Well, with several editors on staff, the anime club at the University of Michigan decided to try an AMV contest at the yearly large event. (Translation: I wanted to, and the rest of the staff is letting me.)
The full rules are linked at the bottom (contains submission information), as well as the submission form.
Perferably, submit the video via ftp . Snail mail is possible, but less reliable. NO VHS TAPES! (I don't even have a VCR, OK?)
Because resuming uploads is a little tricky with the server and settings I'm using, incomplete uploads will be deleted automatically. So if your upload is interrupted, you'll have to try again. Sorry.
Formats: In short, if I can play it, it's all good. But be reasonable, please. I don't want to deal with multi-gig HuffYUV submissions, OK? MPEG and MPEG2 are fine, as well as DivX, XviD, or other common codecs in an AVI are fine. I'd prefer not to have to handle Makostra or Ogg files. Also, I'm not about to handle Quicktime or Real files. Please note that I may transcode the videos if they don't playback properly or if they are in a problemtic format (for me) like Ogg or Makostra.
Content Guidelines: If it's Org-friendly, then it's fine. Anything else is subject to potential rejection.
Submissions: I would prefer relatively new videos, OK? Be nice, and be reasonable.
Contest itself: The categories are action, comedy, drama/serious (includes romance), and the generic other.
Deadline: October 30. (I know it's pretty close, but this is a college club thing, and the date of the event was just confirmed today)
Awards & Prizes: There will be a winner in each category. Other awards may or may not occur as the judges see fit. I haven't figured out prizes yet, but I'll post an update when I do. If you're there, though, I may allow a short acceptence speech.
The event itself will be on November 6, in Ann Arbor, on the campus of the University of Michigan. More details on the rest of the event will be made availible as it nears and as it's planned.
The full rules (including submission information) are here
, and the submission form is here