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2021.05.22The "Cosplay de UMIGOMI Zero Award 2021" website has been open.
Seas and oceans are now suffering, screaming a silent cry.
Heroes and heroines, the individual actions of each of your are linked
to the preservation of our precious seas for the future.
The problem of marine litter continues to worsen all over the world.
It is said that by 2050 the amount of ocean waste,
primarily plastic, will account for more mass in the ocean than fish.
Approximately 80% of marine litter reaches
the seas drifted away by rivers from the continents and their cities.
In order to reduce marine litter it is necessary to take action in the cities
and not only in the seas, and this is a fact that is not very widely known.
In order to devise measures urgently,
The Nippon Foundation has joined efforts with the UMIGOMI Zero Executive Committee
to present this award with the purpose to recognize measures against marine litter.
So we can keep our shooting locations clean and beautiful,
for all the times to come.
Please lend us your help in order to enlarge the circle of actions
that protect our seas with the strength of cosplayers
from all over the world.
We are looking for videos of cosplayers engaged in
activities related with the reduction of marine litter!
Post them in your social media accounts using our hashtags!
Period for application
22 May 2021 (Sat) through 22 August 2021 (Sun)
Examples of application
We are looking forward to seeing these kinds of video!
Videos of litter clean-up activities
Videos of the creation of ecologically
aware cosplay costumes
Videos telling a story closely related
with the problem of marine litter
Videos in which the problem of marine litter
is expressed through your body or art
Besides these, we are also looking forward to seeing videos showing the creativity of cosplayers, such as compositions of pictures taken at beautiful coastal or marine locations!
You can also participate with videos dealing with other environmental problems in addition to that of marine litter, such as the acidification of fresh water sources, the deoxygenation of ocean water, global warming or the loss of biodiversity!
How diverse problems can become visible thanks to cosplay!
How well the videos tell their story or present it through special effects!
How unique the effect of the actions put into practice is!
How convincingly the video manages to spread the message "Let's protect the sea!
Awards and funding for the activities
Grand Prix 1 winner
200,000 yen in funds for activities
Invitation to come to Japan (Tokyo or Nagoya) *1
Second prize 2 winners
100,000 yen in funds for activities
Invitation to come to Japan (Tokyo or Nagoya) *1
Special prize from voice actors (2 winners)
Autograph of the members of the jury
Amazon gift card (or PayPal) worth 10,000 yen
Participation prize (raffle with 20 winners in total)
Prize A: Autograph of the members of the jury
Prize B: Amazon gift card (or PayPal) worth 3,000 yen
Method of application
Make a video (with a length between 15 and 120 seconds) related with the reduction of marine litter
Don't forget to add the specified logos at the end of the video
Here you can find materials to use in the creation of your videos!Material
Post the video adding the following specified hashtags and mentions
Make the post adding the specified hashtags! We are waiting for your wonderful entries.
Required hashtags and mentions
#marinelitter #marinedebris #ecocos #umigomi #cosplay #cosplayer #sdgs #海洋ごみ #マイクロプラスティック #コスプレ #コスプレイヤー #世界コスプレサミット #コスサミ #worldcosplaysummit #wcs2021
Announcement of winners
The winners will be announced at an event with celebration planned for September 2021.
The winners will also be introduced in this website.
We will get in contact with the winners through direct messages either on Instagram or Twitter.
Frequently asked questions
Q1.Is it possible to apply with an activity carried out in the past, or with an entry already presented last year?
There are no problems in applying with an activity carried out in the past or with a work already produced.
Q2.Is it possible to apply with several videos?
One person can submit multiple applications. We are looking forward to receiving a lot of entries.
Q3.Can the application conditions be satisfied by reusing an old cosplay costume?
Yes. Application conditions are satisfied.
The reuse of an old cosplay costume precisely fits the philosophy of reduction, reuse and recycling of waste! Please submit your entries.
Q4.Can the expression “marine litter” be used to attract visitors in order to produce an entry?
There is no problem in using the expression "marine litter".
List of participating entries
These will be uploaded here if they are posted on the social media networks with the corresponding hashtags!
Cosplay UMIGOMI Zero Executive Committee
Address:Sakae Plaza Bldg. 9F, 1-10-9 Higashisakura, Higashi-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi, 461-0005 JAPAN
Terms and conditions
|Application period||22 May 2021 (Sat) through 22 August 2021 (Sun)|
|Description of the prizes||Please refer to the above|
|Requirements for application||Persons that have agreed to the terms and conditions|
|Method of application||Please refer to the above|
|Announcement of winners||After the period of submissions is closed, the winners will be determined with the impartial judgment of a jury. The prizes will be limited to one post per person. Inquiries regarding the deliberation of the jury will not be accepted. In addition to the awarding at the event and the announcement of the results on this site, the winners will be contacted through the direct message function of Instagram or Twitter, and therefore we request all participants to follow the official accounts. After receiving the notification of winning one of the prizes, please contact with us following the specified method in order to provide the required information, such as your contact address or the shipping address for the prizes, before the designated deadline. Please take into account that you will lose the right to receive your prize in case that you do not reply within seven days after being notified.
*Please activate the “Push Notifications” setting in the Instagram or Twitter application in your device.
*Please note that posts published with privacy settings enabled are not eligible for participation.