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Erik_anderson

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Proposed Masquerade prize categories - Feedback please
« on: May 28, 2014, 02:56:42 PM »

These are just proposals, but I want your feedback.  Does this motivate you to compete? Is there enough top honors for skits?  Am I missing anyone?

Top Prizes
- Best in Show
- Performance  / Craftsmanship
[/s] withdrawn, makes sense to expect the best in show to have it all

Performance (skits):
 - Best Dramatic Performance, group
 - Best Dramatic Performance, individual
 - Best Comedic Performance, group
 - Best Comedic Performance, individual
 - Best Dance Performance, group
 
Judges can award based on merits of the acts

Presentation:
 - Best presentation
 - Best interpretation, reimagining

Judges can award based on merits of the acts

Craftsmanship:
 - Best Original Craftsmanship
 - Best Craftsmanship, Novice Class
 - Best Craftsmanship, Journeyman Class
 - Best Craftsmanship, Open Class

 - Judges can award based on merits of the acts

Directors Choice -  awarded to whom ever the crew feels deserves recognition.

--Change Log:
---Added Directors Choice (5/28)
---Added Dance prize (5/29)
---Changed Best in show to one award, versus two for presentation and craftsmanship. (5/30)
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Re: Proposed Masquerade prize categories - Feedback please
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2014, 04:03:52 PM »

How about something to do with the annual theme?

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Re: Proposed Masquerade prize categories - Feedback please
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2014, 04:58:19 PM »

I really like that there is different categories for craftsmenship now.

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Re: Proposed Masquerade prize categories - Feedback please
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2014, 01:56:03 PM »

Hi Admiral Donuts

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How about something to do with the annual theme?

Next years theme is 'Mythology', so perhaps a most mythical performance / presentation? 

Before we get too into imagine Greek and roman gods, please be reminded that entries do need to be anime / Asia oriented. Though that should not limit anyone. 

Personally I am entertaining the ideas of Kitsune 狐 costumes or having the stage crew dressed as Kami.
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Re: Proposed Masquerade prize categories - Feedback please
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2014, 09:47:19 AM »

In general, I think these are excellent.  However, I am not a big fan of separating out best in show.  That award, in my mind, is to be awarded to somebody who has a top notch entry in both craftsmanship and performance.
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Re: Proposed Masquerade prize categories - Feedback please
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2014, 10:08:28 AM »

Hi Enkai

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In general, I think these are excellent.  However, I am not a big fan of separating out best in show.  That award, in my mind, is to be awarded to somebody who has a top notch entry in both craftsmanship and performance.

This is a good point and I agree.  Best in show, is best in show.
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Re: Proposed Masquerade prize categories - Feedback please
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2015, 09:08:52 AM »

What about best individual dance performance?
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Re: Proposed Masquerade prize categories - Feedback please
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2015, 12:31:20 PM »



How about:

- Most beautiful
- Best Re-creation
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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2015, 12:27:40 PM »

Hi mlarad,

Thank you for the feedback, here is my impressions

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How about:

- Most beautiful

I think this would be covered in either the best in devision categories or the best in show.

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- Best Re-creation
This has potential, however its may be limited in that the majority of sources tend to be anime.  While I can see craftsmanship awarding based on this, I can't see it being a independent category of competition unless we open up the scope of available sources to include general media. 

I am tempted to encourage historical cosplay which would make this a possibility. Though I am tempted to split that to an entirely separate competition from the masquerade, that would allow the audience to see in detail the historical recreations and have a much longer narrated description and a booklet for people to read.  In this way it would be the art of recreation and the detail of work that is on display rather then the results.

My hope would be that the winners from a historical masquerade would be brought up on stage or imaged projected and displayed during the judging at the cosplay spectacular.  I will need to toy around with the idea more and send out feelers to the wider community.

What are your thoughts?


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