Sangawa Project AMV Contest 2012 - SUBMISSIONS CLOSED!

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Sangawa Project AMV Contest 2012 - SUBMISSIONS CLOSED!

Postby GloryQuestor » Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:10 pm

The Sangawa Project AMV Contest is now looking for submissions! If you have any questions, please let me know here by PM or by e-mail at john.wendel@tekkoshocon.com

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Sangawa Project III Anime Music Video Contest

The following are the contractual rules for Sangawa Project's Anime Music Video Contest. All videos submitted for the purpose of entry into the contest are subject to the following terms and conditions.

The AMV Contest award categories are as follows:

- The Top 3 videos as selected by the audience of Sangawa Project's AMV Contest;
- The Top 3 videos as selected by a pre-selected judging staff; and
- The Coordinator's Choice Award, selected by the contest coordinator of Sangawa Project's AMV Contest.
- Best Nostalgic Anime Music Video: Based on feedback from last year's contest, and in the spirit of the Sangawa Project, this category is to award a qualifying submission that prominently features anime from 2002 or before (10 years prior to Sangawa Project). The coordinator and the judges will confer and pick out the one video that will be given this award.

If the overall submissions' play time is larger than can fit in the appropriate contest time slot, cuts will unfortunately be made. Keep in mind that video selection for the finals will be determined on qualities such as technical aspects, effectiveness of the video and general execution. You do not need to attend the convention to enter the contest, although it is highly encouraged.

AMV CONTEST GENERAL RULES

- All videos must be received by June 24, 2012.

- As this is an anime music video contest, the majority (approximately 51% or more) of your video must contain Japanese anime or Japanese videogame-related media (that originated in Japan). It is encouraged that the video submitted be a proper music-based video, but we will not require it.

- There is a time limit of 30 seconds minimum and 6 minutes maximum. Anything beyond 6 minutes may be acceptable at the AMV Contest Coordinators' discretion only.

- You may submit a maximum of three videos. It is encouraged that you provide some variety in your video entries, but it is not required.

- Qualifying AMV Contest video entries must have been created after May 1, 2011. Any qualifying video entry that has won awards during the submission period up to the convention will still be allowed to enter. In order to provide freshness to the contest, videos that were previously submitted to past Tekkoshocon or KuroKiiro Festival AMV contests are excluded from entry in the Sangawa Project AMV contest.

- No watermarks in the video will be allowed. This includes the DivX logo, any television station bugs & logos, AMV studio logos, etc.

- No video will be accepted with "hard subtitles" (subtitles permanently overlaid on video), nor will we accept videos from bootleg or fansub releases with these subtitles. The only EXCEPTION to this rule is if you create your own subtitles as an actual part of the anime music video.

- Because of the nature of the video judging, Sangawa Project Staff are allowed to enter music videos, unless they are participating in judging of the AMV contest.

AMV CONTEST CONTENT RULES

We accept any type of music video entry, from all ages to 18+. Because the convention is carded and fully restricted to ages 18 and over, extreme content will be allowed in our main contest showing. The definition of "extreme content" for this contest includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Language
- Excessive violence (well known example can be seen in Berserk)
- Innuendo or other situational humor that could be considered offensive
- Strong sexual situations (not graphic)
- Non-sexual brief nudity

Following is a list of content not allowed in this main contest showing:

- Videos with graphic sexual acts will not be allowed. We are not "porn-con", so don't send it here.

- There is NO PEDOPHILIA ALLOWED. Just because the box and the disclaimers say that s/he is legal does not mean s/he is. Please, do not submit anything that has visually identifiable underaged girls or boys performing sexual or perverted acts.

- Any content that is deemed to be illegal in the United States is also not allowed into the contest. Just because it’s animated does not excuse it from certain laws that may govern what can be shown in the United States.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

The following video formats are the only formats that will be accepted for submission to the contest, in order from most preferred to least:

- H.264 MP4 format (.mp4)
- MPEG-2 Video with MPEG-II Layer Audio (.mpeg, .mpg)
- DivX / XviD in AVI format (.avi) encoded at the highest quality possible (Quantizer 1 is most preferred)
- Quicktime format (acceptable, but not recommended)
- Windows Media format (acceptable, but not recommended)

Any file format not mentioned above will not be considered and immediately disqualified. This includes MPEG-1, Real Media, or the use of any codec other than DivX or XviD. If all fails, contact the Contest Coordinator and we can try to work out an acceptable solution.

It is preferable to use a frame rate of 29.976 or 23.976 as all videos will be played on a NTSC projector. All other frame rates will be converted to the preferred ones.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

In order to submit a video for possible entry, an e-mail must be sent to john.wendel@tekkoshocon.com with the following information for each video submitted:

- Video Title
- Source Used (if more than 3 list as "Various")
- Song Title (if more than 2 list as "Various")
- Music Artist (if more than 2 list as "Various")
- Aspect Ratio of the video (usually "4:3" or "16:9", however you may request on the form that you will leave it up to the AMV Department Staff to put the video into the proper Aspect Ratio.)

- Type of video (Even though we are not using categories in voting, this will assist us in arranging the programming properly. Types normally include action, drama, romance, comedy, upbeat, dance, parody, or some other one-word description.)

Along with the video(s) information, please provide the following in your e-mail:

- Your name
- Your email address
- Your physical mailing address
- (Optional) A phone number you can be reached. It is only used if other means of contact are exhausted.

VIDEO SUBMISSION BY MAIL

If you wish to send your entry by postal mail, please indicate as such in your e-mail and an address will be provided. Please include a copy of the submission form in the mailer. If sending by mail, videos must be on a data disk (DVD or CD-R). Any other media will not be accepted. Also, do not author your videos as VOB-format DVD playback files. Please burn the actual files onto a CD-R or DVD+R/DVD-R Data Disc.

VIDEO SUBMISSION BY ELECTRONIC MEANS

If you wish to have your video retrieved by electronic means (either by FTP or by file- or video-sharing site), please provide a link either with the submission information e-mail or shortly thereafter. Note that we only take the file formats above and we will not accept links to YouTube or other Flash-based movie player sites. If you need assistance or advice with this, please let us know.

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Any video that does not follow the guidelines and rules above WILL BE CONSIDERED DISQUALIFIED AND NOT BE ENTERED INTO THE CONTEST. The contest coordinator will review requests for exceptions, but all coordinator's decisions and judging methods are FINAL.

The board of Tekkoshocon Inc. and Sangawa Project's Administration Staff reserve the right to prohibit from convention viewing any video submission entered into the contest for any reason. All submissions become the property of Tekkoshocon, Inc. and/or its assigns, and will not be returned to the submitter -- Please do not send in your only copy of your video submission.

All submissions may be used for display and promotional purposes. All videos entered will be considered to be cleared for this purpose.
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Re: Sangawa Project AMV Contest 2012 - Deadline June 24th

Postby GloryQuestor » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:48 pm

*bump*
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Re: Sangawa Project AMV Contest 2012 - Deadline June 24th

Postby GloryQuestor » Thu May 24, 2012 2:24 pm

We're down to just over 30 days to go to the deadline, and we still need more submissions.

Any questions about the contest, please let me know. :)
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Re: Sangawa Project AMV Contest 2012 - Deadline June 24th

Postby GloryQuestor » Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:53 pm

Just 20 days to go to the deadline, and we need submissions.

Sangawa Project's AMV contest is offering quite a bit for editors with a nice range:

- If your video is too hot for those other main contests, send it our way! We take almost anything in terms of content for our main contest;
- We also want videos that you do send to other conventions' main contests. We don't see it as "trolling", we see it as your opportunity to have your video shown to more people on the big screen (and maybe win something - you never know ;) );
- If you have a video that uses anime sources from 2002 and before, give it a shot here for a chance at our special Nostalgia award;
- Finally, you notice that we also have "Coordinator's Choice". It's a wild card that applies to every qualifying video, whether or not it makes the final cut.

So give our contest a shot! You have nothing to lose and a lot of new fans (and awards) to win! :D
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Re: Sangawa Project AMV Contest 2012 - Deadline June 24th

Postby TritioAFB » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:00 pm

Question just to be sure: Did I send already? I got 4 videos here but not sure if I sent here :O
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Re: Sangawa Project AMV Contest 2012 - Deadline June 24th

Postby GloryQuestor » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:31 pm

TritioAFB wrote:Question just to be sure: Did I send already?


Yup. I received and approved three of your videos on May 12th, the same day you sent the info. :)
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Re: Sangawa Project AMV Contest 2012 - Deadline June 24th

Postby TritioAFB » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:54 pm

Hmm ok then, wasn't sure if yes or no. But really? aren't there not enough videos for the contest?
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Re: Sangawa Project AMV Contest 2012 - Deadline June 24th

Postby GloryQuestor » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:59 pm

TritioAFB wrote:aren't there not enough videos for the contest?


We're currently at 14 videos (including yours) with a total running time of 43m12s. We definitely need to get to at least 90 minutes to have a full contest. There's still time to submit, but the sooner we get videos, the better for the event (and its audience).
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Re: Sangawa Project AMV Contest 2012 - Deadline June 24th

Postby GloryQuestor » Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:04 am

Just 2 weeks to go before the deadline. :)
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Re: Sangawa Project AMV Contest 2012 - Deadline June 24th

Postby GloryQuestor » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:20 am

Just one more week to go. If you have videos you would like to submit for our contest, please send them our way soon. :D
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Re: Sangawa Project AMV Contest 2012 - Deadline June 24th

Postby Bm-atticus » Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:03 pm

Just sent in my submission for Comedy!
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Re: Sangawa Project AMV Contest 2012 - Deadline June 24th

Postby GloryQuestor » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:19 am

There's not much time left to the end. Submissions end 11:59pm EDT tomorrow, so if you have a video you'd like to submit, send us your submission information soon! :D
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Re: Sangawa Project AMV Contest 2012 - Deadline June 24th

Postby Ryvannis » Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:13 pm

Submitted. :up:
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Re: Sangawa Project AMV Contest 2012 - Deadline June 24th

Postby TritioAFB » Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:21 pm

How's the counter going?
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Re: Sangawa Project AMV Contest 2012 - Deadline June 24th

Postby GloryQuestor » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:18 pm

TritioAFB wrote:How's the counter going?


Going well so far. We're standing at 43 videos approved, with a running time well over 2 hours combined.

Still room for more submissions, but at this point, there will be some cuts made. I will make arrangements to have any video that does not make the finals shown during the convention, so even if a video isn't on the finalist list, it will still be played at least once at some point during the convention. :wink:
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