Please note that these categories are only examples and suggested guidelines of the categories that may be awarded in the KHAOTIC KON 2013 AMV Contest. Actual categories will be selected by the judges, based on actual entries received. For example, if no action entries are submitted, or only one or two videos that do not accurately reflect the theme of the category, an award for Best Action may not be presented.
- Homebrew OVA
Remember, these are categories of AMVs, not specifically awards. A Best Of Show will be given, and more awards may be added at the judges’ discretion.
“Comedy” refers to comedic AMVs in all forms, while “parody” specifically refers to videos of a satirical imitative nature (IE, TV commercials, movie trailers, etc). Parody videos are not necessarily comedic.
The “Novice” category is open only to editors who have never won a ‘Best Of’ award (Best In Show, Best Comedy, Best Technical, etc). ‘Honorable Mentions’ are still allowed under the Novice category, and purely internet contests to not count as official awards. If you are a novice you MUST state "I am a Novice" in the description of each video you upload to compete for the Novice award.
The “Professional” category is open only to specific videos that have won an award previously.
The term “Homebrew OVA” refers to any video composed of live-action or animated source created by the editor; no material taken from an anime, videogame, or live-action movie will be accepted. Audio source for a Homebrew OVA can be original or pre-existing. This is a music video, not a demo-tape; the video must follow the theme of the music, rather than just being a video of someone performing or lip-synching to the audio. The Homebrew OVA must have a Japanese animation, movie, video game, or culture theme. Remember, this is an anime convention!
All entries must be received by 11:59 pm on Sunday, April 28th to provide adequate time for judging.
Each entry will be limited to a maximum length of seven minutes.
Only three entries will be accepted per individual.
Entries may not be smaller than 640x480.
The preferred format for AMV submissions is Xvid, but MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MP4, and Divx can also be accepted at your own risk. We do not accept WMV, RM, RAM, RA, or FLV formats. If you need help converting your WMV videos to another format, please use the following guide: http://www.wikihow.com/Convert-WMV-to-AVI
To ensure that your video plays at its best, please include two seconds of blank footage before your video begins.
Entries will be disqualified for inappropriate content, including but not limited to nudity, graphic sexual content, excessive violence, and excessive foul language. The judge’s decision on disqualification is final, so if you are concerned about the content of your video, please censor it on your own before submitting it.. As a general guideline, all entries should fall within an MPAA rating of PG-13 or lower. You can learn about this rating here: http://www.mpaa.org/FlmRat_Ratings.asp
It should go without saying, but you cannot submit videos you did not create yourself. Khaotic Kon does accept international entries, so there is no need to submit a video on behalf of someone else.
Thank you for your interest in the KHAOTIC KON 2013 AMV Contest.
We hope to see you and your videos at the show!