Welcome to the 2019 Official Challenge Series!
This is a fun and friendly competition based on the official challenges for 2019. Everyone is encouraged to participate as much (or as little) as they wish. We'll have an overall challenge competition for this year, as well as several awards you can earn along the way based on your participation in challenges. The overarching goal of this is to have fun and encourage everyone to expand their film knowledge by participating in the various country/genre/theme challenges.
There are a few changes from last year (details below). The first major change is to eliminate some of the redundant awards (e.g., Dabbler, Winners). The second major change is to have two levels of goals for a few of these - one lower-threshold goal (achievable at ~1.25 film/day pace) and one upper-threshold goal (achievable at ~3.5 film/day pace); for example, the Obsessed Much Award will have the lower threshold at 36 and the upper threshold at 100. If you have questions on the awards, just ask. Discussion thread.
How Does It Work?
Very simply, earn points by participating in challenges. Points are based on your rank for the challenge, and totaled across all challenges you've participated in. (Full details of the scoring can be found in the Official Challenges Leaderboard.) In addition, there will be various awards you can earn along the way for achieving certain milestones. Other advice:
- Record your watches that fit each challenge, even if it's only 1 or 2
- Scoring tends to reward breadth; 5 watches each in 3 challenges tends to be better than 15 watches in a single challenge
- Pay attention to films that count for multiple challenges
- Most importantly, HAVE FUN!
Yes - there will be awards! Awards are based on participation in the challenges this year and achieving various milestones along the way. Just keep participating in challenges, and it's likely you'll earn quite a few of these along the way. Here are the awards:
- Participation (AKA the "Christopher Lee") Award: How many challenges did you participate in*? Awarded in six levels, for participating in 1, 4, 9, 16, 25, and 36 challenges. *Lower threshold: 1 film/challenge counts as participation (same as 2018). Upper threshold: 5 films/challenge counts as participation.
- X/X (AKA the "Beautiful Mind") Award: Awarded for watching X movies in X official challenges. There are 36 potential levels with this badge. Every challenge participant will earn at least the 1/1 level. But if you want to earn the highest level, you'd have to watch at least 36 movies in all 36 official challenges. No thresholds for this award.
- Top 5 Performance (AKA the "Oscar Nominees") Award: For placing in the top 5 of a challenge. Level up each time you achieve this (Max 36). No thresholds for this award.
- Obsessed Much? (AKA the "Adrian Monk") Award: For reaching the given threshold in a challenge. Level up each time you exceed the threshold (Max 36). Lower threshold: 36 watches in a single challenge. Upper threshold: 100 watches in a single challenge.
- 300/1066 (AKA "Gerard Butler Yells A Lot"/"William the Conqueror") Award: Awarded once for reaching 300 total watches (lower threshold) or 1066 total watches (upper threshold) across all official challenges.
- Nerdy Stats (AKA "Idiocracy") Awards: These are going to be a series of awards based on the three challenges combined each month, including top combined performance across all three challenges, bottom combined performance across all three challenges (contingent on participation in all three), and the central tendency trio of mean, median, and modal performance across the three official challenges.
- Triple/Double (AKA "Space Jam") Awards: Watch the most triples in a month? Award. Most doubles in a month? Another award. Level up to 12. Note: This is an "opt-in" award/challenge - to qualify, you must post your doubles and triples in The Triple Challenge - 2019 thread. No thresholds on this one.
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