AMV Contest Submission 2019
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KuroNekoCon 2019 Official Contest Rules
Updated December 14, 2018

1. Entries are limited to a minimum length of thirty (30) seconds and a maximum length of six (6) minutes.

2. There will be a limit of 5 entries that can be submitted per individual or group.

3. All entries submitted must be the work of the person or group as listed on their entry form. Entries found to have been plagiarized from other AMVs will result in disqualification and banishment from our future AMV events.

4. All AMV’s must be at least 50% anime, manga, gaming, or Japanese culture related.

5. All entries must be appropriate for a PG-13 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. KuroNekoCon staff and contest judges are ineligible to compete, but may submit entries for viewing purposes only.

8. You irrevocably grant KuroNekoCon and the AMV coordinator unconditional and eternal permission to use, copy, share, and exhibit your entry in any way including for purposes and usages outside of or unrelated to this event.

9. The AMV Contest Coordinator and judges are the final interpreters of all rules. Their decisions are final.

10. All rules, prizes, and methods of judging for the KuroNekoCon AMV Contest are subject to change at any time without notice. We will attempt to make any and all such changes publicly available via the KuroNekoCon website.

11. All anime being used must be cited upon submission.

12. AMV-Hell style entries will not be accepted.

13. Entries must not have excess credits, bumpers or slates.

14. Entries must be in mp4 format.

15. Entries must allow video file download.

16. Editors do not need to be local to enter.


All entries must be received by Sunday July 28, 2019 11:59:59 PM.


Best in show:
-$100 cash prize.
-Prizes donated by our 2019 sponsors

-$50 cash prize
-Prizes donated by our 2019 sponsors

Judges Choice:
-$50 cash prize
-Prizes donated by our 2019 sponsors

Judging Criteria
Best in Show, Comedy, and Judge’s Choice


• Concept/Originality - Does the basic idea of the video work? Is the story or concept one that is both original and makes sense?

• Emotional Appeal - Does the video make the viewer feel appropriately happy, sad, excited, scared or other feelings (depending on the category submitted)?

• Aesthetic Appeal - Does the video look good? Do the special effects add to the quality of the video or detract from it? Does the music choice enhance the video or make it harder to watch?

• Rhythm/Sync - Does what's happening on screen match the timing of the audio? Does what's happening on screen seem tied to some part of the song (be it beat, lyrics, or melody)?

• Technical Prowess - Has the editor added any special polish to the video? Are filters, transitions and effects applied in ways that enhance the look of the video, or do they distract from the video? Does it seem like the editor understands how to control and execute those effects? Has the video been rendered and encoded properly, without artifacting or resampling issues?

• Flow/Editing - Are cuts made in appropriate places? Does the motion onscreen flow well between cuts? Does the AMV feel like a single cohesive whole, with scenes transitioning well into one another, or does it feel like just a bunch of random unrelated scenes?

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