VAT Contest

The Anime Crossroads VAT contest! A wonderful opportunity for editors of all skill levels to display and compete with their video editing and story telling abilities.

Who can enter?

The contest is open to all participants. Although it is strongly encouraged participants in the contest be attendees, attendance is not a requirement for entry. The only exclusion for entry is the direct staff / judges of the Anime Crossroads VAT staff. All other Anime Crossroads staff are allowed and encouraged to enter. Please read and understand all the rules listed below. If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to email your questions to the Anime Crossroads VAT staff.

What can I enter?

A video production work of editing, mixing audio sources(any audio, mainly music) and video sources. There are no content requirements for this contest. Your videos may contain any type of footage you see fit to use, provided it doesn’t fall into one of the categories for disqualification.

The allowable footage types include but not limited to the following:
* Anime
* Manga
* Video games(both Japanese and Non-Japanese)
* Live Action
* Non-Japanese Cartoons(Avatar The Last Airbender/Korra, My Little Pony, ect…)

Each person is only allowed to send in 2 videos. If your part of a MEP you wish to send and already hit the 2 video limit please message me and we’ll discuss from there. Also all videos submitted in previous contest are not allowed. While not a rule if your video has won more then 3 major awards in other VAT Contest before entering Anime Crossroads 2017 I strongly suggest sending another video instead. This way we get to see more new content. However I’m not going to say you can’t enter if that the only video you want to enter.


When can I enter?
Video submissions will be accepted starting NOW!!!!
Entries will be accepted until January, 8th 2018

If you need some extra time please let the VAT staff know via email below.

The contest will be held on March 3rd 2018

How do I enter?

Right Here

Just fill out and submit your entry!


Video Entry Requirements

Videos will only be accepted in the following formats:

    • H.264/x.264 (.MP4 only) **Recommend**
    • AVI (Huffyuv, Lagarith, Utvideo)
    • MPEG-2

All other formats will not be accepted.

Bumpers, title screens, credits, or any other form of creator / footage / audio identification are not allowed: We will be adding custom title screens to identify each video so there really isn’t a need for them on your submitted files, so please remove them. If you’re video contains bumpers/titles screens/credits/ect in the video itself (i.e. is part of the video and can not be cut) please let us know when submitting.

For optimum viewing all videos should include at least 1-3 seconds of blank space before and after video.

The running time for videos may not exceed 7 minutes or be shorter then 25 seconds.

Videos may be disqualified for any of the following reasons and will not be shown during the contest or showcase:

    • Bad audio or video quality
    • Watermarks
    • Subtitled footage that does not apply to the content of the submission
    • Failure to adhere to the rules
    • Objectionable content in the song or video (does not adhere to PG-13 standards)
    • Any reason we at Anime Crossroads deem necessary.If you are unsure if your video would be disqualified please email VAT staff

Final Notes

By submitting your video to this contest you authorize Anime Crossroad staff to screen and distribute it under the Anime Crossroad VAT contest title.

Remember if you have any question about anything above, please feel free to contact the Anime Crossroads 2017 VAT staff email

ACR VAT Team
acrossamv@gmail.com