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September 2011

Contest: "Trading Places"      Deadline: September 30th

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September 2011
Contest: ”Trading Places”
Deadline: October 2nd -- extended!

The Details

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you swapped Claire Littleton into Temperance Brennan's life? Or if Hermione Granger had moved to Forks, Washington, and fell in love with Edward Cullen? Now is your chance to find out!

This month we're asking you to do a character swap. You can swap a character's complete storyline into a new fandom (think burned out rock star Charlie Pace trying to solve The Pattern with Olivia Dunham), or drop one character into another character's life (Elena Gilbert in Kate Austen's shoes). You can even attempt to re-tell a story from one fandom using characters from another (Harry Potter using Glee characters), or swap characters within the same fandom (Ron Weasley as “the boy who lived” instead of Harry Potter). The important thing is that you're telling us an establsihed fandom story using a totally different character(s). You could do a trailer, mash-up, character study, or just a regular vid. You decide!

The only thing we don't want to see are characters played by the same actor being swapped. For example, we wouldn't want to see Boone from Lost swapped with Damon from The Vampire Diaries, because they're both played by Ian Somerhalder. Other than that, though, let your imagination soar!

The Rules

Specific Contest Rules:
• - Make a vid that tells us an established fandom story using a different character(s.)
• - No OC's or swapping characters played by the same actor.
• - Trailers, mash-ups, and character studies are welcome.
• - You may use clips of the swapped actor(s) in their other fandoms to help tell your story, but most clips should be from the fandom you're swapping into.
• - Running time should be no longer than 5 minutes. We suggest the 3 - 5 minute range.
• - The more creative, the better. Don't be afraid to take risks.
• - Please include a brief explanation of your swap in the vid description, like, "Dean from Supernatural as Jack from Lost."
• - When entering your video on the Submit page, you MUST enter "September 2011 contest submission" exactly in your vid's description.

General Contest Rules:

• - Contest submissions should be entered through the Submit page.
• - All regular submissions Rules apply.
• - Videos already submitted and RELEVANT can be submitted again, but we would rather see something fresh. (Please contact a CM if you wish to enter a previously-submitted video)
• - Only one entry per vidder.
• - Please do not use Rapidshare or Yousendit as your only hosting place.
• - If you're using Youtube as your primary link, please also provide us with an alternative link. Far too often, YT is either disabled or muted by the time the contest is ready to be judged. Mediafire, zshare and Megaupload are just a few of the sites out there that can be used as reliable backup links.
• - Keep in mind that however you choose to host your video, it must be available to be watched at least until after the deadline has passed. If we can not access your video at the time of judgment it will not be considered.
• - Have fun!

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