AMV Contest (PG-13)

Chibi Chibi Con 2020 AMV Contest Application

If your AMV would be rated above PG-13, it is not eligible for our contest, but can still be screened at Chibi Chibi Con at our after-dark 18+ AMV showcase.


➧Action/Rhythm    ➧Romance/Drama    ➧Comedy/Humor



➧Judges’ Choice   ➧Best Technical (chosen by judges)

Per category:

 ➧Audience Choice

Basic Rules:

➧Submissions must be created by the person/group applying for the contest.
➧No more than 2 entries per person/group over both the PG-13 contest and the 18+ Showcase. For example, you can submit two videos for the contest, two for the showcase, or one for each.
➧Contestants must be 16 or older.
➧It’s preferred the contestant or proxy must be present at the Awards Ceremony to win. We will ship awards to anybody out of state.
➧By submitting an entry to CCC the 2020 AMV Contest you confirm that your submission is your own work and give CCC the rights to screen, edit, duplicate, alter, and distribute your entry with no expectation of compensation. We will not show your works outside of the contest year.
➧Keep length of submissions between 80 seconds to 5 minutes.
➧Submissions must be PG-13 and use “clean” versions of songs. Your submission should avoid prolonged graphic violence, sexual nudity, or excessive profanity (including heavy  innuendos). Just remember, there will be kids in the theater!
➧In line with our general convention policies, we allow no content that portrays discrimination in a positive light.
➧A majority of each AMV must consist of an Anime/Manga artstyle.
➧A majority of the audio must be music.
➧Entries must not contain uncut clips more than 10 seconds long. Edit like you mean it.
➧No watermarks, credits, or references to other cons. Subtitles may be included but must be accurate to the dialogue.
➧Must not have been premiered before April 2019
➧Prizes for CCC 2020 AMV Contest are subject to change.
➧Follow all technical requirements. (See below)


Technical Requirements:

➧All Entries must be sent in a mp4. File, under 225mb, with at least one second of white or black frames at the beginning and end of your entry.
➧We recommend 1080p and 720p, but will go down to 480p.

➧Remove all Technical Flaws, including…

➧Squished Ratios
➧Blocky Video
➧Blurry Video
➧Jagged Lines
➧Anything that can trigger epilepsy.
➧Audio Distortion
➧Low Sample/Bit Rate
➧Pitch or Speed Adjustment that doesn’t run throughout. Vaporwave and Nightcore don’t break this rule.
➧Low Levels/Volume. Normalize a -0.5db peak.
➧Levels that Clip or are too loud. No Ear Bleed.
➧Audible breaks or jumps.

2019 AMV Contest Winners

We’d like to thank our judges, which you can find below.

MrNosec AMVForum Profile
shorisquared AMVForum Profile
And Julie Russo, Professor or Media Studies at Evergreen State College

Best Action

Best Romance/Drama

Best Comedic

Best Technical

Judge’s Choice
Happy Little Clouds by Glitzer