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Youmacon 2015 Fan Art Theater Competition (AMV Contest)

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:51 pm
by ngsilver

Important Contest Info

The winners can be found here: Posted once winners are selected

Entries Due: September 30th, 2015 (Web Upload), September 15th, 2015 (FTP upload), September 14th, 2015 (Snail-mail)

Contest Database:

Contest Info Page (includes PDF & HTML formatted rules):

Contest Coordinator: Nate (youmafatsubmit[AT]

Video Tutorials:

Major Change Notes:
This year we are officially accepting entry submissions via Web Link Uploads! You will submit your web link via the entry status page. FTP Submissions is no longer the preferred method of submission and it is no longer recommended to use FTP unless you are unable to utilize the web upload feature.
Judging and Awards will be handled slightly differently this year, further info via the GloryQuestor rule found here: ... andled.pdf

Re: Youmacon 2015 Fan Art Theater Competition (AMV Contest)

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:51 pm
by ngsilver
Youmacon 2015 Fan Art Theater Competition

Please read through all the rules before entering!

Entry Requirements:

• All videos must be in the hands of the Contest Coordinator by October 1st, 2015. You have until 11:59PM on Sept 30th to get your video(s) in. (all times Eastern)
• Submission formats have different deadlines, as outlined below:
o Snail-Mail
 Snail-Mail Submissions will stop being accepted after Sept 14th, 2015.
 FTP Submissions will stop being accepted after Sept 15th, 2015. FTP server will be closed at 11:59 PM on Sept 15th, 2015.
o Online Link
 Online Link Submissions will stop being accepted after Sept 30th, 2015.
• There is no set limit to the number of entries per creator that can be submitted to the contest.
o Total Length for all videos submitted per creator must not exceed 25 mins.
 This means we will accept 50 30 sec videos, 1 25 min video, or any mixture in-between.
• Videos that have been submitted to a previous Youmacon Contest will not be eligible to compete.
• Multi-editor videos are also accepted. When filling out the entry form please supply information for the other members in the comments field.
• Entries may not contain bumpers, title screens, MTV style credits, or any other form of identification. We will be creating our own uniform bumpers and to ensure the quality of all entries are maintained we will not remove them for you.
o This rule may be overlooked if such identification is done creatively in a way that can not be easily removed. However this, like all other rules, is left to the coordinator’s discretion.
• All videos must be a minimum of 30 seconds long.
• The maximum length for videos submitted must not go over the allotted 25 mins available per creator.
• By submitting your video(s) to this contest you authorize us to screen and distribute it under the Youmacon Fan Art Theater Competition Title. All physical media (CD-R, DVD-R, Thumb drive, ect) submitted becomes the property of Youmacon Enterprises/Defying Convetions and will not be returned.

• There are no content requirements for this contest. Your videos may contain any type of footage you see fit to use, provided it doesn’t fall into one of the categories for disqualification.
o The allowable footage types include but is not limited to the following:
 Anime
 Manga
 Live Action
 My Little Pony
 Non-Japanese Cartoons
 Video Games

• Entries may be disqualified for the following reasons:
o Objectionable content in the song or video
o Bad audio or video quality
o Subtitled footage
o Failure to adhere to submission rules
o Lack of entry form
o Any reason Youmacon Fan Art Theater Staff deems necessary.
 If you are unsure if your video would be disqualified due to the above rule e-mail the contest coordinator and we can view the content of your video and make a decision.
 A special stipulation is in place for entries DQ’ed due to content of their video being too much for a general audience. Such entries will automatically be submitted to the Adult Competition and shown during our late night blocks.
• Exceptions to the rules will be made on a video-by-video basis.

Entry Format:

• Entries will ONLY be accepted in the following formats:
o MPEG-2
o H.264 / x.264 (preferred)
 .mp4 files ONLY
• The following containers, formats and codecs will NOT be accepted:
o Videotape (VHS or Betamax)
o Authored DVD (If it plays like a DVD in a DVD Player)
o RM
o Xvid
o Divx
o DV
o Any other item not listed in the accepted list above
• For optimum viewing at con, all videos should include at least 1 second of black space before and after the video.

• Digital Video File format specifications:
o Videos will be played on a large projection screen. As such, high quality will be expected. For the best results submitting a video that has at least a 640x480 resolution is required (or 640x352 if you are working with widescreen footage.) Submitting videos smaller then this (including using source smaller then this) will degrade the visual quality of the video, which may lead to disqualification.
o We will no longer accept videos submitted interlaced. All videos MUST be progressive.
o As letterboxing and pillarboxing will degrade the final viewing size at the convention, we no longer will allow for videos to be submitted with letterboxing or pillar boxing. All videos MUST be submitted in their native aspect ratio.
 If your video contains black bars at the top/bottom or sides, this means you have letterboxing/pillarboxing in your video.
• We gladly accept HD videos. Our setup at the convention will be able to display videos at least at 720p quality with the possibility to display higher resolutions.
o If you plan to submit an HD video please keep in mind that the better the codec you use the better the final quality will be. HD videos should not be sent in using mpeg2, we recommend h.264/x.264 for this.

Contest Information:

• The contest will be shown either via a computer directly to the projector or via an authored DVD if such a need arises. Those of you submitting via MPEG2 will benefit from following the DVD specifications outlined: ... ations.htm
• All videos not disqualified will compete.
• Information on showings in rooms other then the Fan Art Theater will be announced when they are figured out.
• Due to the amount of entries submitted and time permitted for showing entries we may not be able to show every video submitted during the course of the convention. We will allow for creators to request specific videos of their own during showing blocks in order to see their entries up on the big screen, but cannot guarantee that any of a creator’s videos submitted to us will be shown during the convention.
• Judging and Awards will be handled drastically different this year due to the above change in viewing at the convention. Please see the full explanation, ala the GloryQuestor Rule, here: Youmacon_2015_How_Awards_and_Judging_is_Handled
• You do not need to be present to win. However the fastest means of receiving your award will be to either be present or have a proxy at the con to pick your award(s) up for you.
o If you will have a proxy at the con to accept your award(s) send an email to the contest coordinator with the name of your proxy.
o The convention will mail out awards after the con to those who did not pick them up at con. The timeframe these will be sent is entirely based on availability of funds for shipping by the convention and may take up to a few months.
 The convention regrets to inform you that this courtesy can only be extended to entrants in the United States. All international entrants will need to make arrangements with the coordinator in order to receive their award(s).

• Due to the nature of the competition and the sheer breadth of video types able to be submitted we are no longer following a category submission system. That is to say there are no longer categories, but instead all videos submitted to the competition will compete against each other in order to obtain awards decided upon via our judges/attendees in accordance with the GloryQuestor Rule.

• You may submit entries to the following competitions/categories:
o Adult:
 Videos in this competition are too adult in nature to be shown to the general con audience. Extreme violence, language, and sexual scenes are the general content of these videos.
o Other
 This category is strictly for use by panelists who need to submit their videos to the con for viewing. Only to be used if asked by the coordinator.
o Staff
 If you are Youmacon staff this is the only competition you are allowed to compete in. This is for pure bragging rights amongst staff, Adult competition excluded however.
o Exhibition
 All videos submitted to the contest that do not fall into the other competitions above will fall into this one. The mass majority of entries will fall into this category.

Entry Submissions:

• We will be employing a Contest Database system for keeping track of entries. The system will be used to fill out entry forms, request priority seating at the contest, request ftp information, view status of entries, and much more.
• All entries must contain an entry form. Those submitting multiple entries will need to submit a form for each video.
o The Database can be found here:
 If you already have an account you do not need to make a new one, even if you have never submitted to Youmacon before. Simply log in and make sure your creator information is up to date.

• Online link submissions
o This year we will officially be accepting entries via online links. This replaces FTP as the preferred method of submission.
o On the entry status page, after submitting your entry form, you will be able to submit an online link submission.
 This is separate from the link field in the entry form, which is only for permanent links to provide viewers after the con who wish to view your video(s).
o Links will only be accepted from a select few services
 DropBox
 Google Drive
 Personal Web Storage
o Links will only be accepted in a downloadable format, no streaming links allowed.
o All entry format rules listed in this document must still be adhered to.

o FTP is no longer a preferred method of submission.
o FTP will be provided for entrants unable to use the Online Link submission type. It is offered as legacy.
o FTP must be specifically requested, via form, located in the entry status page for each entry needing FTP submission.
o No assistance will be provided on connecting to the FTP system as our ISP connection is unreliable and causes frequent issues. If unable to use FTP please switch to Online Link or Snail-Mail submissions.

• Snail-Mail
o Entries may also be mailed. Send your video(s) and printed entry form(s) to:
 ATTN: Youmacon 2015
 Nathan Silverthorn
 28675 Franklin Rd. APT 201
 Southfield, Mi, 48034
o Please make sure to include a printed copy of your entry form with your snail-mailed entry. You can print the form off from the Entry Status Section.
o The following media types will be accepted: CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-DL, DVD+DL, Thumbdrives, Blu-Ray Disk.
 Remember that all media submitted will not be returned. Do not send us your only copy.
o Label the disk with your name and the video title(s) on the disk
o You may put multiple videos on a single disk.
 If your file is larger then the space available on a disk you may split the file using a program like WinRAR. Simply label the disks as 1,2,3,ect

Any and all questions regarding the contest may be directed to the contest coordinator at youmafatsubmit [AT] gmail [DOT] com

Re: Youmacon 2015 Fan Art Theater Competition (AMV Contest)

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:51 pm
by ngsilver
Youmacon 2015 Adult Fan Art Theater Contest

• You may submit as many videos as you want to the Adult Contest, as long as you made them.
• There is no time limit on videos.
• Fill out the Standard Contest Entry Form and select Adult as the category.
• FTP/Upload access will be created automatically.
• Submit your videos also to the same snail-mail address, however, Adult videos need to be on a separate disk from normal contest videos. (they can be shipped together)
• The contest itself will be 2-4 hours long, depending on how many entries are received.
• Entries will compete for the Best of Show award and any Honorable Mentions.
• Videos in the Adult Contest may contain any source material. However as this is a music video contest each entry must be in the form of a music video. We will not accept amateur porn or voyeuristic videos as valid entries. Also keep in mind all applicable laws for your state/province as well as local Michigan/Detroit laws when submitting entries. We WILL NOT accept any videos that break these laws.
• Adult material will be defined as pornographic, ultra violent, sick, nasty, and utterly wrong. As this is an adult contest, there needs to be approx 50% adult material in order for the video to be accepted.
• Videos will be pre-selected for the showing.
• The contest will take place on Saturday night of the convention during the adult showing block in the VAT.
• All persons entering this contest must be 18 years of age or older.

Any questions or concerns please direct them to youmafatsubmit [AT]

Re: Youmacon 2015 Fan Art Theater Competition (AMV Contest)

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:52 pm
by ngsilver
The following entries are finalists and will be played at the convention during our entry showing blocks.

Entry # - - Contest - - Video Title
2 - - Exhibition - - A Boy In Funny Red Boots
11 - - Exhibition - - Little B AKAdemia
12 - - Exhibition - - Cold And Bloody
13 - - Exhibition - - Between Rage And Serenity
25 - - Exhibition - - The Kerubim Swing
26 - - Exhibition - - Captain DandEo
27 - - Exhibition - - The Seven of Spades
28 - - Exhibition - - Fallen Souls
29 - - Exhibition - - Two Worlds
46 - - Exhibition - - The Fangirl Chronicle
47 - - Exhibition - - Volleybot
48 - - Exhibition - - Fish Out of Water
50 - - Exhibition - - When They Cry Baby
54 - - Exhibition - - Epic Rap Battles of Anime: Gurren Lagann HD Edition
55 - - Exhibition - - Chi & The Not So Company
57 - - Exhibition - - Parasyte: The Maximum Stupidity
59 - - Exhibition - - Crunktastic Cranksauce
62 - - Exhibition - - Awake to the Sky
66 - - Exhibition - - Eternal Salvation
67 - - Exhibition - - Fowl Play
68 - - Exhibition - - Call to Arms
73 - - Exhibition - - Common Commerce
74 - - Exhibition - - Yusuke Uraghost
79 - - Exhibition - - The Swear Jar
80 - - Exhibition - - Reform School Girls
81 - - Exhibition - - Mad Max Redline Fury
82 - - Exhibition - - Ubernostrum 2.0
83 - - Exhibition - - True Survivor
88 - - Exhibition - - Unstoppable
89 - - Exhibition - - Make Me Believe
90 - - Exhibition - - Take a Leap
91 - - Exhibition - - Everybody Wants to Rule the World
92 - - Exhibition - - Figment
94 - - Exhibition - - Shoujo for Breakfast
95 - - Exhibition - - The Warriors
96 - - Exhibition - - Beatrix Kiddoz
97 - - Exhibition - - Laugh at the Lurid
98 - - Exhibition - - Magical Morphin Power Rangers
110 - - Exhibition - - Tearing Smile
118 - - Exhibition - - Dinklebot
120 - - Exhibition - - Contest Trolling 101
121 - - Exhibition - - A Kiss Underneath the Radar
122 - - Exhibition - - Ani-Mon
123 - - Exhibition - - Boom Clap Panic
124 - - Exhibition - - LANDKAMPF
125 - - Exhibition - - All Limiters Off
126 - - Exhibition - - Hanging on the Edge of Tomorrow
132 - - Exhibition - - Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Groceries In A Dungeon?
134 - - Exhibition - - Blood Enemies
150 - - Exhibition - - Lucky Duck
151 - - Exhibition - - Rainbow Stalin Saves The World
152 - - Exhibition - - A Quack Interpretation
153 - - Exhibition - - Congressional Run
156 - - Exhibition - - The Absolution Flies On
157 - - Exhibition - - Parallel Convergence
158 - - Exhibition - - Prismatic Barrier
164 - - Exhibition - - Just Funkin\' Dandy
165 - - Exhibition - - Shafted
166 - - Exhibition - - Giggles n Jiggles
168 - - Exhibition - - Levity
169 - - Exhibition - - Lucky Seven
170 - - Exhibition - - Clear Skies
171 - - Exhibition - - Something Fishy!
174 - - Exhibition - - Found in the Heartbeat of the Rain

Re: Youmacon 2015 Fan Art Theater Competition (AMV Contest)

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:52 pm
by ngsilver
For a full list of award winners, links to videos, and all entries in the competition head here: ... t_2015.php

Entry # - - Award - Video Title - - Creator Name
90 - - BEST IN SHOW - Take a Leap - - MomToCutiePia
25 - - David Caradine's Night Out - The Kerubim Swing - - LC_Lapen
26 - - Honey I stole your theater Award - Captain DandEo - - LC_Lapen
27 - - The Watery Tart Award - The Seven of Spades - - LC_Lapen
46 - - Obcession Procession what's your dementia - The Fangirl Chronicle - - Celia Phantomhive
47 - - 404 award not found - Volleybot - - Celia Phantomhive
50 - - The AaahhAAHHAhhhhhh~! Award - When They Cry Baby - - shorisquared
57 - - I have the weirdest boner right now - Parasyte: The Maximum Stupidity - - MycathatesyouAMV
58 - - 10 outa 10, would anime again - Generation Selfie - - MycathatesyouAMV
59 - - Korean War Zombie Des Car - Crunktastic Cranksauce - - MycathatesyouAMV
73 - - story of my life - Common Commerce - - BecauseImBored1
74 - - What's in the Box ?!? - Yusuke Uraghost - - BecauseImBored1
80 - - The Apples to Apples Award - Reform School Girls - - Maboroshi Studio
83 - - The Shark Week Award - True Survivor - - Maboroshi Studio
84 - - Mediocre - A Righteous Cause - - Maboroshi Studio
91 - - The "SPOILERS!" Award - Everybody Wants to Rule the World - - MomToCutiePia
120 - - Adblock Plus Award - Contest Trolling 101 - - Mr. Pilkington
121 - - More like Shoudo's Bizzar Adventure - A Kiss Underneath the Radar - - Mr. Pilkington
124 - - Now that's Metal Award - LANDKAMPF - - Cenit
125 - - So that's what happened to MIR - All Limiters Off - - Cenit
126 - - One way ticket to midnight - Hanging on the Edge of Tomorrow - - Mr. Fergus
132 - - Hashtag vegan 4 lyfe - Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Groceries In A Dungeon? - - BasharOfTheAges
150 - - What the duck?! - Lucky Duck - - drewaconclusion
151 - - Russian Funk Overload - Rainbow Stalin Saves The World - - drewaconclusion
156 - - The Cristal Pepsi Award - The Absolution Flies On - - GloryQuestor
164 - - Michele Phifer's Golden Finger Award - Just Funkin\' Dandy - - Shin
165 - - The "Me Gusta" Award - Shafted - - Shin
166 - - ChiChi's Award for Jiggling Exelence - Giggles n Jiggles - - Shin - Collab with Xophilarus and GuntherAMVs
154 - - Hentai Contest Winner - Snow Blower - - drewaconclusion
160 - - Staff Competition Winner - Drive - - ngsilver
- - AMV Wars Winner - LoneSaiyan115 - -
- - Hentai Wars Winner - SailorDeath - -

Re: Youmacon 2015 Fan Art Theater Competition (AMV Contest)

Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:07 am
by ngsilver
Deadlines are fast approaching for Youmacon's competition. Deadline for Snail-mail and FTP uploads are just about a month a way. Web uploads will still be accepted until Sept 30th however.

Also a friendly reminder that any 1st viewing requirements from any contest can still be met if submitting to Youmacon as long as the other convention requiring a fresh entry happens before Oct 30th as that is when the first showing at Youmacon will happen.

Re: Youmacon 2015 Fan Art Theater Competition (AMV Contest)

Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 5:01 am
by ngsilver
I apologize for the delay (I had to rebuild my server after getting home cuz' the 12 year old system drive finally failed on me) but all submitted entries have been processed as of this time. If you submitted an entry you should have received notification via email from the system of your entries status. If you did not receive an email I urge you to check the entry status page as it is the most up-to-date. There were a number of upload requests missing a link. Please ensure you have properly filled out the web-link form and submit to ensure we receive your entry. I will be sending out an email reminder to all entrants whom we are still missing entries for. Please remember that you have until 11:59 PM EDT tonight (oct 3rd) to submit your web-link.

When submitting a web link, please check the entry status page after submission to ensure that a link is shown in the form. If it is not then the system did not accept the link and as such we will not receive/download your entry!

A note on re-submissions and link issues:

As per previous years, we will allow a short period of time for re-submissions if there are problems with your entries (invalid codecs, broken/locked links, ect.) This courtesy will be extended to all entrants who have had issues. The re-submission deadline is Oct 7th, and as such re-submissions will no longer be accepted after 11:59 PM EDT on Oct 6th. Only 1 resubmission attempt will be allowed per entry after the normal submission deadline, however unlimited resubmissions are allowed up until the deadline tonight.

Keep in mind all you need to do to re-submit is to update the link in the web-link form on the entry status page.

Re: Youmacon 2015 Fan Art Theater Competition (AMV Contest)

Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 4:11 am
by ngsilver
Entry submissions is now officially closed. All submissions have been processed and status updated. You should have received an email and if not check the entry status page to see your entry status. Judging will be happening over the next few weekends so no further extensions can be allowed. Thank you to everyone who submitted and good luck. I will be posting the list of finalists after the results are tabulated.

A note on re-submissions and link issues:

As per previous years, we will allow a short period of time for re-submissions if there are problems with your entries (invalid codecs, broken/locked links, ect.) This courtesy will be extended to all entrants who have had issues. The re-submission deadline is Oct 7th, and as such re-submissions will no longer be accepted after 11:59 PM EDT on Oct 6th. Only 1 resubmission attempt will be allowed per entry after the normal submission deadline. Also note, this courtesy is only given to entrants who submitted a link/video in the first place. If you failed to complete the weblink form before the normal deadline your entry will be DQ'ed and no resubmission will be allowed. This is not a deadline extension, this time is for the few individuals who had issues with their submissions to fix the their issues.

Keep in mind all you need to do to re-submit is to update the link in the web-link form on the entry status page.

Re: Youmacon 2015 Fan Art Theater Competition (AMV Contest)

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:56 am
by ngsilver
Sorry for the delay. It took a bit longer to get set back up again this year.

The award list has been transcribed and posted here: viewtopic.php?p=289893#p289893

As usual, the full list of entries, awards, and links can be found here: ... t_2015.php

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