OMNI FANDOM EXPO - CONTESTS
Anime Music Video (AMV) Competition
STATUS BAR:
CONTEST CLOSED  The contest deadline has passed. Files and Uploads are locked.
INFORMATION:
Contest Start Date: Wednesday December 21, 2016 12:00 AM
Contest Deadline: CONTEST CLOSED
Days Left: 0
Max Entries Per-Person: 3
Submit questions to: info@omniexpo.com
CATEGORIES:
  • Action
  • Comedy
  • DIY OVA
  • Drama
  • Manga Music Video (a.k.a. MMV)
  • Novice
  • Parody
  • Professional
ACCEPTED FILE TYPES:
  • avi
  • mp4
  • mpeg
  • mpg
How do I enter?
  • Register for an OMNI FANDOM EXPO account or log into your account if you already have one.
  • After you have logged in, go to the "Contests" section. 
  • Select "Anime Music Video (AMV) Competition
  • Click on "Submit Entry
  • Fill out the form completely. 
  • Hit "Submit" and wait until the file has fully uploaded. 
  • You may now preview, edit or delete your file from this area
Description:
Anime Music Video (AMV) Competition Contest OMNI FANDOM EXPO Annual AMV Competition!

What is an AMV? AMV stands for Anime Music Video, a fan presentation blending together anime and music. They are extremely creative and range from comedy to drama to insane technical editing masterpieces! The AMV Competition is where fans and video creators can really show their dedication to the art and share with everyone the highly emotional impact of this incredible industry. Do not miss it!
Contest Rules:
Categories:

Please note that these categories are only examples and suggested guidelines of the categories that may be awarded in the OMNI FANDOM EXPO Anime Music Video (AMV) Competition.  Actual categories will be selected by the judges, based on actual entries received. For example, if no action entries are submitted, or only one or two videos that do not accurately reflect the theme of the category, an award for Best Action may not be presented.

Entrants are to classify each entry under any one of the choices below:
  • Action
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • Parody
  • Novice
  • Professional
  • DIY OVA
  • Manga Music Video (a.k.a. MMV)
Remember, these are categories of AMVs, not specifically awards.  Awards are added at OMNI FANDOM EXPO's discretion.

Note:

Manga Music Video” is a music video which pertains to the use of Japanese Mangas. The video can contain full pages, panels, or clips from a manga. The MMV can use different mangas.

Comedy” refers to comedic AMVs in all forms, while “parody” specifically refers to videos of a satirical imitative nature (IE, TV commercials, movie trailers, etc).  Parody videos are not necessarily comedic.

The “Novice” category is open only to editors who have never won a ‘Best Of’ award (Best in Show, Best Comedy, Best Technical, etc).  ‘Honorable Mentions’ are still allowed under the Novice category and purely internet contests to not count as official awards.  If you are a novice you MUST state "I am a Novice" in the description of each video you upload to compete for the Novice award.

The “Professional” category is open only to specific videos that have won an award previously.

DIY OVA, or Do It Yourself OVA refers to any video completely composed self created live-action, hand animated, or CG created by the editor. No material taken from an anime, video game, or live-action movie (etc...) will be accepted for this category.  Audio source for a DIY OVA can be original or pre-existing.  the video must follow the theme of the music rather than just being a video of someone performing or lip-synching to the audio.  The DIY OVA must have a Japanese animation, movie, video game, or culture theme.  

Upload Directions:
  • Register for an OMNI FANDOM EXPO account or log into your account if you already have one.
  • After you have logged in, go to the "Contests" section. 
  • Select "Anime Music Video (AMV) Competition
  • Click on "Upload Entry
  • Fill out the form completely. 
  • Hit "Submit" and wait until the file has fully uploaded. 
  • You may now preview, edit or delete your file from this area
What We Prefer You Submit:
  • Files encoded in 8-bit MP4 (H.264) formats.
  • Xvid, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and Divx can also be accepted.
  • Files averaging ~30MB per minute (200MB maximum total size).
  • Progressive/Non-Interlaced footage.
  • Two seconds of blank footage both before AND after your video.
Preferred Video Resolutions:
We strongly recommend submitting your video in the exact same resolution
that your source material is in, which is likely one of the following:
  • 640x480 (4:3, Square Pixel)
  • 1280x720 (16:9, Square Pixel)
What We WILL REJECT (or the file type is not an option - ie... don't try to upload it):
  • Any FLV, OGM, SWF, 3GP, WMV, MKV, VOB, or DV files.
  • Files encoded in 10-bit colorspace. (Please use 8-bit only.)
  • Video resolution less than 640x360 (16:9) or less than 640x480 (4:3).
  • Audio bitrate less than 128kbps and/or a sample rate less than 44.1khz.
  • Anything that requires an unusual degree of difficulty to work with.
Rules:
  1. All entries must be received by 11:59 pm on Saturday, February 4th to provide adequate time for judging.
  2. Each entry will be limited to a minimum length of one minute and a maximum length of seven minutes.
  3. Only three entries will be accepted per individual.
  4. Entrants unconditionally grant OMNI FANDOM EXPO eternal permission to use entries, to use, copy, share, and exhibit your submission(s) in any way, in part or in entirety, which may include purposes and usages unrelated to this event, and for promotional use on television, radio, in print, and at live events. Entrant grants this permission without any expectation of compensation or remuneration.
  5. OMNI FANDOM EXPO will defer to your genre choice where appropriate, but has final say over the categorization of your entry
  6. The video must contain 75% of either Japanese Animation or Video Game footage. The video game footage must be Japanese-produced.
  7. For editors submitting a Manga Music Video, it must contain at least 85% manga footage. Mangas that are RAW, Cleaned, or Translated will be accepted. Subtitles and captions can be used as long as within the content of the video. For some examples of MMV’s:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXPFcgwsZIY
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72D0h5gBznI
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu6m0A9AwS8
     
  8. The video must fall within an MPAA rating of PG-13 or lower. No songs with racial content (deliberately expressing the superiority of one race over another), sexually explicit content, or the “7 words you can never say on television” (you can submit a video with “language” as long as you edit/bleep these words sufficiently).
  9. All major video formats will be accepted as long as the video is of clear viewable quality and the audio is clear and concise.
  10. OMNI FANDOM EXPO DOES accept international submissions; however, at this time, due to international shipping costs, any prizes awarded will only be in the form of a digital certificate.
  11. All judgments by OMNI FANDOM EXPO are final!
Possible Disqualification:

The following will not be allowed in the video and will disqualify you:
  • Video/Audio Quality: There cannot be severe video artifacts, macro-blocks, or severe interlacing, and the audio must sound clean and undistorted.
  • Sound: Dubbed sound from licensed commercial translation.
  • Non-Music: Any entry with excessively long audio dialogue may be disqualified or re-categorized.
  • Studio Trademarks: Entries may not use studio trademarks or logos (e.g. Paramount, Dreamworks, Marvel, WB logos, etc). Parody Trailer entries may use modified green/red bands that do not mention the MPAA or its trademarks.
  • Rating: OMNI FANDOM EXPO determines your entry is over the PG-13 rating. (Do not argue! No exceptions!)
  • Date Requirement: Any entry created prior to one year before the date of OMNI FANDOM EXPO that has been publicly accessible online before that time or has ever participated in any other competition and/or exhibition before that time shall be deemed ineligible to compete.
  • Video Length: AMV entries must be longer than 1min 30sec, and shorter than 6min. Parody entries have no minimum duration. Parody Trailers may not exceed 3min 30sec.
  • Subtitles: Subtitles that are embedded in a licensed commercial translation that do not relate to the composition of the entry. (ie. an AMV that has subtitles interspersed throughout from the original source only because you could not find a "clean" copy of the material). Fan produced subtitles are acceptable if relating to the composition of the entry. (editors are allowed to create their own subtitles relating to the AMV, not the source material).*
  • Watermarks and Logos: Entries must not substantially contain watermarks such as network logos, network “bugs,” or trademark overlays. This includes NHK, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, Tokyo MX, TV Tokyo, Divx, and website logos.*
  • Trolls: “Minimal Edit” entries that exhibit little to no editorial effort, such as an entry that contains large chunks of unmodified/uncut/unaltered video footage or entries deemed to be submitted in bad faith or that do not belong in the AMV competition. Any entry that is deemed to do nothing but serve to waste the time of OMNI FANDOM EXPO.
(*) Exceptions may be granted for entries that use a logo, watermark, or subtitle in a creative manner conducive to the video’s concept.

Instant Disqualification:
  • Dishonorable Participation: Entries that causes grief, harm, humiliation, or dishonor to others.
  • Lying: Participants who provide false or incomplete information on their entry to purposely mislead.
  • Plagiarism: Entering someone else’s (in part or total) AMV, without explicit permission, as if it were your own work.
Legal Disclaimer:
In consideration of participation in a contest, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the participant, on participant’s behalf, and on behalf of participant’s heirs, successors or assigns, administrators and personal representatives, does hereby INDEMNIFY, FULLY RELEASE, FOREVER DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE Omni Productions, LLC., and each of their respective direct and indirect subsidiaries, affiliates, partners and related entities, their respective directors, officers, employees, volunteers, agents, insurers, attorneys, shareholders and representatives, and each predecessor, successor, and assign thereof, from and against any and all actions, charges, claims, losses, costs, damages, expenses (including attorneys’ fees and expenses) and liabilities of any kind or character, whether known or unknown, in connection with, arising out of or in any way related to participant’s participation in the contest.

OMNI FANDOM EXPO reserves the right to reject any video for any reason. Rules are subject to change. The editor will be contacted, as soon as possible, if major changes are necessary to make the entry suitable for screening.

Thank you for your interest in the OMNI FANDOM EXPO Anime Music Video (AMV) Competition.

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