Dear Chief Delphi community,
Many of you recall the epic Triple Tortuga contest that I held in 2016.
That was so much fun.
I took a break last year. This year, I have been sent these two clips by fellow FIRSTers:
This made me think that this year may have some amazing video clips that we can all share and vote on.
Let’s do this.
Here is the gist of it.
- Look for the appropriate thread for the week that the clip is from.
It will have a title something like:
Dr Joe’s Gif of the Week Contest 2018: Submissions Week N
We will vote on a winner the FOLLOWING week
Look for a POLL with a title soemthing like:
Dr Joe’s Gif of the Week Contest 2018: Poll Week N
Gif with the most votes in the poll earns a $10 Amazon gift card
Clip has to be an actual GIF
that you include in a response to the submission thread via that “Insert Image” icon. Find a public place online to host the gif file and then link to it when you use the “Insert Image” icon. You should find a sort of safe place to upload them because if nobody can see your gif because their school or work blocks the host site, you are not going to win. FWIW, I really want the GIF to play as soon as you load your message. Don’t make folks follow links if you want to win the $10.
Clip must include a shot of a robot
competing in an OFFICIAL match played the week named in the thread.
You can have crowd shots, reactions, split screens, grinders, SpaceX Boosters, etc. but you MUST have at least a full second of an FRC robot in the Gif some how some way.
You have to IDENTIFY the robot(s) and the match played in the submission thread.
Not kidding. IN YOUR SUBMISSION, ID THE ROBOT(S) AND THE MATCH PLAYED
I prefer the TBA match naming convention if you want to impress the judge.
- First come, first served. If clips of the same event are submitted, the earlier submitted gif is the winner.
This can get a little tricky. Look to copyright law for guidance. If your gif is “transformative” (say you use the same clip but the REASON it is a better gif is that you added something creative or juxtaposed other items or in some way added a transformative element then MAYBE the judge will allow a reuse of that clip). Just like in the US legal system, it is going to be a roll of the dice. If you want to risk it, go for it. Eyes wide open. Read next rule.
- I am the official arbitrator of disputes and rules interpretations.
Start your own dang contest if you are really that unhappy.
Really. Life is too short for this kind of nonsense.
Let’s have some fun.
Dr. Joe J.