MomoCon 2017: AMV Contest {Winners}

Discussion in 'Contests' started by Kireblue, Jan 10, 2017.

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  1. Kireblue

    Kireblue New Member AMV Contest Coordinator

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    Hello everyone. I'm pleased to inform you that MomoCon is now officially accepting submissions for it's 2017 AMV Contest. The submission deadline is Monday, April 24th, 2017 @ 11:59pm EST, and each finalist will receive a free 4-day membership to MomoCon 2017! The top video in each category will also receive a trophy and $25 Amazon Gift Card. The submission form for the AMV Contest can be found here

    MomoCon also has a separate Video Remix (V-Mix) Competition that welcomes submissions using non-Japanese animation, original animation, machinima, video game, cosplay and even live action footage. Winners will receive an award and a free membership to next year's MomoCon (MomoCon 2018). The submission form for the V-Mix Competition can be found here

    This year, MomoCon is encouraging editors to submit videos that match our 2017 theme of "High Fantasy". Any entry to either contest that our judges feel represents the theme will be eligible to win “MomoCon's 2017 Theme Award” and a $25 Amazon Gift Card. This award doesn't have a designated category, and so participants will still need to determine the best fit genre of their video if submitting it to the AMV Contest. All accepted submissions will be eligible to win regardless of their genre, content, or whether or not they make finals

    We'll also be giving editors that submit to either competition the opportunity to participate in online voting for our “Editors' Choice” Award. After the AMV Contest finalists are announced, each participant will be given a unique access code to vote for the video that they would like to win this award. Votes submitted by ballots at the convention will have a weighted value of 3x the value of votes submitted online. Editors are encouraged to attend the convention to submit their votes both online and in person

    General:
    1a) All submissions to the AMV Contest must consist of at least 50% Japanese animation, anime-style video game cutscenes or anime-inspired stills

    1b) The V-Mix Competition is open to submissions using non-Japanese animation, original animation, machinima, video game, cosplay and even live action footage. Anime Music videos that would either be ineligible or does not fit into a main contest category are also welcome

    2) Videos must not contain watermarks or subtitles that were not inserted by the editor. Also, MomoCon will be making title cards for each finalist, so we ask that your submissions not include intros, credits, studio bumpers, lead-ins, or lead-outs not directly related to the video content

    3) Videos must be of reasonable video and audio quality. We suggest that your video resolution be at least 640x480p, and your frame rate be 23.976fps or higher. But we don't recommend submitting files that that are greater than 1280x720p or 29.97fps

    4a) Videos submitted to the AMV Contest must be under 8 minutes and only consist of footage edited solely by the entrant(s). Entries that use footage taken from other AMVs will be disqualified

    4b) Videos entered into the V-Mix Competition must be under 10 minutes

    5) Videos modeled after AMV Hell or similar styled "blipvert" formats will not be accepted into the main AMV Contest. Instead, we recommend that those videos be sent to the V-Mix Competition where they will be eligible to compete and win awards. Collabs and MEPs are allowed, but each participant must be listed on the submission form, and the video must only use a single audio track or a congruent audio mix

    6a) Entrants are only allowed to submit (1) video to a category. Also, entrants are only allowed to submit to (2) of the (6) categories. Entrants will be allowed to submit a 3rd entry if one of their submissions is to either the Trailer/ Parody or Comedy category. And lastly, a single video can not be submitted to more than one category

    6b) The V-Mix Competition does not have any categories, and so all videos submitted to it will be judged against every other video submitted. Entrants can submit up to 3 videos, and those videos will not count against any submission totals or restrictions for the AMV contest

    7) Submitted videos must not contain excessive violence, language or content that would place it above a PG13 rating. This rule will be enforced on a case-by-case basis

    8) Videos that were submitted to prior MomoCon AMV Contests are not eligible to participate. Also, videos that premiered before May 1st, 2016 are discouraged

    9) All submissions must be in MomoCon's possession by 11:59 pm (EST) on Monday, April 24th, 2017. Attendance to MomoCon is not required to enter the competition and will not improve your odds of winning

    10) During the judging process, all submissions to the AMV Contest that are not selected as finalists will be moved to the V-Mix Competition and be eligible to win awards

    Categories:
    The AMV contest is split into six categories. Entrants are allowed to select the best fit category for each of their submissions, but if our judges strongly disagree with the genre of a submitted video, it may be moved to a better fitting category. The categories are as follows:

    Action
    Comedy
    Fun / Upbeat
    Drama / Serious
    Romance / Sentimental
    Trailer / Parody

    Submissions:
    The submission form for the AMV Contest can be found here
    The submission form for the V-Mix Competition can be found here

    Both forms require you to provide a download link of your video via a file sharing service like SendSpace. If using Google Drive or Dropbox, please ensure that the URL you send is a “shared” or “public” link. If your AMV is available for local download on A-M-V.org, you also have the option of instead providing a link to it's video information page. Note: Youtube or ”streaming only” links will not be accepted

    Judging:
    After the submission deadline passes, our panel of judges will rate each video, and the top five AMVs from each category will be selected as a finalist and screened during the convention. Finalists will be announced and notified via e-mail about a week after the submission deadline passes. During the AMV Contest screening (May 27th, 2017), MomoCon attendees will have the opportunity to 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

    In addition to the awards voted on by the audience, there will also be a “Judges Choice”, “Director's Choice” and “Editors' Choice” award

    We'll also be giving 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 thee options will not disqualify a participant from making finals or winning additional awards

    Unlike the AMV contest, there will be no finalists for the V-Mix Competition. After the submission deadline passes, our panel of judges will choose videos to receive specific awards that will be announced during the V-Mix Competition screening (May 28th, 2017)

    Prizes and Awards:
    Each finalist in the AMV Contest will receive a free 4-day membership to MomoCon 2017. The top video in each category, and the winners of the “Judges Choice”, “Director's Choice” and “Editors' Choice” awards will also receive a trophy and $25 Amazon Gift Card. Winners that are present at the convention will be required to show a photo ID in order to claim their prizes. Anything not claimed will be shipped out immediately after the convention

    Each winner present at the V-Mix Competition will receive an award, and a free membership to next year's MomoCon (MomoCon 2018). Anything not claimed will be shipped out immediately after the convention

    Contact:
    If you have any questions or comments about either contest, you can contact MomoCon's AMV Department at momocon.amvs@gmail.com
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2017
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  2. Kireblue

    Kireblue New Member AMV Contest Coordinator

    Friendly reminder that the AMV and V-Mix Competition deadlines are 1 month away. AMV Contest Finalists will receive a free 4-day membership to MomoCon 2017, and the winners of each category will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

    Also, we'd love to receive more videos that match our 2017 theme of High Fantasy. So think things like KonoSuba, Seven Deadly Sins, and Magi
     
  3. Kireblue

    Kireblue New Member AMV Contest Coordinator

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    Only one week left!
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  4. irriadin

    irriadin Administrator Staff Member

    Erik, I am going to file a copyright strike on this thread for using my new video title as your convention theme. High Fantasy?! YOU'LL BE HEARING FROM MY LAWYER, SIR
     
  5. Kireblue

    Kireblue New Member AMV Contest Coordinator

    ROFL! Is that really your video title? Can't wait to see it :)
     
  6. Kireblue

    Kireblue New Member AMV Contest Coordinator

    just got the mockup design of what the glass plaques will look like this year.
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  7. Ileia

    Ileia WHAT IS PINK MAY NEVER DIE Staff Member Calendar Senpai

    What's that you say? You're extending the deadline? Oh, you're too kind!
     
  8. Kireblue

    Kireblue New Member AMV Contest Coordinator

    In the words of Edna Mode
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    But joking aside, I used to get a little annoyed years ago at how some editors used to assume that certain contests would always do extensions, and with that in mind, wait till the last minute to edit something. That's not really as big as a issue as it was many years ago, but when I started running contests, I decided to take a hard stance against it. I even always set the deadline as close to the convention as possible so that I couldn't do one even if I wanted to.
     
  9. Ileia

    Ileia WHAT IS PINK MAY NEVER DIE Staff Member Calendar Senpai

    No, you totally could.

    "I'm extending the deadline from April 24th to April 25th. That's right. Instead of 11:59 pm on 4/24, it'll be 12:00 am on 4/25. You're welcome!"
     
  10. Kireblue

    Kireblue New Member AMV Contest Coordinator

    deal LOL

    On that note, there has always been a 2hr buffer built into the form so that entries are accepted up till 2AM. That's there so that there wont be issues of people not being able to click submit in time or their computer's clock being a minute slow.
     
  11. Kireblue

    Kireblue New Member AMV Contest Coordinator

    Deadline is at midnight!
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  12. Kireblue

    Kireblue New Member AMV Contest Coordinator

    Good lord that was one hell of a last minute rush. It took me over 24 hours to go through and confirm all the videos that were submitted to the contest just in the last 12 hours before the deadline (which accounted for about 30% of the total number of entries). But as of now, all the submissions have been tested, and all the confirmation emails have been sent out.

    We received a total of 177 accepted entries for the AMV Contest, and a additional 36 entries for the V-Mix Competition. And so all together, we received a record high of 213 accepted entries. So in other words, It's gonna be a long weekend for me and the other judges lol. I expect to post the list of finalists by Monday.

    For anyone interested in submission stats, here are the individual category totals.

    Romance/ Sentimental - 43
    Drama / Serious - 42
    Fun / Upbeat - 28
    Action - 27
    Comedy - 20
    Trailer / Parody - 17

    V-Mix - 36

    Total - 213

    And if you want to see what the contest looked like last year, here is the upload from the 2016 twitch stream
     
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  13. Kireblue

    Kireblue New Member AMV Contest Coordinator

    We finally finished judging all 212 videos that were accepted into the contest, and so I'm happy to announce the amazing batch of videos that made finals. Congratulations to all of you!

    Trailer / Parody
    “Blades of Yuri” by BecauseImBored1
    “Defenders of the Galaxy Vol. 2” by MadMegatax
    “Paranoia Things” by King Redeem
    “Sailor Mars” by MinetChan
    “Titans RESURGENCE” by ProjectTwinsAMV

    Action
    “Fight Back” by SeanPNG
    "Gloria Fortis Miles" by Rider4Z
    "Glute Gladiators" by Ileia
    "Numinous" by MrNosec
    "Riot" by AntaresHeart07

    Drama / Serious
    "32 Degree Symphony" by Rider4Z
    "Colors" by Nekokitkat
    "Delusions of Grandeur" by Mysunsai
    "Devoid" by MycathatesyouAMV
    "Epiphany" by UnluckyArtist

    Romance / Sentimental
    "Armored Amour" by BecauseImBored1
    "A Better Place" by Studio le Croc
    "My Songs & Stories" by Drabaz
    "Love Like You" by Allegoriest
    "L’appel du Vide" by AngelDragoon

    Fun / Upbeat
    "La Vida Madoka" by shorisquared
    "Money$hot" by MycathatesyouAMV
    "The Fujoshi Chronicle" by Celia Phantomhive
    "The Marathon" by James Blond
    "Weeaboo Peekaboo" by Shin

    Comedy
    "Kawaii Romance Sonata" by 1MoonGoddess7
    "Manly Manly Men" by Obsidian Zero
    "One Horn Man" by King Redeem
    "Suicidal Tendencies" by Sailor Death
    "Yuri on Ice!!! - The Honest Trailer" by Maboroshi Studio

    All Finalists will receive a free 4 day pass to MomoCon 2017. Also, each participant will be emailed a unique access code to vote for the video that they would like to win the "Editors' Choice" Award that will be given out at the end of the AMV Contest. Thank you so much to everyone that submitted their videos this year, and and a special thank you to those that have continuously supported the contest since we started 5 years ago.

    Also, for those of you that are unable to attend, we invite you to check out the LIVE stream of the contest that will take place on our official twitch channel on Saturday May 27th @ 4pm
    https://www.twitch.tv/momocontv1
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2017
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  14. Kireblue

    Kireblue New Member AMV Contest Coordinator

    Just picked up the medals for the V-Mix Competition. Really love how they came out
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  15. Ileia

    Ileia WHAT IS PINK MAY NEVER DIE Staff Member Calendar Senpai

    That's a whole lotta butts
     
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  16. Kireblue

    Kireblue New Member AMV Contest Coordinator

    you would know lol
     
  17. Kireblue

    Kireblue New Member AMV Contest Coordinator

    AMV Contest is starting in about 30 minutes. You can watch the LIVE Stream of it here on twitch

    https://www.twitch.tv/momocontv1

    Also, if you entered the AMV Contest, may sure to check your emails to use your unique link to vote for the Editors' Choice Award.
     
  18. shorisquared

    shorisquared Best Waifu

  19. Kireblue

    Kireblue New Member AMV Contest Coordinator

    Yet another MomoCon has come and gone, and so I just want to thank all of you that participated in all of our events and contests. Whether you attended the convention, watched the LIVE stream, voted online, or simply entered the contest; your involvement helped make this our most successful year yet! And so without further ado, here is the official "formal" announcement of the AMV Contest, V-MIX Competition, and AMV Arena results.

    AMV Contest
    1st Place Trailer / ParodyBlades of Yuri” by BecauseImBored1
    1st Place Action "Numinous" by MrNosec
    1st Place Drama / Serious & Coordinator's Choice "Colors" by Nekokitkat
    1st Place Romance / Sentimental "My Songs & Stories" by Drabaz
    1st Place Fun / Upbeat & Editor's Choice "Money$hot" by MycathatesyouAMV
    1st Place Comedy "Suicidal Tendencies" by Sailor Death

    Judges Choice "Ambition" by Celia Phantomhive
    Editors' Choice & 1st Place Fun / Upbeat "Money$hot" by MycathatesyouAMV
    Director's Choice "Fiat Lux" by PieandBeer
    Coordinator's Choice & 1st Place Drama / Serious "Colors" by Nekokitkat

    A playlist of all available AMV Contest winners can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuMaQ9-HviHt6d8tNP3_RK6KdrzXxOO3C

    Also, if you missed the LIVE Stream of the AMV Contest, you can now watch it here on twitch https://www.twitch.tv/videos/147620682 . I'm currently working on converting the stream's saved and unmuted local files, but due to a few technical difficulties, it may be a few days before I can make them available. When I do, I'll post the link in this thread.

    V-MIX Competition
    Best Production - "Party like a Russian" by Rintamasuunta Cosplay
    Best Trailer - "OVERWATCHMAN" by shorisquared
    Best Parody - "Desu Standing" by NoglasticNinja
    Best Concept - "The Passing of Men" by ClefJ
    Best Nostalgia - "Super Jiggy Bros" by drewaconclusion
    Most Uplifting - "Soothing Sunlight" by Glitzer
    Best Rhythm - "CTFO" by KeiichiFace
    Best Mood - "Pyrrhic" by PieandBeer
    Most Pleasantly Surprising - "Semi Charmed School Life" by Chaosprojects
    Best Technical - "High Fantasy" by irriadin
    Best Editing - "Cherry Bomb" by Shin
    MomoCon 2017 Theme Award - Make Love, Not Explosions by Glitzer
    Best Novice - "Forlorn Silence" by CrashAMV
    Best Rookie - "Audacity" by pwcagal272
    Best Up-and-coming Star - That's so Pia

    All V-mix winners are eligible to receive a free 4-day membership to MomoCon 2018. I will be sending you all an email about how to redeem this pass when I announce the 2018 contest towards the end of the year.

    A playlist of all the available V-Mix winners can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuMaQ9-HviHtX4gzrEp9x6706Uc2O6lTF

    AMV Arena (Intro Video)
    Participants:
    MadMegatax (Video)
    PieandBeer (Video)
    SeanPNG (Video)
    Lord Rae (Winning Video)

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    To Those that want some more statistics for the AMV Contest

    2nd Place Videos
    Trailer / Parody
    “Paranoia Things” by King Redeem
    Action "Gloria Fortis Miles" by Rider4Z
    Drama / Serious "Devoid" by MycathatesyouAMV
    Romance / Sentimental "A Better Place" by Studio le Croc
    Fun / Upbeat "Weeaboo Peekaboo" by Shin
    Comedy "Yuri on Ice!!! - The Honest Trailer" by Maboroshi Studio

    Editors' Choice Finalists
    1st Place
    "Money$hot" by MycathatesyouAMV
    2nd Place "Yuri on Ice!!! - The Honest Trailer" by Maboroshi Studio
    3rd Place "Colors" by Nekokitkat

    Closest Category: Fun / Upbeat - "Money$hot" won by only 6/405 votes
    Largest Win: "Numinous" received 175/410 won by 85 votes
    Most Votes: “Blades of Yuri” received 204/486 and won by 73 votes
    Closest 3rd place Video: "One Horn Man" (The difference between 2nd and 3rd was 1 vote, and the difference between 1st and 3rd was 27/ 331 votes
     
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  20. Kireblue

    Kireblue New Member AMV Contest Coordinator

    The upload of the AMV Contest can now be watched on our youtube channel
     

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