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Afmoty 2013?


Hawk312
12-22-2013, 12:05 PM
Will this be the first year without one? :confused:

gionc
12-22-2013, 12:15 PM
I guess....., looks like horribly late.....

BVC500
12-22-2013, 03:21 PM
Last year, we started the voting after the first of the year.

jano11
12-22-2013, 04:46 PM
It's never too late.
Usually the rule is to have the model finished by 31st of December at midnight.
There sure must be some models that have been finished this year. ;-)

MPWR
12-24-2013, 11:16 AM
This would not be the latest it's been done. I seem to remember one year recently, entries didn't start until New Year's.

360spider
12-25-2013, 11:26 AM
The interest in the contest has been diminishing year after year, and as an organizer for the past few years I was waiting for some interest this year to judge whether we should even bother with the event. I got nothing until right now, not even a mention. So, how many entries would we get this year?

Year after year, we have literally hundreds of folks asking to put on an event, and pledging they will be entering, then we get about 20-25 entries, and have to BEG people to vote time and time again.

It takes a lot of time and a commitment from organizers, vote counters, sponsors. To be honest, I just don't have a desire to devote this time and effort to it if we are to get the same participation.

Open to discussion.

Merry Christmas to all!

rallymaster
12-25-2013, 06:55 PM
I personaly think we should not judge AFMOTY relevance only through number of entries, quality of them was really high last years and choices difficult.
I think it won't be fair to cancel the contest and eliminate the ones able and willing to participate only because some of us think relevance should be judge through quantity more than quality...
(whereas I understand frustration of organizers having to claim for entries and vote regarding time given to it)
25 superb models is enough to me ! :lol:
that's my opinion, unfortunately from a member having nothing to enter ! :disappoin

Hawk312
12-25-2013, 06:58 PM
Not sure about anyone else, but I actually have something that I completed this year. I have it ready to enter when the word is given.
It surprises me, when watching the completed forum, how many great builds there are, and yet we still have trouble finding participants. Maybe an announcement across all forums and not just this one would drum up some interest?
It`s a shame. Seeing all the incredible work around the end of the year is something I`ve been looking forward too for the past 11-12 years.

nascar49
12-25-2013, 07:25 PM
I would enter something, and have that something already in mind

corvettekid_7684
12-25-2013, 08:30 PM
I'll enter & vote this year if its put on... :)

Serioga
12-26-2013, 04:04 PM
I would enter this year too!
But, Alex, I can understand you. It takes much effort......

joelwideqvist
12-27-2013, 01:12 PM
Must there be prizes? Honour should be enough, even though it has been a tremendous effort of those arranging AFMOTY getting prizes together every year.

I can take part in vote counting i necessary. I've been away for some years but have always found the AFMOTY special. A bit off topic but I think a sticky with every years winner would be a good idea!

joelwideqvist
12-28-2013, 07:32 AM
The interest in the contest has been diminishing year after year

After my years of absence I feel that it's not only the interest in the contest that is lower. The over all traffic on the forum seems low, which probably reflects interest in afmoty.

360spider
12-28-2013, 08:44 AM
Notice how nobody offered help with organization yet.

freakray
12-28-2013, 09:15 AM
Notice how nobody offered help with organization yet.

I would happily offer to help if I wasn't in the same boat as you regarding schedule, I don't want to offer assistance only to let you down.

joelwideqvist
12-28-2013, 10:10 AM
I wrote that I would help if needed...

rallymaster
12-28-2013, 10:45 AM
Notice how nobody offered help with organization yet.

Whom offering help to ??? :dunno:
Nobody has offered either to set up the contest...
We firstly need someone to say that contest will take place. And if help is needed I'm sure it will be offered. :grinyes:

hirofkd
12-28-2013, 01:07 PM
2013 draft entry information is ready to be posted.
I need opinions on the following:
- Open to submission until Sunday, January 19, 2014, 24:00 Central (GMT - 6)
- Open to voting until Friday, January 31, 2014, 24:00 Central (GMT - 6)
- Entry photos go to me (or someone else who wants to volunteer)
- Votes go to joelwideqvist and me (or someone else who wants to volunteer)
- Judges: At least one mod + helpers? What exactly do they do?
- Additional thoughts, suggestions?

joelwideqvist
12-28-2013, 02:48 PM
I guess 360spider and others have some tips from prior years.
One thing is to only let members from say November and back vote, to rule out any new fake accounts.
I haven't been around in the judges era so I can't really help there.

auw12
12-28-2013, 05:50 PM
I'll be there to help, Alex. Let's just put it on, can't imagine a year without one.:)

360spider
12-28-2013, 11:57 PM
2013 draft entry information is ready to be posted.
I need opinions on the following:
- Open to submission until Sunday, January 19, 2014, 24:00 Central (GMT - 6)
- Open to voting until Friday, January 31, 2014, 24:00 Central (GMT - 6)
- Entry photos go to me (or someone else who wants to volunteer)
- Votes go to joelwideqvist and me (or someone else who wants to volunteer)
- Judges: At least one mod + helpers? What exactly do they do?
- Additional thoughts, suggestions?

Hiro,

I have the process streamlined, I have the rules and everything set up, no need to invent the bicycle. Like I said, I'll be very busy in the coming weeks, but If I get at least two people to commit to help count votes and a sponsor or two for the winners, I'll organize and run the event, no problem.

hirofkd
12-29-2013, 12:09 AM
Fine by me.

joelwideqvist
12-29-2013, 02:43 AM
I'm on as well.

360spider
12-29-2013, 11:37 PM
PMs sent.

MPWR
12-31-2013, 03:20 PM
Wow, if it's actually going to happen, I may as well see if I can finish something...

For clarification, do entries have to be completed by tonight to be eligible?

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