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AMV Contests

AMV Contests

AMV Contest Rules and Requirements

General Rules and Requirements

The following rules and requirements apply to all AMV contests at A-Kon®

  • All video submissions must be a new to A-Kon® and must have been created within a 12 month period prior to the contest submission date.
  • AMV contest participants may only participate in one contest. For example, a creator may not submit to both the Masters and the Standard AMV contest.

  • Submissions may not contain any extreme sexual (fan service) references, extreme violence/gore, and/or use of profanity in the song. Please see the specific contest rules sections for a guideline ratings on content.

  • All submissions must be submitted without bumpers, logos or credits of any kind. Submissions containing these elements will be disqualified from competition and will not be shown at the convention. Custom video bumpers will be created by the contest staff to ensure each creator/studio receives proper credit and recognition for their hard work. Please note that if you use more than one or two shows for source footage, your footage may be labelled as various on the contest bumper.

Masters AMV Contest

The following information applies to the Masters AMV contest at A-Kon®

  • Estimated Contest Length: 2-4 hours
  • Maximum No. of Submissions: Unlimited
  • Maximum Submission Length: We recommend a maximum running time of ten minutes or less for each submission. While this is not a "hard and fast" rule, it is a strongly suggested guideline. No legitimate submissions will be disqualified from this contest for running time; however, any intentional abuse of this freedom will result in disqualification.
  • Eligibility Requirements: Experienced creator/editor in the AMV community or a professional in the field of video editing, film making or other similar field. This contest is highly competitive and geared towards experienced video editors. It is our recommendation that submitting creators are professionals or award winning, well established as successful creators in one of the major AMV communities.
  • Rating Guidelines:All material submitted must adhere to a rating of PG-13 by MPAA standards for animated material.

Standard AMV Contest

The following information applies to the Standard AMV contest at A-Kon®

  • Estimated Contest Length: 2 hours
  • Maximum No. of Submissions: Unlimited
  • Maximum Submission Length: 7 minutes
  • Eligibility Requirements: There are no eligibility requirements for this contest. This contest is an open contest to all creators, enthusiasts, beginners and casual editors who would like to submit their video and receive feedback or compete in a standard contest format. This contest is a competitive event structured with a view toward aspiring creators who are looking to develop their skills and move into more advanced and competitive formats.
  • Rating Guidelines:All material submitted must adhere to a rating of PG by MPAA standards for animated material.

Venue Info

Fort Worth Convention Center
A-Kon® 28 at the Fort Worth Convention Center

The Fort Worth Convention Center is within walking distance of thousands of downtown Fort Worth hotel rooms, a variety of delicious restaurants and fabulous shopping. It offers more than 250,000 square feet of exhibit space, nearly 60,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, an impressive 28,160 square-foot ballroom, a 13,500 person events arena, and a 55,000 square foot events plaza that connects to the one-of-a-kind Fort Worth Water Gardens.

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