•   almost 8 years ago

Need a little more time to upload video

Hello, I am having trouble getting my video to youtube - but have a draft of my submission saved. Any chance I can get some time?

  • 23 comments

  • Manager   •   almost 8 years ago

    Hi Jack,

    The submission deadline is 5pm ET. You will need to enter your submission by the deadline in order for it to be reviewed for the competition. We hope you can get it in. Thank you.

    Best,
    Marny

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    I posted the wrong video link in my submission and commented there with the proper link. Please updae: http://nexttopmakers.com/submissions/13738-friendship-lights?page=1

  • Manager   •   almost 8 years ago

    Hi Jack,

    I received the message you sent us through the challenge platform and will reply to you momentarily.

    Best,
    Marny

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    I submitted my video to YouTube before the deadline, but it seemed to take an inordinate amount of time to process and I did not want to cancel the upload process and possibly miss the deadline. I also uploaded it to Vimeo but there wasn't an opportunity to list a second video link.
    -Andrea

  • Manager   •   almost 8 years ago

    Hi Andrea,

    Thanks for writing. I just sent you a message through our platform.

    Best,
    Marny

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    Andrea, was your submission denied also?

    I cant beleive it- worked so hard and even submitted before deadline (with wrong video link) - and this site denied my entry- after finding out about this a week or so ago- I worked so hard getting ready- and submitted on time- all I did was past the wrong video and link to my actual video a few minutes later!

    It Does not make sense to short change the Organizers like they are....

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    That's not Fair Marny - at least show the Organizers my entry! and this site should allow direct video upload and this would have never happened to Andrea or My submission - Fair is Fair! Let us compete

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    Jack -
    Bummer! YouTube was super slow about uploads and then "processing" the uploaded videos. I scrambled to get a Vimeo account at 5:50pm because YouTube was taking forever! I'm sorry that you were denied. After all that hard work it seems silly that a few minutes at the end can make or break an idea.

    I am in limbo about my submission. It's still in the NYNTM approval queue. My fingers are still crossed that I'm in.

    I'm rooting for you to get a last minute reprieve.

    -Andrea

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    Andrea, huge bummer. My info is sitting in Que but Marny wont pass it to NYNTM - how do you know yours will pass through? I actually submitted in time - just with wrong link. But I have been denied. That does not make any sense - there is a huge grace period before voting.

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    Jack -
    I received an email saying that the approvals are being completed in the order they were submitted. So, it seems there were many last minute submissions. I'm pretty sure mine was close to the end of the line. I think I pushed the button at 4:58pm, just under the wire.
    -Andrea

  • Manager   •   almost 8 years ago

    Hi, we respond to all inquiries through the challenge platform in case anyone has a specific question for us, but we also want to respond here as well. First, we hate making submissions ineligible. It's not something we enjoy and we do all we can to avoid it before the submission deadline ends, including posting updates throughout the submission period, adding detailed information to the homepage and submission form, creating a very detailed set of rules, and hosting events and more so that people have all the information they need to submit in advance of the deadline.

    This is a competition governed by a legal set of Official Rules, and there is money at stake, so the nature of competitions is we have to make sure the rules are followed when it comes to making submissions eligible. It would not be fair to those who submitted on time if we allowed videos in that were uploaded after the submission deadline. We've been in touch with the organizers throughout the competition and they are aware of all of this.

    Again, we take no pleasure in making submissions ineligible and we're sorry you were not able to upload your video by the submission deadline. Feel free to write us anytime directly through the challenge platform or at support@challengepost.com for additional information about your submission.

    Best,
    Marny

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    Let NYNTM decide - there is a large grace period before voting. I believe the official rules mentioned that if NYNTM does not like the video - they can ask you to update it. So there should not be a problem here. I can update it, I can do anything they want - but this decision should be made by them. I bet every other contestant would agree.

    Andrea, if you submitted on time like I did and your video was not up by 5:00pm - then according to Marny - it wont go through.

    Let's keep the robot mentality in the machines

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    And I am sure you are in touch with the organizers on a general basis... But, this case requires specific attention. I did submit on time. They want as many contestants as they can get.. if like you say..this is about money... To me it's about much more.

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    Hi Jack, thank you again for writing and again we are very sorry your submission did not get in on time and that according to youtube the video finished uploading approximately 30 minutes after the deadline. Again we take no pleasure in this at all, and we did circle back with the organizers.

    Moving forward we'll reply to you directly through the private system. Sorry again.

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    There should be no problem with you passing my submission on.

    I did submit on time..with all questions answered...with a video which was uploaded before your deadline.. At least pass my submission to the Organizers and let them decide.

    Your official rules state that they make the final decision - so pass it along. They have the Final say. Fair is fair.

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    yesterday around 11pm I was curious to check all different submissions and there were 42 submissions but today i see 48 submissions !! Shouldn't be more than 42 after 5pm the deadline...!!

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    Nadira, I believe there are contestants in a que and they release them here after they review.

    I should be allowed to compete. This is a total outrage and a disservice to NYNTM, New York and the entire free country for that matter.

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    Oh , ok, I understand , I apologize for the misunderstanding ....
    Is this challenge will be next year please ?
    Thanks

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    Well I'd hope it would be to give so many talented people a chance.
    For me- I can't wait a year. My product is almost ready to go and there is already a large demand. This win and that mentorship would be a huge help. I haven't heard back from Challenge post or NYNTM.

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    I feel sad I could't make it because I was out of N.Y.C and totally far of my work...I just came back and I believe too I have great product :)

  • Manager   •   almost 8 years ago

    Hi Nadira,

    Yes, submissions are still being reviewed and added to the submission gallery. It is certainly possible the challenge will be done again next year, but it has not yet been scheduled.

    Best,
    Marny

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    Thanks Marny ,I will be waiting for the next challeneg then !

  •   •   almost 8 years ago

    I am still waiting for answers and hope the fairness in this contest will prevail.

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