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Submission Dates: April 2 - 30

Create an Anime Animation that Represents WiGL Inc

WiGL Inc is a smart, touchless, wireless power company. WiGL, Wireless-electric Grid Local Air Networks (pronounced “wiggle”), creates new technologies, developed for the Department of Defense, to improve the value proposition of countless goods and services... by sending targeted energy through the air.

Technical Standards

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  1. We recommend MP4 file formats. We also accept AVI, MOV, WMV, or MPG, but they are not recommended. Any other file format will be rejected.

  2. We recommend H.264/AVC 8-bit codecs. We strongly recommend against using antiquated codecs such as XVID, or bleeding-edge codecs such as 10-bit or H.265/HEVC.

  3. We recommend file sizes of 300MB* or smaller. We reserve the right to reject files that we deem to be excessively large.

  4. We recommend adding 5 seconds of empty black silence to the start and end of every entry.

  5. If we cannot read your video file, your video will be disqualified.

Please Note: we reserve the right to adjust any entries to conform to the above recommendations. This may impact the quality of your entry as presented to the judges. To ensure that the judges experience your AMV in the most ideal way, please follow the recommendations above.

QUALITY METRICS:

  • The following video issues shall be considered technical flaws:

    1. Interlacing

    2. Squashed or stretched aspect ratios, or improper letterboxing/matting

    3. Chunky/blocky video

    4. Color banding (i.e. Color gradients caused by video re-compression)

    5. Blurry video

    6. Heavily aliased/jagged lines

    7. Low-resolution entries

      • 720p* is the minimum if using sources that were released on Blu-Ray or in HD.

      • 480p is the minimum if using sources that were never released on Blu-Ray or in HD

  • The following audio issues shall be considered technical flaws:

    1. Audible distortion

    2. Levels that are overdriven or clipped

    3. Levels that are too low. We recommend normalizing to -0.5db peak

    4.  Low sample-rate/bitrate

    5.  Audible discontinuities or jumps caused by flawed audio edits

    6. Pitch-shifted or speed-adjusted audio (unless by obvious artistic necessity)

Entries that require a strange or unusual degree of difficulty to work with shall be considered technically flawed.

RULES:

Subject to Disqualification

  1. Technical Requirements Non-Compliance

    • Entries that do not sufficiently satisfy our technical standards may be disqualified.

  2. Submission Freshness Requirement*

    • Your entry must not have previously been awarded at any Competition.

  3. Restricted Material

    1. Corner watermark logos or other trademarks. *

    2. Subtitles, karaoke lyrics, and superfluous text. *

    3. References to non-WiGL contests or events. *

    4. Introductions, closings, titles, credit slates, and self-promotion. *
      (*) Exceptions may be granted on a case-by-case basis if such usage can be deemed necessary and relevant to your entry’s concept.

  4. Video Length Limits: Entries that do not adhere to the following video length limits may be disqualified:

    • All AMVs: 1min 15sec minimum- 3 min 30sec maximum.

  5. Content Standards

    • The content and context of each entry must be suitable for an age 13+ audience. This includes (but is not limited to) gore, vulgar language, nudity, heavy sexual innuendo, and material that is demeaning or demoralizing.

  6. Non-Anime Content

    • The video content of all AMV entries must primarily consist of anime-styled or manga-styled content. *

    • (*) This definition includes non-Japanese content made in the typical Japanese anime style, such as Boondocks, Korra, RWBY, and Voltron (but not My Little Pony). If there is a non-Japanese anime-styled source you wish to use, contact the WiGL's AMV Team for approval.

  7. Non-Music Content

    • The audio content of all AMV entries must primarily be music. Entries with substantial narration or non-musical dialogue (either spoken or via subtitles) may be disqualified. *

    • (*) Bonus Category entries are exempt from this rule. 

  8. Excessive Submissions

    • Entrants who have exceeded a category’s submission limits shall have their excess entries disqualified. This includes entries re-categorized by WiGL's AMV Team review.

  9. Micro-Vid Reels

    • Entries that are primarily a reel of multiple unrelated and random micro-AMVs (i.e. AMV-Hell styled entries) are not eligible to compete.

  10. Incomplete and/or Minimal Effort Entries

    • Entries that mostly consist of largely uncut video segments from the original source may be disqualified.

    • Entries that have a minimal effort title (e.g. “My Naruto AMV” or “Timmy’s AMV”) may be declined until and unless given a proper title.

    • Entries that start or end mid-point in the song for no artistic reason may be deemed incomplete and may be disqualified.

POLICIES AND CONDITIONS

  1. You unconditionally grant us eternal, irrevocable, and limitless permission to use, copy, share, and exhibit your submission(s) in any way, including for purposes and usages outside of or unrelated to this event, and you grant this permission with no expectation of compensation, remuneration, or any form of obligation from us of any kind.

  2. All entries are subject to category review. The WiGL AMV Team may change the categorization of any entry at their discretion. Any re-categorizations will still be subject to all category limits and rules.

  3. Entrants may re-submit a revised version of a current entry at any time before the deadline, but no more than twice per entry. Once the deadline has passed, resubmissions require WiGL's AMV Team approval.

  4. The WiGL AMV Team reserves the right to decline further entries or re-submissions from entrants who have had three or more entries disqualified. The volunteers and judges may accept or reject any entry for any fair and justifiable reason not foreseen in these rules.

  5. The WiGL AMV Team may accept or reject any entry for any fair and justifiable reason not foreseen in these rules.

  6. The WiGL AMV Team is the final interpreters of any rule. Their decisions are final.

  7. Dishonesty, plagiarism of other AMVs (in whole or in part), or any actions that cause grief or dishonor to the event or to others may result in the offender being excluded from future SPJA AMV activities.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

In consideration of participation in a contest, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, you, on your behalf, and on behalf of your heirs, successors or assigns, administrators and personal representatives, do hereby FOREVER DISCHARGE, INDEMNIFY, FULLY RELEASE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE WiGL Inc nor Wireless Electrical Grid LAN, WiGL Inc, and each of their respective direct and indirect subsidiaries, affiliates, partners and related entities, their respective directors, officers, employees, volunteers, agents, insurers, attorneys, shareholders and representatives, and each predecessor, successor, and assign thereof, from and against any and all actions, charges, claims, losses, costs, damages, expenses (including attorneys’ fees and expenses) and liabilities of any kind or character, whether known or unknown, in connection with, arising out of or in any way related to your participation in the contest. By providing a submission to this contest, you agree to comply with and be bound by all rules, policies, requirements, and conditions outlined on this event page.

WiGL AMV Categories

The information below will help you decide how to categorize your entry.

Please be aware that certain categories receive vastly more entries than others, and are therefore judged far more strictly than other categories. We encourage you to try the less competitive categories, but only if your video would be clearly appropriate for them. (I.E. Don’t try to put an obvious Drama video in a less competitive category in the hopes of improving its chances.)

Drama

Action

Sentiments

Fun & Play

Rhythm & Beat

Humor & Comedy

Commercial & Movie Trailer Parodies

JUDGING

You will be judged based on the following:

 

* YOU MUST BE SUBSCRIBED TO WiGL's YOUTUBE CHANNEL

      WiGL eNERGY YouTube Channel

*Engagement on our YouTube Channel

* Certified WiGL AMV contest volunteers

Please send questions or comments to amvcontest@wiglinc.com

 
 
 

HOW TO ENTER

Step 1

Prepare a way to send us your entry file
Only video files are accepted, as per our Technical Standards. YouTube, Vimeo, or similar links will not be accepted. Cyberlocker services such as Dropbox or Google Drive are recommended. Postal entries will not be accepted.

Step 2

Register by completing and submitting the AMV contest form