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Game Music Video (GMV) Contest

OverviewSubmission RulesJudging Process & CriteriaPrizes

Contest Information:

Want to make a montage with your friends? Or got some favourite moments of the MSQ you want to highlight? Come join the LunarCon GMV Contest!

Submission Rules:

  • Create your own original submission of an GMV for LunarCon.
  • Submissions must be no longer than 5 minutes in length.
  • You must not use any modifications to the game, this includes models, additional filters, poses or animations.
  • Post-production editing is encouraged in your video editing software such as colour correction, transitions and effects
  • All submissions must be original, and not released before the con. Any pre-existing AMVs will not be accepted.
  • Group and solo submissions are okay, but ensure only the group leader submits (i.e. One submission per group)
  • Videos must have a minimum resolution of 1280x720p and a maximum of 1920x1080p.
  • Music must be public-domain, DMCA and royalty free, OR in-game music from XIV itself
  • One entry per contestant. Please do not attempt to submit multiple works.
  • All entries are final
  • Note that your entry may be used in future promotional material for LunarCon

Judging Process & Criteria:

Judging Process
  • Judges will be reviewing your submission based on the criteria listed.
  • Each submission can be scored up to 10 points per criteria per judge.
  • All scores of a submission will be tallied to a total score.
  • The submission with the highest score is the winner.

Judging Criteria

Your entry will be judged by the following criteria:

  • Polish - technical aspects like video quality, audio quality, etc
  • Editing - aspects having to do with video editing such as timing of cuts/transitions, and other potential effects outside the game's engine
  • Cinematography - filming technique and composition, things like lighting, positioning of actors, camera angles, movement etc
  • Execution - how well the video executes on its idea and goals based on both what the creators intent, and the interpretation of the judges


  • Prizes displayed here are currently the minimum amount, this may increase due to donations.
  • Disclaimer: Prizes can only be handed out on Crystal Data Center.
The prizes for the Game Music Video (GMV) Contest are as follows:
  • First place: 4 Million Gil
  • Second Place: 2 Million Gil
  • Third Place: 1 Million Gil

Please note we are planning on increasing prize gil amounts and adding physical prizes based on contributions. The specific shipping locations of each prize will be displayed on each contest page as they are populated with their specific prizes. Keep an eye on our social media and this page for updates.