MegaCon/Anime Sushi AMV Contest 2011

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MegaCon/Anime Sushi AMV Contest 2011

Postby SushiBoyJared » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:03 pm

Hello everyone! Well, it is time for another MegaCon (March 25th - 27th, 2011, Orange County Convention Center, Hall D, 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819), and we're prepared to accept entries for the yearly AMV Contest, and for our new event, The AMV Inferno.

Check out the details for the AMV Contest below -

Anime Sushi's yearly AMV contest will once again be held on the Sunday of MegaCon (March 27th).

Quick Facts about the AMV Contest!

Contest Day: Sunday, March 27th
Deadline: Sunday, March 6th
Formats: Quicktime, Mpeg4, Mpeg2, Mpeg1, AVI (specific format instructions below)
Who can enter: Anyone
Prize for winning: Something good from our friendly donating companies, bragging rights, etc.
Contact: Jared, email at amv@animesushi.org, or at sushiamv@gmail.com
Do I need to read the rest of the rules?: Absolutely, you need to keep reading because there are quite a few things you need to be aware of if you want your video to actually qualify for the contest.

Full rules can be found here (or below): AMV Contest Full Rules

Looking forward to seeing your creative video submissions!

Check out the AMV Inferno post for more details about that event: http://www.animemusicvideos.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=102832

Full Rules: Anime Sushi AMV Contest 2011

QUICK FACTS!

Contest Day: Sunday, March 27th
Deadline: Sunday, March 6th
Formats: Quicktime, Mpeg4, Mpeg2, Mpeg1, AVI (specific format instructions below)
Who can enter: Anyone
Prize for winning: Something good from our friendly donating companies, bragging rights, etc.
Contact: Jared, email at amv@animesushi.org, or at sushiamv@gmail.com
Do I need to read the rest of the rules?: Absolutely, you need to keep reading because there are quite a few things you need to be aware of if you want your video to actually qualify for the contest.

RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR SUBMISSION:

Thank you for your interest in Anime Sushi’s AMV Contest at MegaCon 2011! This information will serve as a guide to the contest, the rules and regulations for entry into it. Included are pertinent dates, our submission guidelines, submission instructions and helpful tips on video compression and conversion for those that would like them.

The 2011 Anime Sushi AMV Contest will once again accepting only digital/online submissions. This is primarily due to convenience and partially due to our desire to simplify the entry and presentation methods. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause anyone.

The deadline to have your video to us is SUNDAY MARCH 6th, 11:59PM. After that we will no longer be accepting entries. NO Entries will be accepted at the convention since we need to judge and put together our presentation (if you want to bring an AMV to the convention, check out the rules for the AMV Inferno on Friday, March 25th). Thank you, and we’re sorry for any trouble this causes. Also, the earlier you send your submission, the better. Putting this thing together takes time.

If you are not currently a member of the AnimeSushi.com forums, go and join - this is a great way to talk to your fellow submitters, ask questions, send a PM to the contest organizer (username: Sushiboy), review the rules, or just hang out and talk about plans for the contest.

All submissions that are going to be uploaded must be uploaded online (your own website, animemusicvideos.org, or a file-send service like megaupload.com, yousendit.com, filesend.net, sendspace.com, or another service like this). A link to the file must be sent to amv@animesushi.org and/or sushiamv@gmail.com along with your entry information (see “Submission Instructions” for entry information details).

The following formats will be accepted:

Quicktime (.mov - this format is our favorite)
Mpeg 4 (.mp4)
Mpeg 2 (DVD ready please)
Mpeg 1 (though this format has been sketchy for us before)
AVI (mpeg4, divx and DV compressed AVI’s ONLY)

Please note, we DO NOT accept Windows Media (.wmv) files for the contest.

If you have another format you would like to submit in, and you want to ask us about it, please email and we will consider it, or try to work with it, as long as it is high quality.

Files should be no more than 500MB in size, maximum. If you would like to submit a file larger than 500MB, please email amv@animesushi.org or PM Sushiboy on the Anime Sushi forum before uploading for special permission to do so.

We are also able to accept submissions over AIM/iChat or other messenger services, though this is not the preferred method of receiving submissions.

If you are unsure about which of these formats to use or are having difficulty converting your video, please consult the tips and tricks at the bottom of this document for suggestions and ideas you could potentially utilize to get your video into one of the required formats.

THE CONTEST, THE SHOWING, THE LIMITS:

The Anime Sushi AMV contest is a contest in which music videos consisting of Japanese Animation source footage are entered, judged, and shown to an audience at Mega Convention in March. Videos must consist of footage from primarily Japanese Animation and/or Japanese video game and other Japanese animated media sources in order to be qualified for this contest.

Videos will be converted and burned to DVD and will be displayed for the contest via a DVD player. The reason for this is to ensure that the contest will not encounter any unfortunate technical difficulties. The contest is typically limited to two hours, though we reserve the right to adjust this if necessary. This limit means that some of the videos we receive may not be shown as part of the main contest. We regret that this needs to happen, but the contest consistently receives so many videos that we must either have an incredibly long show and risk people being unwilling to watch the contest, or eliminating some videos from consideration and competition. Videos that are eliminated from the main contest will be given to Anime Sushi’s showing department for display during showing block breaks, or, may be entered into the Friday night AMV Inferno (at the video creator’s discretion).

COMPRESSION GUIDELINES:

For ease of the transitioning your videos from digital files to DVD ready media, please be sure to follow these guidelines as closely as you possibly can. Also, since we will be converting videos for playback, please be sure that your video is in as high a quality format as possible as they conversion will not be kind to the look of lower-quality videos.

720x480 Pixels is Standard Definition video size. If you submit a video at anything below 720x480, you run the risk of having your video look a pixelated when it is converted, so please BEWARE. Audio should also be as high a quality as possible, so please keep it 16bit/44.1k if at all possible.

The maximum length for videos for this contest is 7 Minutes. Videos over 7 minutes will be disqualified. Please feel free to include studio bumpers at the beginning and end of your videos for identification purposes within the 7 minute limit.

You may submit ONE video for entry into this Anime Music Video contest. You may send along a second video for general showing and display purposes (these will likely be shown in a separate time slot and/or before/between other events), or may submit a different video to the AMV Inferno event, but only one video may be submitted for the Sunday AMV Contest. Please restrict extra videos to the same format guidelines and size constraints. For instructions about uploading your contest submission and possible extra video, please continue on to the submission instructions section below.

DISCLAIMERS:

Anime Sushi reserve the right to cut any submission from the contest for content (ie excessive violence, sexually explicit, or other potentially offensive content) or for any other reason which we feel case the video to be “inappropriate” for viewing by the audience that will be in attendance. We have done this in the past mainly because we want the contest to be, if not “family friendly,” at least not blatantly offensive. We have created the AMV Inferno event for videos that do not fit into the requirements for the AMV Contest, and if we are not able to show your video in the Sunday AMV Contest due to content, we will attempt to contact you to see if you would like to be entered, instead, into the AMV Inferno. Please note, though, that videos featuring hateful content in terms of race, gender, creed, etc., will not be admitted into the contest, nor will they be shown as any part of the video presentation at MegaCon 2011. We are open minded, but there is a line.

We will do our best to get every qualifying video submitted for the contest into the contest, but that is by NO MEANS a guarantee that we will be able to. Please be aware, this is something we do in our spare time, so if we have trouble with a video, rather than spend hours attempting to figure out what bizarre settings you used to create your video, we would prefer to move on and finish converting the videos of the people who followed our guidelines. We also reserve the right to change the contest and submission guidelines at any time.

Attendance at the convention is not required to enter the contest, nor is it required to win. The winners will be notified by email that they won, but the contest organizers will not be mailing any prizes to anyone who is not at the contest - if you want your prize or certificate, be sure to be at the contest. Entrance into the viewing room to the contest does require a convention admission wrist-band.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

Entrants into the 2011 Anime Sushi AMV Contest must send an email to amv@animesushi.org or sushiamv@gmail.com with “MegaCon 2011 AMV Contest Entry” as the subject line. In this email you should include:

1.) Your Real Name
2.) Your Studio Name / Nickname (if you have one)
3.) Your Video Title
4.) The Settings/Program you used to convert/edit/compress your video
5.) Your email address or other pertinent contact information (incase we have trouble with your video)
6.) Your Sushi Forum User ID

Your video should then be sent along via whichever method you have selected to transfer it to us (MegaUpload or one of the other file-delivery sites).

Please note, we prefer files be under 500MB. For files larger, please email amv@Animesushi.org for special permission. Please be sure to name your files sensibly (with the title of the video, and your AMV creator name in the file name somewhere so we can identify the file).

Once your file has uploaded, and you have sent your email with your information to amv@Animesushi.org please feel free to introduce yourself to the other forum members, send along an extra AMV for general showing, or just read what other Sushi members are talking about.

We prefer NOT to go outside of the bounds of these rules, but if it becomes necessary, we will consider requests for manual submission and alternate formats. If you find that you are unable to follow our guidelines and would like to suggest an alternate method of submission, please contact us.

Good luck!
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Re: MegaCon/Anime Sushi AMV Contest 2011

Postby Kawatta-kun » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:23 pm

"Forbidden

You don't have permission to access /smf/index.php on this server."
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Re: MegaCon/Anime Sushi AMV Contest 2011

Postby SushiBoyJared » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:03 am

Not sure why it is giving you guys issues - try this link, and if it doesn't work, I'll post the full rules up here.

http://www.animesushi.com/smf/index.php?topic=4693.0
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Re: MegaCon/Anime Sushi AMV Contest 2011

Postby Kawatta-kun » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:25 pm

Still forbiden.
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Re: MegaCon/Anime Sushi AMV Contest 2011

Postby SushiBoyJared » Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:43 am

Ok, I've posted the full rules in here. See original posting.
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Re: MegaCon/Anime Sushi AMV Contest 2011

Postby SushiBoyJared » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:27 pm

Hey, just a reminder, the deadline is fast approaching for this contest (March 6th, this coming Sunday), so get your videos in!
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Re: MegaCon/Anime Sushi AMV Contest 2011

Postby Scintilla » Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:59 pm

Um... what exactly is the format of this contest? I know you said the videos would be judged, but does the audience also get to vote? What are the categories/prize titles?
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Re: MegaCon/Anime Sushi AMV Contest 2011

Postby SushiBoyJared » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:11 am

Sorry I missed your question (was getting ready for the con). I have a panel of judges who assist me in viewing the videos and selecting winners. I decided not to do a fan-favorite video this year because of the introduction of our AMV Inferno event, which is a fan oriented AMV viewing. That's about it.
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Re: MegaCon/Anime Sushi AMV Contest 2011

Postby SushiBoyJared » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:11 am

Congratulations are in order! We had a great showing this year of videos, which made it hard to narrow down our decision to just a few exceptional videos, but thank you so much to everyone for entering. These were the creators/videos we chose to honor with awards this year:

Honorable Mention - Durandal - "Waiting For You"

Honorable Mention - Tiger M - "Fighting In The Rain"

Judges Award - Mister Furious - "Mad World"

Best Comedic - Nils Houghton - Armed and out of medication Productions - "An Alchemist named Sue"

Best Romantic - RKrenz (NL Productions) - "She's My Best Friend"

Best Action - Dreamscope - "Break Through Heaven Gurren Lagann"

Best Drama - AquaMan (Aqua Sky Productions) - "Lurking Psychosis"

Best of Show - Shin - "A Prelude to Dreams"
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Re: MegaCon/Anime Sushi AMV Contest 2011

Postby EvilBloodyNoob » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:46 pm

woot! I won best action (H)
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Re: MegaCon/Anime Sushi AMV Contest 2011

Postby Rider4Z » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:53 pm

SushiBoyJared wrote:Judges Award - Mister Furious - "Mad World"

ohhhhhhhwatch out now :awesome:
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Re: MegaCon/Anime Sushi AMV Contest 2011

Postby Shin-AMV » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:20 am

SushiBoyJared wrote:Best of Show - Shin - "A Prelude to Dreams"


:) cool
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Re: MegaCon/Anime Sushi AMV Contest 2011

Postby MisterFurious » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:28 am

Rider4Z wrote:
SushiBoyJared wrote:Judges Award - Mister Furious - "Mad World"

ohhhhhhhwatch out now :awesome:


Maybe, but it didn't make the finals at Tekkoshocon, so I'm still surprised....
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Re: MegaCon/Anime Sushi AMV Contest 2011

Postby Rider4Z » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:34 pm

MisterFurious wrote:Maybe, but it didn't make the finals at Tekkoshocon, so I'm still surprised....

neither did Crimson Rhapsody *shrug* maybe Tekkoshocon and MegaCon are another Fanime and AX for you :idea:
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