Cosplay de UMIGOMI ZERO AWARD application guidelines

Application Guidelines

1.Outline
Grand Prix prize will be an activity incentive of One Million yen!! Cosplay de UMIGOMI ZERO AWARD will be held!
The problem of marine litter continues to increase all over the world. It is said that by 2050 the amount of marine debris, including plastic, will be larger than the amount of fish, and urgent measures are needed.
Therefore, we are recruiting cosplayers from all over the world to take action to reduce marine litter and to make environment-friendly costumes!
Please give us your strength to help us protect the beautiful sea with the power of cosplayers from around the world, so we can continue to take amazing pictures in beautiful and clean locations!

2. Recruitment category

Action category
Looking forward to 2020, we are looking for cosplayers from around the world to conduct activities and initiatives aimed at fighting marine litter, including examples of activities that lead to marine litter reduction and efforts to raise awareness of marine litter.

Costume category
We are looking for the costume making recipes of cosplayers who are conscious about making costumes reducing the marine litter or costumes made from reused materials and following the 3Rs Rule (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) for their costume-making process.

3.Recruitment period
2019/10/1〜2020/3/31

4.Award(Activity incentives)
*1 award each

Action category
Grand Prix 1 Million yen
1st runner up 500,000 yen
2nd runner up 300,000 yen
Special Jury Prize 100,000 yen

Costume category
Grand Prix 200,000 yen
1st runner up 100,000 yen
2nd runner up 50,000 yen
Special Jury Prize 50,000 yen

5. About judging
The award winners will be selected according to the following examination policy, by a jury composed of the Secretariat committee, marine litter experts and leading figures of the manga, anime and video game industry.
* Results will be notified only to selected people from April 2020 to May 2020

1. Originality
Are the ideas presented unique to cosplayers

2. Effectiveness
Is there an effectiveness shown for marine litter countermeasures?

3. Degree of contribution
Does it contribute to public awareness and reduction of marine litter?

・Judges
Coming Soon

6. About the applications

Action category
1. Checklist
・Submissions are accepted in Japanese, English and Chinese.
・There are no restrictions on nationality or age.
・We accept applications from individuals and organizations. In the case of an application by an organization, will be paid to the organization if it possesses a legal personality, or to the representative of the organization otherwise. The Nippon Foundation and the World Cosplay Summit Executive Committee shall not be involved regarding the distribution of the activity incentives within the organization. Also, in the case of an application by an organization, the approval of the said organization shall be obtained before the application.
・There is no limit to the number of applications.
・Applicable for activities made by cosplayers and activities involving cosplayers.
・There are no restrictions on the costumes used.
It doesn’t have to be a handmade costume or a costume of characters from Japanese works / series.
・It is said that 80% of marine litter flows from the land (towns). The area of activity is not limited to the sea.
・As a condition for the award eligibility, you must be able to stay in Nagoya during the World Cosplay Summit 2020 (from the end of July 2020 to the beginning of August 2020) or participate in an international symposium (June 2020).
・In the case of a minor applicant (under 20 years old in Japan, or the age of majority in the applicant’s country), please apply with the consent of the legal guardian. If a minor applies, it will be deemed that the application has been made with the consent of the guardian.
If the minor applicant is accompanied by a guardian when coming to Japan, the travel and staying expenses of the guardian may not be provided.
・Prior notice from the “Nippon Foundation” and the “World Cosplay Summit Executive Committee” that the portrait rights of any media exposure while staying in Japan, and other rights related to the “Cosplay de UMIGOMI ZERO AWARD” belongs to “Nippon Foundation” and “WCS Co., Ltd.”
・The cost of application will be borne by the applicant.
・Applicable activities are limited to those that do not infringe on the rights of third parties such as honor, trust, portrait, privacy, etc. and do not violate public order and morals.
・It is considered that you have agreed to the “Application Rules” at the time of application.

2.How to apply
・Please fill in the informations below and submit through the application form
Click here for action category application form

3.Application form
・Activity title ※1
・Activity organization name
・Representative’s name
・Representative’s contact
・Organizaton or representative profile
※〜200 words(Japanese)、〜110 words(English) 〜300 words(Chinese)
・Home Page / SNS information to know the contents of activities or the representative SNS
・Activity country / region ※1
・Activity place (○○ prefecture, ○○ park, etc.)※1
・Activity period ※1
・Activity content ※1
※200-400 words(Japanese) 、110〜220 words(English) 300〜600 words(Chinese)
・Pictures(2〜10枚)※1
Organization or representative profile picture
Photos that shows the activity
・Thoughts on the activities ※1
※200-400 words(Japanese) 、110〜220 words(English) 300〜600 words(Chinese)
・What you want to do in the future ※1
※200-400 words(Japanese) 、110〜220 words(English) 300〜600 words(Chinese)
・Attachment (PDF)

An application contents cannot be edited, modified or deleted once they are uploaded. Please check the contents carefully before uploading.

※1  Required

Costume category
1. Checklist
・Applications are accepted in Japanese, English and Chinese.
・There are no restrictions on nationality or age.
・Only individual applications are accepted.
・There is no limit to the number of applications.
・Applicable to cosplayers and cosplay costume makers.
・Applicable only to handmade cosplays, made by the applicant.
・There are no restrictions concerning the costume created.
Cosplays of characters from Japanese and overseas works and series, as well as original costumes are accepted.
・As a condition for the award eligibility, you must be able to stay in Nagoya during the World Cosplay Summit 2020 (from the end of July 2020 to the beginning of August 2020) or participate in an international symposium (June 2020).
・In the case of a minor applicant (under 20 years old in Japan, or the age of majority in the applicant’s country), please apply with the consent of the legal guardian. If a minor applies, it will be deemed that the application has been made with the consent of the guardian.
If the minor applicant is accompanied by a guardian when coming to Japan, the travel and staying expenses of the guardian may not be provided.
・Prior notice from the “Nippon Foundation” and the “World Cosplay Summit Executive Committee” that the portrait rights of any media exposure while staying in Japan, and other rights related to the “Cosplay de UMIGOMI ZERO AWARD” belongs to “Nippon Foundation” and “WCS Co., Ltd.”
・The cost of application will be borne by the applicant.
・Applicable activities are limited to those that do not infringe on the rights of third parties such as honor, trust, portrait, privacy, etc. and do not violate public order and morals.
・It is considered that you have agreed to the “Application Rules” at the time of application.

2.How to apply
・Please apply on the Facebook or on the Weibo.
Click here for the costume category application (Facebook)
Click here for the costume category application (Weibo)

3.Application contents
・Recipe title
・Recipe introduction
– Description of the eco-cos (short term for eco-cosplay) points and the highlights of the cosplay.
・ Mention of official hashtag #ecocos

・ Photos of the process
– Photo of the finished product, production process and used materials


Please check and confirm the application rules
※ Please check before applying.
Click here for the application rules

Apply here!
Click here for action category application form
Click here for the costume category application (Facebook)
Click here for the costume category application (Weibo)

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