CONTEST: Mega Bloks Halo Toymation Competition 2012

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The 2012 edition of the Mega Bloks Halo Toymation Contest has launched, and if you have some stop-motion animation skills, can tell a clever story, and want to win some great prizes, you should check this contest out!

CONCEPT & OVERVIEW

To follow-up on our incredibly successful Halo Toymation Contest in 2011, the 2012 competition is utilizing a genre format. Contestants can enter videos into one of the following categories:
• Action: Films focusing primarily on combat and action scenes.
• Comedy: Films dedicated to subverting the usual “intensity” of Halo, be it through straightforward comedy or surrealism.
• Drama: Films that take a more narrative approach to the Halo universe.
• Classical: Films incorporating elements of classical film, such as silence or black and white.
• Sports: Films utilizing either real-world or fantasy (e.g. Griffball) sports.

SUBMISSION AND ENTRANT CRITERIA
Videos must be 1 – 3 minutes long. Each participant can enter a maximum of one video per category. Each video can only belong to one category.

The contest is open to anyone over 13 years old who are residents of Canada, United States, UK, Mexico, France, or Australia.

·        Submission Phase (September 1 – October 25) – Submissions are open. Increase your views by being some of the first to upload your video.
·        Voting Phase (September 18 – November 5) – Voting begins. Vote for your favorite videos and share the best ones.
·        Face-Off Phase (November 6 – November 26) – Pick the finalists by voting for one of the two videos that are in face-off.

PRIZES
Grand Prize – 1 Best Video winner (Estimated value of $6,000)
• Complete 2012 Mega Bloks Halo and Halo Universe Collection
• MacBook Pro
• Final Cut X
• Digital Camera + Accessories (e.g. Tripod, Lense)
• Toon Boom Software
• Light-up Cortana Figure Trophy
• Nameplate
• Video Featured on Waypoint

Top of Category – 4 Category winners (Estimated value of $1,500 each)
• Fall 2012 Mega Bloks Halo and Halo Universe Product
• Bronze Spartan Figure
• Web Camera
• Toon Boom Software
• Nameplate
• Medal

Honorable Mentions – Featured in our Mega Bloks weekly blog post
• Select Halo Item
• Buildable Medals/Badge

You can submit your video via the Halo Mega Bloks site