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AFMOTY 2013: Official Rules and Entry Information


360spider
01-03-2014, 12:29 AM
AFMOTY 2013: Official Rules and Entry Information
Welcome to AFMOTY (AF Model Of The Year) 2013!

Here are few simple rules that everyone has to follow in order to participate in AFMOTY.

Builders are to submit 1 (one) image of their best finished car or bike model from 2013, and members will vote for their favorite.

AFMOTY 2013 is open to:

* AF members who have joined AF BEFORE the 1st December 2013 only.
* Open to model cars, trucks, and bikes only in any scale.
* Entries must be completed in 2013 calendar year, between the dates of 1/1/2013 and 12/31/2013 by AF members registered before 1st December 2013. Models donít have to be STARTED in 2013. Models started before 2013, but FINISHED in 2013 are allowed.
* Deadline for entries is 15th of January 2014, 12PM Central Time.
* Only ONE model may be entered per person.
* The Judges decisions will be FINAL.

Format will be the similar to all AFMOTY contests of the past. Builder's usernames will be displayed with their entry image. This is done in order to make MOTY more of a model contest, rather than model photo contest. If voters want to check out any of the entries more closely, they could look for WIP threads based on memberís user name. If voters want to cast their votes based just on the image posted, they could do that too. Gives a bit more flexibility to the voters and objectivity to the contest.

All entry images will have an entry number, builderís username, and a model description (e.g. 31. klutz_100, 1/24 Lamborghini Jota). There will be no links to the WIP threads posted in the entry thread.

HOW TO ENTER

Send a PM to me (360spider) (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/private.php?do=newpm&u=42824) entitled: MOTY (Your username)

Example: MOTY gionc

Include: ONE image of your model. Composite images (images that have smaller images embedded on the main picture) are allowed. Image must be NO LARGER than 1024 x 768 pixels. The image must be hosted with a large, reputable image hosting service such as photobucket or imageshack. No images hosted on personal websites or other small/obscure/unknown hosting services, please.

Include: A short title/scale/description of the subject of your build.

Include: A link to the thread for your build in either Completed or In Progress sections. Only entries that have In Progress or Finished threads on AF will be accepted.

Entries that do not follow this format will not be accepted.

I will PM you confirming your entry. If you donít get my confirmation 3 days after your entry submission, please check with me. There will be no more entries once official Entry thread is posted.

Finally, there will be no ongoing updates as to who is in the lead, etc. All voting will be kept anonymous, and winner will be announced after voting is over and all votes are counted.

HOW TO VOTE

* Voting will start on or about January 16th, 2014 when the Official AFMOTY 2013 Entries thread is posted, and will run for 10 days. The end of voting will be announced in THIS thread.
* Each vote must be identified by entry number and description.
* To vote, simply send a PM to hirofkd, joelwideqvist, and auw12 with your vote. Include all usernames in the recipient window of your PM
* In the title window of your voting PM, place MOTY votes: (your username) ex- MOTY votes: gionc
* Votes not received by all three judges will not be counted. Once again, make sure your voted goes to ALL - hirofkd, joelwideqvist, and auw12. * You must allocate a total of 6 points to THREE (3) MODELS.

1st place = 3pts
2nd place = 2pts
3rd place =1pt

* Identify the builds you wish to apply your votes to by their entry number and description
* NO OTHER VOTING METHODS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Votes sent to me will not be counted
* Only AF members that joined BEFORE 1st December 2013 may vote. This is intended to avoid the possibility of people logging on with different names to vote again. If a vote is suspect, it will be investigated and if necessary deleted along with any involved entries.
* You CAN NOT vote for your own model.
* The judges decision will be FINAL.
* In the event of a tie, the model that received the most 3pt votes will be declared the winner. If still a tie - then the most 2pt votes.

Good luck, have fun, and let's see your best from 2013!!

360spider
01-05-2014, 07:07 PM
Just a suggestion - there is no need to send your entries 3 times. One is enough. :rofl: I've been getting them 3-4 times from almost everybody. Let me assure you, I'm getting them just fine the first time. Thanks for all who sent them in so far!

freakray
01-05-2014, 07:41 PM
Just a suggestion - there is no need to send your entries 3 times. One is enough. :rofl: I've been getting them 3-4 times from almost everybody. Let me assure you, I'm getting them just fine the first time. Thanks for all who sent them in so far!

That's a site issue, unfortunately. PM's send multiple times from what I can tell.

nascar49
01-05-2014, 09:48 PM
Just a suggestion - there is no need to send your entries 3 times. One is enough. :rofl: I've been getting them 3-4 times from almost everybody. Let me assure you, I'm getting them just fine the first time. Thanks for all who sent them in so far!
I sent mine in, and only did it one time, now I am waiting to get a confirmation PM back, so I will wait a few more days, then I will PM you to make sure everything is good :rofl::rofl:

360spider
01-05-2014, 11:23 PM
That's a site issue, unfortunately. PM's send multiple times from what I can tell.

I see. Do we need to notify somebody regarding the issue?

I sent mine in, and only did it one time, now I am waiting to get a confirmation PM back, so I will wait a few more days, then I will PM you to make sure everything is good :rofl::rofl:

Got it!

MPWR
01-06-2014, 08:36 AM
I see. Do we need to notify somebody regarding the issue?


Yes, I think this should be an excellent opportunity to get this bug worked out. It's been going on for months now, at least in my experience.

It seems to happen is that when the send button is pressed to send a PM, the system hangs and goes nowhere. I THINK that the message does go out at this point as it should, but there is no way for the sender to know this. So the sender backs up, and sends it again. Same thing happens- the system appears to hang stuck, the message gets sent (again), but the sender doesn't know that he has now sent the message not once but twice.

So my guess is that sending and receiving are functioning as they are supposed to- but because the interface hangs, senders are repetitively sending messages.

rallymaster
01-06-2014, 11:04 AM
Don't know if we're talking about the same but the issue I have been having for a few weeks when I try to send a PM is a bug page and error message just after having pressed send button...!?!? :dunno:
it's really annoying, even if I immediately thought to look in sent items box to verify and now am sure it worked when I tried to send a PM, it would be cool if this could be fixed.

360spider
01-06-2014, 11:16 PM
9 days to go, and I got less than 10 entries.

Capri-Schorsch
01-07-2014, 02:55 PM
I also tried to sent a message but the only thing that happens was an error?

Can you confirm that i have sent it to you?
Thanks!

MPWR
01-07-2014, 03:23 PM
Yeah, he got it.

You're seeing the same error message everyone is seeing. Did you retry it a couple of times?

Capri-Schorsch
01-07-2014, 04:09 PM
Upps,i only done it two or three times.:uhoh::uhoh:
Sorry!!!!

360spider
01-07-2014, 10:12 PM
Yep. All 5 of them. :-))

joelwideqvist
01-09-2014, 12:42 AM
Less than ten is more than zero! But come on guys, let us see some entries (I like to count votes :-) )

360spider
01-11-2014, 08:21 PM
4 more days left. Still under 10 entries.

rallymaster
01-11-2014, 10:36 PM
4 more days left. Still under 10 entries.

:disappoin :disappoin :disappoin

I swear I would have something to enter in 2014 !! :rolleyes:

Hawk312
01-12-2014, 09:48 PM
4 more days left. Still under 10 entries.

I am surprised there are so few entries. Looking through the completed build forums, there are so many excellent builds. Are people just not aware of the contest maybe? I am just wondering if people are struggling with us using the AFMOTY acronym and just overlooking the thread maybe, because they don`t know what it stands for?

360spider
01-12-2014, 10:08 PM
Surprised? I'm not surprised. It has always been that way. Everybody telling how much they would want the contest and how they will all enter, blah, blah, and when time comes to enter, everybody disappears. Been like that for 5 years. Pisses me off.

Hemi Killer
01-13-2014, 12:05 PM
Hopefully I will have an entry for the next. I have been building a good amount, but none are finished. I hope more people enter, I'd love to see them.

360spider
01-13-2014, 09:29 PM
HUNDREDS finished models in the completed section. Less than 15 submitted. It doesn't take long, 2 days left. ACT NOW!

gionc
01-14-2014, 04:02 AM
HUNDREDS finished models in the completed section. Less than 15 submitted. It doesn't take long, 2 days left. ACT NOW!

I was in the process to send you the PM, Alex, I linked the bike, the WIP, than I double checked the date when I post the finished product.... it was september 2012 LOL!!!! Since there I didn't finished anything than aircrafts LOL!!!!

Best wishes for the contest I'll follow and vote

eugene78
01-14-2014, 04:48 AM
Less than 15, unbelievable... :( I know it's too late to suggest it, but maybe a sticky on top of the Completed section would help. Most people probably go straight to the gallery, without scrolling down to the general Car Modeling topics.

(Sent mine yesterday, got the same error everyone is getting, hope the message has still reached you, Alex.)

iceracer1
01-14-2014, 01:55 PM
I didn't know about the AFMOTY, but I think it was last year I accidently clicked on it and saw this was a contest. I think when I didn't clicked on it I still don't know about this contest.

Maybe the word 'contest' must be in the topic title to trigger more members.

Kris.

mstngcobrasvt98
01-14-2014, 09:50 PM
Submitted in time...had to find my collage photo. Hopefully it sent as im staring at a blank white page after hitting send.

360spider
01-15-2014, 07:19 PM
Just few more hours left. ENTER now or forever hold your model. Something like that.

Hawk312
01-15-2014, 08:39 PM
How many are we up to?

360spider
01-15-2014, 10:46 PM
I've got slightly over 20 entries.

360spider
01-16-2014, 10:34 PM
Entries are no longer accepted.
Contest thread will be posted for voting shortly.
Thanks to all who entered!

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