AMV Contest

Welcome to the Kita-Kon 2015 AMV Contest! Everything you need to know about the contest can be found on this page. Once you are ready to submit your video and information, fill out and submit the form on the right side of the page. Good luck to everyone who submits an AMV, we can’t wait to see your videos!


Contest submissions will be closed Friday August 14th, 2015, at 11:59pm PST. Contest winners will be announced on our Facebook page and website by Tuesday September 1st, 2015.


  • Action & Adventure
  • Comedy, Parody & Trailers
  • Romance & Drama
  • Upbeat & Dance

General Rules

  • A maximum of three (3) entries, one (1) per category, is allowed per person.
  • Multi-Editor Projects are eligible for entry, as long as you include all of the editors information.
  • You do not need to be in attendance to submit a video to the contest or to win a category.
  • Submitted AMVs must have been premiered between August 1st 2014, and the convention date to qualify.
  • Submissions that have premiered at other conventions, or that have won awards, are permitted.

Formatting Rules

  • Videos must be longer than thirty (30) seconds and shorter than eight (8) minutes in length.
  • There must be at least (1) second of black buffer time at the beginning and end of the video.
  • Title & end cards must be removed from the video file, we will be providing our own for each video at the show.
  • Submitted AMVs must have a minimum of 75% Japanese animation or video game footage to qualify.
  • Videos must not contain subtitled footage.
  • Keep it PG-13! No nudity, excessive violence, or excessive swearing. Please use common sense.

Technical Rules

  • Video files must be submitted in the following containers only; .avi, .mp4, & .mkv.
  • Resolutions must be at or above 800×600 (4:3) or 1280×720 (16:9).
  • Framerates must be 29.97fps or above.
  • Audio quality must be at a bitrate of 128kbps or greater and a sampling rate of 44.1k or greater.
  • .mp3, .aac, and other compressed audio formats are permitted.

Submission Rules

  • We will not accept Youtube or any other video streaming links as a submission. Please use one of the following services to give us access to your files; Dropbox, Google Drive, Mega, AMV, or Personal Hosting.
  • Please format the file name as follows: “amvtitle_alias.extension”


  • Each category will be judged twice, first by a group of selected judges, and second by fans at the event.
  • Judges will mark each video on a number of different qualities, such as; content, story, timing, effects, and impact. First place winners in each category will receive a plaque, with the overall best in show receiving a trophy.
  • Fans will have one vote per video out of ten. Fan voted videos will not recieve a physical trophy, but will receive bragging rights for the year.


  • Winners will be mailed a plaque or trophy once scores have been finalized.


By entering the AMV contest, you are giving Lakehead Anime Society the right you publicly display your work and to use your work in promotional materials. You will be credited if we do use any of your material in the future.

Submission form is now closed.