AMV Contest

The AMV (anime music video) Contest is NOW OPEN! Click here for FAQs, Rules, and the Submission Form!


Art Show Contest & Charity Auction

Art Show Contest
The Art Show Contest is a place for everyone to show off their artistic skills. It’s also a place to sell your artwork and get a chance to win prizes. Entering is free with your convention badge.

We accept artwork done in the themes of anime, video games, sci-fi/fantasy, and variations thereof (please see the Rules for the full list). We accept artwork in 2D (drawings, paintings, digital graphics, photography, etc.) and 3D (sculptures, sewing/crochet, various crafting products, etc.) art styles. Nothing made using a pre-existing pattern is allowed.

All entries will be voted on by the convention attendees, and eligible to win awards and prizes in the following categories: Best 2D, Best 3D, Best Junior (for artists aged 14 years and under), and Best of Show. Voting takes place all day Friday and Saturday, so entering Friday does give you a slight advantage.

You must be able to pick up your artwork or money (if it’s sold) on Sunday between 2:30pm and 3:30pm. Entries are only accepted in person at the convention during the drop off times.

  • Thursday – drop off 8:00pm-9:00pm
  • Friday – drop off 11:00am-1:00pm
  • Saturday – drop off 11:00am-1:00pm
  • Sunday – pick up 2:30pm-3:30pm

Please read ALL the entry rules before committing to the Art Show Contest.

Charity Auction
The Art Show will be hosting a silent charity auction to raise money for breast cancer research at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Charity items are not part of the voting contest nor will the artist receive any money from sold pieces. ALL proceeds will go to the charity. Please email the Art Show if you would like to donate anything to the Charity Auction.

Cosplay Contest

The Anime Banzai Cosplay Contest is a chance for costume enthusiasts to show off their hard work and passion for creating and dressing up like or inspired by anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture characters. Come laugh, cheer, and maybe even cry as our cosplayers strut their stuff for you and our panel of judges.

Please find more information and the rules (coming soon). Submissions will open September 9th at 12pm noon. There will be a special kick-off event at WatchTower Cafe in Salt Lake City beginning at 12pm noon. Please check back for the submission instructions!

Cosplay Contest

Iron Fan Art Contest

Are you ready for another year of intense on-the-spot drawing?

Rules of the Contest

    The theme is given out right before the start.
    No references allowed! This means no phones out while drawing.
    Keep it PG-13.
    You are only allowed to use the supplies we provide.

There will be a kid’s division – 13 years of age and under.

Iront Fan Art

More events to come! Check back often!

Art by: Brittney Weiland Art by: Brittney Weiland