AMV competition

AMVs are Anime Music Videos, and here, participants will have to use their creativity and sense for editing on a high level in the competition about who can make the best music video with anime-movieclips.

At J-Popcon 2023, this classic competition returns once again. The sign-up opens on the 10th October and the deadline to sign up and send in your AMV is the 15th December at 12:00. We are looking forward to seeing all of your amazing video editing skills and examples on the absolute best AMV 2023!


AMV rules: 


 1. Everyone with a valid ticket can participate.

 2. You may submit up to 2 AMVs.

 3. The 10 best AMVs will be shown at the contest.

4. The will be two prizes that are as follows:

• Judges choice (a jury of three people will select the best AMV).

• Audience's choice (the audience will vote on the AMV they think is the best).

5. Last chance for entry will be announced soon.

6. The entry site will go online soon.


1. Your AMV may  contain clips from everything, not only anime.

2. You may not use any kind of 18+ material in your video. When in doubt, just ask by email.

3. Minimum length is 1 minute.

4. Maximum length is 4 minutes

5. You may not use material with fan or commercial texts. This means also subtitles and watermarks. But you are welcome to add your own subtitles where you think it's appropriate.

6. Your AMV must be encoded in mpeg2 as a .mpg or .mpeg, or as mpeg4 with the h264 codex as a .mp4 or .mkv.

7. Max size of the file is 200 mb.

8. We only want to receive the AMV itself, no intro at the beginning or credits at the end.

9. You have to submit your AMV through our website under "My Page".

10. J-Popcon reserves the right to change the rules or reject received material if we consider it necessary.

11. If you have any questions then just send an email to




How do I submit my video?

Through the application system under "My Page" here on the website. We do only accept videos sent to us through here.

Can I please send in a video over 200 mb?

No, our website can only handle 200 mb video files.

What kind of file format do we have to use?

.mpg, .mpeg, .mp4, or .mkv.

How many AMVs can I send to the competition?

2 AMVs.

May I use any footage from games?


I did not make it to the final, but will my AMV still be shown?

No. We can only show the ten finalists.

Can J-Popcon send all the AMVs to me? I really want them.

No we cannot, we don’t have the time, and it’s illegal to distribute. But normally, AMV creators put their AMVs up on YouTube and

May I use any footage from Adventure Time?

Yes, you may.

I have sent in my AMV, and I haven’t heard from you yet?

We do check for new submissions often, but if you haven’t heard from us within two weeks, send us an email and we will check up on it.

I can't attend J-Popcon, can I still be in the competition?

No, don’t submit if you cannot be in attendance, because we want to be sure that we can give the prize to you personally.

When will I know if I am in the finals?

As soon as possible, but latest one week before J-Popcon.

There is a super special awesome event at the same time as the AMV competition, can I see the AMVs and vote later?

Unfortunately not, the voting is done in conjunction with the competition.

When is the deadline for submitting my AMV?

This year, the deadline has been set for the 15th December 2022 at 12:00 pm.