75% of the footage in an entry must be from anime or Japanese-origin
video games. This does not include American, European, or Korean
animation that is anime-styled (e.g. Avatar, Teen Titans, My
Beautiful Girl Marie, etc.).
may not contain any footage containing a watermark (i.e. the static
image in the corner identifying the broadcaster, such as TV Tokyo,
MBS, Cartoon Network, etc.). This includes footage where the
watermark is partially obscured. If it appears that a watermark was
present, your video will be disqualified.
may not contain subtitles from any commercial or fansubbed release.
You may add your own subtitles where appropriate, but be aware that
many people find them distracting and this may reduce your chances
of your video being a finalist.
may not contain audio from the commercial English dub of the anime.
of the entry must be set to music. Trailer and commercial parodies
are an exception to this rule.
should not contain any title screens, logos, credits, or
introductions before, during, or after the actual video. All title
screens, logos, credits, or introductions before and/or after the
actual video will be cut from the screening and replaced with
Bakuretsu Con's standard title screen. Entries containing credits
during the video may be disqualified or have the credits removed at
the coordinator’s discretion.
PG-13 rating is a sterner warning by the Rating Board to parents to
determine whether their children under age 13 should view the
motion picture, as some material might not be suited for them. A
PG-13 motion picture may go beyond the PG rating in theme,
violence, nudity, sensuality, language, adult activities or other
elements, but does not reach the restricted R category. The theme
of the motion picture by itself will not result in a rating greater
than PG-13, although depictions of activities related to a mature
theme may result in a restricted rating for the motion picture. Any
drug use will initially require at least a PG-13 rating. More than
brief nudity will require at least a PG-13 rating, but such nudity
in a PG-13 rated motion picture generally will not be sexually
oriented. There may be depictions of violence in a PG-13 movie, but
generally not both realistic and extreme or persistent violence. A
Motion picture's single use of one of the harsher sexually-derived
words, though only as an expletive, initially requires at least a
PG-13 rating. More than one such expletive requires an R rating, as
must even one of those words used in a sexual context. The Rating
Board nevertheless may rate such a motion picture PG-13 if, based
on a special vote by a two-thirds majority, the Raters feel that
most American parents would believe that a PG-13 rating is
appropriate because of the context or manner in which the words are
used or because the use of those words in the motion picture is
may not be shorter than 30 seconds, nor longer than 6 minutes.
video playback system can handle a wide variety of formats, but for
your best results, we recommend the following settings:
1280x720 or 1920x1080 for widescreen; 960x720 or 1440x1080 for
Rate: 23.976 frames per second
Codec: H264, 2 mbps or higher
Codec: AAC, 160 kbps or higher
Sampling Rate: 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz *Lower
sampling rates will be disqualified*
entry must be your own work and no one else's. Anonymous submissions
cannot be accepted.
entry deadline is October 3rd 2015. All entries must be IN OUR HANDS
by 11:59PM on this date.
order to keep the contest fresh, entries must be less than one year
old as of the convention. Any video finished prior to October 30, 2014
which have previously been submitted to Bakuretsu Con are
versions of videos which have previously been submitted to Bakuretsu
Con are ineligible.
to time constraints, contestants are limited to submitting ONE video
per category. There is no other limit to the total number of
AMV contest coordinator reserves the right to change a video
category if it is determined that the video more properly belongs in
a different category than the one intended by the creator. In such
an instance the creator will be contacted in advance.
may be submitted by filling out the electronic
submission form. SUBMISSION FORM
will receive an email when their entry is received and processed.
Due to the high volume of entries near the submission
deadline, this email may be delayed. Please be patient.
At the Convention
your entry is selected for the final competition, you will be on a
list for preferred seating during all Anime Music Video Contest
screenings at Bakuretsu Con. Your real name will be used, along with
your badge name or nickname.
you will get preferred seating at the Anime Music Video Contest
screenings, this DOES NOT qualify you for complimentary admission in
any way nor will you receive a special badge.
claim your preferred seat, arrive fifteen minutes before we open
seating to the audience (30 minutes before the contest starts.) Your
name will be checked with the names of contestants and you will be
shown to the reserved seating area.
you are not in your seat at least fifteen minutes before the
scheduled start of the screening, we'll assume you're not coming and
give up your spot to anyone still waiting to get in.
will be 5 finalist videos per category.
audience will be given a ballot with all the finalist entries in the
contest listed, and be asked to choose which videos they think are
the best in each respective category. The audience will be voting
for "Best Action", "Best Comedy/Fun", "Best
Drama", "Best Other", "Best Romance", and
"Best Upbeat" from the finalists in each respective
of Show will be determined by the video that gets the most total
audience voting, only one video may win an award. If a video is
selected to win 2 awards, (e.g. Best Action and Best of Show) then
the winning video will be awarded the higher award (Best in Show)
and the runner up will be awarded the category award (Best Action).
This video is adrenaline... excitement... suspense... This video is
a roller-coaster ride. It might involve fighting, flying, playing
tennis or anything you can think of - but if this video captivates
you and gets your blood pumping then it is the best action video.
Comedy is possibly the most difficult genre to master. What is funny
to one person may be just plain stupid to another. The Best Comedy
award goes to the video which made the best jokes or comical
situations. It's the video that made you laugh the most but it's
also the video that made you laugh not just because of the song or
anime used but of the clever way they are put together and
Some videos are out there for the purposes of making you laugh,
others are out there to give you an extra jolt of adrenaline, but
there are also videos that will make you cry, or feel things you
don't on an everyday basis. Drama is an important part of what makes
AMVs truly a form of art. This category is for videos that have
captured a feeling or an emotion and conveyed it extremely well.
This category is for videos that don’t precisely fit into the
rest of the categories. Movie Trailers, Horror, Experimental Videos,
WTF’ers, etc., they all go here.
This video best employs both audio and visual aspects in order to
create a romantic mood. The end result is a video that tugs at the
heartstrings and leaves feelings of happiness, sadness, or any
others, but above all, a feeling of romance that the viewer
This category is for videos that make you feel good. They get your
body moving, feeling the groove, or just bring a smile to your face.
Dance, Trance, Techno, Happy slice of life pieces and other types of
submitting an entry, each contestant agrees: they have read,
understand and will comply with these official rules; and, or to the
extent permitted by law, consent to the use of the entrant's name,
likeness and/or biographical data for purposes of advertising and
promotion by Anime Society of Vermont or Bakuretsu Con, without
further consent, compensation or approval.
materials become the property of Anime Society of Vermont. By
submitting a video to Bakuretsu Con, the video creator grants Anime
Society of Vermont non-revocable permission to exhibit that video.
The video creator otherwise retains all rights and responsibilities
relating to its creation.
prizes being awarded may constitute income under applicable federal,
state and local tax laws and winners shall be solely responsible for
payment of any and all taxes, which may be due with respect to the
acceptance of the prize.
cannot be held responsible for lost or misdirected entries.
not submit anyone's videos other than your own or your group. If you
are caught fraudulently submitting videos, you will be barred from
participating in all future Bakuretsu Con Anime Music Video Contests
and your information will be shared with the coordinators of other
contests, who make take further action at their discretion.
purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
reserve the right to modify these rules at any time without notice.