Kita-Kon 2014 AMV Contest

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Kita-Kon 2014 AMV Contest

Postby Kita-Kon » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:49 pm

Submissions Open - http://www.kita-kon.org/?page_id=559

We're Back! Kita-Kon will be hosting an AMV contest at the convention August 22-24, 2014. You can find all of the rules and guidelines on the link posted above, but I will also include them here for easy viewing. If you have any questions, please let me know at admin@kita-kon.org. Good luck to everyone who enters!

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Deadlines

Contest submissions will be closed Friday August 1st, 2014, at 11:59pm EST. Contest winners will be announced Monday September 1st, 2014.

Categories

  • Action
  • Comedy / Parody / Trailers
  • Romance / Drama
  • Upbeat / Dance
  • Magical Girl

General Rules

  • A maximum of three (3) entries, one (1) per category, is allowed per person.
  • Multi-Editor Projects are eligible for entry, as long as you include all of the editors information.
  • You do not need to be in attendance to submit a video to the contest or to win a category.
  • Submitted AMVs must have been premiered between September 1st, 2013, and the convention date to qualify.
  • Submissions that have premiered at other conventions, or that have won awards, are permitted.

Formatting Rules

  • Videos must be longer than one (1) minute and shorter than eight (8) minutes in length.
  • There must be at least (1) second of black buffer time at the beginning and end of the video.
  • Title & end cards must be removed from the video file, we will be providing our own for each video at the show.
  • Submitted AMVs must have a minimum of 75% Japanese animation or video game footage to qualify.
  • Videos must not contain subtitled footage.
  • Keep it PG-13! No nudity, excessive violence, or excessive swearing. If there are more than a couple of swears, the video will be allowed if the swears are beeped.

Technical Rules

  • Video files must be submitted in the following containers only; .avi, .mp4, & .mkv.
  • Resolutions must be at or above 800×600 (4:3) or 1280×720 (16:9).
  • Framerates must be 29.97fps or above.
  • Audio quality must be at a bitrate of 128kbps or greater and a sampling rate of 44.1k or greater.
  • .mp3, .aac, and other compressed audio formats are permitted.

Submission Rules

  • We will not accept Youtube or any other video streaming links as a submission. Please use one of the following services to give us access to your files; Dropbox, Google Drive, Mega, AMV, or Personal Hosting.
  • Please format the file name as follows: "amvtitle_alias_firstname_lastname.extension"

Judging

  • Each category will be judged twice, first by a group of selected judges, and second by fans at the event.
  • Judges will mark each video on a number of different qualities, such as; content, story, timing, effects, and impact. First place winners in each category will receive a plaque, with the overall best in show receiving a trophy.
  • Fans will have one vote per video out of ten. Fan voted videos will not receive a physical trophy, but will receive bragging rights for the year.

Winners

  • Winners will be mailed a plaque or trophy once scores have been finalized.
Kita-Kon
 
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Re: Kita-Kon 2014 AMV Contest

Postby knage » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:58 am

*Ignore this I am posting so I may keep track on my Contest in my "View Post" area.
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