Complete Contest Rules

Any changes to these rules will be posted and taged: last updated 5/20/14 -- Please check back for 2017 updated rules

Pre-Convention Contests

Mail Pre-Con submissions to:
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Pre-Registration Raffle
Pre-register for Aki Con before x/x and you get entered into the raffle to win a Aki Con Pocky Prize Pack. The Aki Con Prize pack includes:

AMV Anime Music Videos!
Create a AMV! All entries must be post marked by x/x. All AMV must be 5 minute or less. State the name of the song, artist, and anime(s) present in the AMV. The winning AMV will be played at Opening Ceremonies and winning director gets a gift card.

Aki Con Fanfic contest
Aki con�s fanfic contest is a prompted contest and must use only the AKI Con mascots. The prompt is as follow: Fuyoko (girl), Hibaki(boy), and Happa (panda). Happa gets bitten by a vampire bat! What happens next? Fanfic must be 100 to 5000 words. Deadline x/x. The winner�s story maybe even be draw and published by Manga Kissaten.

Manga Contest
The winning Manga will be displayed online and the artist will receive an Aki Con prize pack! Manga can be a simple four panel page or a 30 page issue. All entries must be post marked by x/x. You must be pre- registered to enter and be present at Aki Con to win.

Spot the Van Contest
Snap a picture of the van and then drop it into the mini van box with your name and contact info on the back. We will draw a winner at the end of the con.

Convention Contests

Sign ups at the con for the following contests. Sign ups will be located at the Pre-Registration desk on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Cosplay Showdown
Featuring cash prizes cosplay showdown is Aki's cosplay skit contest where cosplayers perform 5 minute or less skits for attendees. Guest judges deal out the scores and the highest scoring group wins. This event is held on Saturday and due to time restrain, we can only take a limited amount of groups. So don't forget to sign up Friday and Saturday before noon. NO walk ons (the cosplay fashion show is for walk ons). Sign up at the con pre-reg desk. Prize: 1st place-$750, 1st Runner up-$250, 2nd Runner up-$100

Cosplay Fashion Show
Aki's walk on cosplay competition. Guest judges deal out the scores and the highest scoring cosplayer wins. Prize: $250

Hall Cosplay Contest
Simply wear cosplay at the con. Aki Con volunteers will pick their favorites and give out prizes! Everyone is welcome to participate in Hall Cosplay; wear your costume as you enjoy the convention. Any genre of cosplay is allowed for Hall Cosplay, but all costumes must be suitable for all audiences. This convention is a family- friendly event, and there will be people of all ages present throughout the convention. Please keep this in mind when designing and choosing your costumes, and allow your common sense and good taste to prevail. Aki Con reserves the right to deem a costume as unacceptable and request the wearer make modifications.

Ramen Eating Contest
A contest of speed and will! Be the first to down your bowl of Ramen and Win! Sign up will be posted by at the Pre-registration desk. -A contest of speed and will! Be the first to down your bowl of ramen and win! Prize: 1st place- 1yr supply of Ramen

Aki Con Sing Your heart Out
is Aki�s con Karaoke Contest: The karaoke contest will be judged on overall performance and vocal talent. Sign ups will be at the pre-registration and you must have a 3 day pass to participate. J- pop, and anime songs only please. English versions are okay! Must bring you own Cd, no mini disks or usb drives.

2013 Miss/Mr Aki Con Pageant
The new and improved version of Aki Con's swimsuit competition. Prize: 1st place-$100, Runner up-$25 Make a cosplay outfit and dual cosplay swim suit outfit. It will be ran like a beauty pageant with Girls and Guys being asked questions which they must answer while staying in character. There may also be a talent round depending on how many enter. The cosplayer who is most in character with the best cosplay wins. Cross-play is allowed but the judges shouldn't be able to tell. There will be a Q&A, Talent section, swim suit.

Dance Competition
Show off your best dance moves: Break dance, pop and lock even moon walk yourself to the title of Dance Champion.

America's Best Otaku Dance Crew!
Get your Otaku crew together and show the world what you can do. Choose an song. Show off your in-sync dance moves. Groups must consist of 3 to 8 members. Must have 3 day Aki con badge to enter. Prize: 1st place-$200

Aki Con Fan Art contest
Aki Con�s mascots are here to stay. Show your support by drawing Aki�s con mascots in your own style. Print your fanart and bring it to AKI CON where your fellow fans will vote on the best fanart.

Cosplay Weapons Contest
Do you have any awesome homemade cosplay weapon you'd like to showcase. Then sign up at the pre-registration by noon Saturday and report to the workshop room at the assigned time. There, your weapons will be displayed for attendees to vote on their favorite weapon. The winner will be announced at closing ceremonies. All weapons must be registered when an attendee arrives at Aki con. Aki con reserves the right to ask that any cosplay weapon be left outside of the convention on a case by case bases. Prize: 1st place-$100, 2nd place-$50, 3rd place-$25

Aki Con Model Contest
Do you put together anime models? Want to show off your models and win great prizes. Then enter the Aki Con model contest. All models must be Anime, manga, or gaming and be submitted at the gaming room table by Saturday at 10:00am. All models will be judged and winners announced Sunday during closing ceremonies. No mature models. Models can be from kits or completely hand made. All models must be hand painted and assembled! Good Luck all.

Pumpkin Carving contest
Bring your favorite craving tools, a prime pumpkin and along with your artistic skills. You'll have 3 hours to turn your pumpkin into a amazing anime masterpiece.

The Great Aki Con Pocky Tower Challenge!
Come and test your pocky stack skill with a chance to win an entire tower of pocky