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I like the trivia/puzzle/scavenger hunt ideas.

What you could do is make the announcement of the winner a big production. You could collect all the correct answers and place them in an anime themed item (magical bag or magical hat!). Then you could make a movie of you, one of your cosplayers, Shinji, or everyone(!) drawing the winner out the bag. You could really go crazy and have like party favors or something.

(although then you might have to top yourself each time)

Also, I know you are limited by licensing but now that you have CR Comics you could do some caption contests or something. I don't know how the comic software works but here is an example of how the NewYorker does it:

http://contest.newyorker.com/CaptionContest.aspx?affiliate=ny-caption

For this you could pick the top 4 or 5 and have people vote or just have a panel of judges vote.

This would be fun for those of us without any artistic talent.

Sorry if this is a repeat of what has been said before, I did not read through all of them.

Just my 0.02.
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What if the contest can be about someone who makes a short clip of one of the anime, acted out in real life. Post it on youtube and link it to social websites to also promote crunchyroll.com. Here is how we do it: 1. The video should be introduce as crunchyroll anime contest presents: (your name here), then it should say "re-enacting a scene from: (anime name here, episode xx). 2. The clip should be at least 2 to 5 minutes long. 3. A new thread should be posted here on crunchyroll.com and contestants must provide the link to their video on the new thread; crunchyroll anime contest thread. 4. Contestants should be as creative as they want. The more accurate the video is the more appealing it would be.

To the anime real life anime makers: some of you have learned japanese just because anime is so awesome! So if you can speak it, use it in the video! It would make it even more interesting. Plus provide subs in case some of our anime watchers who cant speak japanese can also enjoy your work. Also, you dont need a really expensive camera to do all the shooting. Cellphone videos can be used as well to make a show. Or use a digital camcorder. Just do the video to the best of your abilities. Also dont forget to put ending credits (all actors should be recognized for their awesome work, special thanks to crunchyroll and to sailorbee.

Thanks and happy video making. I would make one for "say 'I love you'."

-simplybamboo
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It would be really neat if you would give us a clip of a series where we would have to create our only dialogue for that clip and we would be judged as to whether it is funny...or you could give us certain restrictions, such as length of the video, and we would have to create a certain scene and add dialogue to make it funny.
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Liked the scavenger hunts. When you take a screen shot from a scene and have us hunt for what time stamp that scene was on.
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I really liked the Gintama contest. For someone such as myself who isn't artistically inclined, it was nice to be able to search my "Memory Banks" to find the right picture (most of the time).

Even then, I LOVED the other contests because I like viewing and appreciating art.

Having Narutos Seiyuu talk about the contest and the participants was really a treat for me. ^_^

Overall, 9.5/10 .... the .5 differential means you could have explained the rules better in a spoiler comment (to not take up the OP but give clear guidelines to those that needed it)
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I think drawing contests are great, but for ppl like me with no artistic abilities what so ever it kind of sucks because i have not been able to enter in any of them.
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Posted 12/15/12

SoTa_PoP wrote:

I've mentioned this in threads before - CR only caters to Otaku fans, not casuals. Maybe something any average joe can partake in that's anime related would be nice.


I agree
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Most part I am seeing cooking, drawing and ESPECIALLY writing! Are all things I suck at!

I for one think a guess my favorite scene --take a screenshot from the anime scene of the persons choice and see if you got it right or something along those lines.--- OR that Caption contest I enjoyed that.
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After the mess that was the Usagi Drop contest, I've taken a pass on any more CR Contests.
Leaving the Winner announcement hanging for weeks, and then refusing to say if anyone, actually won.
THEN, just posting that there was a winner but not saying who...well, that sealed it for me.
Nope, no more mis-managed CR contests for this little grey duck.
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• I like that we have a variety of contest types such as drawing, scavenger hunts, etc. It'd be fun to see more added, like "write a story in 100 words or less" based on an anime or such.
• I also like that we have judges rather than voting by users, since that usually ends up as a popularity contest (or not all entries looked at) rather than going by the criteria of what fits the theme most.
• Love seeing your energy and bubbly-ness whenever you post these contests <3

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I think it would help to improve on rules. I've noticed people tend to ask a question that is rule related and they get a response in the thread, but then it gets lost as more pages get added so another person asks the same question.

I recommend using a template to write up contests. When it is standardized and all contests have the same format, readers can easily identify where things will be. Using an exact date helps readers know what time zone and time of day the cut off point is so they can schedule accordingly. Stating prizes up front would be nice, but dunno if that's always possible?


Example template:
[Contest title]
Write about contest here; what it is, judging criteria, themes, etc.

Start date:
End date:
• Winners will be announced within three weeks after the end date.

Prizes:


Rules & Facts:
1. No stealing/altering others' entries; entry must be made by you, specifically for this contest.
2. Keep content PG-13.
3. Be nice and no fighting.
4. Only one entry per person.
5. Post entries here in this thread.
6. Winners will be chosen by me.
• Rules are subject to change as I see fit.

[List winners under here after end date]


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Template in-action Example:
Write a haiku for Sword Art Online!
[SAO related image]

Time for a sword-busting contest to celebrate more SAO-goodness! Don't know what Sword Art Online is? CR is, naturally, streaming it for your viewing pleasure. So check it out for all the inspiration you need!

What's a haiku? A haiku is a poem that has three lines and uses syllables in a 5-7-5 pattern. So for example:

The real world is there
just beyond the dungeon's end;
Waiting for freedom.

Entries should be noticeably related to SAO. If it's vague and talking about the weather, then its not fitting the theme! D:

So get to writing those haikus! Read the rules before posting, and remember to have fun! :*:・( ̄∀ ̄)・:*:

Start date: December 17, 2012, 12:00am PST
End date: January 2, 2013, 11:59pm PST
Winners will be announced within three weeks after the end date.

Prizes:
[Image of poster]
• 3 grandprize winners to receive a SAO poster
• 5 runner ups to receive 30 day membership

Rules & Facts:
1. No stealing/altering others' entries; entry must be made by you, specifically for this contest.
2. Keep content PG-13.
3. Be nice and no fighting.
4. Up to two entries per person.
5. Post entries here in this thread.
6. Winners will be chosen by me and Nameofmyfriend.
7. If you're a grandprize winner, send me a PM titled "SAO Haiku Winner" with your name and mailing address.
• Rules are subject to change as I see fit.

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Some things were changed from the template in this example, such as how many entries per person. So templates can be adjusted to fit the individual contest. If someone asks a good question in the thread, you can add the answer to the rules post so that future readers can easily see it.
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I miss badge contests, because anyone can win and they are really fun collectibles. I'd spend more time on crunchyroll if there was a badge contest going on. :)
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can u do one on fairy tail?
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I want to see a kurokos basketball contest or a second saint seiya contest
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Posted 12/17/12
something for the older fans, the 30 and up who may not be comfortable singing ,dancing, or cosplaying. but less art contest unless you include some stick figure themed contests for the artistically challenged. i liked the knowledge based quiz ideas or more contests like the gintama ones. i also like the scavenger hunt and cooking ideas. but it would really be cool if you did an alternate ending writing contest. just a short synopsis of what you would change in a particular anime episode. also please include some drama contests with drama themed prizes.
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I like the idea of writing contests, but strongly suggest you put criteria in place for content. Having people work around a list of criteria would be more equitable to participants. I'll make an example:

Create a scene for a Gintama episode.

The scene must be no longer than 750 words

The scene must feature 3 Gintama characters, one of which MUST be Elizabeth.

The scene must feature (1) a small household appliance of your choosing, (2) a bowl of fruit, and (3) a plushie

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(Rules like this help avoid overly lengthy submissions, and submissions of previously written fanfics)



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--I also think that caption contests are fun.

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I don't care for the badge contests - too much cheating.

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I also think that when you guys (Crunchyroll) do contests that involve one of your partners, like Facebook, that you say so up front. I understand that business partnerships can be profitable, but you need to make it clear that contest participants must also make their personal information available to that partner in order to participate. i. e. -- if one of the contest criteria is "liking" you on Facebook, that means the contest participant must create a Facebook account in order to qualify. Not all of us want to do that.

In past contests, you guys didn't make any mention of this partnership when announcing the contest, but of course, also didn't leave an alternate method of entering for those people who wanted to participate but didn't want anything to do with Facebook. Not very transparent on your part, and very manipulative.
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