Submission Guidelines and Rules for Anime Conji 2015 AMV Contest - SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
AMVs (Anime Music Videos) are video projects of various types of anime clips set to music, made by fans for the fans. They are continuing to grow in popularity and are a fast medium for spreading the word about different anime series’ and music.
Submission Deadline is February 13th 2015, 11:59pm PST.
Legal Disclaimers For the sake of the entire “Submission Guidelines and Rules” document, the terms “we”, “our” and “us” refer to the SPJA, Anime Conji, its subsidiaries, affiliates, associates, staff, and volunteers. In consideration of participation in a contest, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the participant, on participant’s behalf, and on behalf of participant’s heirs, successors or assigns, administrators and personal representatives, does hereby INDEMNIFY, FULLY RELEASE, FOREVER DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE SPJA, and each of their respective direct and indirect subsidiaries, affiliates, partners and related entities, their respective directors, officers, employees, volunteers, agents, insurers, attorneys, shareholders and representatives, and each predecessor, successor, and assign thereof, from and against any and all actions, charges, claims, losses, costs, damages, expenses (including attorneys’ fees and expenses) and liabilities of any kind or character, whether known or unknown, in connection with, arising out of or in any way related to participant’s participation in the contest.
Contestants waive all rights to any fees, copyrights, royalties, or any forms of compensation for the use of their name, likeness and videos in publicity, marketing, and public viewing by Anime Conji. Categories: ACTION – Adventure, intensity, adrenaline...
DRAMA – Angst, pain, fear…
COMEDY – Humorous, silly, quirky…
SENTIMENTAL – Inspiring, emotional, uplifting...
UPBEAT – Dance, movement, energy…
TRAILERS and PARODIES are permitted and should be entered into the categories listed above. They may be given their own category depending on the number and quality of entries received.
Contestants may enter up to three (3) videos, but only one (1) per category. We reserve the right to move your entry to another category if we feel it’s better suited elsewhere. If we decide to move your entry to another category already containing one of your entries only one may be permitted to advance to the finals. (Participants may or may not be notified of the change before the reveal of finalists.)
Video Resolutions: Videos must be a minimum of 640x480. Higher resolutions are recommended, 1280x720 is most applicable. COMPRESS YOUR FILE(S). We will not download anything larger than 300MB. It is HIGHLY recommended that you export your video(s) in square pixels so as to avoid errors during processing.
Format: Acceptable containers include the common standards of:
Frame rate should be a standard of 23.97fps or 29.97FPS – anything else may result in playback error.
All files will be transcoded for blu-ray playback. If you send in any different formats you run the risk of them not converting correctly. We will try to work with you if you have questions or concerns about file types, or if we have trouble working with your entry.
Requirements: Your video(s) must meet the following criteria:
1) Good quality. Videos found to be poorly encoded, such as incorrect ratio, interlacing or red-lining audio are not permitted.
2) Keep it PG-13. Poor taste, excessive violence, sexual content or innuendo, and/or strong language are not permitted.
3) No subtitles (except within context). Videos should not contain industry credits if opening/ending footage is used.
4) Video length must be between 30 seconds and 6 minutes.
5) Must contain at least 51% OFFICIAL anime, or Japanese video game footage.
6) No bumpers, credits, *watermarks or title screens. All videos will be given uniform identifying slides. Any credits incorporated into the video itself for artistic purposes are permitted at the discretion of the coordinator.
7) Any trailers entered MUST NOT contain proper titles or authorities in their opening green screen. If the MPAA did not view your trailer, then you may NOT use their name. Parody versions with mock companies are permitted.
8) Your video cannot have been entered in Anime Conji’s 2012 or ’13 contest. If you have made significant changes to your video, it may be accepted at the coordinator’s discretion.
9) This year we are invoking a “freshness” rule. Your video must not have won five (5) *major awards or more before the deadline of Feb 13, 2015. It must not have premiered anywhere before January 1, 2013. *Major is defined by awards voted by audience, i.e. Best of Category, Best of Show.
*Watermarks are the constant tiny symbols in the corner of the screen. They suggest you obtained/downloaded your footage illegally, and are not tolerated.
Not adhering to one or more of these rules will result in the disqualification of your entry.
“Inexcusable” Rules 1) Dishonorable Participation (Penalty variable based on severity) Participants who engage in a manner that causes grief, harm, or dishonor to others or to the event may be reprimanded. This includes intentional rule violations and unsportsmanlike behavior.
2) Dishonesty (Penalty variable based on severity) Participants who provide false, incomplete, or misrepresented information on their entry form may be reprimanded. This includes the part where you affirm that you’ve read and understood all rules.
3) Plagiarism (Penalty of banishment from all SPJA conventions.)
Do not submit someone else’s AMV as if it were your own. Do not use parts of someone else’s AMV or 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 on the entry form and must explicitly grant permission to participate in this event.
All entrants will be prescreened blindly and judged prior to the convention. Audience members will be given a voting ballot for the contest and choose their favorite video for each category. At the end of the show, audience members will be asked to select one video out of the entire show to be voted as Best in Show. Winners will be announced later during the convention at a to-be-determined time and place.
Winners: Awards/Prizes (TBD) will be given to each Best of Category, Judges’ Choice, Coordinator’s Choice and Best of Show Audience Choice.
Remember, DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 13th 2015 11:59pm PST.
Submission Guidelines for Anime Conji 2015 Animation Music Video Exhibition - CLOSED
This year we are attempting an exhibition that features fan-made music videos consisting of animation produced OUTSIDE Japan! (Yes, this means what you think it means.) This is NOT a competition. You may enter as many as you like, however that does not guarantee all will be played. We want to include as many different editors as possible in our limited time frame.
There is NO “freshness” rule for this exhibition.
There are NO categories for this exhibition.
Video Resolutions, Format and other requirements are the same as the contest EXCEPT for the footage requirement. Your video must contain at least 51% NON-Japanese animation.
After much deliberation and scoring, the finalists for Anime Conji 2015 have been decided.
Kireblue - Apollo 11
BecauseImBored1 - THROWBACK
Ileia - Whoarriors
Unlucky Artist - ManiacaL
KagatoAMV - Control the Redline
"LC"_Lapen - With a Capital T
Ryuu-Dono - Unbound
Neko KitKat - Safe and Sound
[key]Scarlet - This White Night Fantasy
Hamstar138 - Convey
PieandBeer - Levity
Maboroshi Studios - The Will to Win
Camichan19 - Your Favorite Swimming Show
Drabaz - The Dragon Ball Life
VivifxAMV - Maybe
BasharOfTheAges - All That Matters
GuntherAMVs - The Confession
PieandBeer - Lucky Seven
Dvl-Jigen - The Show
SasukeChanx - A Trillion Somethings Right
BecauseImBored1 - Fierce
MycathatesyouAMV - Crunktastic Cranksauce
Andrewbee - Coup de Grace
Celia Phantomhive - Swim Team Rivalry
PieandBeer - Rhythm&Melody
LullabyLockdown - Lift your Spirits
Sprinkle Sprankles - Story of Our Lives
Sephirothskr - What Makes Us Human
Drabaz - Pain into Power
Neko KitKat - Call to Arms
MoonieAMV - Just Have Fun With It
MycathatesyouAMV - Chi & The Not So Company
Maboroshi Studios - Attack on Badassdom
Tarage - Cosplay Bargain Bin
Ileia - Reiterate Things
Neko KitKat - Iwatobi Weather Service
A big congratulations to our finalists! Most of the categories were very close. So close that we decided so add a 6th category, the FUN category. If you see any typos in your name or title(s) let me know asap so I can fix it.
Animation Xhibition entries are not listed because they are not competing against each other. They will used to represent how awesome non-anime amvs can be and win over the audience. The official list has not yet been finalized. They will be listed after the contest.
Also, the award for Coordinator's Choice is still anyone's game. It is chosen out of all the entries regardless of who makes finals. (And I'll say it right now, a couple of my choices are not finalists)...
It's my esteemed pleasure to announce the WINNERS of this year's contest!
But first, here is the list of entries in the order they appeared in the Preshow:
Thanks to the Cowboys of the Bebop entry listed above, we decided to turn Cowboys and Guardians into the theme of the contest. A special thanks goes to Shorisquared for the inspiration for that. Please take a moment to enjoy our contest intro edited by Yuusharo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_WYcVgu_V4
The ballots gave the audience the choice of approval over the Animation Xhibition - out of all the ballots we received back, only 2 people said "no" So you can certainly expect to see this returning next year in some way shape or form
A big congratulations to all our winners! The contest ran without a hiccup.
Last edited by Rider4Z on Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:01 pm, edited 13 times in total.
BladEra123 wrote:Sent in three AMVs for contest.
Gonna go crazy and send heaps of AMVs for exhibition xD
BladEra123, please read the rules for the Animation Exhibition CAREFULLY. And check your email.
I am very sorry. I totally messed it up from my end the fact I forgot to read that it can be only animations produced outside Japan.
I really totally messed it up. Sorry about those other 5 entries for Exhibition lol.