(*) The video and audio quality of your entries should be as close to a store-bought DVD or Blu-Ray as possible.
(**) 720p is used to exhibit the event. 1080p entries will gladly be accepted, but please be aware that they will downscaled.
(***) If a correctable problem is found in your entry, an opportunity to fix it will be granted, if time permits.
*Exceptions may be granted if such usage is deemed an inextricable part of your entry’s concept.
Submit your information via the AMV Competition Entrant Registration Form (when available).
As you wait for your code, please prepare a way for your entry/entries to be accessed, such as using a cyber-locker service such as Dropbox. You must provide a file. YouTube, Vimeo, or similar links will not be accepted.
Follow the instructions enclosed in the email with your entrant code. Submissions must be obtainable by the deadline date.
Want to check the status of your submission? Please check the AMV Competition submission status page for more info.
For the sake of the entire “Submission Guidelines and Rules” document, the terms “we”, “our” and “us” refer to the SPJA, Anime Expo, its subsidiaries, affiliates, associates, staff, and volunteers. The terms “you” and “your” refers to the participant as well as anyone acting on the participant’s behalf.
In consideration of participation in a contest, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, you, on your behalf, and on behalf of your heirs, successors or assigns, administrators and personal representatives, do hereby FOREVER DISCHARGE, INDEMNIFY, FULLY RELEASE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE SPJA, and each of their respective direct and indirect subsidiaries, affiliates, partners and related entities, their respective directors, officers, employees, volunteers, agents, insurers, attorneys, shareholders and representatives, and each predecessor, successor, and assign thereof, from and against any and all actions, charges, claims, losses, costs, damages, expenses (including attorneys’ fees and expenses) and liabilities of any kind or character, whether known or unknown, in connection with, arising out of or in any way related to your participation in the contest. By providing a submission to this contest, you agree to comply with and be bound by all rules, policies, requirements, and conditions outlined on this event page.
All entries shall be classified under one of the category choices listed below. Entrants may submit up to the maximum number of entries specified in each category menu’s restrictions.
These categories have strict limits on how many entries may be submitted.
Restrictions: One Limited Category entry per entrant. (i.e. One Drama or one Action, etc.)
Depending on the entries received, these categories may be rearranged or combined to ensure competitive balance.
Restrictions: Three Standard Category entries per entrant, maximum. Multiple entries to a single category are permitted, but only one may advance to the finals.
The Bonus Categories are a special activity separate from the main competition. Selected entries will be shown as intermissions between each main competition category. Entries to this category are exempt from the freshness rule. (See Rules for more details)
Restrictions: Five entries maximum. Multiple entries may be sent to a single category, and each has a chance of advancing to the finals.
Pre-Show is a non-competitive “coordinator’s choice” block selected from the list of competition non-finalists. It is shown during audience seating just before the AMV competition starts. If your entry is not selected to advance to the finals, there is a chance it might be exhibited during this block.
The final four videos that play in the Pre-Show block are considered “Honorable Mentions.”
(In reversed order of play)