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#1 Mumbles

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 07:18 PM

The official Start of these competitions is: Midnight March 2nd, 2006 and ends in 6 months.
  • All devices must be shot after the official beginning of the contest.
  • There may be unlimited submissions, but please select the one you feel is your best to be judged per each competition.
  • A video is not required, but action shots must be submitted if a video is not.
  • No purchased items, all items must be homemade. Fuse, cardboard products, shell casings, and black powder are exempt from this rule.
  • A proper description of the device is required.
  • Files must be hosted somewhere that may be accessed at any time. You may use the filehost here on APC. www.apcforum.net/files
  • A prefiring image must be submitted.
  • There must be at least 5 entries into a competition for it to be judged.
  • If no one person produces and adequate device, the Judges reserve the right to not give an award.
We will look at proper functionality, overall difficulty, amount of effort, timing, overall asthesics, artistry, uniqueness, and just plain badassedness. Size does not neccesarily mean better. The more effects, the more impressive it can be, but it also makes it more prone to not function correctly and to seem too busy. You are better off keeping it simpler than too complicated. Unique effects will get bonus points.



I think that about covers it. What do you guys think?


Please note: Use the filehost, not the file attachment. Don't use names like "Myfirework" or "Shell 3". It should be something like (Username)(Competition)(Submussion number). So say I was submitting my third aerial shell. The name would be Mumbles_Aerial_3.mpg

Edited by Mumbles, 02 March 2006 - 01:44 PM.

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#2 PyroPicasso

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 08:05 PM

I have a few questions. Would a double petal shell be considered two units? If someone rolls their stars on store bought dragons eggs or primers is that breaking the roles, because are not homemade? If not would they still be considered two units, because they are a different effects? :huh:

#3 Mumbles

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 08:24 PM

Multiple effects within one shells count as one unit.

Anyway, double petal wouldn't be an issue unless you have a lot of them.


Commercial dragon's eggs are fine as long as they are not the sole effect. Primers are also alright.
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Posted 01 March 2006 - 09:26 PM

1) When is the official deadline for entries ? [edit] OK, I just read that on the other thread.. 6 months.
2) Who are the judges ( and can they be bribed :rolleyes: )
3) What is the prize ?
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#5 Mumbles

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 11:19 PM

Good point on the judges. The mods/admis were last time, but I plan on competing this time. I think we have a certain person competing this time, so I may not end up competing and my shit would be kicked. I'll just find some people I respect that didn't compete at the end and have them be judges. Therefore you can't bribe them :P Though by bribing me, I can "specially" select the judges.

The only prize is pride, and maybe a special tag or something.
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Posted 02 March 2006 - 09:35 AM

Do model rockets count for the rocket competition or does it have to be a firework? I was thinking doing a high end rocket with a very large engine. It would just be the normal day shot and poping parachute model rocket and of course the model is going to be homemade and the engine is going to be homemade. Probably a G size engine or bigger...not sure yet.

#7 Mumbles

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Posted 02 March 2006 - 01:37 PM

As long as stuff is home made it is fine by me. I can't make any guarantees as to how it would be judged in comparison to more pyrotechnic based rockets.

Yeah, you know what? I am taking out that "units" thing. It is just confusing, even to me.
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Posted 02 March 2006 - 08:16 PM

Should be fun. I'll submit some videos every few weeks or so.

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 03:04 PM

This might be a stupid question but what does 'There must be at least 5 entries into a competition for it to be judged.' Does this mean we need to make 5 diffrent fireworks in that catergory and submit a portfolio. And if so do we have to submit them all at once or can the 5 entries be submitted over a period of time?
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Posted 03 March 2006 - 03:24 PM

I means that for there to be a competition, there must be five things being judged. It doesn't mean you have to submit five, there just need to be at least five in that category for it to be judged.
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#11 Mumbles

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 04:01 PM

That may be changed to 3. It means at least 3 different people must submit devices. For the large shells that will be waived. Only 3 devices, reguardless of different makers will be required.
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#12 PyroPicasso

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Posted 06 March 2006 - 09:50 PM

Are stingers being considered rockets in this competition?

#13 Mumbles

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 12:41 AM

Yep
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Posted 22 March 2006 - 09:13 AM

i think it wouldnt be fair to do the competition on things like shalls, rockets as one category because rockets with A engen can compit with D engens
just like shells with size 2" can compit with 8"
i think you should devaid the competitions to lests say shalls every 2" is an another competition.
and the rockets the same.

#15 Mumbles

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 12:52 PM

No, that is way to many competitions. I am thinking 4" and under, and everything about 4". There is no way we would get enough entries for the competitions your way. I basically am doing it your way, only lumping 5,6,8,10 and 12 together as not enough people make them for them to have their own competitions. For minishells, they can just string a few together and make a cake, if they don't feel they are competitive in the shell competition. We will break up other competitions if they need it.
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Posted 05 May 2006 - 11:00 AM

ime a newbie to pyro so is thare a newbie competition and a long timers competition.

if so i will probabley join in :) :D [/B][I]

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Posted 05 May 2006 - 03:37 PM

I doubt that will happen. Like Mumbles posted above you, there will be too many competitions and not enough people entering.
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Posted 12 September 2006 - 04:52 PM

Is the competition officially over now?
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#19 Mumbles

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 06:09 PM

Theres not enough entries in most of the competitions. So I am going to let it run a while longer. Possibly until the end of the year.
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#20 Mardec

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 02:29 AM

If you do that, could you let it end them on like the fift of januari?

Because I am making as much shells as I possibly can for newyears eve, than I can enter them. (I have made cakes and other stuff to ^_^ )

But that is not my decision to make.. :)
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