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Former moderators: @DaFlo @SaladBreak @DenizESC @Fierro

PARTICIPATION

  1. Any member of the forum can join the contest.​
  2. To join the contest, you must submit your application in the 'OM: Participation Thread' thread in the given form.​
  3. The number of participants is limited to 32 countries.​
  4. Each participant can select any country inside the Orient Broadcasting Area (Asia, Africa, Oceania, see map) as their representative.​
    • Regions are not allowed to compete.​
    • Special autonomous regions and territories such as Hong Kong or French Polynesia are allowed to compete individually.​
  5. Every country can be represented by 1 member at a time.​
  6. Co-juries between two regular OM participants are allowed. Both members will keep their spot on the roster and a WL member will be able to send an entry for the editions the co-jury exists.​
    • Both participants must be in the main roster to become co-juries, thus a co-jury between a roster member and a WL member is not allowed.​
  7. Every participant gets their own personal green room, they will keep that greenroom for their entire time in the contest. Everyone has full creative freedom of their greenroom (song promotion, selections, gossip, etc.).​
  8. If a participant fails to vote 2 editions in a row, fails to send an entry 2 editions in a row (without announcing a break), or has 3 rule violations within a 5 edition time span, they will be removed from the participant roster. They can rejoin the contest without any restrictions.


WAITING LIST
  1. In case the limit of participants is reached you can join the waiting list by posting in the 'OM: Participation Thread'.
  2. While being on the waiting list you don't have to vote, but it is recommended to check out the songs as Orient Matsuri is all about listening and discovering music.
  3. If a regular spot becomes free the highest user on the waiting list will join the contest.
  4. If a regular member takes a break or fails to send an entry, a waiting list member can send an entry to the edition. The highest member on the waiting list that sent a back-up entry will get the spot for the edition.


JURY SWITCHING

  1. You can switch your country every edition by posting in the 'Orient Express: Jury Switching' thread.​
  2. You can only switch during the entry submission period.​
  3. In case more than one person wants the same country, the first who announces the switch is the owner of the country.​
  4. Once you switch to a new country you can play with it for 5 editions. After playing with it for 5 editions your country becomes 'free-to-take'. If no one takes your country after that period you can play with it for another 5 editions before it becomes free again.​
  5. Switches to currently unoccupied countries are only allowed for the ongoing edition.
    • e.g. Cambodia is free, entry submission for OM23 starts, you can take Cambodia for OM23​
  6. Switches to currently occupied countries about to become 'free-to-take' due to the 5 edition rule have to be announced one edition beforehand.
    • e.g. Malaysia was used by Juror B from OM19 to OM23, if you want to take Malaysia for OM24 you have to announce your switch during the OM23 submission period​
    • if no one announces their switch in that period, Juror B passively renews their claim to Malaysia for 5 more editions (OM24 to OM28)​
  7. If you switch to a currently occupied country please mention the current juror in your switching post. This is to inform them that they will have to look for a new country for the upcoming edition.​
  8. Each juror can take a break at least three times per five editions. However, you will lose the right to an edition each time you have a break.​
    • e.g. You took Tajikistan from OM31 to OM35 and decides to take a break at OM33. Your last edition with Tajikistan will still be OM35, instead of OM36.​

ENTRIES

  • Each country can select its entries internally or through a National Matsuri (National Final).
  • The entrant is eligible when they are (partially) from that country or live(d) there and have gained the majority of their success in the broadcasting area or have at least one parent from that country. If the entrant is from a non-OM-region country and has at least one parent from the OM-region country the song must be performed in the official language of the country (except English and French) or the language of the indigenous peoples of the country.
  • Features/groups are allowed if the main vocalist is eligible for their country (rule 2) and at least 50% of the artists are from the broadcasting area.
  • An artist can only participate for one country in each edition, this includes being featured/being part of a group.
  • Entries can be of any duration and from any year.
  • Cover songs are allowed to be sent in the contest.
  • Cover songs can ‘re-enter’ the contest after 30 editions.
  • Eurovison songs and songs which competed in national finals, as well as their covers, are not allowed to compete.
  • You can start promoting your entry after it had been played in the first listening party organized on Pubby or on Beatsense. Before that, you are not allowed to share it fully or its title.
    • You are, however, allowed and encouraged to pre-promote your entry in a form of a teaser, which can be: revealing the artist's name, gifs from the video, riddles, or video teasers of the song with a duration of up to 18 seconds and similar, as long as it does not reveal the title.
  • In case you wanna select your entry via a national final, you can start it five days after voting starts. This way, there should be enough time for the other contestants to see it. You can announce your NF in your green room and promote it on this topic as well.


VOTING

  1. The country with the most amount of points wins Orient Matsuri.​
  2. You can not vote for your own country.​
  3. The voting is in Eurovision style (12-10-8 etc.)​
  4. Votes must be sent via PM to the host or co-host(s).​
  5. All participating countries must vote or they are automatically disqualified.​
  6. In case of ties, the country with the biggest number of votes gets the highest position. If the tied nations have the same number of voters, the one with the most 12s gets the lead. If the ties are not broken, the one with the most 10s. And so goes on.

HOSTING

  1. The winning contestant of the previous edition will receive hosting rights.​
    • In case of the winner decline hosting, the rights go to the 2nd placer of the previous edition.If they also decline, the process continues until the highest placed member is able to host.​
    • The edition takes place in the country the host was playing with in the previous edition. In transition editions, the host plays with their new country (if switched) but host in their previous country. e.g. The owner of Nigeria won OM40 but switched to Uzbekistan from OM41 - they will host in Nigeria, but play with Uzbekistan.​
  2. Every host will have to prepare a show with f.e. (but not limited to) banners that are linked with the song URLs and a results show. The hosts receive full creative freedom.​
  3. One edition consists of the entry submission period (7 days) and the voting period (10 days).​
  4. Every edition has two live listening parties on Pubby or Beatsense. The first one the day after the entry submission deadline and the second one two days before the voting deadline.​
  5. The results show should be held in the following two days after the voting deadline.​
  6. The host can ask for help from the moderators and/or can choose a co-host to help them out.​
  7. The host/s have to send their votes to the Orient Matsuri account at least 24 hours before the deadline. All vote collectors must do the same as well. Even if the host doesn't collect the votes, sending them to the Orient Matsuri account is still mandatory.​


FUTURE PROOF

  1. All members are allowed to present new ideas to continue improving OM. Please send your ideas via private message to the Orient Matsuri account or to one of the moderators.​
  2. To change rules we will have a user based referendum, a majority will lead to a ‘constitution’ change.​
  3. Moderators can refuse to implement user-referendums if they believe the idea is not of best interest for the future of the contest.​
 
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UPDATE

Because of the high interest in the contest we are going to make a slight change in the rules.

Old
If a participant fails to send an entry 3 editions in a row, without giving notice to the moderators, they will be removed from the participant roster. They can rejoin the contest without any restrictions.

New
If a participant fails to vote 2 editions in a row, or fails to send an entry 2 editions in a row (without giving notice to the moderators), they will be removed from the participant roster. They can rejoin the contest without any restrictions.

Waiting List rules were also added to the rules.
 

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UPDATE - OM 03

1. Co-juries

NEW

> Co-juries between two regular OM participants are allowed. Both members will keep their spot on the roster and a WL member will be able to send an entry for the editions the co-jury exists.

2. Rule violations

Old
> If a participant fails to vote 2 editions in a row, or fails to send an entry 2 editions in a row (without giving notice to the moderators), they will be removed from the participant roster. They can rejoin the contest without any restrictions.

NEW
> If a participant fails to vote 2 editions in a row, fails to send an entry 2 editions in a row (without announcing a break), or has 3 rule violations within a 5 edition time span, they will be removed from the participant roster. They can rejoin the contest without any restrictions.

3. Waiting list entries

Old
> If a regular member takes a break or fails to send an entry, a waiting list member can send an entry to the edition (first come first serve).

NEW
> If a regular member takes a break or fails to send an entry, a waiting list member can send an entry to the edition. The highest member on the waiting list that sent a back-up entry will get the spot for the edition.
 

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⚠️ Moving to a new site ⚠️


For the OM18 LL we are trying out a new site, please join us tomorrow at:


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To access it, you need to register, so be prepared for tomorrow!

If it turns out to be a flop in some way, we always have our favorite plan B option waiting for us:



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UPDATES

PARTICIPATION:

Removed Associated Members rule. All the countries formerly categorized as Associated members have become eligible members. The map will be updated soon.

JURY SWITCHING:

Added rule 3.

In case more than one person wants the same country, the first who announces the switch is the owner of the country.

Added rule 8.

Each juror can take a break at least three times per five editions. However, you will lose the right to an edition each time you have a break.​
  • e.g. You took Tajikistan from OM31 to OM35 and decides to take a break at OM33. Your last edition with Tajikistan will still be OM35, instead of OM36.​
ENTRIES:

Added rule 10.

In case you wanna select your entry via a national final, you can start it five days after voting starts. This way, there should be enough time for the other contestants to see it. You can announce your NF in your green room and promote it on this topic as well.

VOTING:

Added rule 6.

In case of ties, the country with the biggest number of votes get the highest position. If the tied nations have the same number of voters, the one with the most 12s gets the lead. If the ties are not broken, the one with the most 10s. And so goes on.

HOSTING:

Edited rule 7.

The host/s have to send their votes to the Orient Matsuri account at least 24 hours before the deadline. All vote collectors must do the same as well. Even if the host doesn't collect the votes, sending them to the Orient Matsuri account is still mandatory.

General changes:

Switched plug.dj to Pubby and Beatsense.

 

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UPDATES

HOSTING:

Edited rule 1.

The winning contestant of the previous edition will receive hosting rights.​
  • In case the winner decline hosting, the rights go to the 2nd placer of the previous edition.If they also decline, the process continues until the highest placed member is able to host.​
  • The edition takes place in the country the host was playing with in the previous edition. In transition editions, the host plays with their new country (if switched) but host in their previous country. e.g. The owner of Nigeria won OM40 but switched to Uzbekistan from OM41 - they will host in Nigeria, but play with Uzbekistan.​
 

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UPDATES

ENTRIES:

Edited rule 2.

OLD
  • The entrant is eligible when they are (partially) from that country or live(d) there and have gained the majority of their success in the broadcasting area.
NEW
  • The entrant is eligible when they are (partially) from that country or live(d) there and have gained the majority of their success in the broadcasting area or have at least one parent from that country.​
  • If the entrant is from a non-OM-region country and has at least one parent from the OM-region country the song must be performed in the official language of the country (except English and French) or the language of the indigenous peoples of the country.​
 
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