The theme this year is "The Far East" - please see rules for description.
All winners will get nifty certificates. Titles and creator names (or pseudonyms) of winning videos will be posted on the Yaoi-Con website after the contest, and winners have the option of allowing their websites linked from ours (indicate preference on the entry form). Awards should be presented during the Cosplay Intermission (Actual date and time of award presentations is tba, please check back for updates)
Yaoi-Con Attendees will view the videos at the convention and will vote on awards for Best Shounen-Ai/Romance, Best Comedy, Best Drama, Best Action, and Audience Favorite.
Technical Judges will view the videos before the convention and decide on awards for Best Matching Theme and Best Technical.
Technical judges will be made up of a combination of some Yaoi-Con Staff and some non-professional Music Video makers from the field of American tv show vidders.
The theme this year is "The Far East" celebrating the culture and history from all over asia. From the story of the three kingdoms and the warring states period to the bakumatsu and sengoku era. A celebration of the bishies of the past in China, Japanand all over the continent. (Please keep in mind that this being "yaoi-con" that all "relationships" must still fit the yaoi category, yet this theme does not explicitly mean that "feelings" must be love.)
Please note that the theme and shounen-ai/yaoi footage is considered an “either/or” setup. You are free to enter a video that is either based around the contest “theme” or is of “shounen-ai/yaoi” nature, or both if you wish.
M/M sexual content will be accepted and can be explicit if shown (this is an 18+ convention). However, no m/f or f/f sexual content will be accepted.
Excessive violence is discouraged and major violence in videos will only be accepted if it truly fits in with the theme and the categories. (Please note that 'gore' is not among the listed categories.)
Please email the AMV Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
The creator(s) of the video must select a category for their video.
The available categories are:
Please attempt to limit the length of each video to 7 minutes. Included in this time would be any notes or titles you wish to include with your video. If you feel that your video needs to exceed this limit, please include a short note explaining why. We will accept the tape and the Yaoi-Con Staff will determine if the situation is valid. Not included in this time should be a one to two second leader and trailer of nothing but a blank screen (this makes creating the con copy a simpler process).
Footage used in the video should be from anime series/movies/OAVs and keep with the convention or contest theme or be of shounen-ai/yaoi nature. In order to qualify for awards, the videos should be matched with music. Videos containing footage from video games and/or live action cinema will likely be disqualified from winning awards but may still be shown as an "exhibition only" video.
All entries become the property of Yaoi-Con and will not be returned to the creator(s). So, please, give us great copies, not masters.
All submitted videos are assumed to be cleared by the creator(s) for display purposes.
No more than five (5) entries per creator will be accepted. No exceptions. We cannot guarantee that all entries will be shown, due to time constraints, but every effort will be made to show as many selected entries as possible.
Failure to follow these rules will result with us either only using the first entry on the tape or complete disqualification.
1. Entries should be submitted on a CD or DVD data disc. This is to better facilitate making the contest master DVD.
2. For online submissions please use websites such as yousendit or depositfiles or mediashare and send to email@example.com AND firstname.lastname@example.org - entry form txt files should be sent in a seperate e-mail to the aforementioned addresses.
3. Videos are to be uploaded in AVI, or MPG - no exceptions
4. Even if you are still submitting online, please be sure to e-mail a txt or snail mail a printed copy of your entry form for all purposes.
5. If you have any questions feel free to contact AMV contest staff.
Please note that while digital entries and mail-in entries are accepted, digital media disc is the preferred form of submission. If you wish to enter digitally, files are recommended to be 720x480 AVIs preferably encoded in HuffyUV video codec or MPEG2 files. For audio, be certain to normalize your audio (For guides conccerning this please see http://www.animemusicvideos.org). If you have any problems encoding with this please send an e-mail to the contest coordinator.
Yaoi-Con and its judging methods are final. Prizes will be awarded only to those in attendance at the convention, though any submission will be entered for the contest. Certificates and web-banners will be mailed to non-attending winners. All other prizes (if any) will only be distributed at the convention itself.
Proxies may claim prizes for non-attending winners with a signed proxy form (please visit our website for a copy of the form).
Please label (print or type) your tape with your real name, email address, and the video's title.
On a separate sheet of paper, please submit:
- your real name
- pseudonym for publication release
- snail mail address
- email address
- indicate yes/no for website linking (include url if yes)
- submission type
- song title & artist
- name of video
- name(s) of anime footage used
- Category under which you wish your video to be judged under (comedy, drama etc etc)
Include this form with your video. If submitting via the online submission process, you must mail in the form to the address listed below or attach a txt file to an e-mail for the contest coordinator.
Entries must be postmarked by September 23rd and recieved no later than September 30th. Online submissions must be sent by September 30th unless a prior arrangement has been made.No entries will be accepted at the door.
For those who wish to submit online please go to http://www.yousendit.com (YSI) http://www.depositfiles.com or http://www.mediashare.com and use their tools to upload and send your video to the contest coordinator at BOTH email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that video sent using YSI MUST be under one gigabyte in size (so we suggest using mpeg-2 for best quality or using a program such as WinRAR in order to upload larger files). Mediashare and DepositFiles have a larger file limit. After you upload your video file, send a second e-mail that contains a text attachment with all the entry information as dictated above. Please note in your second e-mail that you sent the file via YSI so the coordinator can properly organize the videos.
E-Mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: Changes have been made to the submission policy, please check accordingly.
Please send entries on DVD, or CD to the following address:
c/o Sean Thordsen
10321 Monitor Drive
Huntington Beach, CA 92646