Marriott Contests!

Staying at the Marriott for AI 2015? Wondering exactly what we could possibly do to make your hotel stay just as great as the convention itself??


You’re in just the right place! The Marriott is throwing two contests for this year! These contests apply to any Marriott reservation terminating on Sunday, and that’s a lot of excitement for quite a few of our attendees! Click here: Marriott 2015 Contest! for details!

Or, you can view the document below!

Document: Marriott Contest

Enter “The Legend of Buu-chan the Ninja” Art Contest!

It’s time!  His ninja training is complete.  For this year’s Forum Art Contest, we invite you to join Buu-chan on a very dangerous mission!  Of course we have prizes, with a very special one for our first place winner.  We also know this…

Buu-chan had trained for years, mastering dozens of martial arts and fusing them into a style uniquely his own.  His porcine body was honed to perfection, every part a potential weapon.  Ancient masters had taught him how to use the shadows, employ fear, and focus his internal fire to power his attacks.  Buu-chan had become ninja, and he knew he was ready to begin the mission.
But we need YOU as an artist to show us the mission!  Did Buu-chan find fame as a undetectable assassin?  Was he less of a fighter and more of a mysterious lover?  Was the mission a comedy rather than an action-packed success?  CLICK HERE for details, to join Buu-chan on his ninja mission, or to watch from a safe distance!  But the Legend of Buu-chan the Ninja MUST be told!

Announcing the First Ever AnimeIowa KARAOKE CONTEST!

What is it?: Join in AnimeIowa’s first ever Karaoke Contest! This contest is not about who has the best singing voice, but who can hold the best performance. Contestants choose one of four songs to perform at a panel during the convention for the chance to win awesome prizes while having fun with friends.

Where is it?: The Karaoke Contest will take place at AnimeIowa 2015 in Programming Room 4.

When is it?: The Karaoke Contest will occur on Friday July 24th from 7:30pm-8:30pm.

Awards: While all contestants will get a prize for participating, there are 5 individual awards that can be won. Best Overall, Best Performance, Most Entertaining, Judges Choice, and Audience Choice. Each award gets an additional awesome prize!

How do you join?: Interested in participating? All you need to do is email the Paneling Team ( with your full name, cell phone number, which of the four songs you plan to do, if you would like the karaoke version or the normal version and what you would like your stage name to be/ introduction you would like during the contest (yes, you can script out a paragraph!). Entries are accepted until Wednesday July 15th to ensure that prizes are purchased.

Remember, this is a fun event not based upon one’s singing ability, but their ability to have fun with a song, entertain the audience and win awesome prizes for FREE.”

AMV Submissions are OPEN

The AMV contest is now open for submissions!  Please use this page to review the rules and submit your video:

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Forum Art Contest 2013

AnimeIowa invites all artists to enter our 2013 fan art contest!  This year’s theme is:

Buu-chan at Café Ai!

The Forum Team joins forces with AnimeIowa’s very own Maid Café, to ask the question “how would we see Buu-chan at Café Ai?” Would he be a Maid or Butler? Would be he the one being served the delicious sweets? Or would he be dancing to the Hare Hare Yukai or maybe Gangnam style to entertain the Masters and Mistresses? Show us with your contest art! For full contest details, and to learn about our AMAZING FIRST PRIZE, please visit our contest info thread on the AnimeIowa Forums.

Buu-chan Art Contest Now Open

It’s time to launch this year’s Buu-chan art contest!  But this time could be the last time… the 2012 End of the World is almost here.  Time is quickly running out for Buu-chan, for AnimeIowa, and the world as we know it.  So while we still can, it’s time to once again challenge the fabulously creative people who support and attend our convention.  AnimeIowa is terrified to announce our Buu-chan Faces the Apocalypse AnimeIowa 2012 Art Contest!  Enter now!  Details are available HERE on our Forums.
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Theme Song Contest

Pull out your writing material and musical instruments and express your joy about AnimeIowa in song! Submission must be entered before midnight on Sunday, July 24. Be sure to check out the rules and submission instructions on the forum.
Filed under AnimeIowa 2011, Contest

Buu-chan Art Contest

Buu-chan is getting ready for AnimeIowa 2011 AND his birthday! Feeling creative? Help him celebrate by entering our “Two-Ways-To-Win” Birthday Contest! You don’t have to be an artist to win some great prizes! CLICK HERE to visit the information page on our Forums.

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