Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Trinoma Cosplay Craze Costume Contest

As Halloween fast apporaches, so too are upcoming cosplay competitions. The Landmark Trinoma will hold a Cosplay Competition - The Trinoma Cosplay Craze Costume Contest where you can get a chance to win 5,000 pesos grand prize plus 2,000 pesos worth of Landmark GCs.

This contest is open to all Landmark patrons who are able to show up on the cosplay event.

Mechanics / Guidelines:

1. The Cosplay Craze costume contest is open to all Landmark patrons.

2. Interested contestants may pre-register at the cosplay.ph website (www.cosplay.ph) or register on-site on October 23, 2010 at the designated registration area. (chapel Lobby, Dept. Store GF from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm)

3. Upon registration, contestants shall be requested to provide the following:

a. A fully filled out registration form detailing the following:
- Full name of contestant
- Birth date / age
- Contact details (valid e-mail address, cellphone number)
- Characters they are cosplaying and from which series they are from
b. a printout reference photo of the character they are portraying in letter-sized paper, and
c. a signed image release, quitclaim and waiver

For contestants 17 years old and below, please present a letter from your parent/legal guardian allowing you to join the contest.

Participants with incomplete requirements will not be allowed to register.

Pre-registrants must confirm their participation by approaching the registration table on or before 1:30 pm of October 23, 2010.

Deadline for contest registration is at 1:30pm of the event date.

4. Cosplayers hall be held responsible for their props at all times. Metallic, bladed props and pyrotechnic props are prohibited. Cosplayers will be held liable for damages within the department store as a result of negligence in handling and use of cosplay props.

5. Cosplayers are encouraged to portray characters that can be enjoyed by all ages (general patronage). Costumes that are deemed by the organizing team to be indecent for public viewing shall not be allowed to join.

6. Contestants will be judged according to the following criteria:

a. Craftsmanship (40%) - creativity and innovativeness in use of materials and in costume construction
b. Performance (30%) - execution, acting and ability to stay in character
c. Accuracy (15%) - faithfulness and closeness to the character compared to the reference photo
d. Overall Impact (15%) - total look, presentation and audience impact

All contestants will be presented in batches of 10 and be given 3 minutes each to present themselves before the panel of judges.

7. The judges' decisions are final and cannot be appealed. In case of a tie, the Cosplay Craze management team, in consultation with the judges shall determine the final winner of the contest.

8. The 3 highest scoring contestants will receive:

a. Grand prize winner: PHP 5,000.00 cash plus PHP 2000.00 worth of Landmark Gift Certificates
b. 1st Runner up: PHP 3,000.00 cash plus PHP 2000.00 worth of Landmark Gift Certificates
c. 2nd Runner up: PHP 2,000.00 cash plus PHP 2000.00 worth of Landmark Gift Certificates

9. The 4th to 14th highest scoring contestants shall receive PHP 2,000.00 worth of Landmark Gift Certificates from Landmark.

10. Relatives of Landmark, Cosplay Craze Organizers, marshals, volunteers, suppliers and company partners up to the 2nd degree of consanguinity or affinity are prohibited from joining this contest.

11. Registration and participation in the Cosplay Craze contest constitutes that the cosplayer gives the right and the authority to Cosplay Craze organizers/staff, its sponsors and authorized press media to take pictures and/or videos of registered cosplayers and will be the sole property of the organizers/staff, its sponsors and authorized press media to be used for future publications and/or advertizing promotions.

Pointers / Personal Note:

- The cosplay event will be this coming Saturday - on October 23, 2010.
- you can pre-register for the event at www.cosplay.ph, or you can register on the day itself. Be sure you arrive before 1:30 pm.
- before you go to the event, check your requirements. Look at guideline 3 above. Participants with incomplete requirements will not be allowed to register.
- DON'T FORGET TO BRING THE PHOTO OF YOUR CHARACTER YOU WILL BE COSPLAYING! But if you do forget, before you register, you can always stop by an internet shop, download an image of your character and print it on an A4 size paper.
- if you are a minor (below 18 years of age), don't forget to bring a letter of authorization from your parent/guardian.

For more information / pre-register, you may visit the contest page or you may contact the Landmark Trinoma for more inquiries at (632)-922-9990.

Good luck to those who will join this contest! :)

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