There’s something to do for fans of all ages! Here’s just some of the content you’ll be able to experience at anirevo Winter. Keep checking back for our full convention guide.


Anime Figure Photography Contest


The Figure Photography Contest is back!! 

Our community is filled with many talented figurine lovers and photographers! Share your beloved figures to the community with your creative photography!

Submissions will be accepted until February 2nd, 2018

 Winners From 2018

Community Winner – Kate Aguiar

Judges Winner – Maria Penoliar

 Winners From 2017

Community Winner – Evan Chen

Judges Winner – Johnathan Tao









Entry Deadline is February 2nd, 2018

  • Must read and agree to all rules
  • Adhere to AR Rules and Regulations
  • Complete all responsibilities and previous obligations, if you are an AR Staff and/or volunteer.
  • Subject must be an anime figure.
  • Name your photo file with the following labeling format: FirstName_LastName_PhotoTitle_CharacterName
  • Entries can be taken by DSLR, SLR, digital cameras, or phone cameras.
  • Edited photos are permitted.
  • Up to 1 entries per person (Multiple entries are not allowed)
  • By submitting your photograph(s), you agree to let AniRevo use submitted work for promotion use. Due credit will be given. Requests for removal will be put into consideration and handled on a case by case basis.
  • The contest will be open to the general public on Internet. Entries with excessive offensive language and/or nudity may not be accepted. We do not accept entries with any NSFW content.
  • Any plagiarized will be immediately disqualify.
  • AniRevo reserves the right to reject entries that fail to meet listed requirements and disqualify contestants who violates any of the contest rules.


Community Pick: Submissions will be judged by the audience on social media and will be displayed at AniRevo Winter.
Judges Pick: Submissions will be judged by a panel of judges 





Winners will be notitfied through Email if not in present at con. Winning entries will be shown at the AniRevo Winter closing ceremony.


  • Anime swag for Community Pick and Judges Pick winners
  • Top 10  places will be featured at AR Summer
Jan 31, 2017 – Submission Deadline
Feb 6th, 2017 – Open online voting
Feb 13th, 2017 – Voting cut off @ 16:00









AR Winter AMV Contest


It’s time for the AMV contest again! Unleash your creativity and skills with video editing programs to create the best anime music video of the year and impress the audience!

Entry Deadline is February 2nd, 2018



Entry Deadline is February 2nd, 2018

  • Entries must be a minimum of 1 minute and a maximum of 6 minutes.
    Keep in mind that we do pre-screen entries for quality.
  • Up to 2 entries per team OR person.
    Multiple entries are allowed (max 2). Please fill up one submission form per entry.
  • By submitting your video(s), you agree to let us play, copy, and use it to promote the event.
    Requests for removal will be put into consideration and handled on a case by case basis.
  • Most of your video must be anime/video game footage.
    This is an anime convention. Use your best judgement.
  • Most of your audio must be music.
    There is no arbitrary magic number for the amount of music. Some narration/dialog is fine. Use your best judgement.
  • NSFW content should be limited.
    The screening is open to the general public. Entries with excessive offensive language, nudity, and/or violence might not be accepted. We accept entries with some NSFW content, but keep it reasonable. Use your best judgement.
  • Please do not include intros or outros (Credits at the beginning or end of the video) to your AMV. This is to ensure that the duration limitations are equally respected.
    It is fine to integrate credits into the AMV itself.
  • If your entries have won 1st place/Best in Show at any other conventions before 5th August 2016, it will not be accepted.
    This is to give everybody a fair chance. This rule only applies to those who won 1st place/Best in Show. 2nd+/runner-up is fine.
  • All Winning AMVs will be available on Anime Revolution’s YouTube account within 3 weeks post-convention.
    Winning participants can request to have the posting of their submission delayed for up to 2 months. Basically, if you don’t want it posted yet for whatever reason, just let us know.
  • All submissions must be labelled in the following format:
    (AMVtitle)_Nickname_FirstnameLastname_email[eg, (Pure)]
    If the submissions are not labelled in the format above, the submission will be automatically disqualified.



Breaking any of these would likely disqualify your entry. This WILL be enforced more strictly for this year’s contest.









  • Don’t use content from streaming sites like YouTube/Crunchyroll/etc.
  • No subtitles, watermark, or logos on the entry that was not added by you. Broadcast watermarks are fine. We’ll arrange to let you watermark your own entry before it gets posted online.
  • Use the proper aspect ratio. Artistic license aside, there is often only one main choice for this. Use your best judgement.
  • No interlaced footage in the entry. Progressive please.

You will have a chance to resubmit if it’s not in an accepted format. Quality is not guaranteed if we fix it for you. Please avoid 10bit entries for now.

This is to avoid having to deal with playback issues on exotic format. This is not difficult to correct but it is unnecessary work.

  • H.264/AVC (.mp4 container, this is the preferred format)

  • MPEG2 (.mpg container)

  • MPEG transport stream (.TS container)

  • AVIs are fine, but H264 AVIs are automatically rejected; no exceptions

This is flexible as long as audio quality is not severely degraded

This is flexible as long as the aspect ratio is correct. Here are some suggestions:

  • 640×480

  • 720×480

  • 1280×720

  • 1440×1080

  • 1920×1080

Frame Rate:
This is to minimize playback issues

  • Either 23.976fps (24fps) or 29.97fps (30fps)

The equipment is not finalized yet. It is difficult to know what the playback resolution will be or what is even available. This likely won’t be finalized until after the contest entry period ends.

Submissions are judged by the audience during screening. You do not have to be present to win. We will ship awards to those who are unable to arrange for a pick up. All participants will be contacted within a week after the convention ends. Winners will be asked to make shipping arrangements then.

Audience choice winning entries will be shown at the closing ceremony. There are no prizes for staff favourites.

  • Audience choice (3 positions)

  • Staff favourites (3 positions)


  • January 30th 2017 – Submission deadline, accepted entries will be shown at the screening

  • Before February 6th 2017 – Participants notified of entry status

  • Screening times TBA – AMV Contest screening & Closing ceremony

  • Before February 28th 2017 – All participants notified of contest results

  • Any other questions pertaining to this contest should be directed to:


Cosplay Contest


The Cosplay Contest is back this year! We are continuing with our different tiers so that everyone from entrants with different levels of experience will have a chance to win some incredible prizes!

Pending entries closer to the con date, we will be accepting entries for the Cosplay Contest during con times at AniRevo Winter. The Cosplay Contest will be taking place on Monday February 12th so you have all of Sunday February 11th to sign up. Please be aware that it will be first come, first serve as space is limited to 30 people. If you want to guarantee your place please sign up online as soon as possible. Please also note that if you sign up during con you will not be eligible for custom music during your walk-on.

Entry Deadline is February 2nd, 2018

2018 Winners


Denzell Tan as Bondrewd from Made in Abyss
Cosplay Page: N/A






Shana Edalat as Archer from Fate Stay Night
Cosplay Page:






Lea Brough as Forrest from Fire Emblem
Cosplay Page:

Best in Show:
Jem and Megan as Shiro and Matt from Voltron







Judging Category Tier:NoviceJourneymanMasters






Anime Revolution Rules and Guidelines

  • Must read and agree to all Cosplay Contest rules;
  • Consent to allow AR to use all images for promotional purposes in any media form;
  • Adhere to AR Rules and Regulations, especially those pertaining to Appearance, Costumes, Cosplays and Props;
  • Complete all responsibilities and previous obligations, if you are an AR Staff and/or volunteer.
  • Audio must be 45 seconds long and be submitted in mp3 format! Please link in the submission page, or email it to 

Cosplay Contest Rules

  • Attend all pre-cosplay contest meetings;
  • This is a PG-13 rated event.
  • No confetti, liquids, items or materials that can ruin and/or harm the stage and other participants.
  • Costumes and props must be handmade by the participant or by non-professional family members and/or friends. Found item cosplays are allowed, but must be extensively modified as more than 70% of the costume must be made by the entrant.
  • Entrants may only compete individually or as a group(maximum of 6) in one of the following tiers:


No entrants may have won any awards in a cosplay/costume contest.


Each group member must have won fewer than four(4) major awards in the Journeyman/intermediate level and no awards of a higher tier.


Open class. Professionals who work in a costume-related business and make more than 50% of their income through costuming must enter in this tier. If there are not enough people for this tier, then the contestants will be moved to Journeyman.

***Should the judges feel that your costume is on a higher level than the tier you registered under, they have the right to move you to a more fitting tier.

The entered cosplay cannot have entered at a previous year at Anime Revolution and must have less than 3 cosplay contest awards.

***Failure to comply with the rules will result in disqualification.


If you wish to do a walk on as a group please list all of your group members so in the area in the entry form. Your cosplay will be judged individually!





Judging Criteria and Awards

Accuracy: /10 (How well does the cosplay match reference art?)

Craftsmanship: /10 (How well is the cosplay constructed/good choice of material?)

Creativity: /5 (In terms of what was used/ how were details from source material portrayed)

Presentation: /5 (On stage)

The awards are as follows:

Best in Show Overall


  • Judge’s Choice


  • Judge’s Choice


  • Judge’s Choice

If you wish to go up on stage as a group please list all of the names and send your group request to Please note that you will still be judged individually. 

– 1 ticket to AniRevo Summer
– Cosplay Photo and Page Featured on AniRevo’s Facebook
– $100
– Trophy

– 1 ticket to AniRevo Summer
– Cosplay Photo and Page Featured on AniRevo’s Facebook
– $50
– Trophy

– 1 ticket to AniRevo Summer
– Cosplay Photo and Page Featured on AniRevo’s Facebook
– $25
– Trophy



Submit a Panel

Please complete the form below to be considered to host a panel. Only accepted panelists will be contacted. Please do not ask about the status of your submission.

Deadline to submit: January 1st of each year
Accepted panelists contacted by: January 7th of each year

Vendor Panel Deadline: January 15th of each year

Is your Panel...Live PerformanceVisual ShowcaseDiscussion / Q&AOther
Have you run this before?YesNo

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