Tsukino Con AMV Contest 2017 Submissions Due Feb 5 (CONTEST CLOSED:JUDGING IN PROGRESS)

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  1. TsukinoCONtest

    TsukinoCONtest New Member AMV Contest Coordinator

    Hello everyone, I apologize for the very late date of announcement for this contest, but I was only just referred to this new forum by an editor friend, who was once coordinator of this contest. As such, I am here posting the rules now, to drum up interest!

    Last year, Tsukino-Con had an excellent contest which produced some of our favourite videos we've seen, while seeing the birth of new categories like Romance/Sentimental(formerly just Drama), Fun/Upbeat(formerly Dance) and Best of BC(a local editor category). This year, we hope to have the same success that we had last year. We've been active for a few weeks, but are still hoping to take in a bunch of submissions from any and all AMV makers!

    Please look below for the rules of the contest!




    ✦ Submit your videos to amv@tsukinocon.com with the following information:

    ✢ Anime:
    ✢ Song:
    ✢ Artist:
    ✢ Creator: (handle & email)
    ✢ Category: General, Action, Fun/Upbeat, Drama, Romance/Sentimental, or Comedy
    ✢ From: (where you live)

    ✦ Please submit your video via some sort of file sharing program. Our recommendation is Dropbox.
    ✦ Two (2) entries may be accepted per individual or group, to a maximum of one (1) per category.
    ✦ Videos must not have premiered publicly (online, other cons, etc) prior to December 31, 2015, or have been shown in a previous Tsukino-Con AMV Contest.
    ✦ No bumpers or credits. MP4 less than 500MB is preferred. No technical defects.

    * These are not yet fully updated on the Tsukino-Con site though they will be within the next few days and I will link that page at that time. In the meantime, this forum post is gospel!

    The Tsukino-Con AMV Contest is one of Tsukino-Con’s largest events, airing for about 2-3 hours at the con. The event is a showcase of fan-made music videos submitted directly by creators both local and from all over the world where you, the audience, get to vote on your favourites. The contest is open to anyone—amateurs, professionals, and everyone in between.

    The deadline for submissions is: Sunday, February, 5th 2017, at 11:59PM PST.


    Videos will be sorted into five categories:

    1. Action
    2. Fun/Upbeat
    3. Drama
    4. Romance/Sentimental
    5. Comedy
    6. Best of BC

    Please note that these categories may be subject to adjustments depending on videos submitted.

    Before you submit a video to the Tsukino-Con AMV Contest, please make sure it complies with our video requirements:

    ✦ Videos must not have premiered publicly (online, other cons, etc) prior to December 31, 2015, or have been shown in a previous Tsukino-Con AMV Contest.
    ✦ Videos must be PG-13 and suitable for a con audience. Any songs with excessive swearing or anime footage with explicit nudity/violence/inappropriate themes will not be accepted.
    ✦ Videos must be between one (1) and six (6) minutes in length.
    ✦ Two (2) entries may be accepted per individual or group, to a maximum of one (1) per category. Submitting as part of a group counts as a submission for each individual.
    ✦ Videos must be 80% Japanese anime/manga or game footage.
    ✦ No credits, bumpers or trailers.
    ✦ No subtitles, watermarks, text, etc, though exceptions may be made if they are added by the creator as part of the video.
    ✦ All videos must be submitted by the original creator. Any submissions found to be in violation of this will not be accepted and you will be disqualified from participating in future contests.
    ✦ All AMVs must meet the technical requirements below.

    We will accept a variety of formats, but recommend the following. If for whatever reason we’re not able to work with the format you’ve submitted, we’ll contact you as soon as possible so that you can re-submit. If you can’t resubmit within 48 hours of the deadline your submission will be disqualified.

    ☀ No low-resolution entries. 1280x720 or greater is suggested.
    ☀ No audio or video quality defects (interlacing, blurring, distortion, low sample rate, etc).
    ☀ Suggested container is MP4.
    ☀ Maximum file size of 500MB.


    Best of BC is a new category, exclusive to local AMV makers based in British Columbia. This category was created with the intent to help foster growth within our local community to create the next wave of AMV makers. This is an open category accepting all of the previously listed categories above. As a BC creator, you can choose to submit your video for its consideration in another category in addition to Best of BC. However, if your video is deemed a finalist, it will only be a finalist in one of the available categories, as deemed by the judges. Not all BC videos are guaranteed entrance to the final contest, especially if technical aren’t met, however , all BC videos will be shown during exhibition at some point in the convention (more info to come). All AMV’s must meet these requirements for submission:

    ☀ Made by a resident living in British Columbia, Canada
    ☀ Only creators that have not won a major prize (Best in Category, Best in Show, Technical Awards) at another convention are eligible
    ☀ Must meet the technical and the general requirements listed above

    So you’d like to submit a video to Tsukino-Con’s AMV Contest? FANTASTIC. You’re already our new best friend. To keep things simple:

    Submit all videos to: amv@tsukinocon.com

    When submitting your video please send us the following:

    ☀ the anime used in the video
    ☀ the name of the song used in the video
    ☀ the name of the artist who the song is by
    ☀ the name you want to go by as creator of the video and an email that you check regularly that we can contact you at
    ☀ the category you feel your video falls into
    ☀ where you are from


    Say I made a sweet video using footage from the movie 5cm per second and I wanted to submit it. I would send:
    ✢ Title

    ✢Anime: 5cm per second
    ✢ Song: Timeless
    ✢ Artist: Kate Havnevik
    ✢ Creator: chaos.cubix (randomemail@gmail.com)
    ✢ Category: Drama
    ✢ From: Victoria, B.C

    Please submit your video via some sort of file sharing program. Our recommendation is Dropbox, but Windows Skydrive, Google Docs, Sendspace and Mediafire work alright too. Please include the link to your video in the email you send us with your submission information. We will NOT rip videos from YouTube links.

    Once we received your video we will send your confirmation that we have received it. If you do not receive confirmation within one week of sending your video in, please email us again.


    Judging for the AMV contest will consist of a panel of a minimum of three (3) to five (5) Tsukino-Con staff members. Of these members, the AMV Contest Co-Ordinator must be in attendance. All categories must have a minimum of five (5) entries, no more than eight (8) entries will be permitted in a single category.

    By submitting an entry, contestants agree that they have read, understood & will comply by these rules. Contestants grant Tsukino-Con and the coordinators permission to use, copy, share and exhibit your entry in future showcases, exhibitions, and other events. We reserve the right to modify these rules at any time. Submitting to the contest does not guarantee inclusion as a finalist or inclusion in the contest even if all guidelines and requirements are met.

    I wish you all good luck, and happy editing!
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2017
  2. TsukinoCONtest

    TsukinoCONtest New Member AMV Contest Coordinator

    Hello everyone, I hope editing is going well!

    This is just an announcement of last call for Tsukino-Con, we are in the final 24 hours left to submit a video to the convention.

    Please note, there was a small error regarding categories that missed the translation over from our site and other sources.

    The six categories for AMVs this year are:

    1. Action
    2. Fun/Upbeat
    3. Drama
    4. Romance/Sentimental
    5. Comedy
    6. Best of BC

    Once again the deadline is February, 5, 2016 at 11:59:59PM PST

    Good luck, and happy editing!
  3. Rider4Z

    Rider4Z The Machine

    Just made the deadline XD
  4. TsukinoCONtest

    TsukinoCONtest New Member AMV Contest Coordinator

    And with that, we are officially at deadline!


    Judging for the Tsukino-Con AMV Contest will take place this week and finalists will be announced shortly.

    Thank you everyone for your submissions. All submissions that were sent before midnight, but have yet to receive confirmation will be considered eligible, and will be receiving emails regarding judging shortly.
  5. TsukinoCONtest

    TsukinoCONtest New Member AMV Contest Coordinator


    Thank you so much for submitting to the Tsukino-Con AMV Contest! We received 75 entries this year that we had to narrow down to list of 46 finalists, so unfortunately an incredible number of really amazing AMVs weren't able to be selected for the finals.

    It looks like it's going to be an amazing contest, and whether or not your video was selected, we really hope to hear from you again next year!

    So without further ado, the finalists:


    PaNTSU oF d00m
    Studio Hawk


    Warlike Cygnet
    Iren S.S.


    Studio Hawk


    Warlike Cygnet
    King Redeem
    Studio Le Croc

    Best Of BC

    Kanada Jin
    Shawna Neuman
    Enchanted Stone
    Kota Kosplay


    Maboroshi Studio
    PaNTSU oF d00m

    This year's contest will be held on Saturday February 18th with winners announced on the web and social media, Monday February 20th. We hope to see some of you locals there!


    Tsukino-Con AMVs
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2017
  6. Cirera

    Cirera Insider Queen

    I'm so excited I got in the finals ! @__@ I wish I could attend the con!
    I'm sorry for asking though, but will the results be up on Sunday or Monday ? It doesn't really matter that much, but February 20th is Monday so... Curious.
  7. TsukinoCONtest

    TsukinoCONtest New Member AMV Contest Coordinator

    Oops, my apologies. It will be announced on Monday, thank you for catching that.
  8. TsukinoCONtest

    TsukinoCONtest New Member AMV Contest Coordinator

    Hello everyone in AMV Land! As promised, I have the results for this year's Tsukino-Con AMV Contest 2017 as well as results from Tsukino-Con's AMV Smackdown 2017!

    It was a very good year with some of the tightest races we've seen as a convention. One video won their category by a mere 7 Votes! I can say with confidence that this was one of the most successful contests that we have had with our small convention. And I once again want to thank everybody who submitted a video to the convention this year!

    Without further Ado: Here is the full breakdown of finalists and winners of Tsukino-Con 2017:

    PaNTSU oF d00m-Fates Collide
    drewaconclusion-Slice Slice Revolution
    Rider4Z-Gloria Fortis Miles
    [key]Scarlet-Vertical Limit
    Studio Hawk-Gurren- An American Musical *Winner:Best Action

    PieandBeer-Fiat Lux *Winner: Best Drama
    Glitzer-Sacred Scars
    MinetChan-Deep End
    ShinAMV-Lorem Ipsum
    Warlike Cygnet-Pale Mare
    Iren S.S.-Kaikiphony

    MomtoCutiePia-Mr. Suave *Winner:Best Fun/Upbeat
    PieandBeer-Matsu Bais
    Rider4Z-32 Degree Symphony
    ShinAMV-Weeaboo Peakaboo *Winner: Best in Show
    Kyci-Twintales and Music Clubs
    Studio Hawk-Mr.Morioh Nice Guy
    Azukano-Burnt Animu

    Warlike Cygnet-Dote on Back
    MineteChan-Hearts on Ice
    King Redeem-Pixel Perfect
    AMV-X-Eien No Love
    StarTrinity009-SUKI DA!!! *Winner: Coordinators' Choice Award
    Studio Le Croc(Maboroshi Studio, MomtocutiePia &ThatsSoPia)-A Better Place *Winner:Best Romance/Sentimental

    PainAMV-Yu & I
    Gothiecakes/Jaylestial-Ice Machine
    Kanada Jin-Destruction
    Shawna Neuman-Fly Away
    Enchanted Stone-Shion, Mion
    anjujusan-Dark Eyes *Winner: Best of BC
    Kota Kosplay-Idol's Hall of Fame

    Cirera-Compliment me, Senpai
    ai_love_garra-The (Fe)Male Gayze
    Maboroshi Studio-When POOP Happens
    PaNTSU oF d00m-Anime is Saved
    BecauseImBored1-Blades of Yuri *Winner: Best Comedy
    drewaconclusion-In Digestion

    Congratulations to all the winners of this years contest, all finalists will be contacted for links to videos so that our attendees can easily find the videos, either in a playlist, or if no youtube video exists, alternative links will suffice.

    All finalists will also be contacted shortly so that we may send certificates for this year's contest.


    Every year, Tsukino Con takes the winners of the AMV Contest and has them face off against former best in categories from previous years in the AMV SMACKDOWN. The winners of the smackdown stick around to compete against the future best in category winners from Tsukino-Con 2018. This years smackdown lineup was:

    2016: Wheapon- (Ileia) - WINNER
    2017: Gurren: An American Musical - (Studio Hawk)

    2016: Crucible of Souls (ShinAMV & Xophilarus)
    2017: Fiat Lux (PieandBeer) - WINNER

    2016: Singular Strike Gentleman (Glitzer)
    2017: Mr. Suave (MomtoCutiePia) - WINNER

    2016: Fight Song (Maboroshi Studios & MomtoCutiePia) - WINNER
    2017: A Better Place (Studio Le Croc)

    2016: My Kokoro (ShinnoriYoru)
    2017: Dark Eyes (anjujusan) - WINNER

    2016: Ship Happens (Vivifx) - WINNER

    2017: Blades of Yuri (BecauseImBored1)

    2016: The Optimists (Rider4Z)
    2017: SUKI DA!! (StarTrinity009) - WINNER

    2016: Deadpunch (Rider4Z)
    2017: Weeaboo Peakaboo (ShinAMV) - WINNER

    Once again, thank you everyone who submitted a video this year. Tsukino-Con 2017 was a great success, and I hope to see you all again in 2018 for next year!
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