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Offline 13Joe

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2016 Contest Rules & Categories Up
« on: February 22, 2016, 05:14:26 pm »
2016 AMV Contest Info and the New Submission Page can be found here:

https://www.kumoricon.org/amv-contest



Deadlines
Submission e-mails must reach the coordinator's email by 4:30pm Pacific Daylight Time (UTC 23:30) on 01-September-2016.




AMV Contest
Categories
There are seven categories for the 2016 contest:

Upbeat / Dance Music: We're looking for fast-paced fun.
Intensity: Action, suspense, conflict, triumph, and despair!
Instrumental: Any style of AMV, but no words in the music.
Comedy / Parody: Weird. Funny? Surprising!
Trailers: Now playing at a Kumoricon AMV Contest near you…
The Melting Pot: If your AMV doesn't fit another Category—Anything "Appropriate" goes!
Bonus Theme "Halloween": To honor the new Kumoricon date, AMVs with Spooky, Scary, Suspenseful Fun!
Contest is PG-13.
We try to run a clean show. This includes no themes likely to insult or disparage by race, social class, religion, ethnicity, gender, or sexuality—because that's no fun for anybody.

Contest Rules
Anime: are Japanese animated productions featuring hand-drawn or computer animation (Video game footage is not anime).
You may include no more than 10% (of total duration) of non-anime (as defined above) video.
TV station logos ("bugs") and other commercial indices must be obscured or removed.
Bumpers for non-commercial indices such as studio names, creator names, and promotions for other AMV contests and AMV download sites are permissible.
Parody uses of commercial logos are acceptable.
No source subtitles allowed. Intentionally added subtitles are OK.
No more than 5 entries per person, with no more than 1 entry per Category.
Maximum file size: 330MB.
Maximum duration: 5:00 minutes.
Video Formats
To submit, you can upload a file, or send URLs for download links or download pages from AMV fan sites such as animemusicvideos.org, akross.ru, amvnews.ru, etc.

We can also download from sendspace, dropbox and similar free services.
The download site must allow us to receive a stand-alone file playable by VLC Media Player.
We will not download from sites where we have to set up a user account.
We do not stream videos, so do NOT send YouTube or Vimeo links.

Acceptable file formats are: avi, mpg, mp4, and mkv.
Do not send mov, rm, or wmv files.

Deadlines
Submission e-mails must reach the coordinator's email by 4:30pm Pacific Daylight Time (UTC 23:30) on 01-September-2016.

A panel of judges will convene to review all entries and select up to six AMVs per category. The judges' decisions on the playlist is final.

All entries must have premiered or been created no earlier than January 1, 2014.

Entries that have been finalists in previous Kumoricon contests are excluded from the 2016 contest.

Prizes
Each category will win one prize chosen by audience voting.
The audience will also choose a Best of Show winner.
The judges may make a Judges' Choice award, Technical Effects award, and the coordinators may award an Honorable Mention.
Therefore, between eight and eleven prizes shall be awarded for 2016.

A prize is usually an anime DVD or Blu-Ray, a manga or art book.

Where and How to Submit
Physical media (such as by mail) is not accepted at this contest.

Please use the form below.

By submitting an AMV, you grant Kumoricon and the Kumoricon coordinators unconditional permission to use, copy, share and show that AMV.

Let the Games Begin!!!
Send questions or issues to "Joe" at amv13joe@gmail.com
« Last Edit: February 22, 2016, 05:15:52 pm by 13Joe »
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Offline 13Joe

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Re: 2016 Contest Rules & Categories Up
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2016, 09:47:51 am »
RWBY Update:

For this year, RWBY is NOT considered Japanese Anime because it is Produced in the USA.

We may revisit the verbiage of the rules to allow it in next years Contest.


(It could still be used for the 10% of non-anime content in any video submission)
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Offline Prinz Eugen

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Re: 2016 Contest Rules & Categories Up
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2016, 04:42:30 pm »
RWBY is NOT considered Japanese Anime because it is Produced in the USA.
Good rule!


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Re: 2016 Contest Rules & Categories Up
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2016, 09:54:58 am »
1 week till the Deadline!!!  8)


Both the Comedy/Parody Category & the Trailer Category are still a little lean if anyone has appropriate AMV's to submit, please, get them submitted soon.


Thanks!  And Best of Luck to everyone!!!
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2015 AMV Coordinator

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