Anime Expo 2011 Champions Creativity and Skill By Awarding AMV Winners Bigger-Than-Ever Cash Prizes

LOS ANGELES (February 9, 2011) – Here's your chance to win BIG by showcasing your creativity, skill and love for anime in the Anime Expo 2011 “Anime Music Video Contest” (AMVs). One of the most beloved and highest-attended events held at Anime Expo (AX), AMV participants now have another reason to get to work on their submissions: Over $10,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to category winners!

This year, contestants will compete for a $2,500 Best of Show prize and $1,500 individual category prizes by editing scenes of animation from Japanese Television, Movies, OVAs and Video Games to the music selection of their choice. Their creations are screened among an audience of over 4,500 fans to see how well they stand up in competition.

Official rules and entry forms are up on the website, so get editing! AMV 2011 Rules PDF For all questions, suggestions, issues or requests for confirmation regarding the AX 2011 Anime Music Video Contest please contact the Contest Directors at amv (at

About Anime Expo
Anime Expo — North America's largest anime and manga event — returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center and L.A. Live from July 1 – 4, 20111 with the biggest exhibition and program in its history. A non-stop marathon of Japanese pop culture that's been likened to Halloween in July, AX fully immerses guests into the world of Japanese animation, manga (comic books), music and fashion. For more information, please visit

About the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to popularize and educate the American public about anime and manga, as well as provide a forum to facilitate communication between professionals and fans. This organization is more popularly known by its entertainment property, Anime Expo®.

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