Cosplay de Umigomi Zero Award
Application rules

Article 1 (Application rules)
1 The regulations listed below are applied for the "Cosplay de Umigomi Zero Award", organized by the Cosplay de Umigomi Zero Executive Committee (including the World Cosplay Summit Executive Committee and WCS Inc.) and The Nippon Foundation (hereinafter referred to as the "Organizers"). These regulations concern the applicants of the "Cosplay de Umigomi Zero Award" (hereinafter referred to as "Applicants"), who will be deemed to have agreed to those Terms at the time of application.
2 Applicants shall follow the instructions of the Cosplay de Umigomi Zero Executive Committee for matters not stipulated in these Terms.

Article 2 (Application conditions)
1 Applications from both individuals and organizations are allowed. In the case of an application by an organization, the activity incentives will be paid to the organization if it possesses a legal personality, or to the representative of the organization otherwise. The organizers 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.
2 Applicants shall be deemed to have expressed and guaranteed that their application does not infringe the rights of third parties such as honor, credit, portrait, privacy, etc. and does not violate public order and morals.
3 In case that persons other than the applicants are the photographers of the posted data, it is a mandatory requirement to obtain their permission to use the posted data prior to posting.
4 In case that persons other than the applicants appear in the posted data, it is a mandatory requirement to obtain their permission to use the posted data prior to posting.
5 Besides the aforementioned, in case that the posted data includes intellectual property with rights owned by a third party other than the applicants, it is a mandatory requirement to obtain the permission of the holders of such rights to use the posted data prior to posting.
6 Persons under 15 years of age may apply upon obtaining the permission of their parents or guardians.
7 By posting their data, applicants represent and warrant that they possess all the legal rights relative to the posted data, and that it does not infringe any right of third parties including intellectual property rights.

Article 3 (Handling of entries)
The handling of entries (submitted works) shall be following these Terms, and the copyright and other intellectual property rights related to the entries shall, in principle, belong to the applicant.

Article 4 (Award)
1 The Organizers and the Judging Committee will select the recipient of the award based upon their specific judging criteria, and will notify the winners (hereinafter referred to as the "Winners") appropriately. Applicants shall not object to the judging results.
2 The Winners shall agree with the Organizers use of their entries (submitted works) in the necessary extent of "Cosplay de Umigomi Zero Award", and shall permanently assign them their non-exclusive rights for any publication, reproduction, announcement, public transmission, exhibition, printing, distribution, adaptation and screening of their entries.
3 The Winners shall not exercise the moral rights of the author against those authorized by the Organizers.
4 The Winners shall not use the award-winning works themselves without the prior written consent of the Organizers, nor can it be used by a third party other than the Organizers.
5 The Winners shall represent and warrant that they have the necessary rights to grant the above permission for their entry (submitted work).
6 The Winners shall cooperate as much as possible with the Organizers' advance notice and public relations activities during their stay in Japan. Copyright, portrait rights and other rights arising from public relations activities shall belong to the Organizers. The Winners will not exercise the moral rights or other rights of the author.
7 The Winners shall consent in advance to the conclusion of a separate contract with the Cosplay Umigomi Zero Executive Committee regarding the use of award-winning works, with respect to the items listed in the preceding five paragraphs.
8 Please take notice that an Applicant may be disqualified and may have their award attribution canceled if they violate these regulations, or are deemed by the Organizers to have incurred in conducts leading to disqualification, such as inadequacy or falsification in their entry (submitted work) or application information, etc.
9 Please take note that the contents of the prizes may be changed or canceled at the Organizer's discretion.
10 The Applicants are not allowed to transfer the award right.

Article 5 (Use of personal information)
The personal information of the Applicants related to this matter will be used to contact the Applicants and send them prizes. The Organizers may entrust operations, including handling of personal information, such as the shipping of prizes, etc. to a contractor within the scope necessary for this implementation. Other personal information will be handled according to laws and regulations.

Article 6 (Disclaimer)
1 Applicants shall participate in this project at their own responsibility and expense.
2 The Organizers shall not be liable to the Applicants for any damage caused by their application, regardless of direct or indirect damage.
3 Any dispute arising between the Applicants and other third parties in connection with the project will be resolved at the Applicant's own expense and responsibility, and the Organizers shall be exempted from any involvement. In the unlikely event that the Organizers suffer any damage due to claims from the third party, or is forced to bear any costs to deal with the claims, the Applicants shall compensate the Organizers for any damage and expense incurred (lawyer fees and other expenses).
4 Applicants shall acknowledge in advance that the Organizers may not be able to answer individual inquiries regarding the status of application acceptance, examination results, etc.

Article 7 (Governing Law and Jurisdiction)
The agreement listed above is governed by Japanese law and the exclusive jurisdiction of Nagoya District Court's first instance.

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