AnimeVegas 2010 contest: FINALISTS POSTED!!

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AnimeVegas 2010 contest: FINALISTS POSTED!!

Postby Stryyder » Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:08 pm

Submission Deadline has passed! Reviews/judging will take place within the next 2 weeks. Please check back in August for the finalist announcement!

Hey guys. We're bringing the AMV contest back to Anime Vegas this year!

Anime Vegas 2010 runs 9/4-9/6 at the Alexis Park Resort in Las Vegas, NV. For information on the convention click here.

The rules for this year's contest have been posted below or you can find them in PDF format here.

Revised AMV Contest Rules for Anime Vegas 2010
Spoiler :
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!!
Standing
Closer look
Size comparison

Note: 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:
AVI
Xvid
MP4
WMV

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: amv@animevegas.com.

Judging:

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:
Artist:
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:
Video Category:
Will you be attending Anime Vegas: Yes/No

Upload sites
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 amv@animevegas.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 amv@animevegas.com.

Good luck!



Ok guys, the vids are in, judging is finished and the finalists have been chosen!! Here they are in no particular order:

Action/Adventure Finalists

Dying Will by Erin Nguyen
Brutal Zombie Hybrid Murder Event by Leland Lacey
Building Steam by Nic Niedenbach
Spinning Infinity by Kerry Potts
Slash Your Soul by Brett Burgess

Drama/Romance Finalists

Setsuna of Arabia by Brian Evans
Thick as Thieves by Leland Lacey
AMG in a Nutshell by Doomimus
Summer Sunshine by SeeMai Chan
Glorificus Bellum by Brett Burgess

Comedy Finalists

Springtime! by Brad DeMoss
15 Minute Phonecall by Leland Lacey
I Got it from Anime by Tom Ackerman
Be My Girl by Kerry Potts
An Alchemist named Sue by Nils Houghton

Parody/Trailer Finalists

Fad of Princely Caliber by Drew Brisco
World's Dumbest Interpol Videos by Leland Lacey
Evangelion Inception Trailer by Daniel Solon
AMV Potpourri by Doomimus
George Wears Prada by Kaitlin Maxwell


All creators attending the convention, remember to check in with me during seating so you can be placed in the creator area and so I can confirm you as eligible for the "Special Judge's Award". Congratulations to all the finalists!

~Stryyder
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Re: Anime Vegas 2010 - Return of the AMV contest ~ deadline 7/16

Postby Brakus » Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:54 am

Good to see the AMV contest making an optimistic return after the debacle that was the 2008 contest.... I'm planning on flying out to Vegas for Labor Day weekend, and I hope this time around the contest (and the convention itself) will be a success. :)
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Re: Anime Vegas 2010 - Return of the AMV contest ~ deadline 7/16

Postby Kazemon15 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:14 pm

Hey, Stryyder, you sure the email address is okay? I tried twice to send, but I kept getting this in return:

----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
<amv@animevegas.org>

----- Transcript of session follows -----
<amv@animevegas.org>... Deferred: Name server: animevegas.org.: host name lookup
failure
Message could not be delivered for 3 hours
Message will be deleted from queue

Final-Recipient: RFC822; amv@animevegas.org
Action: failed
Status: 4.4.7
Remote-MTA: DNS; animevegas.org
Last-Attempt-Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2010 16:13:38 -0400

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Re: Anime Vegas 2010 - Return of the AMV contest ~ deadline 7/16

Postby Stryyder » Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:09 pm

@Brakus: amen to that. Yeah, I'm hoping to put on a good show this year.

Kazemon15 wrote:Hey, Stryyder, you sure the email address is okay? I tried twice to send, but I kept getting this in return:

----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
<amv@animevegas.org>
...



There's the snaffu. Make sure it's .com. :up:
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Re: Anime Vegas 2010 - Return of the AMV contest ~ deadline 7/16

Postby Kazemon15 » Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:33 pm

Ah I see. Thanks. Better fix it in the first post then. =3


Stryyder wrote:Entries may also be submitted as downloads from Animemusicvideos.org. Email download links and the above information to amv@animevegas.org.

If you have any questions about the contest or submitting your video, please contact us at amv@animevegas.com.

Good luck!


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Re: Anime Vegas 2010 - Return of the AMV contest ~ deadline 7/16

Postby Stryyder » Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:41 pm

.....-_-;;

*hides the evidence*
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Re: Anime Vegas 2010 - Return of the AMV contest ~ deadline 7/16

Postby Erudito » Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:49 am

Alright!

Good to see this contest return. I'll throw together something especially for this one.

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Re: Anime Vegas 2010 - Return of the AMV contest ~ deadline 7/16

Postby Stryyder » Wed May 05, 2010 6:58 pm

Awesome, look forward to seeing it, Erudito.

Got an update above, under awards. Just got in the awards that the winners will receive. The pic links are in the OP, there is a pic of the awards Standing, as well as a Closer look and just so you can see how big they are, I've included a Size comparison.
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Re: Anime Vegas 2010 - Return of the AMV contest ~ deadline 7/16

Postby Stryyder » Sun May 30, 2010 2:44 pm

Only a month and a half left before deadline, still need more entries!!!
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Re: Anime Vegas 2010 - Return of the AMV contest ~ deadline 7/16

Postby Rider4Z » Sun May 30, 2010 10:45 pm

i would enter but i'm a judge!! gah!
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Re: Anime Vegas 2010 - Return of the AMV contest ~ deadline 7/16

Postby MisterFurious » Mon May 31, 2010 12:53 am

Rider4Z wrote:i would enter but i'm a judge!! gah!


Then that means I may actually have a chance at winning something....
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Re: Anime Vegas 2010 - Return of the AMV contest ~ deadline 7/16

Postby KagatoAMV » Mon May 31, 2010 1:21 am

I'll have to send something in... :)
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Re: Anime Vegas 2010 - Return of the AMV contest ~ deadline 7/16

Postby Castor Troy » Mon May 31, 2010 1:41 am

Maybe I'll enter. :P
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Re: Anime Vegas 2010 - AMV contest, 1 MONTH until deadline

Postby Stryyder » Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:34 pm

Oh great, there goes the integrity of the contest, lol.


Anyways, yeah, 1 month left, need moar entreeeez!!
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Re: AnimeVegas 2010 contest 7/16 deadline, NEED COMEDY & PARODY!

Postby Stryyder » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:32 pm

Hey guys!! We are in need of some more comedy and trailer/parody entries!! Deadline is next Friday!
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