Submited a short fiction story, but i'm not expecting to win. English isn't my mothertongue and i caould hardly make the story enter into 2000 words >.< Oh well, i had fun doing it, hope the one that reads it'll have fun judging it. Peace!
Any reason why the entries are considered private, and will alll of them be revealed to the public when the contest is over?
The entries are private to allow the judges of the contest to do their job without bias and outside influence. If entries were public, then the judges wouldn't be able to give everyone a fair chance to win. With the entries private, we can also help people submit their work. If someone is trying to enter the contest, we want to be able to communicate with them in the event that they run into difficulties submitting their work - That's why we have you create thread to enter. Once the contest ends and the winners have been announced, we will open the submission forums to allow everyone to see everyone else's hard work.
Originally Posted by klejf
who do i contact if i have questions regarding the video contest?
and how do i prove i have copyrights for using certain audio part? by not getting sued?
I would be the best person to bring your questions to. Feel free to continue posting in this thread or PM me if you prefer.
In terms of proving copyrights, you are always obligated to respect the copyright claims of others. There are resources out there that will help you find "free music" or music that falls under a creative commons license. If you absolutely must use music or sounds that are not directly from HoN, then that would be the best place to start looking. If you use someone's music with their consent, then you need to be able to prove that you have their consent to use it. Music under a creative commons license will have public documentation that will prove this. In addition you should always give credit to the creator and provide a link to music or sound clips from external sources in the description of your video. The ramifications for using music you don't own the copyrights to is usually only going to result in some form of a cease and desist order made on behalf of the copyright holder, which will result in your video being muted and stripped of all sound. These are all extreme circumstances, but blatant disregard of copyrights is serious business. Sampling sounds from external sources is an entirely different legal affair, but for the sake of this art contest, it really depends on the type of the sample to tell you whether or not you would be OK to use it legally. If there is any question about whether or not you should use copyrighted music or sounds, I urge you to do some additional research on what defines a creative commons license, what determines whether music is "free music", and what copyright protection means when it comes to sampling and creative endeavors such as this contest.
Originally Posted by DrFlow
Great contest, looking forward to the results !
A question on the Music side, am I allowed to use HoN game sounds/character voices in a song? Tnx a lot and good luck to everyone!
You can definitely use HoN music and any sound found in the game. Feel free to do so in anything you create for this contest, especially if you're making a song.
Wow, she's really good. Is that all done in colored pencils?
Also side note, there seems to be a bunch of art/short stories but zero music entries. Where are all those sound engineers that play HoN? At this rate I might mess around in fruity loops, and submit something in that category too.
I'm slacking on my art/short entries, been sketching my Diablo 3 art contest entry. Pretty convenient that they're both at the same time.