Music Video Contest

Geek Music Video (GMV) Contest

Have you ever wanted to enter a music video contest at another convention only to be told your video doesn’t meet their restrictions? Welcome to the Daku Con Geek Music Video (GMV) Contest! We have intentionally structured this contest to be as inclusive as possible, so show us that creativity and who knows? You could be walking away with the grand prize.

Each contestant is allowed to to submit one (1) submission to the GMV Contest. Anyone found using multiple studios in order to submit multiple videos will be disqualified.

Please do not include studio bumpers or video credits. We will create custom title cards for every entry and the addition of bumpers/credits takes up unnecessary screen time.

Please compile videos using established content (movies, television episodes, etc.). Some found footage is acceptable, however we do ask that you do not submit your band’s promotional music videos to this competition at this time.

Restricted Material: Live action pornography. That’s it. All other sources/material are free game.

Any video entered into the GMV contest cannot have won any awards at any prior conventions. Videos that have placed at other competitions will be disqualified.

Quality Guidelines:

You video may not contain any commercial studio logos or television station watermarks (FOX, CBS, etc).

Parody logos are accepted, and trailer videos may contain the green trailer screen as long as any mention of the MPAA is eliminated.

No lyrics/karaoke subtitles unless you have added them yourself.

Videos are to be a minimum of 1 minute and are not to exceed 4 minutes.

Any and all videos submitted must have a clearly organized file name. Please use the format Studio Name-File Name.file format (example HorseDeer-Notice Me Sensei.MP4)

Only submit .MP4 files, .AVI, and .MPEG

Categories this year will include Comedy, Romance, Action, “Holy shit that’s good editing”, and Miscellaneous. If you want your video in a certain category, let us know in your email submission. Otherwise videos will be sorted into whatever category we see fit.

All videos must be uploaded to or another file upload website and the link must be sent to shared below by no later than August 31, 2021.