NGADM 2012!

2012-07-01 05:18:01 by Step

Hey there. This newspost is about the Newgrounds Audio Deathmatch 2012, an annual knockout audio competition organised by Echo and I. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, then go listen to my latest song or something.


These are the rules to the competition. Read them carefully and follow them like your life depends on it.

1.) If you're one of the 32 competitors, every song you post must be made from scratch in the 2 week period that you're given per round. This rule doesn't count for auditions - you may post whatever song you want from whatever date in this thread to audition, as long as it's yours, but when the actual competition starts, you've got to pump out a song for all of the rounds that you survive in.
2.) Due to the advent of the Newgrounds Project System, we will be allowing collaborations this year. Partners who wish to enter the competition as a team must do so by posting an audition AS A TEAM OF TWO. If they make it into the main competition, they've got to remain a team for the entire length of the competition and cannot opt to choose another partner in a later round or split up. It is allowed for just one person from the team to make a song if the other is unavailable, but the final prize must be split equally regardless of who worked the most.
3.) Remixes and covers are not allowed. Everything you make must be 100% your own work, but the use of singers or voice actors is allowed.
4.) Any genre which can be counted as music is allowed, and our judges will be as unbiased as possible. Remember, this competition is entirely dedicated to music, so voice acting, experimental noise, sound effects, and anything of the sort which can't be considered music is strictly prohibited. Acapella tracks do not fall under voice acting and are allowed.
5.) If there's something you don't agree with, something you want to complain about or a flame war you want to start, leave it for PM's. If you have any suggestions for this NGADM and future NGADM's, post in the suggestions thread.
6.) DISCLAIMER: While pretty much everyone had fun in previous NGADM's, this contest is tough. You're expected to produce one whole song every 2 weeks until you're knocked out, and that's up to 5 songs in the course of three months. If you don't think you can keep up with this pace, or if you don't have time/have a busy schedule, then don't join. We love seeing new faces join the competition, and old faces returning for a rematch, but inactive competitors really make everything messy and hard to handle.
7.) Because the competition is so gigantic, there'll be separate threads. You may discuss stuff and joke around in these threads, but try and keep it NGADM-related (or at the very least music related). To put it in an example, you may talk about how your cat bit your ass to suddenly give you inspiration to make the most amazing contest submission ever, but you can't talk about your cat and you certainly can't talk about your ass.
8.) Posting contest submissions which are uploaded to a site other than Newgrounds is prohibited, unless for a very good reason, in which case contact one of us.
9.) All Audio Portal rules apply (read this to learn more about what's good and what's not). Failure to comply with said rules will result in a disqualification and possibly even an audio ban. And yes, BBS rules apply too.
10.) Lastly, have fun. There are prizes, and this competition should also be supported officially by NG, but it's still a friendly competition to get the community together and have some competitive fun. If you lost, don't be a sore loser. If you don't agree about something, discuss it maturely via PMing. Like we always say, do NOT take the word 'deathmatch' literally.


This is the schedule. The judges will try and follow it like their lives depend on it:

Starts - 01/07/2012
Ends - 28/07/2012

Auditions (Judging):
Starts - 28/07/2012
Ends - 01/08/2012

Round 1:
Starts - 01/08/2012
Ends - 15/08/2012

Round 1 (Judging):
Starts - 15/08/2012
Ends - 19/08/2012

Round 2:
Starts - 19/08/2012
Ends - 02/09/2012

Round 2 (Judging):
Starts - 02/09/2012
Ends - 05/09/2012

Starts - 05/09/2012
Ends - 19/09/2012

Quarter-Finals (Judging):
Starts - 19/09/2012
Ends - 21/09/2012

Starts - 21/09/2012
Ends - 05/10/2012

Semi-Finals (Judging):
Starts - 05/10/2012
Ends - 07/10/2012

Starts - 07/10/2012
Ends - 21/10/2012

Finals (Judging):
Starts - 21/10/2012
Ends - 23/10/2012


And here are the prizes!

1st place:
1.) The option of a frontpage of one of your songs of your choice.
2.) A 1st place NGADM '11 forum signature.
3.) $60 Newgrounds Store Credit.
4.) A big crushing hug!

2nd place:
1.) The option of a frontpage of one of your songs of your choice.
2.) A 2nd place NGADM '11 forum signature.
3.) $30 Newgrounds Store Credit.
4.) A high-five.

3rd place:
1.) The option of a frontpage of one of your songs of your choice.
2.) A 3rd place NGADM '11 forum signature.
3.) $15 Newgrounds Store Credit.
4.) A charming smile.

4th place:
1.) Honourable mention.
2.) A wink.


Got any questions? PM me or Echo!


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2012-07-01 18:25:36

Step responds:

Congrats on first comment!


2012-07-13 15:02:07

uh HI

Step responds:

Hey howzit goin.