MomoCon 2020: AMV & V-MIX Competition

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MomoCon 2020: AMV & V-MIX Competition

Post by Kireblue » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:40 pm

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I'm pleased to announce that MomoCon is now accepting entries for it's 2020 AMV & V-MIX Competition!
Entries will be accepted until Monday, April 20th, 2020 @ 11:59pm EST. Each AMV Contest finalist will receive a free 4-day membership to MomoCon 2020, and the winner of each category will receive a trophy and $75 Cash Prize. We're also giving $100 to the Coordinator's Choice Award winner, and $500 to the Director's Choice Award winner.

MomoCon's AMV Contest welcomes submissions from all forms of animation. We also have a separate V-MIX (Video Remix) Competition for Live Action submissions, Cosplay Music Videos, and animated music videos that would either be ineligible or doesn't fit into an AMV Contest category. V-MIX Competition winners will receive an award and a free membership to next year's convention (MomoCon 2021).

This year, we're encouraging editors to submit videos that match our 2020 theme of "The Roaring 2020s". All accepted submissions to either the AMV or V-MIX Competition are eligible to win the “MomoCon 2020 Theme Award” and $50 cash prize regardless of their genre, content, or whether or not they make finals. This award doesn't have a designated category, and so participants will still need to determine the best fit category for their entry if submitting to the AMV Contest.

2020 AMV & V-MIX Submission Form
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Rules and Guidelines

General:
  • 1) All submitted entries must comply with the the Basic & Auxiliary guidelines outlined in the A-M-V.org CONGRSS Rules

    2a) The AMV Contest allows submissions from all forms of Animation. This includes but isn't limited to non Japanese animation like RWBY, Steven Universe, Samurai Jack, My little Pony, Overwatch and League of Legends.

    2b) The V-MIX Competition welcomes Live Action submissions, Cosplay Music Videos, and animated music videos that would either be ineligible or doesn't fit into a AMV Contest category.

    3) All submitted videos must be shorter than 6 minutes. Videos submitted to the AMV Contest must also be longer than 45 seconds.

    4a) Entrants are only allowed to submit (1) video to a specific AMV Contest category. Also, entrants are allowed to submit to any (2) of the (6) categories. Entrants are allowed to submit to a 3rd AMV Contest category if one of their submissions is to either the Trailer or Comedy/ Parody category. Lastly, a single video can not be submitted to more than one category.

    4b) Entrants can submit up to 3 additional videos to the V-MIX Competition. Videos submitted to the V-MIX Competition must not be eligible to participate in the AMV Contest

    5) All submissions must be sent by Monday, April 20th, 2020 at 11:59 pm (EST).
Categories:
The AMV contest has six categories. Entrants are allowed to select the best fit category for their submission, but if our judges strongly disagree, it may be moved to a better fitting category. *The V-MIX Competition doesn't have categories, and so videos submitted to it will be judged against every other submitted video. The AMV Contest categories are as follows:

Trailer
Drama
Action
Romance / Sentimental
Fun / Upbeat
Comedy / Parody
File Formats:
We accept a wide range of file types, but MP4 is preferred. We strongly discourage submitting QuickTime, DivX, Real Media or Flash Video.

Judging:
We'll select the top five videos from each category, and screen them during the convention. Finalists will be announced and notified via e-mail about a week after the submission deadline passes. Videos that are not selected as finalists will be moved to the V-MIX Competition, and be eligible to win awards. During the AMV Contest screening (May 23rd, 2020), MomoCon attendees will vote on which video they feel should win each individual category. Once the votes have been tailed, the winners will be announced at the contest screening and via twitter https://twitter.com/MomoConAMVs . The AMV contest will also be streamed LIVE on MomoCon's twitch channel http://www.twitch.tv/team/momocon

Unlike the AMV contest, the V-MIX Competition doesn't have finalists. After the submission deadline passes, our panel of judges will select videos to receive specific awards that will be announced during the V-MIX Competition screening (May 24th, 2020).

In addition to the V-MIX awards and Category winners, there will also be the following awards:
  • Judges' Choice: Chosen by MomoCon volunteer staff prior to the convention.
    Coordinator's Choice: Chosen solely by the AMV Contest Coordinator (Erik Norelus "Kireblue")
    Director's Choice: Chosen solely by the Co-Chair/ Founder of MomoCon (Jessica Merriman)
    Editors' Choice: Chosen via online voting by participants that submit to either the AMV or V-MIX Competition
We also give editors the opportunity to label themselves as a “rookie” or “novice” on their submission forms. By selecting these classifications, participants will become eligible to receive the “Best Rookie” or “Best Novice” awards which are meant to recognize the hard work of editors at different levels of experience. For the purpose of our judging, a “Novice” is someone who has been editing for a year or less, and has little to no prior experience in video editing. A “Rookie” is someone who may had prior experience in video editing, but has been editing for a year or less, or has never won a major category award in a contest (Best Action, Drama, Comedy, etc). Selecting either of these options will not disqualify a participant from making finals or winning additional awards.

Note: Our panel of judges consists of over a dozen members of MomoCon's AMV and general volunteer staff. This includes editors from AMV groups such as PixelBlended Studios, Chaotic Bad Raptor Studios, Tsunderbird Studios, editors that aren't affiliated with any group, and also non-editors. MomoCon doesn't show bias or favoritism to any particular group or editor, and takes steps to ensure that each video is judged fairly.

Awards & Prizes:
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Anything not claimed will be shipped out immediately after the convention.
Submissions:
2020 AMV & V-MIX Submission Form
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The form requires you to provide a download link of your video via a file sharing service like Google Drive or Dropbox. Please ensure that the URL is a “shared” or “public” link. If your AMV is available for local download on A-M-V.org, you can instead provide a link to its video information page. If your video meets the necessary rules and requirements, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you within 3 days. At any time, MomoCon reserves the right to not show or ultimately disqualify any video for any reason.

Contact:
If you have questions regarding any of MomoCon's AMV events or programming, you can contact us at momocon.amvs@gmail.com

About MomoCon:
MomoCon is an annual 4-day multi-genre convention held in Atlanta, Georgia that features content and programming targeted to every age group. In 2019, MomoCon welcomed over 39,000 attendees and is currently one of the 5 largest anime conventions in North America! MomoCon 2020 will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center from May 21st – 24th.

More information about MomoCon can be found here: MomoCon.com

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Re: MomoCon 2020: AMV & V-MIX Competition

Post by DopplerDo » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:29 pm

For the slick embedded form, I award you 1,000 pts, good sir.

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Re: MomoCon 2020: AMV & V-MIX Competition

Post by Kireblue » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:06 pm

DopplerDo wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:29 pm
For the slick embedded form, I award you 1,000 pts, good sir.
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one of the perks of being the forum admin and being able to to add features :asd: .
It's actually been a feature for almost 2 years now, but nobody else uses it

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Re: MomoCon 2020: AMV & V-MIX Competition

Post by Silent Hero Studios » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:27 am

By "The Roaring 2020s", you're basing that off of the 1920s, right?
Silent. Heroic. But never both.

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Post by ViKAMV » Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:42 am

Can I send a video that it was made a few months before? Or there's a limit date. :puppy:

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Re: MomoCon 2020: AMV & V-MIX Competition

Post by Kireblue » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:42 am

Silent Hero Studios wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:27 am
By "The Roaring 2020s", you're basing that off of the 1920s, right?
yup! Anything that takes place in that time period would be a candidate. Anime like Baccano!, 91 Days, and Chrono Crusade are perfect examples of this. Shows like Gankutsuou that give of the feeling of the roaring 20s or takes place in adjacent time periods could also work.

And don't forget, we accept all forms of animation and live action as well :awesome:
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Re: MomoCon 2020: AMV & V-MIX Competition

Post by Kireblue » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:53 am

ViKAMV wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:42 am
Can I send a video that it was made a few months before? Or there's a limit date. :puppy:
Kireblue wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:40 pm
  • 1) All submitted entries must comply with the the Basic & Auxiliary guidelines outlined in the A-M-V.org CONGRSS Rules
    Kireblue wrote:
    Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:12 pm
    A-M-V.org CONGRSS Rules
    Contest General Rule-Set Starter

    Freshness

    12. Videos that have been submitted to a specific contest in previous years are typically not allowed to be submitted to that specific competition a 2nd time.

    13. Videos that premiered more than a full year prior to contest submission deadlines are typically discouraged and may be either disqualified or ineligible to win specific awards/ make finals. Please refer to the full rules for each individual competition for additional stipulations regarding submission freshness.
As long as you didn't send your video to MomoCon 2019, and it's less than a year older then the submission deadline (04/20/20), it's fine :D

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Re: MomoCon 2020: AMV & V-MIX Competition

Post by ViKAMV » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:44 am

Kireblue wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:53 am
As long as you didn't send your video to MomoCon 2019, and it's less than a year older then the submission deadline (04/20/20), it's fine :D
Fine, thank you!

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Post by Iron Solari » Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:48 pm

4/20

nice.
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Post by Kireblue » Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:35 pm

Iron Solari wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:48 pm
4/20

nice.
The date was a complete coincidence, but it actually matches our theme due to marijuana use starting to become a thing in the 1920's when prohibition took effect. I actually find it funnier that the date also matches our 20's theme due to 04/20/20. But Once again, it was pure coincidence :asd:

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Post by LemonBattery » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:38 pm

Hey, I'm working on a Steven Universe MV, but it doesn't quite fit the theme of "The Roaring 2020s"... is that okay?

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Post by Kireblue » Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:39 pm

LemonBattery wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:38 pm
Hey, I'm working on a Steven Universe MV, but it doesn't quite fit the theme of "The Roaring 2020s"... is that okay?
Your submission doesn't actually have to fit our theme. That's just a added bonus :D . But if it does fit our theme, it'll be eligible to win an additional "theme" award and $50 prize

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Re: MomoCon 2020: AMV & V-MIX Competition

Post by LemonBattery » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:00 am

Kireblue wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:39 pm
LemonBattery wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:38 pm
Hey, I'm working on a Steven Universe MV, but it doesn't quite fit the theme of "The Roaring 2020s"... is that okay?
Your submission doesn't actually have to fit our theme. That's just a added bonus :D . But if it does fit our theme, it'll be eligible to win an additional "theme" award and $50 prize
Neat, thanks!

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