We accept a wide range of file types, but MP4 is preferred. We strongly discourage submitting QuickTime, DivX, Real Media, or Flash Video.
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 28th, 2022), 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 29th, 2022).
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
- 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 have 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.