Entry Guidelines

  •  The 2000 Videomaker/Panasonic Contest is open to all videographers unaffiliated with Videomaker or any of the contest sponsors.

  •  Submit your short entry (five minutes or less) on one of these NTSC consumer video formats: VHS, VHS-C, S-VHS, S-VHS-C, 8mm, Hi8, Mini DV or DVD Video. Entries may also be submitted on CD-ROM or DVD-ROM at 640×480 and 30 frames per second in the following formats: MPEG-1, .rm, .asf, .mov.

    To compete for the Streaming Video award, you must submit your streaming entries via World Wide Web URL in one of the following streaming formats: MPEG-1, .rm, .asf, .mov. All streaming entries must be less than 640×480 and less than 30 frames per second.


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  •  Entries submitted in any form other than those listed above, or that cannot be viewed due to equipment or format incompatibility will be disqualified.

  •  Each entry must include an equipment list showing the original list price for each component used in the production. The cost of equipment will be taken into consideration in judging.

  •  Contestants must hold rights to any music used in entries, as well as to any photography, film or TV clips.

  •  Enter as many times as you like, but send each entry on its own individual tape or disc.

  •  Address submissions to The 2000 Videomaker/Panasonic Contest, Videomaker, P.O. Box 4591, Chico, CA 95927.

  •  Entry fee for The 2000 Videomaker/Panasonic Contest is $5. If you wish to have your tape returned to you, include an additional $5 for shipping and handling.

  •  Entries must be received by September 30, 2000. Tapes received after this date will be disqualified.

  •  Winners will be announced in a future issue of Videomaker. Except those returned, all submissions become property of Videomaker. All contestants consent to Videomaker’s use of entries for promotional and/or editorial purposes.

  •  Winners are responsible for any state, federal or other taxes resulting from the receipt of prizes.

    Videomaker takes no responsibility for any loss or damage to tapes occurring during the contest.

    How To Enter

  •  Fill out entry form completely.

  •  Enclose a list describing all equipment used in the production. Give the dollar value (new) of each piece of equipment.

  •  Enclose a declaration of copyright release for all music, photography, film or video used in the tape.

  •  Enclose $5 for the entry fee. If you want your tape returned to you, enclose an additional $5 ($10 total).

    Send checks or money orders only, please and make payable to Videomaker.

  •  Send tape, form, list, release(s) and payment to:

    The 2000 Videomaker/Panasonic Contest

    P.O. Box 4591

    Chico, CA 95927

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