam@ngtournament.com


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Response to NATA '15 - Final Round! 2015-09-25 01:05:00 Reply

At 9/25/15 12:59 AM, TheSilleGuy wrote: I'm sorry but I think it would be very unfair to disqualify me because of this. I cant do anything about this. And I did upload this on time too... that's the sad thing. My last video was about the same file size as this one, and that video took less than two minutes to upload. Either there is something wrong with the servers or there has been some change in the uploading that I'm not aware of.

Can you post your preview page link or a dumping grounds link?
http://www.newgrounds.com/pojects/all/[IDGOESHERE/preview]

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Response to NATA '15 - Final Round! 2015-09-25 01:06:54 Reply

At 9/25/15 01:03 AM, NATA wrote: I understand, it's not the first time this has happened. If nothing else, you can send it directly to adam@ngtournament.com

Will I still get a penalty for this?

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Response to NATA '15 - Final Round! 2015-09-25 01:07:38 Reply

At 9/25/15 01:06 AM, TheSilleGuy wrote:
At 9/25/15 01:03 AM, NATA wrote: I understand, it's not the first time this has happened. If nothing else, you can send it directly to adam@ngtournament.com
Will I still get a penalty for this?

Nope, there's nothing you could have done to avoid that.


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Response to NATA '15 - Final Round! 2015-09-25 01:10:28 (edited 2015-09-25 01:10:42) Reply

At 9/25/15 01:07 AM, NATA wrote:
At 9/25/15 01:06 AM, TheSilleGuy wrote:
At 9/25/15 01:03 AM, NATA wrote: I understand, it's not the first time this has happened. If nothing else, you can send it directly to adam@ngtournament.com
Will I still get a penalty for this?
Nope, there's nothing you could have done to avoid that.

Oh. Ok. Do I upload the file to google drive then?

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Response to NATA '15 - Final Round! 2015-09-25 01:14:37 Reply

At 9/25/15 01:10 AM, TheSilleGuy wrote:
At 9/25/15 01:07 AM, NATA wrote:
At 9/25/15 01:06 AM, TheSilleGuy wrote:
At 9/25/15 01:03 AM, NATA wrote: I understand, it's not the first time this has happened. If nothing else, you can send it directly to adam@ngtournament.com
Will I still get a penalty for this?
Nope, there's nothing you could have done to avoid that.
Oh. Ok. Do I upload the file to google drive then?

You might be able to attach it directly to an email. If it's too big for that, then yes an open link to the Google Drive file, that works too.


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Response to NATA '15 - Final Round! 2015-09-25 01:20:50 Reply

At 9/25/15 01:07 AM, NATA wrote:
At 9/25/15 01:06 AM, TheSilleGuy wrote:
At 9/25/15 01:03 AM, NATA wrote:
Oh. Ok. Do I upload the file to google drive then?
You might be able to attach it directly to an email. If it's too big for that, then yes an open link to the Google Drive file, that works too.

Ok I think it's up on drive now.

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Response to NATA '15 - Final Round! 2015-09-25 01:26:56 Reply

hey @thesilleguy, don't worry about it too much, it's definitely just a newgrounds processing thing, doesn't have anything to do with your file or anything like that. mine's still sitting at zero too, hopefully it'll get taken care of tomorrow.

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Response to NATA '15 - Final Round! 2015-09-25 01:34:07 Reply

At 9/25/15 01:26 AM, dylan wrote: hey @thesilleguy, don't worry about it too much, it's definitely just a newgrounds processing thing, doesn't have anything to do with your file or anything like that. mine's still sitting at zero too, hopefully it'll get taken care of tomorrow.

Yeah. Glad I'm not getting a penalty at least. That would have been bad.

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Response to NATA '15 - Final Round! 2015-09-25 10:18:44 Reply

At 9/25/15 01:34 AM, TheSilleGuy wrote:
At 9/25/15 01:26 AM, dylan wrote: hey @thesilleguy, don't worry about it too much, it's definitely just a newgrounds processing thing, doesn't have anything to do with your file or anything like that. mine's still sitting at zero too, hopefully it'll get taken care of tomorrow.
Yeah. Glad I'm not getting a penalty at least. That would have been bad.

Sorry for all the confusion last night, our video encoding server had accidentally been shut off during some updates. :(


Nightmare Cops, the game JohnnyUtah, Spazkid and I have been working on.

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Response to NATA '15 - Final Round! 2015-10-05 11:15:36 Reply

The scores are in, and we had an extremely close Final Round! The winner has been decided by a final margin of only 1.5 points.

The Champion of Animation 2015 is...

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TheSilleGuy!!

Congratulations on your victory, and thanks to both you and dylan for submitting fantastic entries throughout the tournament!

You can see full details of the scores on your entry pages on the NATA website.


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Response to NATA '15 - Final Round! 2015-10-05 12:38:44 Reply

I really don't know what to say right now. This is just incredible! Gonna write a news post as soon as I've collected my thoughts...

All I have to say right now is that this tournament has been really fun! Dylan, you were a great opponent, and you did a fantastic job!

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Response to NATA '15 - Final Round! 2015-10-05 13:11:59 Reply

Yes! Congrats SilleGuy! You had an awesome entry.

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Response to NATA '15 - Final Round! 2015-10-05 16:17:57 Reply

Congrats! This round was an awesome finale to this year's NATA!