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2014 Mascot Contest
« on: April 04, 2013, 11:51:44 pm »
Announcing the launch of the Kumoricon 2014 mascot contest!

Artists, here's your chance to make your work a part of Kumoricon.

The mascot will be prominently used in Kumoricon art and publicity material for the 2014 convention year, including but not limited to the website, promotional flyers and posters, advertisements, merchandise, and badges.

Contest Rules and Entry Contract

Due date and time: Sunday, June 23, 11:59:59pm, Pacific Daylight Time.
Who may enter: Anyone except Kumoricon board members, and Kumoricon staff who are involved in running the contest.
Winning prize: Free Artists Alley booth at Kumoricon 2014.
How to enter:

By entering, you (either an individual, or multiple individuals entering jointly) accept these rules and contract, including the intellectual property provisions. For multiple persons entering jointly, the person submitting warrants that all entrants have agreed to these rules and contract.

Email to website@kumoricon.org, with the following items:

1. The file(s) included as attachments, or a link to download the file(s). If you use a file transfer service, it must not require the recipient (us) to register an account.
2. The full name of the entrant or all entrants.
3. The name or nickname to display as credit in the gallery.
4. Are you over or under age 18? (If under, see "Age" rule below. Please answer for each entrant.)

Your entry is not received and entered until we email you confirmation of receipt. During the last couple of hours before the deadline, we will send receipts within minutes. During the final days, confirmations will be sent at least daily. If you do not receive confirmation by the deadline, or shortly after entering, you must email us immediately to inquire.

Age: If you are under age 18 at the time of entering, we must also receive a separate email from your parent or legal guardian giving permission to enter the contest. If there are multiple entrants, this is required for each entrant who is under 18.

Original work: Entries must be wholly the work of the credited and entering individuals, and all artists must be so credited and entering. Entries cannot be based on or include others' characters or industry characters—no "fan art".

Intellectual property transfer: The winning entry, including any variations that have been or will be drawn of it (by you or us), becomes the intellectual property of Kumoricon. When a winner is announced, all non-winning entrants are relieved of this commitment. By entering, you both agree to this transfer and warrant that you are able to make such transfer. The winning entrants retain any of their rights to display, copy, distribute, and sell their winning art for strictly personal purposes (no publicity purposes), provided such activity does not imply or state representation of Kumoricon or that the pieces are official Kumoricon merchandise.

Our permission to use entry: By entering (whether or not you win), you grant us perpetual, irrevocable permission to display, copy, and distribute your entry.

Composition: Each entry must contain both (1) an adult or teen mascot, and (2) a chibi mascot; of the same character and style.

Theme: Entries should thematically represent Kumoricon, for example (but not necessarily) featuring clouds or an umbrella.

Format: Color, 300dpi (at an approximate target size of 8.5"x11"), and just about any file format. We prefer a lossless format like PNG, PSD, or a vector format.

Style: There is no particular required style. For example, entries can be either hand drawn or computer drawn.

Background: Please draw against a single-shaded light, white, or transparent background. (When we use the mascot, it will be against other backgrounds.)

No prior publicity use: Entries cannot have been used by other organizations (such as mascots for other anime conventions). However, to clarify, this is not a prohibition on the entry having been seen by anyone else. The entry does not need to be kept secret or private. You may post the entry on your personal gallery (except for the Kumoricon forum or Facebook group).

No discussion on Kumoricon sites: Nobody can discuss specific entries on the Kumoricon forums or Facebook group until voting has ended.

Updating your entry: You can submit an updated entry before the deadline, replacing an earlier version.

Multiple entries: You (either individually, or as a joint entrant) may enter or be an entrant on up to two (maximum) entries. If you enter two entries, both entries must be completely unique from each other. (You can't enter two similar variations on a single entry—pick your best version.)

Previous entries: You (jointly with any previous entrants) may enter a single non-winning entry re-used from a previous mascot contest. This counts as up to one of your two entries, per the previous rule. If you do this, you must mention in your entry email what year(s) you previously entered. (If you aren't sure of which years, you can review all the galleries.)

Selection: The winner will be determined by an online vote of Kumoricon staff over a week-long period. Voters will rank the entries and tabulation will use the Schulze method.

Announcement: After voting, we'll post the entry gallery (without yet announcing the winner), and then announce the winner at Closing Ceremonies at Kumoricon 2013.

Disqualification: We may disqualify entries that are unsuitable, or whose entrants violate the rules, in our sole discretion.

Modification: We reserve the right to modify the contest or rules once it is underway, or even after it closes, if unforeseen circumstances require it. If this happens, due care will be taken to follow the spirit of the rules and be as fair as possible to all entrants. If we materially modify the contest or rules, we will publicly note what we have changed.
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Re: 2014 Mascot Contest
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2013, 12:09:29 am »
All received entries have been confirmed. If you entered and have not heard back, please email website@kumoricon.org right away!
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Re: 2014 Mascot Contest
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2013, 12:20:31 am »
I sent in my entry just as you were posting, lol. I haven't received a confirmation yet :B

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Re: 2014 Mascot Contest
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2013, 12:31:36 am »
I sent in my entry just as you were posting, lol. I haven't received a confirmation yet :B

Got it... looks like the email took a few minutes to be delivered.
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Re: 2014 Mascot Contest
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2013, 03:02:50 pm »
I sent in my entry just as you were posting, lol. I haven't received a confirmation yet :B

Got it... looks like the email took a few minutes to be delivered.


Thanks for your help, Jeff :D

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Re: 2014 Mascot Contest
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2013, 02:51:46 pm »
Sorry to double-post, but I have a question! Will the entries be posted online prior to con, like they have in the past?

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Re: 2014 Mascot Contest
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2013, 02:54:24 pm »
Sorry to double-post, but I have a question! Will the entries be posted online prior to con, like they have in the past?

Yes, just a little later this year.
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Re: 2014 Mascot Contest
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2013, 06:07:47 pm »
Did I just miss the voting process for next year's mascot?  I've been wondering, but I haven't seen anything... :(  I suspect a winner has already been chosen?

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Re: 2014 Mascot Contest
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2013, 06:09:58 pm »
Did I just miss the voting process for next year's mascot?  I've been wondering, but I haven't seen anything... :(  I suspect a winner has already been chosen?

Nope, it's just unusually later this year, due to juggling things around. It will launch any day now. We'll email the staff mailing list. As an upside, more staff will get to participate as it's a little later in the year and more have signed up.
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Re: 2014 Mascot Contest
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2013, 11:00:09 am »
So if one is not able to attend to closing ceremony, are they still able to win and would they be contacted if they did?

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Re: 2014 Mascot Contest
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2013, 11:11:22 am »
So if one is not able to attend to closing ceremony, are they still able to win and would they be contacted if they did?

Yes. Entrants need not be present to win.
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Re: 2014 Mascot Contest
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2013, 09:41:21 pm »
The entry gallery is now posted.
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Re: 2014 Mascot Contest
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2013, 01:12:32 pm »
This was previously announced in the website news, but the winner has been revealed.
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