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Drexlore
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RaiderVision 2021: Submission Deadline Extended!

Postby Drexlore » Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:42 pm

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RaiderVision 2021: Crushing Enemies Through Song
Inspired by FRAVision ~ Materials adapted with permission from Wop



TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • I. What is RaiderVision?
  • II. How do I join? What songs can I submit?
  • III. How does judging work? When does it start?
  • IV. When is the awards ceremony? What are the prizes?




I. What is RaiderVision?



RaiderVision is an OOC song contest, largely based on the former FRAVision Song Contest, which is in turn based on the real life Eurovision Song Contest. It is a cultural event unlike any other on NS. This event features regions and players from across the game coming together to participate in a fun and competitive, song contest.

Simply put, RaiderVision is a contest where players represent their regions and submit their songs. Player(s) can submit songs on behalf of their region and, if they win, the player will receive an individual prize and their region will have the honor of being the host of next year’s event! In the name of simplicity and organization, this year's event will take place on-site in this forum thread and the discord channel of RaiderVision and RaiderCon (which will also be taking place in September).

This event's host is The Black Hawks. Last year, COE won RaiderVision with “Hymn of the Tireless Detagger” and he is unable to fully host the event this year so he has notified TBH to host on his behalf. With that said, we hope that COE will make an appearance during the event and we see this year’s RaiderVision as an opportunity to honor one of most prolific musicians in NationStates.

There will be multiple activities during the event and the discord server link will be posted in the near future!




II. How do I join? What songs can I submit?

Information to Know:

  1. Submissions are open from August 1st until August 21st September 29th. Anyone may submit a song.
  2. One song per contestant. There is no limit on how many songs can be submitted on a single region's behalf, but regions should remember that having votes in their favor split between several entries can hurt their odds of winning during the judging period. For this reason, we will continue to offer players the option to flag their entries as "non-competing."
  3. You can submit any sort of song you like. It can be a cover of a real song (e.g. you can sing something by Oasis, Khalid, or Gwen Stefani), you can write an original work, or it can be related to your nation. Writing lyrics related to NS is another fun option. It's your choice, and long as it involves your own work in some way!
  4. The song can be hosted in whatever way we can see it. Youtube or a reliable online mp3 host is recommended. If you're not sure how to do this, feel free to contact me for assistance.
  5. You can sing, but you don't have to sing. Simply playing an instrument, or even pursuing some outrageous avant-garde collection of humming machines, is a valid entry. Once again, you get complete control over what you submit. Don't be afraid to take advantage of that fact!

How to Submit

Contestants should submit their entry in this forum thread. Please use the following form below to make it clear that you are entering.

Topic Title: (Name of individual, group or region)'s Entry

Name of Candidate:
Name of Entry:
Inspiration/Description of Entry:
Entry: (link to video, song or posting of lyrics)
Why should you win?

Do you want this song to be flagged as non-competing (e.g. will not be judged as a regional entry) Choosing this is only advisable if your region has already submitted a song.





III. How does judging work?

Judging occurs from August 22nd – August 31st September 30th - October 9th

Once the submission phase is over, voting will begin. Any individual who submits an entry may place a personal vote. All voters will rate their top 5 songs in order of preference (awarding their favorite 12 points, then 10 points, 8 points and so forth). This will be done by posting their votes the designated voting channel on the RaiderVision discord. Individuals may not vote for their own entry.

Regions may also send a singular representative to place a regional vote. From now until August 14th, individuals may apply on this thread to serve as a regional representative for voting. In the announcement, the individual nation should mention a delegate/FA minister/someone in that region's government that we can check in with to confirm approval. Any region can have a representative, but there will be a maximum of 10 representatives that will be allowed. TBH event coordinators will work together to determine the 10 representatives if a situation arises where there are more than 10 who apply. This is done to allow a variety of voices in the voting process while also ensuring that there is some oversight to it. Regional representatives may vote however they wish.

Even if you are not involved in that voting process, your voice still matters! There will also be a public poll, open to all fans of RaiderVision, for this year’s awarding of The Crowd Favorite!





IV. When is the awards ceremony? What are the prizes?

On September 1st, the Awards Ceremony will commence. The following awards are given:

1. First Place Entry - Whole Note Award (Gold)
2. Second Place Entry - Half Note Award (Silver)
3. Third Place Entry - Quarter Note Award (Bronze)
4. Crowd Favorite – The COE Award

The first place contestant's region is also given the privilege of hosting the RaiderVision Song Contest next year in agreed coordination with The Black Hawks.





Happy Composing! You may post here or contact the hosts with any further questions about the Contest.

Yours truly,

The Black Hawks
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Postby Honeydewistania » Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:53 pm

You can submit any sort of song you like. It can be a cover of a real song (e.g. you can sing something by Oasis


Imagine being able to submit any song you like to this and you do a Wonderwall cover. Smh
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Postby Great Algerstonia » Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:23 pm

The irony of RaiderVision's OP having someone who can only see out of one eye as their flag is not lost on me.
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Postby Moonfungus » Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:39 am

Honeydewistania wrote:Imagine being able to submit any song you like to this and you do a Wonderwall cover. Smh

Shush, Onderwall is an amazing song :p
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Postby Roavin » Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:53 am

Honeydewistania wrote:
You can submit any sort of song you like. It can be a cover of a real song (e.g. you can sing something by Oasis


Imagine being able to submit any song you like to this and you do a Wonderwall cover. Smh


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Postby The Notorious Mad Jack » Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:30 am

Honeydewistania wrote:
You can submit any sort of song you like. It can be a cover of a real song (e.g. you can sing something by Oasis


Imagine being able to submit any song you like to this and you do a Wonderwall cover. Smh

Onderwall was robbed and should've won.
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Postby Queen Yuno » Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:55 pm

good luck Drexlore and everyone!
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Postby The Blaatschapen » Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:48 am

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Sedge's back, tell a friend
Guess who's back, guess who's back,
Guess who's back. Guess who's back?


Something like that?
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Postby Drexlore » Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:56 pm

The Submission period has started! Please channel your inner Weird Al and get your best parody on. Submissions will be open until August 21st!
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Postby Drexlore » Sat Aug 21, 2021 1:40 pm

We have extended submissions until September 29th! Have a fun time creating your songs!

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Postby Miravana » Thu Aug 26, 2021 9:43 pm

Topic Title: The Black Hawks

Name of Candidate: TBH (Phoenix/Miravana)
Name of Entry: Somebody To Raid
Inspiration/Description of Entry:
I love this song, and with the difficulties of finding the perfect raid target being a continual thought of mine, I thought I'd make a song about it. Big kudos to Phoenix who absolutely killed the lead vocals and instrumentals
Entry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRnAivW ... l=MiraVana
Somebody To Raid


Can anybody find me somebody to raid?
Ooh, each morning I get up I set a little
Can barely find a new targ
(Take a look at your sheet) Take a look in spyglass and cry (and cry)
Lord, let them all CTE(yeah yeah)
I have spent all my years of invading you
But I just can't deal with repeats, Lord!
Somebody (somebody) ooh somebody (somebody)
Can anybody find me somebody to raid?
I work hard (he works hard) every Saturday Night
I work 'til the fendas go home
At the end (at the end of the raid)
I take home my WAs all on my own
I write down (down) all my hits (hits)
And I start to say
That our feats will be surely chastised
Lord, somebody (somebody), ooh somebody
(Please) can anybody find me somebody to raid?
(He sets hard Everyday (everyday) I try and I try and I try
But everybody wants to put me down
They say I'm growing lazy
They say If I don’t update every day
Ah, got no stam-na
I got nobody left to update with
Yeah yeah yeah yeah

(ooohs)
(Oh, Lord)
Ooh somebody, ooh somebody
Can anybody find me somebody to raid?
(Can anybody find me someone to raid)
Got no feel, I got no rhythm
I just keep losing my targs (you just keep losing and losing)
I'm OK, I'm alright (he's alright, he's alright)
I ain't gonna face no defeat (yeah yeah)
I just gotta get out this inactive spell
One day (someday) I'll shitpost GP , Lord!
Find me somebody to raid
Find me somebody to raid
Find me somebody to raid
Find me somebody to raid
Find me somebody to raid
Find me somebody to raid
Find me somebody to raid
Find me somebody to raid raid raid
Find me somebody to raid
Find me somebody to raid
Somebody somebody somebody somebody
Somebody find me
Somebody find me somebody to raid
Can anybody find me somebody to raid?
(Find me somebody to raid)
Ooh
(Find me somebody to raid )
Find me somebody, somebody (find me somebody to raid ) somebody, somebody to raid
Find me, find me, find me, find me, find me
Ooh, somebody to love (Find me somebody to raid)
Ooh (find me somebody to raid)
Find me, find me, find me somebody to raid (find me somebody to raid)
Anybody, anywhere, anybody find me somebody to raid raid raid !
Somebody find me, find me raid

Why should you win?
Because Phoenix is an absolute gem with the voice of an angel. In all seriousness I am pretty proud of this, but I do hope others decide to come up with entries of their own so it can be a true competition!
Lieutenant of The Black Hawks
Overseer of Blade Corps



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