Otakuthon 2017 AMV contest (WINNERS ANNOUNCED)

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Otakuthon 2017 AMV contest (WINNERS ANNOUNCED)

Postby MusicalTendency » Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:01 am

Hi ! The submissions for the AMV contest at Otakuthon is open. Since I'm a new guy organizing the contest this year, I completely forget to post it here but if people still want to give it a try even if the deadline is really soon, go ahead !

Deadline: 29th of july 2017

General Information

AMV entries will be screened at the Otakuthon AMV Contest Screening on Friday, August 4, 2017. The AMV Contest screening will consists of two hours worth of the best videos submitted for the contest. During the screening, the audience will vote for their favourite AMV through secret ballot in the following categories: Comedy/Parody, Action, Drama/Romance and Originality. The audience will also vote for the "People's Choice" award for best AMV. If you are participating in the contest voting, please stay for the duration of the screening to give all AMVs a fair chance in the voting.

All AMVs submitted will also be automatically entered into the "Best of Show" category for best overall AMV as well as the "Best Visual Effects/Video Editing" category. The winners of these two categories will be selected by a panel of AMV Contest judges prior to the convention.

Due to time constraints, not all AMVs will be shown during the contest screening.

Participants may enter a maximum of two video entries total (one entry per category).

Deadline : Sunday, July 29, 2017 at 11:59pm

Content Guidlines

Video Content

- Videos may not be shorter than 1 minute and should not be longer than 5 minutes.
- The majority of the video footage must be from anime (Japanese animation) or from Japanese video games (e.g. Final Fantasy XIII).
Live action or other sorts of animation footage are acceptable provided that they are not a dominant part of the video.
- Do not include any video opening or closing credits. Otakuthon will be adding an opening credit to all entered AMVs containing the title of the music video, creator's name, source of video footage, voting category, and the music title.
- There should be no subtitles in the AMV unless it is an important element of the music video or if they are karaoke song lyrics. AMVs that breach this rule will be automatically rejected.
- There should be no watermarks or text credits (such as the credits for openings) of any kind within the AMV. AMVs that breach this rule will be automatically rejected.
- Any AMV that contains hentai, full frontal nudity, explicit sexuality or other pornographic material, as well as extreme or excessive violence and gore will not be accepted for the AMV Contest. Scenes with graphic violence and/or sexuality, eroticism, ecchi, and horror are permitted, however.

Textual/Audio Content

- Music must be used as the main soundtrack and may be from any genre and in any language.
Coarse language, including music lyrics, within the AMVs must be acceptable of what can be heard on public radio, prime time television, or any film that is rated 13+.
- All videos will be pre-screened by the AMV Contest Director and staff. Otakuthon reserves the right to accept or reject any video based on the prescribed criteria or for any other reason.

Submission Rules

Anime Music Videos (AMVs) submitted for competition must be your OWN work and must be an ORIGINAL work. You may NOT submit an AMV on another person's behalf.

We will be accepting submissions via e-mail only. Please send all contest submissions to amvcontest@otakuthon.com. Do NOT send CDs or DVDs via snail mail.

All AMVs for the contest must be submitted by Sunday, July 29, 2017 before 11:59pm. If your AMV is submitted after this date, it will not be considered for the contest.

AMVs which are submitted can be entered into one of the following four categories:

Comedy/Parody
Action
Drama/Romance
Originality
To submit your AMV, send an email to amvcontest@otakuthon.com with the subject line "AMV Contest 2017 Submission" and provide the following

information:

Your name
E-mail address and other contact info
Title of your music video
Category in which you would like the AMV entered (select one, see the list above)
Source of video footage used (i.e. series, movies, etc.)
Source of music or audio soundtrack used
A link to download your AMV

When submitting for the Otakuthon AMV Contest, participants may enter up to a maximum of two AMVs. Each video may only be entered into ONE category for voting.

All AMV entries will be automatically entered into the "People's Choice", "Best of Show", and "Best Visual Effects/Video Editing" categories.

To facilitate the judging process, please name your video file the same as your AMV title.
Creators may submit their videos with their submission by:

Providing a link for direct download via web (http) or FTP.
Providing a BitTorrent metafile or link where the file can be downloaded (if the torrent is seedless or cannot be downloaded, your entry will be disqualified).
Providing a link to the file being hosted on a free upload service such as deposit files.com (http://depositfiles.com )
Providing a link to the AMV on AnimeMusicVideos.org .

The following are a list of "DON'Ts" which will disqualify your submission:

Don't send YouTube or similar video streaming site links.
Don't send AMVs which you did not create.
Don't send IRC addresses with instructions for DCC downloads.
Don't send the actual AMV file as an attachment in the e-mail.
Don't send any submissions via "snail" mail.
Format

Please note the following guidelines with respect to video format:

All videos must be playable on a PC with the latest Combined Community Codec Pack (CCCP) installed.
Files for competition should be AVI, MPG, WMV or MP4 format and compressed using DivX or xVid video compression and MP3 audio compression.
DO NOT send videos in RealPlayer or QuickTime format.
Videos with poor video quality (ex: pixelated, artifacting, etc.) will be rejected.
Awards

Each category winner will receive an award via mail. All winners will be announced on the Otakuthon
official Facebook page. Winners will be contacted via email to provide us with a mailing address so that the award can be shipped to you.

Good luck Everyone !
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Re: Otakuthon 2017 AMV contest (deadline 07-29-17)

Postby ngsilver » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:51 pm

I sent something in.
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Re: Otakuthon 2017 AMV contest (deadline 07-29-17)

Postby HunNuke » Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:52 am

Can someone post the results of this contest please

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Re: Otakuthon 2017 AMV contest (deadline 07-29-17)

Postby shorisquared » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:33 am

HunNuke wrote:Can someone post the results of this contest please


Good luck with that. They've been known to give no information whatsoever.
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Re: Otakuthon 2017 AMV contest (deadline 07-29-17)

Postby HunNuke » Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:17 pm

shorisquared wrote:
HunNuke wrote:Can someone post the results of this contest please


Good luck with that. They've been known to give no information whatsoever.


Thank you.
I saw your playlist with the finalists' videos, and I thought that perhaps you know something.

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Re: Otakuthon 2017 AMV contest (deadline 07-29-17)

Postby UnluckyArtist » Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:31 pm

Well last year they kinda did announce the results. The con was in August but they didn't tell me I won something till JANUARY x'D.

But the poster said they were the new guy organizing it so maybe it'll be different this time.
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Postby shorisquared » Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:07 pm

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Re: Otakuthon 2017 AMV contest (deadline 07-29-17)

Postby shorisquared » Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:09 pm

Otakuthon 2017 AMV Contest YouTube Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... A-A67-Lyn9
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Re: Otakuthon 2017 AMV contest (deadline 07-29-17)

Postby MusicalTendency » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:52 pm

Sorry for the late response about the winners, I was quite busy with life but here's de result !

Thank you everyone for participating at the AMV contest of Otakuthon 2017 ! I've finally compiled all the votes and have the winners. It was a pleasure to watch all the entries, they were all so great, the choice was super hard, even the public had difficulty to choose, but in the end we finally had our winners.

Here's all the participating entries that was at the big screening:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aDo ... sp=sharing .
There's a video too with all the entries and infos: https://youtu.be/nWk1ZYmoFeI

And here's the winners !!!

Best in Originality (voted by the public) : Entry 01 - Overtime by Hans Zhao
Best in Action (voted by the public) : Entry 09 - Karasuno Houou by AmethystRarity
Best in Romance/Drama (voted by the public) : Entry 25 - La Vida Madoka by Shorisquared
Best in Comedy (voted by the public) : Entry 29 - Starboy desu ga? by David Szita
Best in Show (voted by the judges) : Entry 34 - Anime Masterchef by AntaresHeart07
Best Editing (voted by the judges) : Entry 24- Reach by Sliceoflife

(winners will be contacted individually for the prices/trophies)

Thank you again to all participants and congratulation to the winners ! I hope to see all your beautiful AMVs again next year !

Don't hesitate to email me at cpt.Hitsugaya@Gmail.com if you have any questions or wants more information. I'll try to respond as fast as i can !


And for those wondering, The winners are only announced after the show, because I have to compiled every votes on every ballots and I was staff at other part of the convention so I was kinda busy all weekend + it was my first year doing something like this, i was lost a lot BUT worry not! next year I will try and make this contest better, I will share the finalist before the screening, and the sunday when they rescreen the contest ill try to make them show the winners and ill best faster to contact them by emails too !

Thank again to everyone who participate and if you ever have suggestions, questions or comments or anything please do !

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Re: Otakuthon 2017 AMV contest (WINNERS ANNOUNCED)

Postby tayuyagirl » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:17 pm

I just wanted to drop by and say this contest was a big improvement on last year and I appreciate the effort put into fixing it up. Last year the contest was a disorganized mess (both at the convention and online), and I admit I went into the contest this year with very low expectations. But I was very pleasantly surprised; the overall quality of entries was much more consistent than before and organization was much better.

Suggestions: More ballots! Easily fixed, but I did notice they seemed to run out pretty quick and people were asked to share. I'd also like to see editor names on the ballot, but I do appreciate that they were at least on the title screens this year.
Also, I don't know how much control you have over categories, but I think they need some adjustments. Some categories were packed, while others only had four entries, and many videos (upbeat especially) were put into categories that didn't suit them and put them at a disadvantage in the contest. While I enjoy the 'Originality' category I think it could be replaced with something more traditional (like upbeat!), especially if you're limited on the number of categories.

But like I said earlier this year was a huge improvement overall. Thank you! :up:

(I didn't enter this year, so this is purely an audience POV. I can't comment on entrant communication and the works.)


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