Hey guys! It’s getting close to the time of the 2013 ELI HOPS EVENT AND YO-YO BATTLE!!! (Insert echo here)
Registration for the contest will be at the event only this year. If things go well, there may even be a CASH prize this year!!
I will be posting much more often now to keep everyone updated on the event. It is November 17th at the AMVETS lounge on Primrose st. in Haverhill MA 01830 from 11 to 4:30.
Buuuuuuuuut first… We have a REALLY COOL THING TO TELL YOU ABOUT!!!
Want to win a cash (up to $500) or yoyo prize for creating and submitting an artist performance video?
The Eli Hops Foundation in conjunction with Granny Smith Productions and “a store” will be hosting an unprecedented artistic performance video contest! Official rules will be posted in their own right soon, but here is a run down of the rules:
Your video must be an ARTISTIC performance roughly 2 to 6 minutes in length.
Yo-yo must be an important part of the performance but the story, message and entertainment value are the most important parts. We are excited to see your micro-movies!
The content must be clean- anything much more than a “PG-13” will be disqualified. Please avoid: profanity, drug use or references, violence for the sake of violence, and excessive alcohol use. We would like these videos to present the yoyo community in a positive manner.
Though not mandatory, it is greatly appreciated if you use music that is either original or free to use. Many people view YouTube on mobile apps and we want them to be able to see your movie too!
Videos MUST be uploaded to YouTube and then posted here on the Eli Hops wall. You must tag Eli Hops.
There is no “theme” to the contest. Let your imagination run wild! All types of films are welcome: serious or dramatic film, political or social statement, musical or silent film, thriller, horror, comedy or noir! Just remember that artistic impression is the most important of the judging criteria- it’s not about how many string hits or technical tricks you can fit in the time frame, but the overall story line and performance factor.
All entries MUST INCLUDE the Eli Hops Foundation and (request name on a PM) logos at the start or finish of the film and the YouTube title format MUST be this: “2013 EHF/GSP/YYC AP video contest: (title of your film)”. Only entries with the appropriate title format and are searchable publicly on YouTube will be accepted.
Now all of this is really cool- but that’s not all! The winning films have the potential to win either a hand picked yo-yo from (a store) chosen by owner Tony Alonso himself, or up to *$500 awarded from Granny Smith Productions! (Multiple cash winners possible)
Entries can be submitted starting September 1st and you have until Sunday September 22nd to get those entries in! Winners will be announced by the first week in October!
How does this benefit the EHF you ask? That’s easy! Granny Smith Productions will be donating $100 to the Eli Hops Foundation for each of the first 10 films submitted. That’s a $1000 donation! After the first 10, Granny Smith Productions will donate $20 for EVERY FILM SUBMITTED!
The more films that are submitted, the more money is made for the Eli Hops Foundation! That being said, the maximum number of entries per person is 2 films.
Please feel free to ask if you have any questions and happy filming!
*Team members/partners/owners and affiliates of The Eli Hops Foundation, (the store), and Granny Smith Productions are encouraged to enter videos, which will increase the donation to Eli Hops, but are not eligible to receive any prizes or placement.
To receive money you must have an operable PayPal account.
In the event that more than one person is involved in the making of a winning entry, the prize money/item will be awarded to the yo-yoer in the film. If there are more than one yo-yoer in a money winning entry the winnings will be delivered to a single Paypal account (determined by the entrants) and dividing the monetary winnings will be the responsibility of the winning party. In the event of multiple yo-yoers in an item winning entry the judges will pick the winner by name and mail it directly to the winners home/submitted address.
All prizes (monetary, item or otherwise) are picked and given out solely at the discretion of the judging officials in the contest (, The Eli Hops Foundation, Granny Smith Productions, [the store] ) and are subject to change at any time with or without notice.
Any and all entered films remain the property of the entrants/producers of the film- however The Eli Hops Foundation, Granny Smith Productions, and (the store) reserve the right to utilize any or all parts of any entry in any manner they deem fit (I.E. further advertisement or use as examples for future contests, etc)
Violation of any of the stated rules can result in disqualification of your entry.
(The Store) - the name has been intentionally left out to avoid breaking forum rules.