Kawaii Kon 2016 VAST Contest - *Winners List*

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Kawaii Kon 2016 VAST Contest - *Winners List*

Post by KurenaiRoze » Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:16 pm

Here is the confirmation list of participants who have entered the contest in alphabetical order by username or real name. If your name isn't listed and have entered, please email me at vast@kawaiikon.com

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Allegoriest
Amaterasu
AMV-X
AnimeMashup
AntaresHeart07
Anthony S.
Arielle
BasharOfTheAges
BecauseImBored1
BladEra123
BlankVids
Brenda Hikaru
Cheis
Claudja S.
dimensioncr8r
Drabaz
drewaconclusion
Eclipse Studio
GallyG
Glitzer
GloryQuestor
GuntherAMVs
hamstar138
Ileia
Iren S.S
Izotoppu
James Blond
Joya
Kahiyao
Kakeru Ikkou
Katie K.
KeiichiFace
Kireblue
Kisanzi
Kitsuner
Kyci
l33tmeatwad
Maboroshi Studio
Magicflier
MapleMAD
MinetChan
Miracle Falcon
MomtoCutiePia
MoonieAMV
MrNosec
MycathatesyouAMV
NepNep
Nils Houghton
Nizuki
NoglasticNinja
NProtecktSikario
OnyxAMVs
Os2
Pakkastassu
PieandBeer
Pikapwn
Piyush K.
ProjectTwinsAMV
Radical_Yue
Ram4919911
Rider4Z
SakonMV
Sanguine Nightmare
Sephiroth
Sephirothskr
SerenityAMV
Shin
shorisquared
SliceofLife
SOGESNAKE
StarTrinity009
SuperEltanin
Tempiifx
TritioAFB
UnluckyArtist
Vax
Venomi
Warlike Cygnet
White Lotus
WinterRaineeDay
xDieguitoAMV
Xophilarus
Yuka
Yumeshi


Thank you to all who have entered and making this contest, the biggest attendance ever for this year's VAST. I couldn't be more happier! Good luck to the participants and judges! See if you are truly worth getting the wood :sorcerer:
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Hello fellow editors! It is that time of the year again! 2015 was amazing for the contest, hopefully it will keep on being amazing for 2016. I would like to present...

Kawaii Kon 2016 Video Art Showcase Theater Contest

Who can enter?
The contest is open to all participants. Although it is strongly encouraged participants in the contest be attendees, attendance is not a requirement for entry. The staffers and judges of VAST will not be able to participate, however other Kawaii Kon staffers are free to enter. Please read and understand all the rules listed below.


What can I enter?
Video art is defined as a video production work of editing, mixing audio sources (mostly, but not limited to, music) and video sources (again mostly, but not limited to, anime). Original production video art is welcome and encouraged. Live action and/or self-animated works (by computer or otherwise) are also welcome, but may be judged separately if warranted by the number of entries submitted.

To enter, you must be the creator (or one of the creators if it is a multi-editor project) of the video production work being entered. You may not enter a video that you did not create nor can you enter a video anonymously.
There is currently a limit to the number of entries you may submit. You can submit up to two videos per entrant. The preferred video limit length is to 4 minutes or less. Although discouraged, videos will not be disqualified if it exceeds this length.
The only exclusion is for videos that have been sent to previous Kawaii Kon contests. These videos are ineligible for competition in the VAST Contest.


Where can I enter?
You can enter your video into the contest electronically only by public file transfer websites that do not require a membership to download the files or through your own hosting website. Youtube entries are not acceptable.
As the contest will be judged prior to the convention, no entries can be accepted at Kawaii Kon in person.

Google Drive is one of the better public file transfer website to upload your entry to as it offers 10GB+ of cloud storage.

When can I enter?
Video submissions will be accepted starting NOW!
Entries will be accepted until February 19, 2016 @11:59pm HST.
Please note: This is an “in hand” date, not a “posted by” date. Again, as the contest will be judged prior to the convention, no “in person” entries will be accepted at Kawaii Kon.


Why do I enter?
To see your video on the big screen in front of a live audience and for the chance to win recognition and fortune!
Best in Showcase, Runner-up, Judges’ Choice, Director’s Choice and Fan Favorite for the VAST Contest will be awarded: additional prizes and awards may be awarded at the discretion of the VAST Department. All prizes and awards have a negligible cash value.


How do I enter?
Entry Form
To enter your video, you must submit a completed an online entry form along with each of your video entries. If you enter multiple videos, you must complete multiple entry forms. It is one form for each video.
Note: If submitting a multi-editor project, list all the editors in the real name and editor name sections in order above, with the contact person as the first person listed. For the address, phone number, and email address, only the contact person’s information is required.
Online entry form can be found here: Kawaii Kon 2016 VAST Online Entry Form
The VAST Department will send you a confirmation email when your entry is received and tested in our system.


Upload:
Please upload your video to any public file transfer websites such as Google Drive or Sendspace etc so that the url will be available to download. Copy and paste the url under “Video File URL” on the online entry form.

File Naming Convention
All video files submitted must be named in the following format:
Creator – title – music artist – music title – anime source.file type
Creator – your editor name (or real name if you prefer)
Title – the title of your video (if any)
Music artist – Artist/group name of the song used in the video, or if using another audio source type, source of the audio file (e.g. – ‘The Matrix’ movie trailer)
Music title – title of the song, or identifying segment for the audio if not using a musical source
File type – the type of video container you are using (MPG, AVI, MP4, WMV, etc)

Video Entry Requirements
Bumpers, title screens, credits, or any other form of creator / footage / audio identification are discouraged, but allowed: you will not be disqualified for their inclusion. We will be adding custom title screens to identify each video so there really isn’t a need for them on your submitted files, so if at all possible, please remove them.
Addition of two seconds of blank / black is optional and not required.

For judging purposes, videos will be scored on the actual submitted file. For contest playback purposes, submitted files will be converted to the preferred format (see below).

Video Formats:
Preferred container format – MP4/MKV. The VAST contest is designed to run off a Windows Media Player Classic – Home Cinema on PC using DXVA GPU acceleration, so the preferred container format for video submissions is either MP4 or MKV.

MP4 / MKV Container Profile (Preferred Format):
Resolution: 640x480 minimum, 1920x1080 maximum
Framerate: 23.976 / 24 fps minimum
Audio: AC-3/AAC at 44 kHz, stereo audio, 224 kps or higher
Video: H.264 or x.264

MPEG-2 Profile:
Resolution: 720 x 480 (if you use the correct aspect ratio flag, letterboxing is not required)
Framerate: 29.970 fps
Audio: MP2 at 48 kHz, stereo audio only, 224 kbps or higher, no variable audio bit rates
Video: 8000 kbit/s max, progressive

Other video formats are welcome except for AVCHD video (.m2t) and QuickTime (.mov). Just in case, be prepared to create other file types if we are unable to convert your file to the preferred format.

Non-MPEG-2 Profile:
Resolution: 640x480 is the recommended minimum
Framerate: 23.976 / 24 fps minimum
Audio: any suitable audio format per your container files at a suitably high (192 kbps or higher) bitrate.

AVI containers using the following codecs – DIVX, XVID, HuffYUV, Lagarith, DV-AVI, or the standard compliment of codecs installed by Windows.

WMV - Please follow the resolution/sound rules above for any Windows Media format. Please make sure the video is UNLOCKED, and use high bitrates for better quality. Better still would be to output to DV-AVI and submit this instead (or use this to convert to H.265/x.264 yourself).


Final Notes
By submitting your video to this contest, you authorize Kawaii Kon staff to screen and distribute it under the Kawaii Kon and / or Kawaii Kon Video Art Showcase Theater (VAST) Contest title. Kawaii Kon staff reserves the right to disqualify entries for any reason deemed necessary to protect the overall quality and integrity of the event. Entries may be disqualified for any of the following reasons: objectionable content, low quality video / audio, failure to adhere to the contest rules, and / or at the discretion of the VAST Department.

Kawaii Kon VAST Contest Information
The information thread will be posted on AnimeMusicVideos.org forums and Kawaii Kon website. The winners / playlist will also be posted after the contest is over.

If you have any questions or concerns on any of the above, please feel free to contact the VAST Executive Officer:
Kelly Ann Webb
vast@kawaiikon.com

Thank you for participating and good luck to all!
http://kawaiikon.com/events/vast/vast-r ... uidelines/
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Post by KurenaiRoze » Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:05 pm

We got a one em' two entries into the contest! Woot woot! :sorcerer:
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Post by BladEra123 » Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:20 pm

Gonna enter this year too :)
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Re: Kawaii Kon 2016 VAST Contest

Post by KurenaiRoze » Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:28 pm

BladEra123 wrote:Gonna enter this year too :)
Nice! I'll be looking forward to your entries :D
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Post by TritioAFB » Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:56 pm

I have your videos incoming, specially this recent one premiering soon :)
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Re: Kawaii Kon 2016 VAST Contest

Post by KurenaiRoze » Sun Oct 18, 2015 12:36 am

TritioAFB wrote:I have your videos incoming, specially this recent one premiering soon :)
Awesome, I'll be waiting for it~ Nice to see you back :awesome:
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Re: Kawaii Kon 2016 VAST Contest

Post by KurenaiRoze » Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:02 am

Ring ring ring! Hello everybody! It is just three months until deadline. The deadline is February 19, 2016 @11:59PM HST. Turn those entries in before then, so I can take a good look and see if it is qualified for the contest. Also, if you are uploading your file onto Google Drive and please remember to take the permission off. I won't be able to download your entry unless you grant me permission to download or remove it. Thanks~ :space:
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Re: Kawaii Kon 2016 VAST Contest

Post by KurenaiRoze » Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:02 am

Look at the previous winners' wood plaques. Aren't they looking so gorgeous? Don't you want one? <3 Edit: Judges' Choice plaque was odd considering the paper was stuck to the wood. I apologize! (Left picture was provided by AndrewBee and other two picture were provided by me!)
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Re: Kawaii Kon 2016 VAST Contest

Post by flamefield » Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:38 pm

Going to enter this year :3
I'm off the radar...

but you can check out my activities here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTpTPv ... A/featured

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Re: Kawaii Kon 2016 VAST Contest

Post by KurenaiRoze » Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:31 pm

flamefield wrote:Going to enter this year :3
Yay! Excellent! I'm looking forward to your entries :awesome:
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Post by KurenaiRoze » Thu Dec 03, 2015 5:05 pm

I am glad to see a lot of new peeps joining in the contest. It makes me feel all giddy and happy inside. :ying:
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Re: Kawaii Kon 2016 VAST Contest

Post by KurenaiRoze » Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:12 pm

Fellow editors attention! Just two months until deadline. The deadline is February 19, 2016 @ 11:59PM HST. Time is running out pretty soon. The soon you can turn in entries, the better I can look it over. The days and winter break go by fast, so hurry! Thank you to those who turn in their entries. For those who just did now, I'll be taking a look at them and sent out a confirmation email. If you didn't receive any confirmation emails, please do check if it is in your spam folder. If not, PM here or email. Thank you all!
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Re: Kawaii Kon 2016 VAST Contest

Post by Rider4Z » Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:30 pm

entered! :up:

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Re: Kawaii Kon 2016 VAST Contest

Post by KurenaiRoze » Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:41 pm

Rider4Z wrote:entered! :up:
:up: <3
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Re: Kawaii Kon 2016 VAST Contest

Post by Magicflier » Sun Dec 20, 2015 9:25 pm

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