AMV Contest Registration is Open

Whether you're a novice making an AMV for the first time or a seasoned veteran, we would love for you to submit an AMV! Awards are given out to the top AMVs.
AMV Registration Open Until January 11, 2022

General Rules

  • By submitting your AMV entry, you grant Setsucon the rights to show your video at Setsucon 2022 and all future Setsucon events.
  • Setsucon is a family friendly convention, please make sure the content is suitable for all ages.
  • Anyone, both veterans and amateur video editors are encouraged to enter.
  • Multi-editor collaboration is allowed, but only 1 video submission per person or team.
  • AMV cannot have won an award at any other convention, film festival, or online competition as of the date of submission and/or been entered in the Setsucon AMV contest previously.
  • All videos must use anime footage, or video game footage, granted that the game originated in Japan.
  • Organization of the AMV contest and its categories and its judging will be based on the number of entrants and is at the discretion of the Setsucon staff.
  • Audio from any English Dubbed anime is not permitted.
  • Applicants must be 13 years of age or older.
  • Attendance at Setsucon is not required for contest entry, although it is encouraged. Attendance at the convention has no effect on your chances of winning the AMV Contest.
  • Setsucon Planning Staff may not enter an AMV into the Contest.
  • Should Setsucon receive a large number of submissions, AMVs will be pre-screened to ensure as many videos can be shown within the contest’s scheduled time.
  • Exception to these rules and other rules will be made on a video-by-video evaluation.

Technical Rules

  • Submissions using MP4 encoded with x264/h264 codec are preferred, although not required. All files will be converted to a uniform format for the AMV contest, so quality is key.
  • Leave 2 seconds of black space before and after your production.
  • DO NOT include a title screen or credits anywhere in your video. We will format one for the contest using the information provided on the entry form.
  • Video should be in 1080p resolution and 29.97 FPS format if possible. All videos will be scaled to this resolution.
  • Please preview the finalized version of your video to check for any issues (sound quality, timing, disk errors, etc).
  • Bad pixel quality, subtitles, logos, etc., will result in immediate disqualification.
  • No subtitles will be permitted unless you added them yourself.
  • The minimum time limit is 30 seconds and the maximum time limit is 5 minutes.
  • The contest will use VLC Media Player for the show. Please ensure that your video plays smoothly in this player.

Submission Rules

  • You must provide a link to a directly downloadable file for your AMV. This can be done with either your personal web space or a free service such as Box.com or Google Drive.
  • No links from YouTube, Vimeo, or any other video-streaming website will be allowed.
  • Setsucon reserves the right to disqualify any submission for any of the following reasons: objectionable content in the song or video (language, hentai, etc.), bad audio or video quality, subtitles, lack of signed entry form, failure to adhere to the rules, unplayable on Setsucon equipment, or for other reason not mentioned as the staff deems necessary.
  • If you are unsure if the content of the AMV is permissible, please email the staff and then we can review the video and make a decision. Remember, Setsucon is a family friendly convention, so the content must be tasteful.
  • If more than two animes or songs for your video are used, please write “various” in the appropriate space on the entry form.
  • If you do not want your real name to be used for the credits at the AMV contest, please write your call-sign/nickname/multi-editor name next to your real name in parentheses.