Otakuthon 2018 AMV contest : RESULTS ARE OUT NOW

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Otakuthon 2018 AMV contest : RESULTS ARE OUT NOW

Post by MusicalTendency » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:42 pm

Hi ! The submissions for the AMV contest at Otakuthon is open.

Deadline: 27th of july 2018

General Information

AMV entries will be screened at the Otakuthon AMV Contest Screening on Friday, August 3, 2018. 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.

Otakuthon is proud to present the Anime Guy Best of Show AMV award!

The award rewarded for the best AMV clip is to honour a recently departed staff and friend of the convention. Howard Naud a.k.a. Anime Guy loved watching AMVs (having an enormous collection of his own!) and would never miss a show like this. Wherever Anime Guy is, he would like to thank you for your creativity and he would be proud of you all

All AMVs submitted will also be automatically entered into the "Anime Guy 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 : Friday, July 27, 2018 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.

All AMVs for the contest must be submitted by Friday, July 27, 2018 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 2018 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 Google drive file
Providing a link to the file being hosted on a free upload service such as deposit files.com or Mediafiles
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, WMV or MP4 format.
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. 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 2018 AMV contest : Deadline July 27th

Post by shorisquared » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:26 am

I don't remember if I received anything or not last year for winning a category.
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Re: Otakuthon 2018 AMV contest : Deadline July 27th

Post by MusicalTendency » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:57 pm

shorisquared wrote:I don't remember if I received anything or not last year for winning a category.
I'm really sorry to heard that. I know you did won Best in Romance/Drama ( voted by the public) : Entry 25 - La Vida Madoka, maybe something happen on its way. Unfortunately I'm not the one that sent them, i only had a confirmation that it was mailed. I know that this year we are sending certificate instead of the other award because its really more simple to ship.

Again I'm really sorry that you did not received your award

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Re: Otakuthon 2018 AMV contest : Deadline July 27th

Post by shorisquared » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:39 am

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shorisquared wrote:I don't remember if I received anything or not last year for winning a category.
I'm really sorry to heard that. I know you did won Best in Romance/Drama ( voted by the public) : Entry 25 - La Vida Madoka, maybe something happen on its way. Unfortunately I'm not the one that sent them, i only had a confirmation that it was mailed. I know that this year we are sending certificate instead of the other award because its really more simple to ship.

Again I'm really sorry that you did not received your award
It's all good. You didn't do anything. I just honestly couldn't remember if I did get anything or not, haha. But regardless of last year, I trust you'll do your best to make sure this year's contest runs smoothly!
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Re: Otakuthon 2018 AMV contest : Deadline July 27th

Post by Pyrothemusical » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:22 am

To whom is reading the following post:

I am planning to enter 2 submissions into the Otakuthon 2018 AMV Contest and noticed the following format rule below:

Files for competition should be AVI, MPG, WMV or MP4 format and compressed using DivX or xVid video compression and MP3 audio compression.

However, I noticed that in this post, the rule does not include the "compressed using DivX or xVid compression" part. Does this mean that video files submissions with the above formats are fine, or are there specific formats that must include DivX/xVid compression? I ask this because my usual export settings are h.264 codec in order to upload my AMVs to Youtube.

I am planning to send an email to the AMV Contest Manager as well, but I appreciate any extra input clarifying the situation.

Thank you.

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Post by Pyrothemusical » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:10 am

Also, it seems as though the email address for asking questions does not seem to work? I have been trying to send emails to atamvcontest@otakuthon.com for questions, but I've been receiving an error message saying the email could not be delivered.

Is there anyone who could explain if the email I am using is correct?

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Re: Otakuthon 2018 AMV contest : Deadline July 27th

Post by MusicalTendency » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:19 am

The email is amvcontest@otakuthon.com ! But i think i got your email and replied to you ;P

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Re: Otakuthon 2018 AMV contest : RESULTS ARE OUT NOW

Post by MusicalTendency » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:08 pm

Thank you everyone for participating at the AMV contest of Otakuthon 2018 ! 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/1yYF ... sp=sharing

There's a video too with all the entries and infos: https://youtu.be/4cp2uEZwiJM

And here's the winners !!!

Best in Originality (voted by the public) : Entry 06 - Masayume Chasing by Jessica
Best in Action (voted by the public) : Entry 09 - A Real Hero by Bimyou
Best in Romance/Drama (voted by the public) : Entry 22 - Your Light by ProjecttwinsAMV
Best in Comedy (voted by the public) : Entry 32 - IT-Otoro by Gina
Anime Guy Best of Show (voted by the judges) : Entry 01 - Stereotypical Party Filler by Gina
Best Editing (voted by the judges) : Entry 02 - Counter by UnluckyArtist

(winners will be contacted individually for the prices)

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 !

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

For Next year I'm planning to change the rules, plus making them more up to date, have more sheets for people to vote, more pens, change some categories and how the AMVs will be presented, so people can see and know better the anime, the artist and the music that is playing. I'm really trying to improve it !If you guys have any other suggestions don't hesitate !

-Matt

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Re: Otakuthon 2018 AMV contest : RESULTS ARE OUT NOW

Post by ProjectTwinsAMV » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:40 am

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Re: Otakuthon 2018 AMV contest : RESULTS ARE OUT NOW

Post by Pyrothemusical » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:15 am

I originally thought I had a chance of at least making it to the preliminary rounds, but seeing through the AMVs that made it, it was very evident that each one had outmatched me and I still need to work a lot harder to improve my AMVs, ha ha.

Congratulations to everyone who won in their category, as well as everyone who got a chance to have their AMVs hosted onto the big screen! You all deserve praise for the hard work you put into your AMVs!

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