DigiCon6 ASIA Awards Terms and Conditions
1. The DigiCon6 ASIA Awards
The DigiCon6 ASIA Awards is a contest organized and held by Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings, Inc. (hereinafter “TBS”) throughout the Asian countries and territories including Japan, for the purpose of seeking and recognizing talented video creators and awarding them for their outstanding works (hereinafter “Awards”). For the purpose of contributing to the development of the content business market in Asia, TBS provides creators opportunities to express and show the quality and originality of their works and to the winners of the Awards, support to expand their creative ground by exploring new business or activities including applying to other overseas contests.
2-1 The Awards is operated by the DigiCon6 ASIA Awards Head Office (hereinafter “Head Office”), organized and set up by TBS. The Head Office shall be solely responsible for operating the contest in Japan and controlling the operation of all contests in all other participating Asian countries and territories. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Head Office shall set up organizers in each participating countries or territories to directly operate the local contest of the Awards in each respective countries and territories (hereinafter “Organizers”).
2-2 The Organizers shall be responsible for and focus on (i) operating the Awards in each respective countries and territories, (ii) selecting and awarding excellent work from the works applied to the local contest and (iii) conducting any other additional activities to add value to the Awards. To organize and operate the Awards, the Organizers may stipulate and implement local regulations or rules that complies with or is based on this DigiCon6 ASIA Awards Terms and Conditions, on its own responsibility.
2-3 In the event the Head Office decides, in its sole discretion, reasonable for the Awards, the Head Office shall take any and all necessary measures to ensure appropriate operation of the Awards, and the Organizer and/or the applicants of the works applied to the contest of the Awards (hereinafter “Applicant(s)”) may not object or protest thereof upon the Head Office’s decision.
2-4 Contact information of the Head Office is as follows,
DigiCon6 ASIA Awards Head Office
Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings, Inc., Media Strategy Office
5-3-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8006
TEL: +81-3-3505-0661 / FAX: +81-3-3588-6378
Open hours: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (excluding weekends and holidays)
2-5 Addresses and contact information of the Organizers are as follows,
Please contact your regional organizer for details about submitting works in countries other than Japan.
Addresses and contact information of the Organizers are as follows,
National Television of Cambodia
Attn: Digicon6 Cambodia Organizer
Address: #62, St 93, Phnom Penh 12201.
Attn: Digicon6 China Organizer
Address: Room 1A Unit3,Building 3,North GuanCheng Park,
Haidian District,Beijing, 100088 China
HONG KONG DIGITAL ENTERTAINEMENT ASSOICIATION (HKDEA)
Attn: Digicon6 Hong Kong Organizer
Address: 香港 九龍紅磡香港理工大學多媒體創新中心P507室
Attn: Digicon6 India Organizer
The Japan Foundation, Jakarta
Attn: Digicon6 Indonesia Organizer
Address: Jl. Jend Sudirman, kav 61-62, Jakarta 12190
The Japan Foundation Asia Center, Vientiane
Attn: Digicon6 Laos Organizer
Republic of KOREA
Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA)
Kocca, Popular Culture Industry Division, Animation &Character Licensing Business Team
Attn: Digicon6-Korea Organizer
Address: 35, Gyoyuk-gil, Naju-si, Jeollanam-do 520-350, Korea
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) Sdn Bhd
Attn: Digicon6 Malaysia Organizer
Address: 2360 Persiaran APEC 63000 Cyberjaya Selangor Darul Ehsan
Attn: Digicon6 SRI LANKA Organizer
Address:No 19, Andagala Gardens,2nd lane, Wellawa Road, Kurunegala,Sri Lanka.
Attn: Digicon6 Taiwan Organizer
Address: 3F., No. 2, Section 3, Bade Road Songshan District Taipei,
Attn : Digicon6 Uzbekistan Organizer
Address : 1A Chilanzar street, Tashkent, Uzbekistan 100115
Tel : +998712778114 / +998712778144
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Attn: Digicon6 VIETNAM Organizer
Address: 43 Nguyen Chi Thanh Street, Ba Dinh Dítrict, Hanoi VIETNAM
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the above Organizers are subject to change without notice, in the event there are any changes to the participating Asia countries or territories.
3. Application of Works
3-1 Works to be applied to the Awards shall be any genre, kind, style or theme of video contents, including but not limited to CG animation (2D/3D), stop motion/clay animation and live action film, but must not exceed 15 minutes of length (hereinafter “Applied Work(s)”).
3-2 Any Applicant that is “from Asia or lives in Asia” or any Applied Work that is “created or produced in Asia” shall be eligible for application and there shall be no age limit for the Applicants.
3-3 In case of applying in Japan, the application term, method and other details shall be provided in the guidelines included in the entry form of the Awards (hereinafter “Entry Form”). In cases of application in the other Asian countries and territories, said information shall be as provided by each respective Organizer.
3-4 Applicants shall be responsible for submitting their works to the Awards and the Head Office and/or the Organizers shall not be held liable for the loss or damage to the Applied Works. The Applied Works will not be returned to Applicants in any event.
3-5 Applicants must own any and all rights to the Applied Works, including but not limited to copyrights, or Applicants must be responsible for licensing and clearing all rights, including but not limited to copyrights, if said rights are owned by other third parties, at its own costs. The copyright of the Applied Works shall remain to Applicants or any third party which it obtains any license to apply for the Awards.
3-6 It shall be deemed that Applicants have acknowledged and accepted the terms and conditions hereof, upon the submission of the Applied Works and Entry Form to the Head Office and/or Organizers.
4. Judging Procedures
4-1 The Head Office and the Organizers shall set up judging committees in Japan and in each other participating Asian country or territory which shall fairly judge and select superior works (hereinafter “Selected Works”), based on the quality, idea and originality of the works, from the Applied Works.
4-2 The Selected Works from Japan and other Asian countries and territories shall be nominated to the final contest of the Awards which shall be held in Japan. The international judging committee of the final contest of the Awards, organized by the Head Office in Tokyo, consisting of members and panel of industry experts, shall select on a fair and equitable basis, the best works from the Selected Works to win and receive the awards and prizes of the contest as provided in the following Article 5 (hereinafter “Award-winning Works”). In no event shall the Head Office and the Organizers disclose the judging standards, criteria and/or process of the Applied Works, the Selected Works, and the Award-winning Works.
4-3 TBS and the Head Office reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Applicant and/or Applied Works from the contest of the Awards, without any notification to Applicant, in the event TBS and/or the Head Office cannot be in contact with the Applicant or the Applied Works may or have the risk to contain any material that,
a) is offensive to public order and morals,
b) is obscene, libellous, slanderous, defamatory, which infringes any right of any person, which is likely to bring TBS into disrepute,
c) violates the image, privacy and/or impair the credibility of any person,
d) relates to political and/or religious activity,
e) violates any law or is connected to any illegal activity,
f) is inconsistent with the broadcasting standards of TBS and/or the broadcasting standards of the Japan Commercial Broadcasters Association,
g) has any data that is damaged or un-accessible,
h) does not apply to the intension or purpose of the Awards,
i) includes any error, mistake or omission in the applicable Entry Form, or
j) includes any other inappropriate contents or images.
5. Awards and Prizes
5-1 The Award-winning Works shall be presented with the following awards and the amount of the prize money and other prizes for each award shall be separately determined,
■ dc6 ASIA Grand Prize
■ dc6 ASIA Gold
■ dc6 ASIA Silver - Asian Perspective
■ dc6 ASIA Silver - Splendid Technique
■ dc6 ASIA Silver - Innovative Art
■ dc6 ASIA Next Generation
■ dc6 That's Entertainment
The awards above are subject to change without notice.
5-2 The Selected Works of the Asian countries and territories excluding Japan shall be presented the following awards by the Organizers, and shall be nominated for the awards listed in above paragraph,
■ Silver (2 selections)
■ Next Generation Award
5-3 Notwithstanding the foregoing paragraph, the Organizers may prepare and present their own awards and prizes for the Selected Works, as necessary.
6. Utilization of Works
6-1 Applicants acknowledge and agree that the Applied Works, in whole or in part, may be reproduced and be world-widely utilized by TBS, the Head Office, the Organizers and/or any other designated third party of TBS, by means of all media, including but not limited to broadcasting, online transmission, exhibition and distribution via DVDs and other forms of videograms. Applicants shall grant a free license to above parties for the use of the Applied Works as above for the purpose of promotion and advertising of the Awards only.
6-2 TBS and Applicants shall separately discuss and agree upon the terms and conditions for any other use of the Applied Works than those stipulated in above paragraph.
6-3 Winners of the Award-winning Works may not sell, assign or transfer the rights to the awards or prized to third parties.
6-4 Applicants acknowledge and agree that in the event TBS, the Head Office and/or the Organizers find that any part of an Applied Works does not meet the broadcasting standards of TBS and/or the broadcasting standards of the Japan Commercial Broadcasters Association, said parties may, in its each sole discretion, edit, cut, and/or alter said part of the Applied Works, upon use thereof as stipulated in Article 6-1 above.
7-1 Any and all personal information submitted from Applicants in connection with the Entry Form or other documents pertaining to the Awards shall be used by TBS and/or the Head Office for the following purposes,
a) to contact Applicants (of the ceremony and other information related to the Awards),
b) to include in the documents required during the selection process of the Awards to be provided to the judging committee,
c) to include in the documents to be produced upon the selection of the Selected Works and Award-winning Works,
d) to include in the DVD of the Awards and other medium that contain the Applied Works to be distributed to introduce said works, and
e) to include in reference materials to be used in future activities of the Awards.
7-2 In no event shall TBS and/or the Head Office disclose to third parties any personal information submitted by Applicants, but excluding the following,
a) if an Applicant approves to do so in advance,
b) if requested to be disclosed by law, court order, or requested by any government or regulatory authority, and
c) if required to disclose to any subcontracting party.
7-3 All requests by Applicants regarding any notification, disclosure, amendment, utilization of the utilization purposes of personal information and discontinuance of provision of personal information to third parties shall be made to the address of the Head Office provided in Article 2-4 above.
Revised JULY, 2019