Contests

MomoCon 2020 Closet Costume Contest

Held each MomoCon on Friday night, the Closet Costume Contest involves getting into the spirit of cosplay and really becoming the character on stage!  Contestants are judged on screen accuracy and/or their spirit of cosplay, including poise, presentation, and enthusiasm!  This contest is intended for attendees who have made 60% or less of their costume by hand.

Judges for this contest are not representatives of MomoCon; they are experienced costume and prop makers 100% external to the organization and rotated in 1-2 year cycles to attempt to reduce bias and provide new pools of experience for the attendees participating.  If you have any feedback or issues with judges and the judging process, or have any questions, please contact info@momocon.com.

Rules and forms available in Jan 2020.

MomoCon 2020 Craftsmanship Costume Contest

One of the largest MomoCon events each year, the Craftsmanship Costume Contest brings out competitors on Saturday night to display some top tier cloth craftsmanship and prop making!  Participants are judged on craftsmanship primarily, and as such this contest is intended for attendees who have made 60% or more of their costume by hand.

Judges for this contest are not representatives of MomoCon; they are experienced costume and prop makers 100% external to the organization and rotated in 1-2 year cycles to attempt to reduce bias and provide new pools of experience for the attendees participating.  If you have any feedback or issues with judges and the judging process, or have any questions, please contact info@momocon.com.

Rules and forms available in Jan 2020.

Want to participate in either contest without being judged for prizes, just to show off your costume on stage?  Be sure to check out the Walk-On only options (when available)!

Please note, all forms will be taken on site only, not online in advance.

GUNPLA Custom Contest- Open Course

Information about the 2020 Gunpla events is TBA, see below for 2019 guidelines

Registration

  • Registration is free.
  • Only ONE entry per guest ONLY.
  • Contestants must register their pieces at the EXHIBIT DESK by Saturday 5/25 at 3:00PM.
    Contest submissions will NOT be accepted after 3:00PM.
  • Pieces submitted are FINAL. Contestants may NOT make modifications to their pieces after submission.
  • Pieces are submitted at their owners risk. MomoCon and all affiliates claim no responsibility for damages incurred after submission. Security volunteers will be present to oversee submitted pieces. Pieces left overnight on Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be locked in the room until the next day.

Retrieval

  • Pieces may be retrieved any time during the day. Please visit the REGISTRATION DESK to check out your pieces.
  • Please claim your pieces no later 3:00PM on Sunday, May 26.
  • MomoCon and its affiliates claim no responsibility for unclaimed pieces.

Rules

  1. Entries must be official Bandai Gunpla product. Third Party kits (DM, Daban, etc.) are NOT permitted.
  2. This contest is OPEN COURSE – all grades are welcome.
  3. SIZE LIMITATIONS – Submission contents including but not limited to bases, kits, and
    backdrops may not exceed the dimensions of 15”l x 15”w x 20”h.
  4. Themes and designs must be suitable for general audiences. Designs with obscenities or
    graphic content will not be permitted.
  5. All paint mediums/methods are permitted. (Hand painting/air brush/vinyl/etc.)
  6. Weathering, backdrops and display bases is permitted.
  7. LEDs may be used. Outlets will NOT be available. Power sources MUST be provided by the guest.
  8. Add-on parts and scratch-built parts are permitted.
  9. Previously built units may be submitted.
  10. Display stands are optional but encouraged.

Judging

  • Judging will begin promptly at 3:00PM on Saturday 5/25. Winners will be announced at
    7:00PM in the Gundam Room.
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd place pieces will be moved to the central showcase.
  • Pieces will be graded on a 1-5 scale based on neatness, technique, and aesthetics.
  • All withdrawals before award presentation will be counted as forfeit.
  • Pieces found to be in violation of contest rules will be disqualified.

Disney Sing-Along Contest

(Jan - Mar 2020 entries accepted)

We’re back for a seventh year of Disney goodness at MomoCon 2020! Join a host of singers as they compete for fabulous prizes singing their favorite Disney songs!

Submissions available Jan 2020-March 1st, 2020. To compete you will need to sign up and submit samples within that window.

Submissions open Jan 2020. For non-competitors, please join us on Saturday of MomoCon to hear some great performances!  There are no restrictions on performers, but we do ask that out of courtesy, previous top prize winners refrain from entering again.

MomoCon is happy to host our annual Disney Sing Along Contest! We had some really overwhelming demand for the event that goes up every year, so get your submissions in! Please read the rules and submission guidelines below for more details. The contest will be held Saturday afternoon at MomoCon 2020. If you cannot be at MomoCon at that time, please do not submit, as pre-screened finalists will perform in the finals on stage at MomoCon at that time. Being present for the finals is mandatory for any finalists wishing to compete for prizes!

The Basics

We love Disney songs, and we hope you do, too! This contest is a platform for you to show off your best princess voice, or Randy Newman impersonation, to possibly win some great prizes! The best part? The Grand Prize winner will receive a ticket to Walt Disney World! No joke, straight up, a ticket to the most magical mouse-inspired Florida destination! The top three in the contest also receive cash prizes!

Please limit selections to Disney animated features, broadway plays based on features, muppets/Henson productions, claymation Disney (Corpse Bride, Nightmare Before Christmas), or other animated Disney (direct to DVD, etc.). Due to audience response, we will no longer accept unreleased songs from animated features.  Please do not submit from live action Disney-owned properties (such as Star Wars, Marvel, etc.) unless it is based on an animated property (exclusive songs from Beauty and the Beast live action, as an example, would be permitted).

How do I compete?

You’ll need to submit two vocal samples of the two song choices you are auditioning with! Please apply between Jan and March 1st, 2020 for consideration in the contest.

Judging

Pre-judging is 100% based on vocal performance and variety; we have a panel of judges with professional vocal experience ready for all entries. Stage judging for finalists will be 90% vocals and 10% presentation. Finalists will be notified of acceptance in mid-late March.

Prizes

First place will receive a one-day park ticket to Walt Disney World (no hopper option), or equivalent Disney gift card. This ticket can be used at any of the four major parks on the Disney property in Orlando (Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios) and is valid for one year. Second and Third place will receive prizes from MomoCon (manga, comics, plushes, DVDs, etc.), in addition to cash prizes.

MomoCon 2020 AMV Contest

Entries for the MomoCon 2020 AMV contest begin early December 2019, stay tuned for more information!  Entries will be accepted until Tuesday, April 20, 2020 @ 11:59pm EST. Each AMV Contest finalist will receive a free 4-day membership to MomoCon 2020, and the winner of each category will receive a trophy and $75 Cash Prize. We’re also giving $100 to the Coordinator’s Choice Award winner, and $500 to the Director’s Choice Award winner.

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