ANIMAX Asia
ANIMAX COSPLAY COMPETITION
OFFICIAL RULES

By sending an entry and therefore participating in Animax Cosplay Competition (the “Competition”), each participant agrees to follow these Official Rules and to be bound by any decisions made by ANIMAX ASIA (the “Channel”) including any interpretations of these Official Rules.

The Competition will be held in Philippines, SMX Convention Center Hall 4 (the “Venue”) on 30 May 2015 for the SOLO CATEGORY and 31 May 2015 for the GROUP CATEGORY. The number of participants for the Competition is one (1) person for the SOLO CATEGORY, and three (3) to five (5) persons for the GROUP CATEGORY. The participant may participate only once in each of the SOLO CATEGORY and GROUP CATEGORY.

The Channel reserves the right to remove, take down and/or disqualify any entry without prior notice for any reason including, but not limited to, if the Channel is notified or made aware that such entry violates the rights of any person whomsoever or is not in compliance with these Official Rules or any government regulations.


TO ENTER:

In order to enter, (a) each participant or group must download and complete the registration form for the SOLO CATEOGRY or GROUP CATEGORY, and (b) each participant and each member of the group must download and complete the Indemnity and Release of Claims form(s), from the official Competition website (http://www.animax-asia.com/acph2015) and submit the following information set forth below to the Channel’s office by mail or in person to Unit 15A, 15th Floor, Equitable Bank Tower 8751, Paseo de Roxas, Makati City 1226:

SOLO CATEGORY:
  1. The participant’s full name, stage name, nationality, month and year of birth, residential address, email address and contact number;
  2. The participant’s selection of his/her cosplay character based on one of the following programs:
    • Naruto Shippuden
    • Fairy Tail
    • Bleach
    • Hunter X Hunter
    • Parasyte -the maxim-
    • Valvrave the Liberator
    • Seven Deadly Sins
    • Space Dandy
    • The World Only God Knows
    • Mushibugyo
    • Wizard Barrister
  3. The participant’s full length coloured photograph measuring at least 3 inches by 4 inches of the participant in his/her selected cosplay character costume, where the participant shall cosplay the selected character in accordance with the original character in the selected anime title and not any unofficial third party representation of the character; and
  4. The participant’s answer to the question set forth below in less than 30 words.
GROUP CATEGORY:
  1. The name of the group, and the full name, stage name, nationality, month and year of birth, residential address, email address and contact number of the lead group member;
  2. The full name, month and year of birth and nationality of each group member;
  3. The anime title featuring the group’s selected cosplay characters, which may be any of the anime titles broadcast on the Animax channel;
  4. The group’s full length coloured photograph measuring at least 3 inches by 4 inches of the group in their selected cosplay characters costumes, where the group shall cosplay the selected characters in accordance with the original characters in the selected anime title and not any unofficial third party representations of the characters; and
  5. The group’s answer to the question set forth below in less than 30 words.
Question: Why do you choose your selected character(s) for this Competition?

The registration period for the Competition begins on 6 May 2015 at 9:00am Philippines time and ends on 22 May 2015 at 6:00pm Philippines time.

In order to be eligible to participate in the Competition, the registration for the SOLO CATEGORY and GROUP CATEGORY must be received by the Channel by 22 May 2015 at 6:00pm Philippines time. Any registrations received after aforementioned times and dates shall be deemed invalid and void.

Based on the selection criteria stated below, three (3) designated representatives of the Channel (the “Channel’s Representatives”) and witnessed by a representative from the Department of Trade and Industry, will select five (5) participants for the SOLO CATEGORY (the “Shortlisted Participants”) and five (5) groups of participants for the GROUP CATEGORY (the “Shortlisted Groups”) from the registration entries as the shortlisted participants of the Competition on 26 May 2015 at 2:00pm Philippines time at the Channel’s office in Philippines. The Channel will notify all Shortlisted Participants and the group leaders of the Shortlisted Groups by way of registered mail, email and telephone on 26 May 2015. In the event that a Shortlisted Participant or the group leader of the Shortlisted Group fails to confirm his/her attendance with the Channel’s Representatives within two (2) days from the date that the Channel first contacted the Shortlisted Participant or the group leader of the Shortlisted Group, that Shortlisted Participant or the Shortlisted Group shall be deemed to have forfeited his/her further participation in the Competition and he/she will be replaced by the next best participant(s) or group(s) as determined by the Channel.

The selection criteria for the Shortlisted Participants and Shortlisted Groups are as follows:
  1. Accuracy of the costume - 60%
    The participants will be assessed based on the accuracy and details of their costumes with respect to the anime characters chosen by the participants from the photographs submitted by the participants.
  2. Answer to the question - 40%
    The participants will be assessed based on the creativity and originality of their answers to the question.
COMPETITION:
  1. All Shortlisted Participants must reach the Venue on 30 May 2015 by 9:00am Philippines time for registration (the “Solo Check-In”) with the Channel, and all of the members of the Shortlisted Groups must reach the Venue on 31 May 2015 by 9:00am Philippines time for registration (the “Group Check-In”) with the Channel. The Solo Check-In and the Group Check-In shall together be referred to herein as the “Check-In”. All Shortlisted Participants and members of the Shortlisted Groups shall complete all of the documents or forms as may be required by the Channel in a clear and concise manner. In the event that the Shortlisted Participant or any member of the Shortlisted Group is under 18 years old as of the date of his/her selected category of the Competition, his/her Guardian (as defined hereunder) must sign and acknowledge all such documents or forms. Failure to Check-In and/or complete any documents required by the Channel will result in disqualification from the Competition.
  2. Each Shortlisted Participant and/or Shortlisted Group must submit any music and/or soundtrack required for his/her performance during the Competition to the Channel during his/her Check-In. The music and/or soundtrack must be in MP3 format and stored in a compact disc or USB drive. The Channel will use its reasonable endeavors to playback the requested music and/or soundtrack, but the Channel will not be held liable in the event that the music and/or soundtrack is not compatible with the audio software and/or equipment available at the Venue.
  3. In the event that the Shortlisted Participant or Shortlisted Group requires the Channel to provide any logistic support (e.g. microphones, chairs, tables) for his/her performance during the Competition, the Shortlisted Participant or Shortlisted Group must inform the Channel during Check-In. The Channel will use its reasonable endeavors to provide the Shortlisted Participant or Shortlisted Group with the requested support subject always to availability. For the avoidance of doubt, the Channel shall not have any obligation to provide any support that requires the Channel to incur additional costs.
  4. Each Shortlisted Participant will be allowed to engage, at his/her sole costs and expenses, a maximum of three (3) helpers. Each Shortlisted Group will be allowed to engage, at its sole costs and expenses, a maximum of five (5) helpers. The helpers shall not participate as supporting actors or voice-over artists for the performance or be on the stage at any point of time during the performance, failing which the Shortlisted Participant(s) or Shortlisted Group(s) may be disqualified from further participation of the Competition.
  5. SOLO CATEGORY
    • The SOLO CATEGORY begins on 30 May 2015 at 2:00pm Philippines time and ends on 30 May 2015 at approximately 5:00pm Philippines time.
    • Each Shortlisted Participant must perform a skit in their costume. The skit must be for at least two (2) minutes but not more than three (3) minutes, failing which the Shortlisted Participant may be disqualified from the Competition.
  6. GROUP CATEGORY
    • The GROUP CATEGORY begins on 31 May 2015 at 2:00pm Philippines time and ends on 31 May 2015 at approximately 5:00pm Philippines time.
    • The Shortlisted Group must perform a skit in their costumes. The skit must be for at least two (2) minutes but not more than three (3) minutes, failing which the Shortlisted Group may be disqualified from the Competition.
WINNER SELECTION:

SOLO CATEGORY

A panel of four (4) judges and witnessed by a representative from the Department of Trade and Industry, will select one (1) first prize winner, one (1) second prize winner and one (1) third prize winner based on the following selection criteria:
  • The craftsmanship and details of the Shortlisted Participant's costume - 50%
  • The Shortlisted Participant's portrayal and presentation of the selected character - 30%
  • Audience impact by the Shortlisted Participant's performance - 20%
The winners for the SOLO CATEGORY will be announced on 30 May 2015.

All assessment, selection and decisions of the panel of judges and/or the Channel's representatives shall be final and binding on all aspects of the Competition.

GROUP CATEGORY

A panel of four (4) judges and witnessed by a representative from the Department of Trade and Industry, will select one (1) first prize winning group, one (1) second prize winning group and one (1) third prize winning group based on the following selection criteria:
  • The craftsmanship and details of the costumes of the Shortlisted Group’s members – 50%
  • The portrayal and presentation of the selected character by the members of the Shortlisted Group – 30%
  • Audience impact by the performance of the Shortlisted Group - 20%
The winners for the GROUP CATEGORY will be announced on 31 May 2015.

All assessment, selection and decisions of the panel of judges and/or the Channel's representatives shall be final and binding on all aspects of the Competition.


PRIZES:

SOLO CATEGORY
  • The first prize winner will receive PHP10,000 in cash and an Animax goodie bag worth a total of approximately US$50.
  • The second prize winner will receive PHP8,000 in cash and an Animax goodie bag worth a total of approximately US$30.
  • The third prize winner will receive PHP5,000 in cash and an Animax goodie bag worth a total of approximately US$30.
GROUP CATEGORY
  • The first prize winning group will receive PHP20,000 in cash collectively, and each group member will receive an Animax goodie bag worth approximately US$50.
  • The second prize winning group will receive PHP16,000 in cash collectively, and each group member will receive an Animax goodie bag worth approximately US$30.
  • The third prize winning group will receive PHP12,000 in cash collectively, and each group member will receive an Animax goodie bag worth approximately US$30.
The Channel will present the in-kind prizes to the winners of the SOLO CATEGORY on 30 May 2015 and to the winners of the GROUP CATEGORY on 31 May 2015 at the Venue after the official announcement of the winners. The cash prizes for the SOLO CATEGORY and the GROUP CATEGORY will be presented to the respective winners and winning groups in Philippines Pesos on 30 May 2015 for the SOLO CATEGORY and 31 May 2015 for the GROUP CATEGORY at the Venue.


ELIGIBILITY AND CONDITIONS:
  1. Participants must be citizens or legal residents of Philippines.
  2. Participants can be of any age. Participants below 18 years old as of 5 May 2015, must seek consent from their parent or legal guardian (‘Guardian’) prior to participating and each Guardian who provides such consent must, in addition, warrant and undertake that they are the legal guardian of the participant, that they will comply with these Official Rules, and that they will ensure that the participant complies with and performs the participant’s obligations under these Official Rules. Each Guardian agrees to provide such warranty and undertaking in writing where requested by the Channel.
  3. Employees, agents, branches and promoters (including their immediate family members) of AXN Networks Philippines, Inc., SPE Networks – Asia Pte. Ltd., Teamworks Events Plus, Inc. and each of their divisions, affiliates and subsidiaries and others associated with the Competition, are not permitted to participate in the Competition.
  4. No purchase is necessary.
  5. The Channel and its agents, affiliates and/or representatives are not responsible for any loss of entries due to any problems caused by telephone lines or systems or internet service providers, for entries received after the deadline as a consequence of telephone or internet service delays, interruptions, failures or overloads, or for lost, stolen, misdirected, misplaced or postage-due entries. Entries are void if unreadable, inaccurate, incomplete, damaged, mutilated, tampered with, falsified, mechanically reproduced, irregular in any way or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules.
  6. Where the Competition requires the participant to submit any content, by sending a submission, each participant agrees to the following eligibility requirements:
    • No submission shall directly or indirectly appear to or actually promote or advertise any person, entity, product or service other than the participant, the sponsors of this Competition, the Channel or any of the Channel’s affiliates;
    • No participant shall make any trademark use or any other unauthorized use of any third party’s name, logo, trademark or service mark in any submission or infringe the intellectual property rights, privacy rights, publicity rights, or any other legal or moral rights of any third party in any submission;
    • The participant has received permission from any person whose likeness appears in the submission, or from such person’s parent or legal guardian if such person is under 18;
    • No submission shall contain any unlawful, defamatory, libelous, slanderous, obscene, sexually explicit, pornographic, violent, cruel, threatening, abusive, harassing, bullying, stalking, hateful, vulgar, racially or ethnically-motivated content, or be invasive of another’s privacy, of poor quality, or otherwise objectionable, unfit for publication, posting, or other dissemination for public viewing, all of the above as determined by the Channel in its sole discretion;
    • No submission shall make any visual or audio references implicitly or explicitly to alcoholic beverages, tobacco, drug paraphernalia, firearms, or any depiction or representation thereof, or be perceived as giving or threatening to give rise to criminal or civil liability, encouraging conduct that might constitute a criminal offense, or encouraging or providing instructional information about illegal activities; and
    • All rights in and to the submission (excluding references to the sponsors of this Competition, if any, the Channel or any of its affiliates) shall be fully owned or otherwise controlled by the participant.
  7. During the Competition at the Venue, participants warrant, undertake and agree that:
    • their performance shall not contain any unlawful, defamatory, libelous, slanderous, obscene, sexually explicit, pornographic, violent, cruel, threatening, abusive, harassing, bullying, stalking, hateful, vulgar, racially or ethnically-motivated content, or be invasive of another’s privacy, or otherwise objectionable, unfit for publication, posting, or other dissemination for public viewing, all of the above as determined by the Channel in its sole discretion;
    • they shall not make any visual or audio references implicitly or explicitly to alcoholic beverages, tobacco, drug paraphernalia, firearms, or any depiction or representation thereof, or be perceived as giving or threatening to give rise to criminal or civil liability, encouraging conduct that might constitute a criminal offense, or encouraging or providing instructional information about illegal activities;
    • they shall be dressed appropriately. They are not allowed to be nude or wear anything that is too revealing;
    • they shall not bring to the Venue any volatile, explosive, toxic, radioactive, reactive, corrosive or easily flammable substances or engage in any dangerous activities as determined by the Channel in its sole discretion; and
    • they shall not vandalize or damage any property at the Venue. The Channel has the right to require any participant who is found vandalizing to clean up, repair or replace the vandalized/damaged property, in part or in whole, at his/her own costs.
  8. If any participant uses liquid props (e.g. fake blood) or other mess-inducing objects (e.g. confetti) and dirty the Venue, he/she must clean up the mess as may be directed by the Channel.
  9. By participating in the Competition, the lead group member warrants that he/she has obtained the consent and approval of each of the other participants of his/her group to the disclosure of each of the other participants' information to AXN Networks Philippines, Inc. and/or SPE Networks – Asia Pte. Ltd. and use by AXN Networks Philippines, Inc. and/or SPE Networks – Asia Pte. Ltd. of such information in connection with this Competition.
  10. By participating in the Competition, each participant acknowledges and agrees that: (a) the participant has opted-in to the Channel’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Service on the Channel website page; and (b) by opting-in, the participant has read and consents to the Channel’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.  Each participant further acknowledges that if he/she is chosen as a selected entrant, certain of his/her identifying information may be disclosed to third parties at least as required by law. The Channel’s Privacy Policy is located at http://www.animax-asia.com/privacy-policy. The Channel’s Terms of Service is located at http://www.animax-asia.com/terms-service.
  11. By participating in the Competition, except where prohibited by applicable mandatory law, each participant hereby grants to the Channel, its affiliates, successors, licensees, assignees and the Channel’s authorized designees, a perpetual, fully-paid, royalty-free, transferable, fully sublicenseable, worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, adapt, translate, reproduce, edit, modify, create derivative works from, combine with other works, post, transmit, perform, display, publish, communicate, communicate to the public, broadcast, reformat, make available, disseminate, distribute, and/or otherwise aurally and/or visually exploit (any one or more of the foregoing referred to as “Use”) the submission (if applicable), and the participant’s name, likeness, image, photograph, voice, performance, rendering, signature, silhouette, sounds and/or biographical data contained therein and/or in the registration information accompanying the participant’s entry, in any media, manner, technology or content delivery mechanism now known or hereinafter devised, for any purpose, including, without limitation, in connection with the Competition, its administration, judging, advertising and/or publicity, and in connection with the promotion, advertising, publicity and/or other exploitation of the Channel, without the necessity of further consent or additional consideration.
  12. By participating in the Competition, each participant agrees to sign any further documentation requested by the Channel consistent with these Official Rules.
  13. By participating in the Competition, each participant acknowledges and agrees that his/her participation in the Competition is entirely at his/her own risks.  The Channel will not be responsible in any way whatsoever and howsoever caused for any loss, damage, injury, disability or death resulting from his/her participation in the Competition.
  14. The Channel reserves the right to disqualify any participant who fails to abide by these Official Rules or for reasonable cause at any time without any liability whatsoever.
  15. Any disqualification or withdrawal of the group member from the Competition in the group category of the Competition shall result in the automatic disqualification or withdrawal of the group.
  16. Prizes cannot be transferred, negotiated, refunded or exchanged, and by no means will a cash equivalent be given, except that the Channel reserves the right, in Channel’s sole and absolute discretion, to substitute a prize or prize component of comparable or greater value.  Only a selected entrant and not any other person or agent, may claim a selection. Selected entrants will need to present proof of identification in the event of selection.
  17. All selections will be made pursuant to these Official Rules.  All taxes in connection with selections are the sole responsibility of each selected entrant, unless provided otherwise in accordance with applicable law and regulations.
  18. The Indemnified Parties (as defined hereunder) make no representation, warranty or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or at law, relative to any prize, including but not limited to its quality, mechanical condition, fitness for any purpose or non-infringement.
  19. Each participant shall fully indemnify and hold harmless Teamworks Events Plus, Inc., AXN Networks Philippines, Inc., SPE Networks – Asia Pte. Ltd. and the Channel and each of their respective divisions, affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees and agents, including without limitation, Sony Corporation, Sony Corporation of America, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., CPT Holdings, Inc. and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, agencies and branches, as well as all Competition sponsors, if any, and all others associated with the development and execution of this Competition (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”) from any and all claims, damages, losses, demands, causes of action, proceedings, expenses, and/or liabilities resulting or arising from or connected with, or claimed to have arisen, resulted from or be connected with: (i) the participant’s submission, participation, attempt to participate, or inability to participate, in the Competition; (ii) submission and/or Use by the Indemnified Parties of any submission (and/or any parts thereof); (iii) the participant’s failure to comply with any one or more of the Official Rules or any applicable laws, rules or regulations; (iv) the unauthorized use by the participant of, as applicable, the name, likeness, voice, work product, brand, trademark, logo of any person or entity; (v) the breach or alleged breach of any warranty, representation (including, without limitation any eligibility-related representation) or covenant made by the participant in connection with the Competition; (vi) acceptance and/or use of any prize, if any; (vii) any right or benefit granted by the participant to the Channel in connection with the Competition; and/or (viii) the participant’s negligence, willful misconduct, violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations or these Official Rules, or his or her violation of any third party’s intellectual property, privacy, publicity or other right.
  20. Participants release Teamworks Events Plus, Inc., AXN Networks Philippines, Inc., SPE Networks – Asia Pte. Ltd. and the Channel and each of their respective divisions, affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees and agents, including without limitation, Sony Corporation, Sony Corporation of America, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., CPT Holdings, Inc. and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, agencies and branches, as well as all Competition sponsors and all others associated with the development and execution of this Competition, from and against any and all liability with respect to or in any way arising from this Competition and the awarding and use, misuse or possession of any prizes, including liability for personal injury, except where prohibited or limited by law.
  21. This Competition shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Philippines, without regard to choice of law principles. All actions or proceedings arising in connection with, touching upon or relating to this Competition, the breach thereof and/or the scope of the provisions of this section shall be submitted to the International Chamber of Commerce (the “ICC”) for final and binding arbitration under its Rules of Arbitration to be held in Philippines, in the English language, before a single arbitrator who shall be a retired judge.  The arbitration shall be a confidential proceeding, closed to the general public.  Prior to the appointment of the arbitrator or for remedies beyond the jurisdiction of the arbitrator, the Channel may seek equitable relief in a court of competent jurisdiction in Philippines or such other court that may have jurisdiction over the participant, without thereby waiving its right to arbitration of the dispute or controversy under this paragraph.
  22. The Competition is void where prohibited by law. All relevant national and local laws apply.
  23. Please forward any questions or comments regarding the Competition to the following address:
AXN Networks Philippines, Inc.
Unit 15A, 15th Floor
Equitable Bank Tower
Equitable Bank Tower
Makati City 1226

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