NOW OPEN! CON-NICHIWA 2018 AMV CONTEST!

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NOW OPEN! CON-NICHIWA 2018 AMV CONTEST!

Postby LaniChan88 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:14 pm

Greetings, ladies and gentlemen! Our contest is now open and ready to go! Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns! Once again, here are the rules and policies for this year's contest! Best of luck to all, and have fun!

***IMPORTANT
This year, our convention will NOT be taking place in March this year! Instead, our NEW DATES will be in April! We will be operating from April 20th - 22nd!

Categories*
Action
Music & Dance
Drama
Romance
Comedy
Trailer
*depending on how many entries (or lack of) in each category, some categories may be disregarded.

Rules
Policies and Conditions
1) Any physical media you submit to us will not be returned. Make sure you still possess your original master copy of your AMV.
2) You grant us unconditional, irrevocable, and eternal permission to use your submission(s) in any way, which includes (but is not limited to) copying, sharing, and exhibiting, as well as any purposes and usages that may be unrelated to this event.
3) The coordinators and judges may, at their discretion, re-categorize any entry they deem unsuited for the category specified by the entrant.
4) The coordinators and judges have the right to disqualify any submission for any fair and justifiable reason not foreseen in these rules.
5) All judgments and decisions are final.


“Disqualification” Rules:
1) Maximum Submissions
An entrant may submit a maximum of three AMVs plus one
Trailer/Parody entry. No two AMVs may be for the same category.


2) Intros, closings, and identifiers.
Entries are screened anonymously. Therefore, videos should not contain any identifying information such as intros, closings, logos, slates, or credits of any kind.
NOTE: Trailer parodies are an exception and may use studio-style slates or
logos where customary, provided that they are completely original.

3) Studio Trademarks
Entries may not use studio trademarks (e.g. Paramount, DreamWorks, WB logos, etc.) unless it is intentional, it will be negotiated with before the entry is put in the contest.

4) Inappropriate Content
Entries that contain excessive content unsuitable for an age 13+ audience as determined by the coordinators and/or judges may be disqualified. Context and severity shall be taken under consideration.
For those with this concern, it is recommended to look over your submission or to not add that content at all.

5) Non-Anime/Video Game Content
The visual content of your entry should consist of at least 70% anime-styled, manga-styled, or video game content. The judges reserve the right to accept or reject entries based on whether, in their opinion, an entry fits the spirit of an Anime Music Video event.

6)Time length
Your entry must be longer than 1 minute but no longer than 5 minutes. (This does not include the 3 seconds of black in the beginning and end).



Technical Standards:
What We Prefer
• Files encoded in MP4 (H.264), WMV, MOV, or MPG (MPEG2) formats.
• Files averaging ~30MB per minute (75MB minimum, 200MB maximum).
Preferred Video Resolutions:
We strongly recommend submitting your video in the exact same resolution
that your source material is in, which is likely one of the following:
• 640x480 (4:3, Square Pixel)
• 848x480 (16:9, Square Pixel)
• 960x720 (4:3, Square Pixel)
• 1280x720 (16:9, Square Pixel)
• 720x480 (4:3, 0.9:1 Pixel Aspect Ratio)
• 720x480 (16:9, 1.21:1 Pixel Aspect Ratio)



What We REJECT
• Any video hosting links such as YouTube, Vimeo, Veoh, or similar.
• Anything that requires an unusual level of difficulty to work with.

NOTE:
- Please put 3 seconds of black screen before and after your AMV.


Submission Instructions
- Entries being submitted via postal mail must be postmarked and in the mail on or before the deadline. (E-mail for address)
- Entries being submitted online (via e-mail or file hosting website) must be fully uploaded by the DEADLINE OF NOON ON FRIDAY APRIL 6TH 2018 ARIZONA TIME.
- Along with the entry, please provide the following information about the AMV
Name, Address, Email, Title of Video, Video Category, Anime or Video Game footage used, Song/Audio name along with artist (if it can be accessed).


“Inexcusable” Rules:
1) Dishonesty (Penalty variable based on severity)
Participants who willfully provide false, incomplete, or misrepresented information on their entry form may be reprimanded.

2) Plagiarism
Do not submit someone else’s AMV as if it were your own. Do not 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.

NOTE: Before an “Inexcusable” violation is declared, the entrant will be contacted and
provided an opportunity to address and/or dispute the issue.


General Information:
- Once your AMV has been submitted to us, we will send an e-mail confirming that we have received the entry.
- If the AMV has been approved for screening, we will send a second e-mail as soon as possible confirming your participation in the contest.
- If the AMV has NOT been approved for screening,
o (If there is still time before the deadline), we will send an e-mail recommending to make any adjustments based on the rules above.
o (If there is NO time before the deadline or NO changes can be made based on the rules above) the entry will be disqualified.

Remember, the deadline is FRIDAY APRIL 6TH @ NOON ARIZONA TIME.


Until the deadline, we will work as much as we can to get your entry ready and accepted for the contest. (With the exception of making the AMV of course that’s your work)


Please direct any questions or comments to:
amv@con-nichiwa.com
Good luck and happy AMV making!

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Re: NOW OPEN! CON-NICHIWA 2018 AMV CONTEST!

Postby ProjectTwinsAMV » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:41 am

Sent one in :D
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Re: NOW OPEN! CON-NICHIWA 2018 AMV CONTEST!

Postby MaboroshiStudio » Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:27 pm

hehe I take it Disney doesn't count as Non-Anime
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Re: NOW OPEN! CON-NICHIWA 2018 AMV CONTEST!

Postby Rider4Z » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:33 pm

Is 3 seconds of black before and after really necessary?

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WE ARE STILL OPEN! CON-NICHIWA 2018 AMV CONTEST!

Postby LaniChan88 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:35 pm

Greetings everyone!

This is a notification that we have received all entries that have been emailed to us so far, and that we are still open!

We are accepting entries between now and APRIL 15th @ 11:59 PM ARIZONA TIME!

Thank you very much for your patience, and we will be checking our entries over the next week. We will also send out an email of a list of everyone who made it into finals this year!

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Re: NOW OPEN! CON-NICHIWA 2018 AMV CONTEST!

Postby Strawberry Fields AMVS » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:48 pm

Hey anyone hear who the finalist were and who won the contest?

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Re: NOW OPEN! CON-NICHIWA 2018 AMV CONTEST!

Postby DopplerDo » Wed May 02, 2018 2:09 pm

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Re: NOW OPEN! CON-NICHIWA 2018 AMV CONTEST!

Postby DopplerDo » Fri May 18, 2018 5:47 pm

We're a month out and still no one knows who was in the finals or who won? Seems a little silly to me :p.

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Re: NOW OPEN! CON-NICHIWA 2018 AMV CONTEST!

Postby DopplerDo » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:05 pm

Has anyone heard back from coordinators about this event? The contest was 4/21 and now it's 6/11? Is this a normal waiting period??

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Re: NOW OPEN! CON-NICHIWA 2018 AMV CONTEST!

Postby Strawberry Fields AMVS » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:38 pm

All I know is the coordinator that ran this has moved to Hawaii I heard rumors that she was passing it over to king redeem before leaving but do not know of it happened.

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Re: NOW OPEN! CON-NICHIWA 2018 AMV CONTEST!

Postby MaboroshiStudio » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:39 pm

I think results are stuck in transit... heh

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Re: NOW OPEN! CON-NICHIWA 2018 AMV CONTEST!

Postby ProjectTwinsAMV » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:02 pm

I’ve contact King Redeem and ConNichiwa through twitter and see where it goes from there everyone.
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Re: NOW OPEN! CON-NICHIWA 2018 AMV CONTEST!

Postby King Redeem » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:03 am

After many long anticipated months of waiting, I proudly present the best of the southwest

THE ILLUSTRIOUS AND LONG-STANDING DIRTY T HONOR OF
Connichiwa's 2018 AMV contest winners

Redeem your win for a free cactus hug or tripe taco at your local taco stand :taco:

Best Trailer: IT-otoro by Gina Nelson :twisted:
Best Action: Chunchunmaru Hype by Ramen Noodle Productions :bzz:
Best Drama: Covert Haven by PaNtSu OF Do0M (aka the GOAT) :sorcerer:

Best Romance: One More Light by ProjectTwinsAMV (AZ locals :up: )

Best Music & Dance & Org call-out post: Down the Road by DopplerDo

Best Comedy: SPF by Gina Nelson (A TWO-FER :taco: :taco:)

Coordinator's (that's me now) Choice: Take Pills by Bry_ :ying:

Sorry for the long delay... I was too busy drinking local craft brews and just being an all-around dirty hipster :beer: I'll own up to that.

To clarify, every video submitted was played at the contest, because we love ya <3 <3 . So much so that we'll sit through nine drama vids in a row :aimkissyface:

See you next year!!

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Re: NOW OPEN! CON-NICHIWA 2018 AMV CONTEST!

Postby ProjectTwinsAMV » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:03 am

King Redeem wrote:After many long anticipated months of waiting, I proudly present the best of the southwest

THE ILLUSTRIOUS AND LONG-STANDING DIRTY T HONOR OF
Connichiwa's 2018 AMV contest winners

Redeem your win for a free cactus hug or tripe taco at your local taco stand :taco:

Best Trailer: IT-otoro by Gina Nelson :twisted:
Best Action: Chunchunmaru Hype by Ramen Noodle Productions :bzz:
Best Drama: Covert Haven by PaNtSu OF Do0M (aka the GOAT) :sorcerer:

Best Romance: One More Light by ProjectTwinsAMV (AZ locals :up: )

Best Music & Dance & Org call-out post: Down the Road by DopplerDo

Best Comedy: SPF by Gina Nelson (A TWO-FER :taco: :taco:)

Coordinator's (that's me now) Choice: Take Pills by Bry_ :ying:

Sorry for the long delay... I was too busy drinking local craft brews and just being an all-around dirty hipster :beer: I'll own up to that.

To clarify, every video submitted was played at the contest, because we love ya <3 <3 . So much so that we'll sit through nine drama vids in a row :aimkissyface:

See you next year!!

:taco: :taco: :taco:
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Re: NOW OPEN! CON-NICHIWA 2018 AMV CONTEST!

Postby shorisquared » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:11 am

King Redeem wrote:See you next year!!

I hope you get to set up the contest to your liking next year. Maybe we'll even get results a whole month after it ends! What a treat! :rofl:
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