Create a machinima celebrating the NeoVictoria estate in the Second Life® virtual world and you could receive a cash prize payable in Linden™ dollars!
HOUSE OF ASILS, a virtual production company, is organizing a competition on the following website: WWW.NEOVICTORIA.NET from the 27th of January to the 27th of May 2011.  The competition is opened to anyone aged 18 years or more.*
The three machinimas to win the contest will receive award money in Linden dollars™.  Contest purse begins at $50,000 Linden™ dollars.  Entry fees will be added to the Contest purse. Only one entry per Second Life® avatar will be accepted.**
*Entrants automatically accept the terms of this competition and acknowledge the competition is governed by United States law and all communication between entrants and HOUSE OF ASILS must be in English.  Failure to observe the terms stated here will lead to the nullification of the participation.
**Second Life® and Linden™ dollars are trademarks of Linden Research, Inc. HOUSE OF ASILS and the 2011 NeoVictoria Machinima Movie Contest are not affiliated with or sponsored by Linden Research.

~ 27 January 2011 - Contest opens
~ 27 May 2011 - Submissions close at midnight (Pacific Standard Time)
~ 22 June 2011 - Evaluation period opens
~ 28 June 2011 - Evaluation period closes
~ 28 June 2011 - Winners notified
~ 29 June 2011 - In-world announcement ceremony (prizes will be paid to winners via their Second Life avatars at the ceremony or thereafter if they cannot attend).
The aim of the competition is to create a machinima that celebrates the roleplay of the NeoVictoria community and the physical design of the NeoVictoria estate in the Second Life® virtual world. All entries must meet the following requirements and specifications to be eligible:
  1. Only machinima created using the Second Life® world and shot within the NeoVictoria estate is accepted for this competition.
  2. All machinimas must have a minimum total running time of at least three minutes (including titles and credits) and should not run longer than 15 minutes (including titles and credits).
  3. Non-English language works must include English subtitles.
  4. Submitted material may not contain obscene, unlawful or objectionable material, and should not contain any sexually explicit, disparaging, or other inappropriate content.
  1. Entrants connect to the website at and fill in the registration form using their Second Life® avatar's name and a working email address. 
  2. Entries to the competition will be validated and sent online notifications their membership has been approved.  Upon approval, entrants then pay Asil Emor the $1,500 Linden dollars™ entry fee.
  3. Once the fee has been paid, entrants join the Machinimatographers group on the NeoVictoria website and start a discussion thread for their movie.
  4. Once the entrant has their machinima ready for submission, they submit an unrestricted copy of the actual media file to HOUSE OF ASILS via FTP (HOUSE OF ASILS will advise on URL and password for the FTP on request).  The entry should be a machinima no shorter than 3 (three) minutes in duration and no larger than 900 MB in file-size.  Recommended formats are Quicktime (*.mov) or MPEG (*.mp4) using resolutions of [HD 1280x720 29.97fps] or [HD 720x405 29.97fps] and the 16:9 aspect ratio.
  5. If more than one person or group has participated in the production of a machinimas submitted for entry, the machinimas will be deemed entered by the group representative whose name is submitted through the registration process. If the machinimas is selected as a winner, the prize will be awarded to the group representative.
  6. The details of each entrant submission will be collected during the online subscription of each user on the website. Each entrant grants HOUSE OF ASILS permission to use the information provided. Each entrant benefits from the right to access and modify their personal data according to the Terms of Service of the NING  platform [], on which the portal is hosted. 
  7. Submitting for the 2011 NeoVictoria Machinima Movie Contest will signify that you accept these rules and have obtained all necessary Clearances (including music rights) prior to submitting your machinima or prior to uploading content to; you have given permission to HOUSE OF ASILS to screen your machinima at events and online during and following the Contest period and at conferences attended and/or organized by HOUSE OF ASILS.
The award prize will be allocated as follows:
~ First Prize Winner will receive 50% of the prize money, payable in Linden™ dollars.
~ Second Prize Winner will receive 30% of the prize money, payable in Linden™ dollars.
~ Third Prize Winner will receive 20% of the prize money, payable in Linden™ dollars.

The current amount of the Award Prize Money can be monitored in-world at the Skymall in NeoLondon (NeoVictoria SIM).  HOUSE OF ASILS will seed the pot with an initial infusion of $50,000 Linden™ dollars.

The winners will be advised on or after 28 June 2011. The prize will be paid to winners via their Second Life avatars at the announcement ceremony scheduled for 29 June 2011.  If the winners cannot attend the ceremony, the prize will be paid to their avatars thereafter.

Resale of the prize is forbidden. No exchange of the prize worth against money, another prize, object or service different from a prize eventually won by an entrant will be accepted.