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MomoCon 2015 AMV Contest: Winners + Contest Stream Upload

Post by Kireblue » Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:52 pm

Hello everyone. I am pleased to inform you that MomoCon is now officially accepting submissions for it's 2015 AMV Contest. The submission deadline is Monday, May 4th, 2015 @ 11:59pm EST, and each finalist will receive a free 4-day pass to MomoCon 2015! The top video in each category will also receive a trophy and prize pack consisting of DVDs, manga and various merchandise provided by our sponsors.

The submission form for the AMV Contest can be found here

This year, MomoCon will also be having a separate Video Remix (V-Mix) Competition that is open to all participants and welcomes submissions that use non-Japanese animation, original animation, machinima, video game, cosplay and even live action footage. Anime Music videos that would either be ineligible or do not fit into a category in the main contest are also welcome.

The submission form for the V-Mix Competition can be found here



General:
1a) All submissions to the AMV Contest must consist of at least 50% Japanese animation, anime-style video game cutscenes or anime-inspired stills to be accepted into the competition.

1b) The V-Mix Competition is open to all participants and welcomes submissions that use non-Japanese animation, original animation, machinima, video game, cosplay and even live action footage. Anime Music video that would either be ineligible or does not fit into a category in the main contest are also welcome.

2) Videos must not contain watermarks or subtitles that were not inserted by the editor. Also, Since MomoCon will be making title cards for all of the finalists, we ask that your submissions do not include intros, credits, studio bumpers, lead-ins, or lead-outs that are not directly related to the video content.

3) Videos must be of reasonable video and audio quality. We suggest that your video resolution be at least 640x480, and your frame rate be 23.976fps or higher.

4a) Videos submitted to the AMV Contest must be under 8 minutes in length and only consist of footage edited solely by the entrant(s). Entries that use footage taken from other AMVs will be disqualified.

4b) Videos entered into the V-Mix Competition must be under 10 minutes.

5) Videos modeled after AMV Hell or similar styled "blipvert" formats will not be accepted into the main AMV Contest. Instead, we recommend that those videos be sent to the V-Mix Competition where they will be eligible to compete and win awards. Collabs and MEPs are allowed, but each participant must be listed on the submission form, and the video must only use a single audio track or a congruent audio mix.

6a) Entrants are only allowed to submit (1) video to a category. Also, entrants are only allowed to submit to (2) of the (6) categories. Entrants will be allowed to submit a 3rd entry if one of their submissions is to either the Trailer/ Parody or Comedy category. And lastly, a single video can not be submitted to more than one category.

6b) The V-Mix Competition does not have any categories, and so all videos submitted to it will be judged against every other video that's submitted. Entrants can submit up to 3 videos, and those videos will not count against any submission totals or restrictions for the AMV contest.

7) Submitted videos must not contain excessive violence, language or content that would place it above a PG13 rating. This rule will be enforced on a case-by-case basis.

8) Videos that were submitted to any prior MomoCon AMV Exhibitions or Contests are not eligible to participate. Also, videos that premiered before January 1st, 2014 are discouraged.

9) All submissions must be in MomoCon's possession by 11:59 pm (EST) on Monday, May 4th, 2015. Attendance to MomoCon is not required to enter the competition and will not improve your odds of winning.

Categories:

The AMV contest is split into six categories. Entrants are allowed to select the best fit category for each of their submissions, but if our judges strongly disagree with the genre of a submitted video, it may be moved to a better fitting category. The categories are as follows:
Action
Comedy
Fun / Upbeat
Drama / Serious
Romance / Sentimental
Trailer / Parody

*The V-Mix Competition does not have any categories, and so all videos submitted to it will be judged against every other video that's submitted.
Submissions:
The submission form for the AMV Contest can be found here
The submission form for the V-Mix Competition can be found here

Both forms require you to provide a download link of your video via a file uploading service like YouSendIt, or SendSpace. If using Google Drive or Dropbox, please ensure that the URL you send is a “shared” or “public” link. If your AMV is available for download on A-M-V.org, you also have the option of instead providing a link to it's video information page. Note: Youtube or ”streaming only” links will not be accepted.

If your video meets the necessary rules and requirements, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you within 72 hours. Note: At any time, MomoCon reserves the right to not show or ultimately disqualify any submitted video for any reason.

File Formats:

MomoCon is able to accept videos in a wide variety of file types and even HD (720p or greater) videos. But even so, please do not upscale your videos. The preferred file type is MP4, but we also accept AVI, MPEG-2, WMV, MKV and many more. We strongly discourage submitting QuickTime, DivX, Real Media or Flash Video.

Judging:
After the submission deadline passes, our panel of judges will rate each video, and the top five AMVs from each category will be selected as a finalist and screened during the convention. Finalists will be announced and notified via e-mail about a week after the submission deadline passes. During the AMV Contest screening (May 30th, 2015) , MomoCon attendees will have the opportunity to vote on which video they feel should win each individual category. Once the votes have been tailed, the winners will be announced at the contest screening and via twitter https://twitter.com/MomoConAMVs

In addition to the awards voted on by the audience, there will also be a “Judges Choice”, “Director's Choice” and “Editors' Choice” award. The “Judges' Choice” Award will be chosen solely by MomoCon staff prior to the convention, but will not be announced until the AMV Contest. The “Director's Choice” award will be chosen solely by the Co-Chair/ Founder of MomoCon “Jessica Merriman”, and will also be announced during the AMV Contest. The “Editors' Choice” Award will be chosen by entrants that attend the convention, and will be announced at the end of the AMV Contest. Winning the “Judges' Choice”, “Director's Choice”, or “Editors' Choice” award will not disqualify a video from also winning an award from one of the main categories. Also, accepted videos that do not make the finals of the contest are still eligible to win the “Judges' Choice” and “Director's Choice” award, but only the finalists are eligible for “Editors' Choice” award.

Unlike the AMV contest, there will be no finalists for the V-Mix Competition. After the submission deadline passes, our panel of judges will choose videos to receive specific awards that will be announced during the V-Mix Competition screening (May 29th, 2015).

Note: Our panel of judges consists of over a dozen members of MomoCon's AMV and general staff. This includes various editors from AMV groups such as PixelBlended Studios, Chaotic Bad Raptor Studios, editors that aren't affiliated with any group, and also non-editors. MomoCon does not show any bias or favoritism to any particular group or editor, and takes steps to ensure that each video is judged fairly.

Prizes and Awards:

Each finalist in the AMV Contest will receive a free 4-day pass to MomoCon 2015. The top video in each category will also receive a trophy and prize pack consisting of DVDs, manga and various merchandise provided by our sponsors. Winners that are present at the convention will be required to show a photo ID in order to claim their prizes. Anything not claimed will be shipped out immediately after the convention.

Each winner present at the V-Mix Competition will receive an award, and anything not claimed will be shipped out immediately after the convention.

Contact:
If you have any questions or comments about the contest, you can contact MomoCon's AMV Department at momocon.amvs@gmail.com

About MomoCon:

MomoCon is an annual 4-day anime, animation, manga, gaming, and costuming convention. MomoCon features many events and programming including such features as vendors, artists, contests, tournaments, celebrity guests, concerts, karaoke, interactive workshops, martial arts, cultural events, and events targeted at every age group! In 2011, MomoCon welcomed more than 10,000 attendees, and we were happy to be listed as the 10th largest anime convention in North America by AnimeConsTV. In 2014, we grew even more, and welcomed over 15,000 attendees. MomoCon 2015 will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center from May 28th – 31st.

More info about MomoCon can be found here: http://www.momocon.com/
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Re: MomoCon 2015: AMV & V-Mix Competition - Deadline 05/04/1

Post by BladEra123 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:43 am

Sent some in
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Re: MomoCon 2015: AMV & V-Mix Competition - Deadline 05/04/1

Post by Kireblue » Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:12 am

BladEra123 wrote:Sent some in
Thanks for entering :D I just confirmed all of them :up:

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Post by macchinainterna » Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:46 pm

You see, your first mistake was having a non-amv contest this year. Now here I am submitting to your contest again, and now you have to watch my terrible videos.

When will you learn, Eric? When will you learn?

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Post by Kireblue » Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:24 pm

macchinainterna wrote:You see, your first mistake was having a non-amv contest this year. Now here I am submitting to your contest again, and now you have to watch my terrible videos.

When will you learn, Eric? When will you learn?
I'd watch your videos any day LOL. I actually saw your speed racer vid a while ago and was hoping that you would send it :D I remember that you made the AMVs finals 2 years ago with your R.O.T.R.E2 vid, so I was pretty excited when I saw that you made B-Side version :up:

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Post by TritioAFB » Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:36 pm

ready for the rumble dude, I want to see my new baby in action
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Re: MomoCon 2015: AMV & V-Mix Competition - Deadline 05/04/1

Post by Kireblue » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:06 pm

TritioAFB wrote:ready for the rumble dude, I want to see my new baby in action
Spoiler :
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Post by Sephirothskr » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:17 pm

kireblue wrote:
TritioAFB wrote:ready for the rumble dude, I want to see my new baby in action
Spoiler :

I can always enter in the titan games in response to that XD

Sent three in. One action, trailer, and drama.

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Re: MomoCon 2015: AMV & V-Mix Competition - Deadline 05/04/1

Post by Kireblue » Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:18 am

We just finished the design for our 2015 AMV Awards! Every single year, the convention changes its theme and commissions our official artist Omi to create completely new artwork to decorate our hallways, program book, and promotion material. She also makes a brand new design for our AMV and Cosplay awards that features a silhouette MomoCon's mascot. Whether it be "Dinosaurs", "The Lost City of Atlanta" or "Carnivals"; she has provided us with amazing artwork that has perfectly reflected our many different themes.

This year, our theme will be "Superheroes", and so here is what the AMV Awards will look like
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and here are the awards from from our "The Lost City of Atlanta" and "Carnival" themed years. My goal with the awards has been to have them maintain a consistent visual appeal that motivates people to try to "collect" their different artwork. And so, I hope you all enjoy them.
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Feel free to check out Omi's deviant art page for more of her personal artwork and official MomoCon designs.

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Post by knage » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:09 pm

Sent 1 in.
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Post by Kireblue » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:15 pm

knage wrote:Sent 1 in.
confirmed it :D

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Post by Kireblue » Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:13 am

Only 1 month to go to the May 4th deadline! I'll also remind everyone that there is a V-Mix competition that welcomes submissions that use non-Japanese animation, original animation, machinima, video game, cosplay and even live action footage.
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Post by AMV Strat » Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:45 am

I'll try to post my last video, so I'll wait ^^

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Post by Kireblue » Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:36 pm

Friendly 2 week notice
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