Hey guys, so now is the time to officially organize the 5th annual Art-Inspired Music Contest! I will need judges, and reviewers this time around! The reason this is tied to both AIM and NGADM (Newgrounds Audio Deathmatch) is because it is all scheduled around each other. AIM will start late next month, and end in July, so NGADM would have to be in the Summer, and since it'll be shorter, there's still a chance of it being this year. So, down to business!
The NGADM may or may not be this year, because I couldn't get enough people to organize a team this time, a lot of people have said they are busy this year around. With that said, it may be in the Summer if it does happen this year, and shorter, with it being reformatted; it will not be as big as usual if it happens, but a bracket of 32 instead of 64.
I know @MetalRenard was interested in carrying this tradition on if it was in danger of being cancelled, so with that said, I hereby pass the torch to him this year, whether he or someone of his choosing decides to pick out a team of experts. He's the right man for the job.
IF you would like to apply to be a part of the NGADM team, please message me for the time being in case he says he can't do it. The qualifications are that you've been on newgrounds for at least 5 years, and for most of the roles, have a good ear for music (it will show in your music as a musician), have education about music enough to where you know about EQ, Compression, and other techniques on the mixing side of it, so you can leave good feedback. If you at least have an educated background as such, you may not need to meet the 5-year requirement.
I highly suggest looking over the organization thread this year to get in contact with anyone who has stated potential availability, check in with them. https://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1419355
This year, AIM will be late April, and be 2 1/2 months/6 weeks long, ending in July. The official date will be announced this week, so stay tuned to the thread for more info eventually.
I will announce my nominations for the judges, but this year I'm doing things slightly different. Instead of the judges leaving reviews due to the massive amount of submissions we receive each year and our busy schedules, a lot of the judges have found it hard every year to leave reviews, and mostly have not for that reason, so I am going to appoint people who leave good feedback to review the submissions this year. I will also nominate reviewers, basically.
For the judges, I nominate @ChronoNomad, @Skyewint, @ForgottenDawn, @Hikari, and @TaintedLogic. If one or two say no, I'll nominate others. For the reviewers, I nominate @Ectisity, @AD3R-N, @TaintedLogic, @Hikari, @Skywint, @ForgottenDawn and @ChronoNomad.
Choose which you want to be, the first 4 to say yes in this thread will get the roles. Depending on the response, more nominations may or may not be announced. I look forward to hearing from you all, and thank you @TomFulp for your undying support for these events every year!