The 4th BJSC Veto Framework, Effective from XCI
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Jan 7 2017, 06:53 PM
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The 4th BJSC Veto Framework
The new framework has been designed with increased clarity and fairness in mind. The points system has been overhauled with the addition of 5 points and the expansion of 10 points beyond the 'double trifecta'. Following a 2016 feedback exercise, the practice of 'moderator discretion' will be reintroduced. The moderators will be able to veto tracks that are against the spirit of the framework and competition, but don't quite attract enough points to be vetoed. The moderators will also be able to overrule an automatic-veto in cases where the entry is within the spirit of the framework and competition but through a quirk in the framework picks up more than 25 points. Where the featured artist is the primary vocalist or has a material impact on the song, then they will attract full points. Otherwise featured artists will accumulate points at 25% of their standard value (i.e. 3 points instead of 12)
How to calculate the points.
The Framework is divided into two sections. One based on the artist and another on the song. In each section there are a series of subheadings. The subheadings are the various veto clauses, such as "Spotify Global Chart". Under each subheading is a list of points and the conditions for being awarded that point amount. Not all of the possible points (3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 25) will be represented under each subheading. You will be awarded the points for the highest condition your entry is marked against. For example, if your artist has been sent 3 times in the past 30 contests you would pick up the 10 points for the 3 past times but not the 5 for the 2 times or 3 for any entry. You will only be awarded one set of points per subheading, with the exception of the "Other" heading where points will be allocated for each condition triggered.
The Veto Threashold is 14 points or 1 12 pointer. Automatic Vetoes occur at 25 points - subject to moderator discretion. If your entry is vetoed you will be provided a list of reasons that will be published by the moderators. You retain the right to appeal a veto decision via a PM to a member of the moderator team. You should detail why you believe your song is compliant with the spirit of the framework/contest and thus why the veto should be overturned.
The Anniversary Entries Framework
**In order to make use of your anniversary entry for your 50th, 100th or 250th contest you must inform moderators 2 months in advance of the artist and song being entered. Please state why you are entering this artist in your notification to the moderators. The artist should be significant to your nation in someway. The artist you select will be the only artist you can use for future anniversary entries so chose wisely. Anniversary entries will be accepted only where they comply with the below conditions**
- Song has not charted in the UK Top 40
- Song has not previously been entered to the Buzzjack Song Contest
- Artist/Song choice was submitted to the moderators two contests in advance
- Artist is the same as the artist registered against your nation for anniversary entries
- Song is not from the artists most recent/current* era
*delete as appropriate
Moderator discretion will apply at all times and songs deemed 'too well known' will be denied entry. Reasons will be provided and right to appeal is unaffected by the anniversary status.
Standard Entries Framework
Section A: The Artist
03 \\ Artist has previously been entered to the Buzzjack Song Contest.
05 \\ Artist has been entered 2 times within last 30 contests
10 \\ Artist has been entered 3 times within last 30 contests
25 \\ Artist has been entered 4 times within last 30 contests
25 \\ Artist has been entered 7 times within last 150 contests
Artist Past BJSC Performance
05 \\ Artist has come top 20 in a final of more than 40 entrants
07 \\ Artist has come top 15 in any final
10 \\ Artist has finished top 10 on two or more occasions
12 \\ Artist has finished top 5 in any final
25 \\ Artist finished in previous contests top 3 (including featured artists - Points for featured artists are awarded at 100% for this item)
25 \\ Artist has their own Artist Forum
Artist Chart History
07 \\ Artist has had a UK Top 40 album within past 18 months
12 \\ Artist has 5 or more different songs chart in the UK Top 40 or the US Hot 100 since 2000
25 \\ Artist has 5 or more different songs chart within the UK Top 10 or US Top 20 since 2000
Section B: The Song
Other 'Song Contests' across Buzzjack
03 \\ Song has been entered to another 'Song Contest'
05 \\ Song has finished in the top 50% of another 'Song Contest'
07 \\ Song has been in top 10 of another 'Song Contest'
12 \\ Song has been entered into another 'Song Contest' in past 24 months
25 \\ Song finished top 5 in Unknown Pleasures
Song's Chart Performance
03 \\ The song has charted in the Top 40 of the Artists "Home Nation"
03 \\ In the last 24 months, the song has charted in the official chart of: Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Japan, Germany, New Zealand, Norway, South Korea & Sweden
05 \\ In the last 24 months the song has charted in the official chart of the United States or the United Kingdom
07 \\ In the last 24 months the song has charted in the Top 40 of: Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Japan, Germany, New Zealand, Norway, South Korea & Sweden
07 \\ Song is currently in the chart of a Scandinavian nation
10 \\ In the last 24 months the song has charted in the Top 40 of the United States
10 \\ In the last 24 months the song has charted in the Top 20 of: Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Japan, Germany, New Zealand, Norway, South Korea & Sweden
12 \\ The song has charted in the UK Top 40
12 \\ Song is currently in the Hot 100
25 \\ Song is currently in the UK Top 75
25 \\ Song has charted in the UK Top 20
03 \\ Song is in the Spotify chart for the Artists "Home Nation"
05 \\ Song is in the Spotify chart for one of the major music markets. (Countries singled out for chart performance above)
10 \\ Song is in the top 40 of the Spotify chart for one of the major music markets (ex. UK & US)
12 \\ Song is in the top 40 of the UK or US Spotify chart
25 \\ Song is in the top 100 of the Spotify Global chart
10 \\ Song is in 7 or more BJSC participants Personal Charts
12 \\ Song is in the Multichart during the month prior to, and including the week of, confirmations
07 \\ Song was confirmed by 2 people
10 \\ Song was confirmed by 3 or 4 people
12 \\ Song was confirmed by 5 or more people
07 \\ Song has received moderate radio, internet, TV, or print media exposure
12 \\ Song has received substantial radio, internet, TV, or print media exposure
05 \\ Song has been playlisted on BBC Radio 1 OR Capital FM in past 12 months
07 \\ Song has been playlisted on BOTH BBC Radio 1 and Capital FM in past 12 months
10 \\ Song has been playlisted on BBC Radio 1 OR Capital FM in past 2 months
12 \\ Song has been playlisted on BOTH BBC Radio 1 and Capital FM in past 2 months
25 \\ Song is currently on the playlist of BBC Radio 1 or Capital FM
07 \\ Song contains a minor sample of a former BJSC entry
10 \\ Song contains a sample of a well known song
12 \\ Song contains a major sample of a former BJSC entry
12 \\ Song is a 'substantially different' cover of a former BJSC entry
25 \\ Song is a cover of a previous BJSC entry that is not deemed to be 'substantially different' to the original entry
25 \\ Song is a former Eurovision Entry
25 \\ Song is in contention to be a Eurovision entry, either through a national final or being a widely rumoured entry under an 'internal selection'
25 \\ Song has more than 100 replies in a Genre Forum
25 \\ Song is a previous BJSC entry
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