What are the VCAs?
What can compete?
All fan-made Anime Music Videos that first premiered online in 2019 are eligible to participate in the VCAs (even videos that aren't cataloged on A-M-V.org). Traditionally, the A-M-V.org VCAs have been exclusive to fan-made music videos that primarily use animation from Japan. But in recent years, we've decided to also accept videos that use non-Japanese animation as long as they adhered to "the spirit of anime". Moderators will serve as a final say as to what content qualifies, and so we won't be making a comprehensive list of what's allowed and what isn't. But RWBY, Samurai Jack, Avatar, Korra, and various Video Game Cinematics have already been approved.
How do I nominate videos?
To nominate a video, simply post a link to it in a nomination thread that you feel it is eligible for. The moderation team will then auto nominate that video for every other category that we feel it fits in. When posting a link to a video, the original YouTube upload is highly preferred. Also, please ensure that the video first premiered in 2019.
How do I vote?
Once the Nomination period is over, all nominated videos will then be added to a google form. To vote, you simply need to be logged into a google account (Youtube, Gmail, Google Drive, etc), and the voting form will use your profile to anonymously submit your responses. You're also able to go back to the form as many times as you like to update or change your vote. As long as you click the "SUBMIT" button, your responses will be recorded and remembered if you need to edit them later.
You can use the google sheet links in each of the nomination threads to watch whatever videos were nominated for that category. To make finding videos as easy as possible, the document contains separate sheets sorted by each category. If you notice that a video is missing from the sheet or voting list, please let us know as soon as possible.
Videos must be nominated for these categories in order to be eligible for Round 1 voting
- Best Action, Most Artistic, Best Character Profile, Best Comedy, Best Dance, Best Drama, Best Fun, Best Horror, Most Original, Best Parody or Commercial, Best Romance, Best Sentimental, Best Short, Best Use of Instrumental Music, Best Use of Multiple Sources, Best Use of Special Effects, Best Storytelling, Best Trailer
All videos and editors nominated for any category will be automatically eligible for Round 1 voting
- Video of the Year
- Editor of the Year
Due to lack of popularity and or to reduce redundancy, the following categories will be removed for 2020
- Best Use of Lip Sync
- Best Collab
- Best Multi-Editor Project
- Most Improved Editor
Nominations: 02/03/2020 - 02/15/2020
Round 1 Voting: 02/17/2020 - 02/28/2020
Round 2 Voting: 03/01/2020 - 03/11/2020
Final Round Voting: 03/13/2020 - 03/23/2020
All rounds will end on the scheduled day at 11:59pm EST.