Although this is not reflected below, I would like to mention that because of the unusual influx of people submitting filmed music videos for bands, we had a lot of issues pertaining to fraudulent entries and adult themes. While the intent of this contest was not meant for such videos, we decided we would like to support these forms of art if possible, and we will continue to do so this year. Please keep in mind that videos of this fashion will be considered, but under harsh scrutiny.
Submissions for the 2015 PCC Music Video Contest must adhere to the following rules:
Videos are expected to meet a minimum standard of decency, and closely adhere to the guidelines outlined by the MPAA PG-13 rating. More information regarding these guidelines can be found here. Phoenix Comicon is a family-oriented convention, and we reserve the right to decide if submitted material is not suitable for the event.
Any video that does not meet these criteria will be disqualified. If a submission is disqualified for any reason, we will contact the submitter with the reason for disqualification so that they may have a chance to re-submit before the deadline.
Acceptable file formats include: AVI, MPEG, MOV, MP4, WMV, MKV. Use codecs generally relating to these file types (ie: Xvid, Divx, H264, etc.). If the file can't be played on a computer with CCCP/K-Lite/XP codec packs installed then use a different codec.
Files must not be larger than 300 MB, and if possible, using widescreen format video sources is recommended but not required.
On the day of the event at Phoenix Comicon 2015, the viewers will vote for their favorite to determine the top 4 "Audience Choice" awards. In addition, there will be a Grand Champion (1st) and Runner-up (2nd) award judged by the PCC MV Judges panel. Judging will be based on overall creativity and effort, how well the video matches the selected music, variety of effects used and how well the MV fits its intended theme.
Anyone may submit an entry to this contest, but in the event that there are too many submissions to show within the allotted time at the convention we will prioritize the MVs submitted by Phoenix Comicon 2015 attendees to be shown first. In that situation it's possible that MVs submitted by non-attendees will not be considered for audience choice awards, but will still be considered for the overall 1st and 2nd place prizes.
Please contact Ruben.Prado@phoenixcomicon.com with any questions. We'll be looking forward to your submissions! Happy Editing!