Otakon 2018 - AMV Contest/AMV Theater Info

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Otakon 2018 - AMV Contest/AMV Theater Info

Postby VicBond007 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:58 am

AMV Contest Rules
Official AMV Contest rules are here:
https://www.otakon.com/activities/amv-contest/
We are open for submissions RIGHT NOW. If the rules change, and suddenly your submitted video would not be compliant with them, you will be given ample time to make corrections as necessary.
Two significant changes this year:
1) We will accept entries that were sent in on a previous year, yet did not make the final cut. Always have, ever since I started running the contest. What has changed this year is that if the same video has been featured as a non-finalist more than twice already, it will be disqualified. For example, if you sent us a video in 2015, it did not make finals, you sent us the same video (or a recut version of the same video) in 2017 (it took you two years to clean it up, can't rush perfection!), and that too did not make the final cut, if you send us the same video (or recut version of the same video) in 2018, it will be disqualified. This is to prevent people from sending the same entry year after year, just to score a reserved seat.
2) We will accept download links to your video this year. Please be CERTAIN that your video is ready to download when you submit your form. Do not submit your form 3 months early, and then change your video the day of the deadline and ask us to re-download it. The submission form has been updated with a line to provide a download link. Providing a link is optional. Tradition FTP/snail mail services are still offered.

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It's back. Same location as last year (WEWCC 144ABC).
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Re: Otakon 2018 - AMV Contest/AMV Theater Info

Postby Kireblue » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:27 am

VicBond007 wrote:General Rules
*Each entrant is allowed to submit one (1) submission to the OTAKON® AMV Contest.

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Was hoping for a 2nd entry this year, but I guess that means I'll just focus on my main one

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Re: Otakon 2018 - AMV Contest/AMV Theater Info

Postby Scintilla » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:14 am

The Rules wrote:Anti-Trolling Policy: If your entry has won a major categorical award, First Place or Best in Show at any convention that has screened their contest before June 7th 2018 (yes, this is a Thursday),...

AnimeNEXT appreciates your continued support! :D

And with the deadline being so late, Cy and I might have enough time after AnimeNEXT to be able to pull something together...
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Re: Otakon 2018 - AMV Contest/AMV Theater Info

Postby VicBond007 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:25 am

Kireblue wrote:
VicBond007 wrote:General Rules
*Each entrant is allowed to submit one (1) submission to the OTAKON® AMV Contest.

Was hoping for a 2nd entry this year, but I guess that means I'll just focus on my main one


We're seeing what removing the technological hurdle does for submission numbers this year. Allowing multiple submissions has been an idea that's been on the table for a while, and it still is, but we don't want to open up the floodgates and get buried under 12 hours of content with insufficient time to screen them.
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Re: Otakon 2018 - AMV Contest/AMV Theater Info

Postby Tigrin » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:47 pm

*rolls into the thread* I didn't ever get my award from last year, did you send it out? :<

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Re: Otakon 2018 - AMV Contest/AMV Theater Info

Postby VicBond007 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:05 pm

Tigrin wrote:*rolls into the thread* I didn't ever get my award from last year, did you send it out? :<

There might have been certain issues last year that prevented these from going out after Otakon...
You haven't been forgotten. I'll be taking care of the trophies soon.
IIRC, only 1st place is going to get stuff in the mail. Our secondary prizes were pretty bad last year. Like, off-sized Otakon 2015 T-shirt, bad. I don't even think I took them home after the con was done. We'll be back to normal this year in regards to swag. Trophies are safe though!
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Re: Otakon 2018 - AMV Contest/AMV Theater Info

Postby shorisquared » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:05 pm

Your entry must be primarily anime and/or video game footage. The exception to this rule is a live-action adaptation of an anime or video-game, intended for television broadcast or release to movie theaters. Such live-action adaptations will be accepted without penalty.

This still saddens me especially after 2016 when I couldn't get Overwatchmen considered. :cry:
But I get it.
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Re: Otakon 2018 - AMV Contest/AMV Theater Info

Postby Tigrin » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:02 pm

VicBond007 wrote:
Tigrin wrote:*rolls into the thread* I didn't ever get my award from last year, did you send it out? :<

There might have been certain issues last year that prevented these from going out after Otakon...
You haven't been forgotten. I'll be taking care of the trophies soon.
IIRC, only 1st place is going to get stuff in the mail. Our secondary prizes were pretty bad last year. Like, off-sized Otakon 2015 T-shirt, bad. I don't even think I took them home after the con was done. We'll be back to normal this year in regards to swag. Trophies are safe though!


Okay, thanks! I've got a spot on my shelf waiting for that trophy. ;)

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Re: Otakon 2018 - AMV Contest/AMV Theater Info

Postby Rider4Z » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:37 pm

Tigrin wrote:Okay, thanks! I've got a spot on my shelf waiting for that trophy. ;)

I need one too...


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