ASAPA presents

A Taste of Animethon 2018

Jan 19 & 20 / 2018 Shaw Conference Centre Edmonton Alberta Canada
/ Events / AMV Contest

AMV Contest


DEADLINE:    Friday 11:59 pm MST, December 8, 2017 or until 40 entries are received, whichever comes first

TO SUBMIT:  Go to the following link to register to participate:

Sign up form

For the first time this year, A Taste of Animethon will hold a mini Anime Music Video (AMV) Contest for fans to showcase their creative talents in the form of music videos. It is open to anyone who wishes to enter. PLEASE NOTE only one entry per person or group will be accepted. As the contest will be one hour in length, all accepted entries will be judged by a panel of judges to determine the finalists. There will be no categories as all entries will be judges equally against each other.

Summary of Awards

  • Judges Choice
  • Judges Choice Runner-Up
  • Audience Choice
  • Audience Choice Runner-Up
  • AMV Contest Coordinator Choice

Official Contest Rules

  • 1. All entries must at least 30 seconds in length and no more than 6 minutes.
  • 2. Only one (1) entry will be accepted per individual or group.
  • 3. Previously released videos (i.e. AMVs shown publicly at other contests or downloadable on the internet) must not have premiered prior to July 8, 2017 or had been accepted in Animethon 24’s AMV Contest to qualify.
  • 4. Dishonesty, plagiarism of other AMVs (in whole or in part), or any actions that cause grief or dishonour to the event or to others may result in the offender being excluded from future Animethon AMV activities. Severe cases may result in banishment from all ASAPA events.
  • 5. The content and context of each entry must be suitable for an age 14+ audience.
  • 6. Entries that use footage containing subtitles, watermarks, text, studio logos or graphic overlays may be disqualified. Exceptions may be granted if such usage is intentional and plainly necessary to the video’s concept.
  • 7. Entries that include any inextricable credits, bumpers or slates will be disqualified. A Taste of Animethon will create custom-designed titles.
  • 8. The majority of your entry’s video content must consist of anime-styled or manga-styled content. Consideration will be given to other sources that also fit the spirit of this event.
  • 9. The audio content of all AMV entries must primarily be music. Entries with an excess of non-musical content (i.e. narration or dialogue) may be disqualified. Trailers, Commercials, and Intros are exempt from this rule.
  • 10. Entries that are primarily a reel of multiple unrelated and random micro-AMVs (AKA: AMV-Hell styled entries) are not eligible.
  • 11. All entries must meet the requirements listed in the Technical Requirements section below.
  • 12. You unconditionally grant us eternal, irrevocable, and limitless permission to use, copy, share, and exhibit your submission(s) in any way including for purposes and usages outside of or unrelated to this event, and you grant this permission with no expectation of compensation, remuneration, or any form of obligation from us of any kind.
  • 13. The AMV Contest Coordinator and Judges’ interpretation and implementation of the rules and contest winners are final. All judging methods and decisions are final. A Taste of Animethon reserves the right not to show entries for any reason.

Technical Requirements

All videos are required to be in at least a resolution of 640 x 480 or better (720p preferred) and a minimum frame rate of 23.976. Audio must be at a sampling rate of no lower than 44,100 Hz (48,000 Hz preferred).

For best results please encode your AMV as an MP4 using H.264/AVC video compression. We will also accept other formats provided that they are of good quality and don’t require a large degree of difficulty for us to work with.

Your video must have no noticeable video defects (interlacing, macro-blocks, banding, aliased lines, over compression, etc.) and your audio must sound clean and undistorted. Poor video and/or audio quality are bases for disqualification.

Submission Methods

In order to enter and submit your entry/entries, you will need to enter all the required information into the online form and provide a link for use to download your video. Videos may be accepted via third party upload sites (i.e.: web links, Goggle Drive, Dropbox, Sendspace, etc.) so long as they do not need to be “signed up” to access. Links to streaming sites such as YouTube will not be accepted. Please provide the URL link in the space provided on the form.

If you have questions, please contact us at amv@animethon.org.