General Info

RICE: Rewards Imagined by Community of Editors

RICE is a community feedback event made by editors, for editors.
The categories & the videos that apply to them are decided through voting during the event by the participants.
That means the only people who vote, review, and judge entries are the editors who submitted something to it.

You must be a verified member of the server to participate in RICE.
If you are not already in the server, you can click here to join.

The Basics

  • RICE is an annual event with the same dates every year. Video submissions open in January with a deadline of 1 February. The event is completed in the first week of March.
  • Meant for BentoVid regulars, not the general public (although there is no membership age requirement)
  • Takes place on Discord
  • Blind submission and review
  • Use any medium as a source
  • Up to 2 video submissions accepted
  • Submitted videos must be SFW
  • Everyone encouraged to review all submissions (feedback and/or constructive criticism)
  • Award categories decided by peers after seeing all the videos for that year

2025 Umami

Folklore & the Paranormal

Legends, fables, cryptids, supernatural phenomena, traditions, & myths

The Umami is the theme for that year's RICE.
It is changed every year and is announced at the end of the previous year's RICE Awards video.

Participation in the theme is optional, but it is the only (genre-related) category announced before the event starts.

The submission form opens at 12:00am EST (05:00 UTC) January 1, 2025.
All submissions must be received by 12:00pm EST (17:00 UTC) on February 1, 2025.

Submit to RICE

If you have any questions, please DM @standardquip (Vars) on Discord.