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Anime Conji @ AX 2016 Rules - WINNERS

Post by Rider4Z » Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:16 pm

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Submission Guidelines and Rules for Anime Conji 2016 AMV Contest


Even though Anime Conji's convention has been canceled this year, the AMV contest WILL still take place, and it's venue will be none other than Anime Expo 2016! This does not mean that AX's contest and Conji's contest will be combined. They will be two separate events. While AX's competition will take place in Main Events, Anime Conji's will be held in the AMV room, both at separate times.

Submission Deadline is April 1st 2016, 11:59pm (PST).

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For the sake of the entire “Submission Guidelines and Rules” document, the terms “we”, “our” and “us” refer to the SPJA, Anime Conji, its subsidiaries, affiliates, associates, staff, and volunteers. In consideration of participation in a contest, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the participant, on participant’s behalf, and on behalf of participant’s heirs, successors or assigns, administrators and personal representatives, does hereby INDEMNIFY, FULLY RELEASE, FOREVER DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE SPJA, and each of their respective direct and indirect subsidiaries, affiliates, partners and related entities, their respective directors, officers, employees, volunteers, agents, insurers, attorneys, shareholders and representatives, and each predecessor, successor, and assign thereof, from and against any and all actions, charges, claims, losses, costs, damages, expenses (including attorneys’ fees and expenses) and liabilities of any kind or character, whether known or unknown, in connection with, arising out of or in any way related to participant’s participation in the contest.

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 Conji.
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Categories:
ACTION – Adventure, intensity, adrenaline...
DRAMA – Angst, pain, fear…
COMEDY – Humorous, silly, quirky…
SENTIMENTAL – Inspiring, emotional, uplifting...
UPBEAT – Dance, movement, energy…

Categories may be added or changed depending on the submissions received. TRAILERS and PARODIES are permitted and should be entered into the categories listed above. They may be given their own category depending on the number and quality of entries received. MANGA music videos are also permitted.

Contestants may enter up to three (3) videos, but only one (1) per category. We reserve the right to move your entry to another category if we feel it’s better suited elsewhere. If we decide to move your entry to another category already containing one of your entries only one may be permitted to advance to the finals. (Participants may or may not be notified of the change before the reveal of finalists.)


Video Resolutions:
Videos must be a minimum of 640x480. Higher resolutions are recommended, 1280x720 is most applicable. COMPRESS YOUR FILE(S). We will not download anything larger than 300MB. It is HIGHLY recommended that you export your video(s) in square pixels so as to avoid errors during processing.

Format:
Acceptable containers include the common standards of:
AVI
MP4
MPEG2
Frame rate should be a standard of 23.97fps or 29.97FPS – anything else may result in playback error.

We will try to work with you if you have questions or concerns about file types, or if we have trouble working with your entry.

Requirements:
Your video(s) must meet the following criteria:
1) Good quality. Videos found to be poorly encoded, such as containing artifacts, interlacing or red-lining audio are not permitted.
2) Keep it PG-13. Poor taste, excessive violence, explicit sexual content/innuendo, and/or strong language are not acceptable.
3) No subtitles unless they serve a specific artistic purpose intended by the creator. No industry credits if opening/ending footage is used.
4) Video length must be between 30 seconds and 6 minutes.
5) Must contain at least 51% OFFICIAL anime, manga, or Japanese video game footage.
6) No bumpers, credits, *watermarks or title screens. All videos will be given uniform identifying slides. Any credits incorporated into the video itself for artistic purposes are permitted at the discretion of the coordinator.
7) Any trailers entered MUST NOT contain proper titles or authorities in their opening green screen. If the MPAA did not view your trailer, then you may NOT use their name. Parody versions with mock companies are permitted.
8) Your video cannot have been entered in Anime Conji’s 2013, ’14 or ‘15 contest. If you have made significant changes to your video, it may be accepted at the coordinator’s discretion.
9) Your video must not have won five (5) major awards or more before the deadline of Apr 1, 2016. It must not have premiered anywhere before January 1, 2014.

*Watermarks are constant symbols, typically small in the corner of the screen. They suggest you obtained/downloaded your footage illegally, and are not tolerated.

Not adhering to one or more of these rules will result in the disqualification of your entry.

“Inexcusable” Rules
1) Dishonorable Participation (Penalty variable based on severity) Participants who engage in a manner that causes grief, harm, or dishonor to others or to the event may be reprimanded. This includes intentional rule violations and unsportsmanlike behavior.
2) Dishonesty (Penalty variable based on severity) Participants who provide false, incomplete, or misrepresented information on their entry form may be reprimanded. This includes the part where you affirm that you’ve read and understood all rules.
3) Plagiarism (Penalty of banishment from all SPJA conventions.)
Do not submit someone else’s AMV as if it were your own. Do not use parts of someone else’s AMV or submit an “improved” version of someone else’s AMV unless you have the original creator’s explicit permission to do so. Each person involved in a submission’s creation must be identified on the entry form and must explicitly grant permission to participate in this event.

Judging and Winners:
Due to Conji being on hiatus this year, Anime Expo has graciously agreed to host our contest and will be played in the AMV room at some point during the colossal convention.
All entrants will be prescreened blindly and judged prior to the convention. The overall favorite video will be awarded “Judges’ Choice”. The coordinator will choose her favorite at some point before the contest. This video will be awarded “Coordinator’s Choice”. Audience members will be given a voting ballot for the contest and choose their favorite video for each category. The most popular video of each category will be awarded Best in its Category. At the end of the show, audience members will be asked to select three videos out of the entire show to be voted as their overall favorite. The one video with the most votes will be awarded “Audience Choice”. Winners will be announced later during the convention at a to-be-determined time and place.

SUBMIT YOUR VIDEOS: HERE

It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to submit your AMV early, especially if your AMV content or format is questionable. Creators whose videos meet any of the disqualification criteria will be notified and updated. Videos may be resubmitted for consideration as long as it’s received before the deadline. It is also HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to respond and read your e-mails frequently during the contest submission period for updates, information and confirmations.


If you have any questions about the contest or submitting your video, please contact us at amv@anime-conji.org.

Remember, DEADLINE IS APRIL 1st 2016.


Submission Guidelines for Anime Conji 2016 Animation Xhibition

Many AMV editors enjoy editing with more animation than just anime, but rarely get a chance to showcase their work in front of a crowd. While Anime Conji is an anime-based convention, we also understand that the fandom of anime often branches out to all sorts of genres like Avatar, Marvel, My Little Pony, etc... Last year, we attempted an exhibition that features fan-made music videos consisting of animation produced outside Japan, and it was VERY successful so we are bringing it back!

The videos in the Xhibition will be played in between categories as sort of a palette cleanser to give the audience a break from voting.

This is NOT a competition. You may enter as many as you like, however that does not guarantee all will be played. We want to include as many different editors as possible in our limited time frame.

There is NO “freshness” rule for this exhibition.

There are NO categories for this exhibition.

REQUIREMENTS are the same as the contest - EXCEPT for the footage requirement. Your video must contain at least 51% NON-Japanese animation.

SUBMIT YOUR VIDEOS: HERE

Submission Deadline is 11:59pm(PST) Apr 8, 2016 (one week after contest deadline). If you need an extension for this exhibition, please let us know and we will try to work with you.

If you have any questions about the contest or submitting your video, please contact us at amv@anime-conji.org.

Good luck!

~Rider4Z – Anime Conji AMV Events Coordinator
Victoria Galietta
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John Galietta III – Anime Conji AMV Events Assistant Coordinator
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Re: Anime Conji 2016 Rules - Submission Open Nov 7...

Post by Rider4Z » Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:17 pm

FINALISTS ROSTER in order of play (Winners):


Trailer
Pokemon: Age of Mewtwo by Kireblue
OH HELL NO: The Sensible Horror AMV by shorisquared
Magical Morphin Power Rangers by UnluckyArtist
Outlaws of the Galaxy by Speedy180
Mad Max: Beyond Honnouji by machina21
Honest Trailer - Love Live: School Idol Project by Spillio



Drama
Losing Control by CJEJTHEDJ
Crucible of Souls by Xophilarus & Shin
Ananun by Iren S.S.
Not a Dream by OnyxAMVs
Soundless Screams by Kazemon15



Action
Wheapon by Ileia
Shattered Rozes by Kazemon15
Zero One by The Editor For Real
Wavedash Whompathon by MycathatesyouAMV
Sleazy Swingers by BecauseImBored1



Fun
Notice Me! by AllegoriestAMVs
Cooking By The Book by Kyci
Singular Strike Gentleman by Glitzer
Creep Your Hands Off by BecauseImBored1
Live, Fly, Fail, Die by James Blond



Sentimental
Pokeversary by hamstar138
He Lies by shorisquared
Heart Shaped Hole by TheToddFather
Parallel Convergence by Xophilarus
Thállein by GuntherAMVs




Upbeat
Volleybot by Celia Phantomhive
You & I by DistantMelodies
Happiness! by SliceofLife
Fun Fun Yum Yum by MycathatesyouAMV
Dance Intermission 2 by MoonieAMV



Comedy
Just Do It! by King Redeem
The Swear Jar by Maboroshi Studio
Accidentally in Lust by xSnowflakes
Anime Cannibal Shia LeBeouf by DNubsPro
A Kind of Merry War by Aquiline Studios (Cyanna)



Xhibition
Disney/Pixar's Captain America: Civil War Trailer by BMoneyRulz
Under the Granite Wall by Warlike Swans
Hyper Carry by Kireblue
Fowl Play Rider4Z
The Story l33tmeatwad
Bend Hard, Play Hard Ileia
Take Me As I Am by Tigrin

(Even though Xhibition was non-competing, several audience members choice to put Ileia's Bend Hard, Play Hard down as their best of show so we gave it an encore at the Awards presentation.)

Coordinator's Choice: Crucible of Souls by Xophilarus and ShinAMV
Judges' Best of Show: Wavedash Whompathon
Audience's Best of Show: Fun Fun Yum Yum
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Re: Anime Conji 2016 Rules - Submissions NOW OPEN!!

Post by Rider4Z » Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:00 pm

Submissions are now open! |:>

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Re: Anime Conji 2016 Rules - Submissions NOW OPEN!!

Post by Rider4Z » Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:18 am

A little early in the game but all submissions received so far have been processed and confirmed. :beer:

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Re: Anime Conji 2016 Rules - Submissions NOW OPEN!!

Post by Tigrin » Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:28 am

Wow, it feels like a year went around really fast... I hope I can finish a video for the animation exhibition. :)

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Re: Anime Conji 2016 Rules - Submissions NOW OPEN!!

Post by flamefield » Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:33 am

will be entering some vids
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: Anime Conji 2016 Rules - Submissions NOW OPEN!!

Post by Rider4Z » Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:27 pm

All confirmations sent so far. :beer: cheers

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Re: Anime Conji 2016 Rules - HAITUS...

Post by Rider4Z » Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:07 pm

Hey everybody!

So I have some news regarding Anime Conji 2016, if you have already entered then you should have received an email about it. The powers that be have decided to cancel the convention for 2016 and bring it back 2017. Now what does this mean for the contest? Well, the powers that be would like to still honor the contest in some way. How, we haven't figured that part out yet.

In other words, the convention has been canceled this year but the AMV CONTEST has not! In the next few days we are going to discuss logistics on how to make it work without a home base. Submissions are currently on hiatus but will open again. I am keeping all entries received so far, you will not have to start over. I am sad the convention has been postponed, but I am happy to see I can keep the AMV Contest going regardless.

I will let you all know when submissions are open again and what our ultimate decision is on where we go with the contest.

Hope you all have a Merry Christmas!
Rider4Z~

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Re: Anime Conji 2016 Rules - HAITUS...

Post by Vlad G Pohnert » Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:45 pm

waaa... NOW that's interesting...

So does that mean your free to come to Sakura-Con and see the ultimate AMV room....

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Re: Anime Conji 2016 Rules - HAITUS...

Post by Rider4Z » Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:32 am

Good news!~ So we may have solved our venue problem, but opening back up submissions may take a little time it being Christmas week and all. Also, due to the nature of our venue change the deadline will likely be pushed (back? forward?)... it'll be later/ further in the future, in other words you'll have more time!

I'll give out more details once they're finalized, but likely not until after the holidays. So everyone enjoy your break! :jester:

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Re: Anime Conji 2016 Rules - Submissions BACK OPEN!!

Post by Rider4Z » Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:00 pm

Submissions are now officially BACK OPEN!

Even though Anime Conji's convention has been canceled this year, the AMV contest WILL still take place, and it's venue will be none other than Anime Expo 2016! This does not mean that AX's contest and Conji's contest will be combined. They will be two separate events. While AX's competition will take place in Main Events, Anime Conji's will be held in the AMV room, both at separate times.

Because Conji's contest will take place later than originally planned, the deadline has been extended as well. The deadline is now 4/1/16 11:59pm. REJOICE!
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Re: Anime Conji 2016 Rules - Submissions BACK OPEN!!

Post by King Redeem » Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:08 pm

omg that's awesome. Even more incentive to attend Anime Expo this year!

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Re: Anime Conji 2016 Rules - DEADLINE 4/1/16

Post by Hagaren Viper » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:23 am

Well dang, that's about the last thing I expected. Not sure if I'll be able to enter because I've been editing slow as snot, but just to be sure could the same entry be submitted to both contests?
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Re: Anime Conji 2016 Rules - DEADLINE 4/1/16

Post by Rider4Z » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:35 am

Hagaren Viper wrote:Well dang, that's about the last thing I expected. Not sure if I'll be able to enter because I've been editing slow as snot, but just to be sure could the same entry be submitted to both contests?
Yes, Conji's and AX's contest are in no way collaborated. It's probable we'll receive a similar batch of entries, but hopefully the difference in our rules will help keep things diverse. (example being Conji's age limit allows AWA entries)

Also, don't forget about our Animation Xhibition! :D

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Re: Anime Conji 2016 Rules - DEADLINE 4/1/16

Post by Tigrin » Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:25 am

That's too bad that Anime Conji was canceled, but I'm really excited that the AMV contest will be at AX! More AMVs is always a good thing. :) I moved away recently but I'm still planning on going to AX if I can. Now I'm really motivated to get some videos done. @_@

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