Music Video Contest

2022 AMV and V-Mix Competitions

It’s that time again! MomoCon is now accepting entries for its 2022 AMV & V-MIX Competition!

Entries will be accepted until Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 @ 11:59 pm EST. Each AMV Contest finalist will receive a free 4-day membership to MomoCon 2022, and the winner of each category will receive a trophy and a $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 Cosplay Music Videos and Live Action submissions. V-MIX Competition winners will receive an award and a free membership to next year’s convention (MomoCon 2023).

2022 AMV & V-MIX Submission Form

Rules and Guidelines

General

  • 1) All submitted entries must comply with 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, Genshin Impact, and League of Legends.
  • 2b) The V-MIX Competition welcomes Cosplay Music Videos and Live Action submissions. Videos that primarily consist of animated footage are not eligible to be submitted.
  • 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 that primarily consist of animated footage are not eligible to be submitted.
  • 5) All submissions must be sent by Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 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
Action
Drama / Serious
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 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.

 

Awards & Prizes

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Anything not claimed will be shipped out immediately after the convention.

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.

Submissions

2022 AMV & V-MIX Submission FormThe 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

Winning AMVs from 2021's Contest Below!

Best TrailerThere Was An Idea… by HiddenWhiteFang
Best Drama & Director’s ChoiceI’m (Not) Myself by SasukeChanx
Best ActionHellsing Under Seige by James Blond
Best RomanceThe Accompanist by Opner
Most SentimentalMr. Alien by thefanvideoer2
Best UpbeatHashtagHomecoming by Rider4Z
Most FunDragon Dreamer by Silent Hero
Best ComedyIt’s About Time! by KeiichiFace

Most Educational: Cause We’re Anime-n! by Kirbygal
Best DractionCowboy Blinded by SharkToothGoosie
Most WhimsicalDiki Diki Ding Ding by John
Most IntriguingDo you know what’s going on by Dexter
Best StorytellingInfinite Youth by Silent Hero
Best Source-PairingMaybe It’s Zombelline by James Blond
Most Pleasantly SurprisingMy Little Anti-Hero by Rider4Z
Best RhythmON and ON by xSnowflakes
Best GMVRabbit Heartless by TheLazyDaze
Best AestheticSnake by UnluckyArtist
Best RookieStill Dandy, Baby! by scudgreen
Best ConceptSnow Place Like Home by PerkyPastry
Most NostalgicWild Love by Nekokitkat

YouTube Upload of 2021 AMV Competition

Winning AMVs from 2020's Contest Below!

AMV Contest

1st Place Trailer: “Spinel” by BecauseImBored1
1st Place Drama / Serious: MARA” by SpeedQueen GK
1st Place Action: “Manic Melody” by BecauseImBored1
1st Place Romance / Sentimental: “Waves” by KuRo
1st Place Fun / Upbeat: “We Stan Stands” by Mycathatesyou
1st Place Comedy / Parody: “Demon Slayin‘ FUN” by Pikapwn

Judges Choice: Heard It Through the GrapeVINE” by Kirbygal
Coordinator’s Choice: “The Show Must Go On” by Tigrin
Director’s Choice: “Roaring Showman” by Rider4Z

V-MIX Competition
MomoCon 2020 Theme Award: “Roaring Showman” by Rider4Z
Best Novice: “Mob Riot” by PoppyPetrichor
Best Rookie: “Breakdown” by TwigglyFiggly
Best Rhythm & Dance: “Step On Up!” by SasukeChanx
Most Pleasantly Surprising: Super Models” by Rider4Z
Most Unpleasantly Surprising: “UNSQUASHABLE” by Pikapwn
Most Nostalgic: Back to Life” by Nekokitkat
Most Artistic: Mercury Retrograde” by lokkiclu
Best Atmosphere: Abstract” by The Lazy Daze
Best Retro: Karass” by Iren S.S
Most Professional: “The Seed” by Kenji
Best Cuts: Pyrrhic Pursuit” by Opner
Best GMV: THIS MEANS WAR” by Tigrin
Best Editing: Lmtlss: ReMatch!” by Riku’
Best Character Profiles: “Eternal Family” by Obsidian Zero
Best Source Pairing: Entomophile” by drewaconclusion
Best Mood: “Verdant” by PieandBeer
Best Story: Desired Hues” by Xophilarus

Playlist of currently available AMV & V-Mix Winners
Playlist AMV & V-MIX Competition

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