Contest Length: 2-4 hours
Maximum No. of Submissions: Unlimited
Maximum Submission Length: N/A
Submission Categories: Action, Comedy, Dance, Drama, Fun, Horror, Parody, Romance, Sentimental, Serious and Other
Awards: Best of Show, Fan Favorite
Eligibility Requirements: Experienced creator/editor in the AMV community or a professional in the field of video editing, filmmaking 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.
Restrictions and Requirements
Submission Requirements: All submissions must be a new submission to A-Kon® and must have been completed within the 18 month period prior to the contest. Participants in this event are not eligible to submit to any other A-Kon® AMV contests.
Submission Content: No overt or abundant sexual (fan service) references, extreme violence/gore, and/or use of profanity in the song. All material submitted must adhere to a rating of PG-13 by MPAA standards for animated material. Submissions containing these elements beyond this rating category will be disqualified from competition and will not be shown at the convention.
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 the freedoms of this contest will result in disqualification.
Bumpers, Logos and Credits: No bumpers, logos or credits of any kind will be allowed in this event. 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, your footage will be labeled as various on the contest bumper.
Creators may submit a second copy of their submission with personalized bumpers, credit and logos which will be used for any subsequent showings of their material outside of the contest running time at the convention.