Can I participate if I do not live in Germany?
Can I make more than one entry?
Yes, with one exception: for the AMV contest, you can only submit your own entry and participate in a MEP-AMV (MultiEditorProject).
Do I have take part in the award ceremony at DoKomi?
No, but it would be nice.
What happens to my prize if I'm not there to receive it?
We will send you your prizes via post package. Therefore we need your adress.
Is there a participation fee?
No! Of course not!
Is there an age limit?
No. Everybody from 0 to 999 years can participate.
When will the winners be announced?
At the award ceremony of DoKomi. (And after DoKomi on this website.)
Who decide who wins?
A jury consisting of the head organization and the contest-team.
Can you use my alias instead of my real name?
No, we're sorry!
Can I publish my work before the winners are announced?
Yes, you can also state that this work will participate in our contest..
Attention: Does not apply to the AMV contest. Only your own AMVs, which have not been published before the award ceremony, are allowed to participate. The DoKomi logo has to be placed in intro/outro/credits or in an appropriate place in the AMV.
Will I keep the rights of my work after submission?
Of course. DoKomi reserves only the right to use the submitted work for its own purposes. For example, the winners will be displayed on the homepage. DoKomi does not use your works for commercial purposes.
Can the picture contain a self-designed character?
Yes, as long as at least one of our mascots appears additionally in the picture.
How big must / can the picture be?
There is no limit, but it will be nice, if we can see everything clearly. It should not be pixelated, but we also don't need to be able to zoom in on a molecular level.
Do I have to use digital tools?
No, you can draw in any way you like. Pencil, charcoal, chalk, oil, etc. Everything is allowed. Just be careful to scan or photograph your picture as clearly as possible. An attractive presentation would be nice.
Can I draw my picture live?
Yes. However, only in advance and not live on stage.
Which tools can I use?
All tools that are usual for drawing. Pencil, charcoal, chalk, oil, etc. Everything is allowed.
Can I do a live drawing?
Yes of course. But only as a video not "live" on stage.
Can the picture be uncolored / black and white?
Can the picture be scanned?
Yes, but please be careful to scan your image as clearly as possible. An attractive presentation would be nice.
How long can/must the AMV be?
The absolute minimum is 60 seconds of pure AMV - without credits/intro/outro. Such a short AMV is only okay if it is necessary due to the music or the editing or the structure of the AMV. It will impact the rating negatively if it’s cut off unfittingly or if it’s unfinished.
Note: Most AMVs have a running time of about 2 to 4 minutes.
Can I use music tracks unchanged?
Yes, the most common approach is to create an AMV to a complete song. If it fits to the structure of the AMV (e.g. complete style change or in case of a MEP) you can of course switch between different songs. However, abrupt/incongruous cuts will have a negative impact on the rating.
Can I use more than one anime?
Of course, if they fit your AMV. But in any case, remember the listing in the credits (see below). It is important that you primarily use anime/manga. Sequences from computer/video games, cartoons or similar are only allowed to appear in the margins if at all.
Can the AMV contain motionless images?
Yes, but they often detract from the overall impression. Therefore, they should only be used sensibly.
Am I only allowed to use Japanese music?
No, if you want you can even use Helene Fischer, Justin Bieber or Bushido. In any case, the AMV must "work" together with the music for a good rating.
Does the song content necessarily have to match the AMV?
No, not necessarily. However, if connections can be made between the song lyrics and the video in addition to the rhythm/flair of the song, this can have a positive effect on the rating.
Are credits needed?
Yes, absolutely! If they are fully included - usually at the end - they will affect the rating positively!
- AMV editor (usually nick/artist name), if available: Contributors, dedication
- Song title and artist (if applicable also of intro and/or outro)
- Used anime series, movies, etc.
Give the full name (no abbreviations like AoT) and uniformly in the titles used in German, English or Japanese (e.g. German: Chihiros Reise ins Zauberland, Die Melancholie der Haruhi Suzumiya, Attack on Titan OR English: Spirited Away, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Attack on Titan OR Japanese: Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi, Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu, Shingeki no Kyojin). If applicable for the series, specify the season or "version" (e.g. "Zero no Tsukaima F", "One Punch Man 2nd Season", "Hunter x Hunter (2011)").
What else do I need to pay attention to?
The video/encoding quality itself will factor into the rating. If possible, don't reduce the resolution below that of your source material and don't turn the bandwidth down so low that it results in additional artifacting ("pixelation"). We will of course also take into account the age and thus the given quality of the anime(s) used.
Subtitles/watermarks/TV logos affect the rating negatively. Exception: if you edit those into your AMV for a special purpose which serves the AMV. This could be the case e.g. in a comedy AMV.
The DoKomi logo has to be placed in intro/outro/credits or in an appropriate place in the AMV.
How long should the Doujinshi be?
Four pages. No more and no less.
Does the Doujinshi have to be colored?
No. The Doujinshi also can be manga-typical black and white.
How many panels must / should a page have?
As many as you think.
Which characters should appear in the Doujinshi?
Either self-created characters, real people or our mascots. Please no anime or manga characters (because of the copyright!).
Which topic should the Doujinshi have?
It should give a clear DoKomi reference, as the winner will be printed in the program booklet.
Which Genre should the Doujinshi have / not have?
All genres are allowed, that can easily be printed in the program booklet. So please do not use pornographic, glorifying violence or even unconstitutional content.
How big must / can the Doujinshi be (keyword resolution)?
There is no limit, but it is enough if we can see everything well. It should not be pixelated, but we also do not need to be able to zoom in on the molecular level. The program booklet has a DIN A5 format.
Do I have to draw "digital"?
No, you can also draw classically on paper and you do not have to forcibly blow outlines or similar things. Pens and co. are also acceptable.
Can I draw my Doujinshi live?
Yes. However, only in advance and not on our stage.
Can the Doujinshi be scanned?
Yes, but please be careful to scan your Doujinshi as clear as possible.
Can the Doujinshi be in English?