Friday, September 10, 2010

Animax Cosplay Photo Contest - HK Tourism Board Holiday Treats

Animax and the Hong Kong Tourism board is currently sponsoring a cosplay photo contest! Join this and win a trip to Hong Kong! Air fare and accommodations are included.

All you have to do is submit a photo of yourself in cosplay attire.

* Simply submit a snazzy photo of yourself cosplaying and you might find yourself on your way to Hong Kong* to attend the Hong Kong Halloween Treats party on Oct 16 with Danny & Alodia.
* Terms and conditions apply. Includes airfare and accommodation. A total of 3 winners will be chosen
* Submission of photos ends 15 September(???)
* Viewers' voting starts from 16-30 September

Participants must be 21 years old or older as of September 10, 2010, with a valid passport.

Official Rules (taken from the contest site)

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


Participants shall submit their cosplay photos via and include a line why they want to go to Hong Kong. (NOTE: Philippines is under, log-in first to this site, then you may click here to submit you photo...)

Contest begins on 10 September 2010 (6pm) Singapore time – 24 September 2010 (11.59pm) Singapore time.

Viewers’ can vote for their favorite cosplay photos from 25 September 2010 (8am) – 6 October 2010 (11.59pm). Voters stand a chance to win Fairy Tail merchandises (10 sets including mug, clear folder, playing cards and notebook worth USD50 per set).

3 Winners will be chosen based on 50% voting and 50% Hong Kong Tourism Board & the Channel’s picks based on creativity.


Three (3) Winners will be chosen on 7 October 2010 to win one air ticket and hotel accommodation (3 days 2 nights stay at hotel chosen by the Channel) to attend the Halloween Treats party on 16 October 2010, Saturday in Hong Kong. Winners will be announced on 8 October 2010.


1. Participants must be citizens or legal residents of countries in South East Asia where the Animax channel is available. “South East Asia” means collectively the following countries: Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Macau, Maldives, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.

2. Participants / Winners must be 21 years old or older as of September 10, 2010, with a valid passport.

3. Employees, agents, branches and promoters (including their immediate family members) of SPE Networks – Asia Pte. Ltd., and its divisions, affiliates and subsidiaries, and others associated with the contest, are not permitted to participate in the contest.

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 a contest requires the participant to submit any content, by sending a submission, each participant agrees to the following eligibility requirements:

a) 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 contest, the Channel or any of the Channel’s affiliates;

b) 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;

c) 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, invasive of another’s privacy, of poor quality, or otherwise objectionable, unfit for publication, posting, or otherwise dissemination for public viewing element, all of the above as determined by the Channel in its sole discretion;

d) 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

e) All rights in and to the submission (excluding references to the sponsors of this contest, if any, the Channel or any of its affiliates) shall be fully owned or otherwise controlled by the participant.

7. By participating in the contest, 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 contest 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 contest, 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.

8. By participating in the contest, each participant agrees to sign any further documentation requested by the Channel consistent with these Official Rules. Awarding of the Grand Prize shall be conditioned upon the Grand Prize winner and his/her guest signing an Indemnity and Release of Claims form provided by the Channel, which shall release the Channel and any other applicable contest sponsor of all liability, to the extent permitted by law. Failure to complete and sign any documents requested by the Channel may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.

9. Each prize winner will be informed by telephone, email or regular mail. Each selected entrant must confirm acceptance immediately with the Channel. If the Channel does not receive an answer from a selected entrant within two (2) working days after initial contact is made by the Channel, except when such period is extended pursuant to local law or the Channel’s sole discretion, such entrant will be disqualified. If a selected entrant is disqualified for this or any other reason, such as being found ineligible or failing to comply with these Official Rules, then the first alternate will be selected instead, as will each of the subsequent alternates until all selections have been made. The Channel and its agents, affiliates and/or representatives will use their best efforts to contact selected entrants but will not be responsible or liable in any way whatsoever if selected entrants cannot be reached by telephone, email or regular mail within the two (2) day period. Selected entries do not become official until all entries are validated. All decisions of the Channel are final and irrevocable.

10. Prizes cannot be transferred, negotiated, refunded or exchanged, and by no means will a cash equivalent be given. 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.

11. All other expenses relating to acceptance of the Grand Prize not explicitly stated herein, including but not limited to taxes, meals, beverages, alcoholic beverages and gratuities are responsibility of Grand Prize winner and guest. Certain travel restrictions may apply. Travel must be completed on dates specified by contest sponsor or the Grand Prize will be forfeited. Specifics of Grand Prize travel package are subject to availability and contest sponsor's sole discretion. Complete terms and conditions of Grand Prize trip will be furnished with prize notification. Travel must be made through contest sponsor's agent on a carrier of contest sponsor's choice. Winner is responsible for obtaining all required travel documents.

12. 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.

13. Each participant shall fully indemnify and hold harmless each of the Channel and its 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 contest sponsors, if any, and all other associated with the development and execution of this contents (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 contest; (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 contest; (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 contest; 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.

14. Participants release the Channel and its 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 contest sponsors and all others associated with the development and execution of this contest, from and against any and all liability with respect to or in any way arising from this contest and the awarding and use, misuse or possession of any prizes, including liability for personal injury, except where prohibited or limited by law

15. The contest is void where prohibited by law. All relevant national and local laws apply.

16. Please forward any questions or comments regarding the contest to the following address:
SPE Networks - Asia Pte. Ltd.
10 Changi Business Park Central 2
#03-01 Hansapoint@CBP
Singapore 486030

Email: feedback[at]

Personal notes:
a) Since this is an international photo contest, expect a competitive level of entries.

b) There is online voting which is 50% of the contest criteria. The other 50% will be determined by the judges (HK Tourism Board). Aside from your photo submission, in my opinion, the judges might also consider your answer to the question... "Why you want to go to Hong Kong?"

c) You have to be a member of the Animax Asia online community to submit your entry. Log-in to submit your entry. If you are not yet a member, register first. Joining is free-of-charge. Click here to register...

d) deadline for submission of photos has some conflicting dates - the main page says deadline is on September 15, 2010 but the contest rules say it's on September 24, 2010. I suggest you prepare your entry on or before September 15 to be sure.

For more information about this contest, you may visit the Animax contest page, or you may e-mail them at feedback[at] for inquiries.

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