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).
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:
Romance / Sentimental
Fun / Upbeat
Comedy / Parody
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 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 MomoCon AMVs (@MomoConAMVs) | Twitter . The AMV contest will also be streamed LIVE on MomoCon’s twitch channel Twitch
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.