Rule #1: Only blogs written and videos posted during the dates within question will be in the running. No others will be allowed.
Rule #2: Only ONE blog and ONE video per person. This is to keep it fair. So if youâ€™ve written only one blog or made one video this week, you can post it. If youâ€™ve made several videos or blogs, you can only choose one to nominate. If youâ€™ve made a video and a blog you can nominate both since theyâ€™re two separate categories.
Rule #3: Blogs must be readable. Now weâ€™re not grammar Nazis (since Iâ€™ve no doubt made mistakes myself in this forum post), but it does need to be written to a standard that it is readable. Minor spelling, grammar and formatting errors are okay, poorly-written blogs are not.
Rule #3A: We must be able to hear you and see you in your video. Now weâ€™re not going to dismiss you if you have an accent or if youâ€™re lighting isnâ€™t at a professional level. But if we canâ€™t hear what you are saying then we canâ€™t properly judge your video, likewise if we canâ€™t see what youâ€™re talking about (unless youâ€™re not showing us anything for stylistics reasons, which is fine) then we canâ€™t judge properly. We donâ€™t care how you sound, as long as we can understand you.
Rule 4: Nominations open when this is posted in the forum and close when I close the thread (by saying that Iâ€™m closing it). No nominations will be accepted after Iâ€™ve (or someone else if Iâ€™m busy) officially close this thread.
Just follow the instructions on screen.
And thatâ€™s all it is too it, a few rules that exist only to make the process run smoother. The judges will deliberate over the weekend and post the results during the week. Thank you for your time and nominations and may the best work win.
If you would like to be on the voting committee, please send me a private message.
Also, the video winner can have his or her video put on the Manic Expression YouTube channel if he or she wants it to be.