2020 AMV Contest Rules

Well well well, it’s time to to submit AMVS, GMVS, PMVS, and MEPS to your lovely people down at Tsukino-Con’s 2020 AMV contest! Live in BC and are going to be attending? Keep reading for a look at the rules and PRIZES for winning!
But, for now, Please read through the rules and submit your AMV/PMV/GMV/MEP submissions as follows!

Note: We have even more new rules about PRIZES this year, continue on for the beautiful figure statues you can win!
(Edit: must be in the Best Of BC category and attending the AMV Smackdown to win prizes!)

Thank you in advance!


✦ 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, 2017, or have been shown in a previous Tsukino-Con AMV Contest.
✦ No bumpers or credits. MP4 less than 500MB is preferred. No technical defects.


The Tsukino-Con AMV Contest is one of Tsukino-Con’s largest events, airing for about 2 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 favorites. The contest is open to anyone—amateurs, professionals, and everyone in between.

The deadline for submissions is: Friday, Janurary 31st 2020, at 11:59PM PST.

So let’s start with the prizes!


For the top three winners of the Best Of BC category, we will have prizes for those who are present, if you are not present for your prize, we’ll give it to the next available person.

FIRST PLACE: My Hero Academia Kotobukiya Izuku Midoriya ARTFX 1/8 scale Provided by Animebargainbinvictoria! 

https://www.animebargainbin.com/product … egory_id=8

SECOND PLACE: 847 Overwatch Nendoroid D.Va: Classic Skin Edition Provided by Animebargainbinvictoria!
https://www.animebargainbin.com/product … edition/92

EXQ is Shinobu Oshino – Monogatari series

Sakura Kinomoto – Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card https://www.banpresto.jp/prize/detail/0039076.html



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 at other cons prior to December 31, 2018, 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.
✦ All MEPS must have every creator credited who participated in the video.
✦ All art in AMVS, PMVS, etc, must not be slideshowed but have technical aspects within them in full-screen format.
✦ 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.
✦ Voice overlays for dramatic effect are allowed as well as sound FX.
✦ 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, and etc, 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 re-submit within 48 hours of the deadline your submission will be disqualified.

☀ No low-resolution entries. 1280×720 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 the Best Of BC category, as deemed by the judges. If technical requirements aren’t met, however, we will try and email you back to get your submission in. (See requirements below.) Note: All BC videos will be shown during the exhibition. All AMV’s must meet these requirements for submission:

Techincal Requirements and Rules For Best Of BC:

☀ Made by a resident living in British Columbia, Canada
☀ Only creators that have not won the AMV contest already at the last (2019) Tsukino-con Smackdown.
☀ Must meet the technical and the general requirements listed above.
☀ Have to be in attendance to receive the figure statue prizes.
☀ Must not be a staff member working within the AMV contest circle for Tsukino-Con.

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 Coordinator 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.

In the interest of fairness for all competitors, staff member who are INVOLVED with the AMV CONTEST IN ANY WAY, are ineligible to submit videos for the contest. Should other staff members who aren’t involved with the AMV contest wish to submit videos, they will be allowed to be played in the contest in the Best Of BC category.

AMVs that win contest 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 crowned smackdown champion and will represent its winning category in Tsukino. We will also be giving out the prizes and asking anyone who submitted to join us on stage for a round of applause and photo. If you wish to not, that is okay as well!

For any questions, please contact amv@tsukinocon.com.

Once you have read the rules above, please proceed to the AMV Contest Submission Form.

We recommend completing the form using a desktop or laptop computer and not a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet.


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