This year I’ll be running the first ever AMV contest for Animethon 10 (July 12 - 13) in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada,
Animethon is an anime viewing festival/convention that has grown over the past 10 years to attract over 1500+ people. It now includes such popular events including a costume contest, panels, dealer’s room and now an Anime Music Video Contest. I have been working out the best way to run this contest to be as fair as possible to both the convention and those who enter and hopefully the contest structure reflects that.
Since this is the first contest in Alberta (yes, someplace new to expose your AMVs to!), I expect the audience response to be very good and a full house at the convention since the anime community here is quite large and AMVs tend to be very popular when shown.
The contest overview, rules and submission guidelines are posted at http://www.animethon.org
. I would really like to get a good number of videos for this first time event so please consider entering. The deadline for submissions is May 23, 2003 and we will be also taking submissions via an FTP site. You don’t have to be present at the event to win and we’ll get any awards out to those who are not present.
Vlad G. Pohnert
Animethon 10 AMV Contest Coordinator