Tsukino Con AMV Contest 2018 WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Discussion in 'Contests' started by TsukinoCONtest, Dec 26, 2017.

  1. TsukinoCONtest

    TsukinoCONtest New Member AMV Contest Coordinator

    Hello everyone, I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays in what ever way they can. It is time once again for Tsukino-Con's AMV Contest for 2018. I am looking forward to another year of great AMV's from all of you.

    Last year was a phenominal year for Tsukino-Con, with what I believe to be one of the toughest lineups we have ever had, along with some of my favourite local submissions. And, pending scheduling changes, Tsukino-Con might have additional AMV programming for the first time ever! We're very excited for another great contest, and are looking forward to submissions.

    Here are the rules for Tsukino-Con 2018!



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

    ✢ Title:
    ✢ Anime:
    ✢ Song:
    ✢ Artist:
    ✢ Creator: (handle & email)
    ✢ Category: Drama, Action, Fun/Upbeat, 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 publically (online, other cons, etc) prior to December 31, 2016, or have been shown in a previous Tsukino-Con AMV Contest.
    ✦ No bumpers or credits. MP4 less than 500MB is preferred. No technical defects.
    ✦ Videos must be sent to Tsukino Con by Sunday, January, 21st 2018, at 11:59PM PST.

    * 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, January, 21st 2018, at 11:59PM PST.


    Videos will be sorted into five categories:
    1. Drama
    2. Action
    3. Fun/Upbeat
    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 publically (online, other cons, etc) prior to December 31, 2016, 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 requirements 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, Sendspace, Google Drive 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 seven (7) entries will be permitted in a single category.

    AMVs that win best of category awards will progress to the AMV Smackdown. Winning videos will compete head to head against winners in previous years to determine which winner is the current best in its respective categories. After audience voting, the winner of the head to head battle is crowed smackdown champion, and will represent its winning category in Tsukino-Con’s AMV Smackdown 2019

    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.

    Good luck, and happy editing to everyone!
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2018
  2. TsukinoCONtest

    TsukinoCONtest New Member AMV Contest Coordinator

    We have just recieved our first submission for the contest! With over two weeks left to go, I'm looking forward to seeing what else everyone can come up with!

    Keep up the good work everyone!
  3. TsukinoCONtest

    TsukinoCONtest New Member AMV Contest Coordinator

    This is a reminder to everyone here that Tsukino-Con's submission deadline is now just over two weeks away! We have only received a few videos so far but are looking forward to seeing what everyone has to offer. Please be sure to send all videos to amv@tsukinocon.com by January, 21, 2018 11:59:59PM PST.

    Thank you very much everyone, I hope to hear from you all soon.

    Happy Editing!
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2018
  4. TsukinoCONtest

    TsukinoCONtest New Member AMV Contest Coordinator

    This is a reminder to everyone here that Tsukino-Con's submission deadline is now just over a week away! We're still in need of many videos(especially in Action, Romance/Sentimental and Best of BC) and are looking for new submissions daily. As an additional reminder, we are accepting AMV's made after December, 31, 2016. Please be sure to send all videos to amv@tsukinocon.com by January, 21, 2018 11:59:59PM PST.
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2018
  5. TsukinoCONtest

    TsukinoCONtest New Member AMV Contest Coordinator

    Hey everyone! The weekend is fast approaching, and with it, comes the deadline for Tsukino-Con's AMV contest. We're starting to get more and more AMVs, but we're still wanting a whole bunch more in all our categories, Drama, Romance/Sentimental, Action, Comedy, Fun/Upbeat and Best of BC! The deadline is Sunday, January, 21st 2018, at 11:59PM PST. However, I highly recommend that if you are able to send your videos in earlier, then you should attempt to do so. This will allow for additional time to look over AMVs, and grant you time to edit your AMVs, should there be any changes that need to be made in accordance to the contest rules.

    Happy editing, everyone!
  6. TsukinoCONtest

    TsukinoCONtest New Member AMV Contest Coordinator

    We've reached the final day of entry for the AMV contest, from this point on all editors have just over 24 hours to submit videos to the contest. I've been very impressed with a great number of AMVs and we are still looking for videos in every single category! Tsukino-Con will be accepting AMVs until 11:59:59PM PST.

    Good luck on the final day everyone! And happy editing!
  7. TsukinoCONtest

    TsukinoCONtest New Member AMV Contest Coordinator

    And with that, we have reached midnight. The deadline for video submissions has passed. I want to give a huge thank you to all of the editors that sent us videos for this years' show. We will be announcing the finalists for all categories in the coming week!
  8. TsukinoCONtest

    TsukinoCONtest New Member AMV Contest Coordinator

    Alright everyone, judging has now passed completion and I am happy to announce today the results of judging. But first, I would like to thank you all so much for submitting to the Tsukino-Con AMV Contest! We received 63 entries this year that we had to narrow down to list of 37 finalists, so unfortunately an incredible number of really amazing AMVs weren't able to be selected for the finals. A showcase, featuring as many AMVs that we can fit into an hour from editors that submitted videos to the contest but did not make the finals, will also be run this year.

    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 placed in random order:




    PaNTSU oF d00m
    AnimeMashup/Angel Dragoon
    Miracle Falcon
    Iren S.S.


    Maboroshi Studio


    Joy's AMV

    Best Of BC

    Shawna Neuman
    Enchanted Stone


    Studio Hawk
    Maboroshi Studios
    PaNTSU oF d00m

    This year's contest will be held on Sunday February 11th with winners announced on the web and social media, Tuesday February 13th. We hope to see some of you locals there!
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  9. TsukinoCONtest

    TsukinoCONtest New Member AMV Contest Coordinator

    Hi everyone! I'm sorry for the dellayed response in posting the results of the AMV contest this year. I put on many different hats for the convention so I found myself driving a lot of people to the airport on Tuesday as opposed to posting the results.

    This years' contest was another great year of AMVs, and the first time that we expanded our programming, including a well recieved AMV Contest Showcase, and a new general AMV Showcase, which was met with an overwhelmingly positive response. It's a year where we saw the closest race ever in our Best in BC AMV category, and a very tightly fought Best in Show race. I once again want to thank everyone for submitting AMVs to us, as without you editors, there would be no contest.

    In addition, I would like to thank our good friend Allegoriest, for once again providing us with another wonderful amv to introduce our contest, here is the link for the video!

    Here is the results for the contest, as well as the results of Tsukino-Con's annual AMV Smackdown:


    DopplerDo-Down the Road *Winner: Best Action
    Bimyou-A Real Hero
    MoonieAMV-Pillow Warfare
    shorisquared-Hell of a Feeling
    AMV-X-Warriors' Ensemble

    PaNTSU oF d00m-Psycho
    EnQuatre-Combat Harness
    AnimeMashup/Angel Dragoon-Don't Trust Me
    Miracle Falcon-Fullmetal Hamilton: An Amestrian Musical *Winner: Best Drama
    Iren S.S.-Dentelle
    SerAvium-Persona Monster

    Maboroshi Studio-You're The Best
    Cirera-Desu Circulation
    Nuke-Animegraphy 2017
    AntaresHeart07-Anime Masterchef *Winner: Best Fun/Upbeat
    PieandBeer-Sweet & Sticky

    Allegoriest-Yellow Ribbon
    AMV-X-Stay With Me
    Azukano-A Reason to Change *Winner: Best Romance/Sentimental
    Joy's AMV-Wrong
    drewaconclusion-D'awwww Wagon *Winner: Coordinator's Choice
    Kroner-That Day

    Jaylestial/Gothiecakes-Little Pistol
    GOT CYJ-Friction
    Shawna Neuman-Fate Legends
    Enchanted Stone-The Real World *Winner: Best of BC

    Studio Hawk-WWJD? *Winner: Best Comedy
    Maboroshi Studios-Yuri on Ice-The Honest Trailer *Winner: Best in Show

    drewaconclusion-Infectious Affection
    Cirera-Mean Hanakawa
    PaNTSU oF d00m-God's Guardians In This Wonderful Galaxy!

    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.


    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 will stick around to compete against the future best in category winners from Tsukino-Con 2019. This years smackdown lineup was:

    2017: Wheapon- (Ileia)
    2018: Down the Road (DopplerDo) - WINNER

    2017: Fiat Lux (PieandBeer) - WINNER
    2018: Fullmetal Hamilton: An Amestrian Musical

    2017: Mr. Suave (MomtoCutiePia)
    2018: Anime Masterchef (AntaresHeart07) - WINNER

    2017: Fight Song (Maboroshi Studios & MomtoCutiePia)
    2018: A Reason to Change (Azukano) - WINNER

    2017: Dark Eyes (anjujusan) - WINNER
    2018: The Real World (Enchanted Stone)

    2017: Ship Happens (Vivifx) - WINNER
    2018: WWJD? (Studio Hawk)

    2017: SUKI DA!! (StarTrinity009)
    2018: D'Awww Wagon (drewaconclusion) - WINNER

    2017: Weeaboo Peakaboo (ShinAMV) - WINNER

    2018: Yuri On Ice: The Honest Trailer (Maboroshi Studios)

    Thank you once again to all contestants that sent videos out to us and competed in this contest. See you guys in 2019!

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