MomoCon 2020: AMV & V-MIX Competition

Discussion in 'Contests' started by Kireblue, Dec 5, 2019.

  1. Kireblue

    Kireblue Member AMV Contest Coordinator

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    I'm pleased to announce that MomoCon is now accepting entries for it's 2020 AMV & V-MIX Competition!
    Entries will be accepted until Monday, April 20th, 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.

    MomoCon's AMV Contest welcomes submissions from all forms of animation. We also have a separate V-MIX (Video Remix) Competition for Live Action submissions, Cosplay Music Videos, and animated music videos that would either be ineligible or doesn't fit into an AMV Contest category. V-MIX Competition winners will receive an award and a free membership to next year's convention (MomoCon 2021).

    This year, we're encouraging editors to submit videos that match our 2020 theme of "The Roaring 2020s ". All accepted submissions to either the AMV or V-MIX Competition are eligible to win the “MomoCon 2020 Theme Award” and $50 cash prize regardless of their genre, content, or whether or not they make finals. This award doesn't have a designated category, and so participants will still need to determine the best fit category for their entry if submitting to the AMV Contest.

    2020 AMV & V-MIX Submission Form

    Rules and Guidelines
    General:
    • 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).

    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
    Drama
    Action
    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 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 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 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.

    Awards & Prizes:
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    Anything not claimed will be shipped out immediately after the convention.​

    Submissions:
    2020 AMV & V-MIX Submission Form

    The 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

    About MomoCon:
    MomoCon is an annual 4-day multi-genre convention held in Atlanta, Georgia that features content and programming targeted to every age group. In 2019, MomoCon welcomed over 39,000 attendees and is currently one of the 5 largest anime conventions in North America! MomoCon 2020 will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center from May 21st – 24th.

    More information about MomoCon can be found here: MomoCon.com
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2020
  2. Kireblue

    Kireblue Member AMV Contest Coordinator

    As some of you may have just heard, MomoCon 2020 has been canceled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. But that doesn't mean we're canceling the AMV or V-MIX Competitions. In fact, we're hosting the Contest LIVE on MomoCon's official twitch channel on Saturday, May 23rd @ 2:30 PM EST. Voting will be done online, so even though we're unable to hold the physical event, we hope that you still join us for the LIVE Stream.

    But there will be a few changes to the awards and prizes. The biggest changes are that the cash prize for the Director's Choice winner will be reduced from $500 to $100, we aren't giving away a Theme or Editor's Choice Award, and we're unable to give any of the AMV or V-MIX winners a physical trophy or medal (at least for now). But all the other prizes will remain the same at $75 per category, $50 for the Judges' Choice winner, $100 for Coordinator's Choice, and a pass to Disney World for a special undetermined winner.

    So for those keeping count, that sets our total cash prize giveaway at $700! And all finalists and winners for this year's contest will receive free 4-day membership to MomoCon 2021. 2019 Winners will also have their memberships rolled over to 2021.

    The Contest Deadline is April 20th @ 11:59 PM EST
    Submission Form
     
  3. Kireblue

    Kireblue Member AMV Contest Coordinator

    The submission form is now closed, and all the entries have been confirmed! Our judges will be watching all your videos this weekend, and so I expect to announce the finalists no later than Monday.

    And for anyone interested in how many videos were accepted into the competition, here's a breakdown by category:
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  4. Kireblue

    Kireblue Member AMV Contest Coordinator

    Hello everyone! After deliberating for a total of 25 hours (spread across 2 days), our judges have selected the following videos to be finalists in MomoCon's 2020 AMV Competition!

    Trailer
    "BERSERK - Eternal Hiatus" by Hamasaki
    "Eiko Eighty-Four" by UnluckyArtist
    "Gridman, King of the Monsters" by CasualSwimmer
    "PSYCHO" by PoppyPetrichor
    "Spinel" by BecauseImBored1

    Drama / Serious

    "Kindness" by PieandBeer
    "MARA" by SpeedQueen GK
    "Scarlet Crimson Iron Sands" by Xophilarus, Shin
    "Silent Wanders" by Dynamo
    "Vagabond" by MinetChan

    Action

    "Call to Arms" by SuperEltanin
    "Manic Melody" by BecauseImBored1
    "Mob Riot" by PoppyPetrichor
    "Prestige" by Squardz
    "Roadrash Remix" by drewaconclusion

    Romance / Sentimental

    "Affinity" by BecauseImBored1
    "Breakdown" by TwigglyFiggly
    "No Choice" by DopplerDo
    "The Way We Fell" by Sean.PNG
    "Waves" by KuRo

    Fun / Upbeat

    "Fool's Pride" by xSnowflakes
    "Harubaru" by hamstar138
    "Ok Bloomer" by SliceofLife
    "STEVEN'S THE BEST!" by Silent Hero Studios
    "We Stan Stands" by Mycathatesyou

    Comedy / Parody

    "Anime Grunt" by DNubsPro
    "Demon Slayin' FUN" by Pikapwn
    "Fizzy Water Juice" by UnluckyArtist
    "L'histoire homosexuelle d'Homura" by KeiichiFace
    "thirsty III" by MadMegatax

    We're hosting the Contest LIVE on our Official Twitch Channel on Saturday, May 23rd @ 2:30 PM ET. Viewers will be able to vote online for their favorite videos, and the winners will be announced simultaneously during the stream and via our Twitter Page. Winners of our V-MIX Competition will also be announced during intermissions between each category. So even though we're unable to hold the physical event, we hope that you still join us for the LIVE Stream. Preshow begins at 2:00 PM
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  5. Kireblue

    Kireblue Member AMV Contest Coordinator

    Hey everyone! Just reminding you to tune into MomCon's 2020 AMV Competition this weekend. The Contest is scheduled for Saturday, May 23rd at 2:00 PM ET, and will be hosted on MomoCon's Main Twitch Channel. During the stream, We'll showcase all 30 AMV Contest finalists and the winners of our V-MIX Competition. And between each category, viewers will be able to vote on all of their favorites to win. So make sure to tell your friends! And if you're so inclined, you can help us promote the event by sharing our social media posts:
    Twitter - Facebook - Instagram

    I also encourage you to check out the "Award Winning AMVs" panel that I'm hosting with MomoCon's co-founder, Jessica Merriman. Join us as we showcase all of our past Coordinator and Director's Choice Award winners, and discuss why we chose them. The panel is scheduled for Thursday, May 21st at 9:00 PM ET, and will happen on MomoCon's Secondary Twitch Channel.

    Lastly, feel free to join MomoCon's Official Discord Server where you can interact with other MomoCon Online Attendees, participate in tournaments and online Board Games, and even share your videos in our dedicated AMV Editor channel. To view the AMV channel, simply go to the #Add-Badge-Ribbon channel to get the "AMV Editor" role.
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    Last edited: May 20, 2020
  6. Kireblue

    Kireblue Member AMV Contest Coordinator

    MomoConline is now officially over! Thank you to everyone that participated in our Online Convention by either submitting to the contest or watching it LIVE. The stream was a huge success and was the 2nd most viewed MomoConline event.

    But without further ado, the winners of our 2020 competitions are the following:

    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

    You can watch the contest in its entirety on YouTube
     

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