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.
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....
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
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, 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.
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.
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 email@example.com for additional information about your submission.
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.
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.
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.
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.