The 2010 AMV Contest is open to all AMV creators. Video Submission Deadline is July 16, 2010 (07/16/10). Contestants may compete for top prize in four categories:
Action/Adventure – Videos about action, battles, and quests, the best in upbeats and beatdowns.
Drama/Sentimental – Got a video that will make someone cry, fall in love, get angsty, or just stand in reverent awe? This is the category for you.
Comedy – The jewel of most AMV contests, how many sides can you split? Show us the funny!
Trailer/Parody – Commercial parody, movie trailer parody, or any other parody you can think of. Creativity shines here.
Contestants may enter more than one AMV, but contestants may submit only one entry per category. Category Prizes:
Prizes will be awarded for the following awards:
* Best In Category (Audience) – The top video from each category, based on audience vote.
* Judge’s Favorite – The video that ranks the highest score among the judges.
* Best in Show – Top video overall, based on audience vote.
* Special Judge’s Favorite – The special judge’s favorite is only open to those creators in attendence at the convention. Video’s will be screened for a special judge from the AMV community, who will choose the winner of this prize. The winner will receive a special goody made by the special judge.
Winners will receive an award statue as well as some anime goodies that are TBD.
Pics of the Statues!!StandingCloser lookSize comparisonNote: Winners not in attendence will be eligible to receive their certificate by mail, however any other prizes must be accepted in person at Anime Vegas.Video Length:
Videos must be a minimum of 1 minutes playback time and up to a maximum of 5 minutes playback time. Any videos not meeting the playback time requirement will not be accepted. Video Resolutions:
Videos should be in standard 4:3 aspect ratio for fullscreen playback and 16:9 aspect ratio (or 4:3 with inlayed letterboxing) for widescreen playback. As all videos should be in final compressed format (see Format below) no changes will be made to alter resolutions so make sure they run well in your playback software before submitting (WMP, VLC Player, KM Player, etc.)Format:
Videos should be submitted in standard playback forms ready to be played in standard media players. Those formats can include:
Basically any file that can be played in Windows Media Player, VLC Player or KM Player. All entries should be compressed to standard playback sizes, NOT uncompressed versions. Files will be simply transferred and played, thus large filesizes may affect playback. If you have any questions about acceptable formats please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
All entrants will be prescreened and judged prior to the convention. The top 5 videos for each category will be selected as finalists to be screened at the convention. Audience members will be given a voting ballot for the contest and choose their favorite video for each category. At the end of the show, audience members will be asked to circle one video out of the entire show to be voted as Best in Show. The votes will then be counted, while a post-show of honorable mentions is played, and then the winners announced.Disqualifications:
Please remember that Anime Vegas is a FAMILY –FRIENDLY event and video content should be appropriate for all ages, primarily anime content, and a high-quality product.
Your video will be disqualified from competition if:
1) your video is found to be poorly encoded as to have any large artifacts or many small artifacts, poor color, etc.
2) it is found to be in poor taste, contains excessive violence, sexual content, and/or strong language.
3) it contains subtitles (except within context) . If your source has subtitles that cannot be deleted, please crop them out.
4) it contains live action instead of primarily anime, or has excessive non-anime related video footage (video game FMVs are permitted). Videos should consist of no less than 80% anime footage.
5) it does not meet the minimum or maximum required playback length of time.
6) it contains bumpers/title screens. All videos will be given uniform identifying slides.
7) it, for some reason, cannot be played in the playback program used.
It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to submit your AMV way before the due date, ESPECIALLY if your AMV content or format is questionable. Creators whose videos that meet one of the disqualification criteria will be notified and updated videos can be resubmitted for consideration. It is recommended to keep your saved edit files. It it also HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to respond and read your e-mails frequently during the contest submission period for updates, information and confirmations.Submitting videos
All videos will be accepted via online submission, no snail mail.
The following information should be included with all submissions:
Your First & Last Name:
Title of video:
Song(s) : (if multiple songs are used, list ALL the songs you used in the AMV)
Anime used: (if multiple anime is used, list ALL the anime you used in the AMV)
Your Email address:
Will you be attending Anime Vegas: Yes/No
Entries may be submitted via upload sites (ie: Rapidshare, Megaupload, etc.).
Entries may also be submitted as downloads from Animemusicvideos.org. Email download links and the above information to email@example.com
.DISCLAIMER: Contestants waive all rights to any fees, copyrights, royalties, or any forms of compensation for the use of their name, likeness and videos in publicity, marketing, and public viewing by Anime Vegas and http://www.animevegas.com.
If you have any questions about the contest or submitting your video, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org