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Sydney Animania 2011! Competitions Deadline Extension! Panel time & Location Up!

Aug 5, 2011

    1. Doll Competitions Deadline Extended til
      Thursday 15th September, Midnight!!

      Animania Festival 2011!!

      Event
      : Animania Sydney
      Venue:Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh
      Date: 17th - 18th September, 2011
      Yes, it is almost that time again~ Animania Festival 2011 is coming up in a month and you better be ready!

      It's not only BJDs there, but a whole host of other events to celebrate Japanese pop culture including cosplay, karaoke, video games, workshops, art displays, panel discussions and forums, traditional cultural performances and demonstrations, and lots, lots more! Also check out the World Cosplay Summit, where we will choosing Australia's very own super awesome cosplayers to represent us to the world.

      Tickets information are here. Don't miss out on pre-sale!

      Also exciting news for people attending, one of our sponsors are giving company points to all Sydney Animania Attendees!!!

      Doll Survey

      For those who haven't already completed this, there is an Australian BJD Survey up. Please fill it out if you have time~

      Doll Panels/Discussion Events


      Sponsor Company & Merchandise Panel
      Location: Panel room 2
      Time: Sat/11am to 12pm.

      Doll Competitions

      Doll Photography Competition (see below)
      Doll Dress up Competition (see below)
      Accessories Me! (see below) (Doll not required)

      Please be sure to follow the submission dateline!
      For those intending to join, please note that the awards ceremony is on Sunday. Do try to attend or get someone ready to stand in for you! :)

      Doll Competitions Prizes
      We are in the process of securing some awesome prizes!
      Please check out the link here to see photos of all the prizes we have!!
      But we can tell you that our some of our sponsors are:
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      http://www.cherishdoll.us/
      Cherish doll is giving ALL Animania attendees with bonus store points, whether you are a doll owner or not yet.
      So, check out their sites and scope out what you want, it is also a great way to get into the hobby.
      Please register your email with me on the day to get your bonus points.


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      http://www.leekeworld.com/En/default_leeke.asp

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      http://www.dollclans.com/

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      http://www.ningyotanbjd.com

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      http://moonteahouse.net

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      http://www.rubyredbjd.com/

      And more coming!!
       
    2. Is that a path? (or is it just pebbles?)
      Oh! My those are giant trees!
      (they look scary...did it just move?)
      What's that noise??
      (a growl? a snort?)
      Did you hear something?? (a tiny bell? a twinkling?)
      Look! Over there! I see light!?
      (a clearing? a house? a castle?)
      What is it?

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      ASIAN BALL JOINTED DOLLS DRESSED TO IMPRESS COMPETITION RULES

      A competition for the Animania Festival will be the ABJDs Dressed to Impress Competition! Creativity when it comes to dressing-up dolls has always been a big allure in the hobby. Take the theme "Fairytale: Beyond the Woods" and dress your dolls accordingly to join the competition. It is a fairly broad topic, feel free to get creative!

      SUBMISSION PROCEDURES
      Entries must be submitted following instructions below.

      Winners of the Doll Dress to Impress Competition will be announced at the Awards Ceremony during the Sunday of Animania Festival Weekend.

      COMPETITION RULES
      1.1. All contestants must read and adhere to the Dressed to Impress competition rules.

      1.2. Only those attending the event are eligible to join the competition.

      1.3. The theme is Fairytale: Beyond the woods... and is open for interpretation, however, it must not be so obscure that the judges have difficulties recognising the theme.

      1.4. Outfits and accessories can be bought. Bonus points will be awarded to those who make the outfits and accessories.

      1.5. Entries will be judged based on creativity with the theme, the outfits, quality, etc.

      1.6. All resin ball jointed dolls will be allowed as subjects except for pirated or bootlegged ball jointed dolls.

      1.7. There is no limit to how many entries a contestant can submit but each contestant is eligible to win only one prize.

      1.8. Contestants must submit photographs of their dolls in completed Fairytale: Beyond the woods... attire.

      1.9. Our event is comparable to the PG-13 of movie ratings. Please ensure that your doll’s appearance is acceptable at a public viewing that has young children among the audience.

      1.10. Poses or displays that depict nudity, gore or any other offensive subject matter that does not comply with the PG-13 rating are strictly prohibited. Any dolls displaying these will be disqualified from the competition.

      1.11. Any doll props that may cause injury are strictly prohibited. Authentic metal weapons (such as small knives) or incendiary materials (lighters, litted candles, etc) will not be allowed to be used as props for doll cosplay, no matter how small they are. If you have any queries on whether your prop is acceptable or not, please contact us.

      1.12. If you do not own a doll but wish to participate, you can as long as the owner is willing to lend you the doll for the competition. Proof of permission along with contact details must be sent with the application as we will confirm with the respective owners.

      1.13. All participants must register for the competition and submit photos by Friday 9th September 2011 EXTENDED til Thursday 15th September Midnight!!

      1.14. Owners should be aware that photographs of the entries might be displayed during the Animania Festival.

      1.15. Staff and Volunteers of Animania are able to participate, however they are ineligible to win any prizes.

      1.16. Aurora Entertainment Pty Ltd (hereinafter referred to as "the Organisation") reserves the right to
      adjust the competition rules in any way it sees fit and disqualify any entry for non-compliance with the
      rules outlined in this document or the Terms and Conditions for General Public.

      1.17. Permission is granted to the Organisation to use the photographs for future promotions of Animania.

      1.18. The Organisation reserves the right to disqualify any entrants within reason. The Organisation's decisions are final.

      1.19. By entering the competition, the participant agrees to abide by the terms and conditions as set out in this document and on the website. Participants who do not follow these rules will be disqualified.



      REGISTRATION
      Please send photos of your entries for the competition to dolls@animania.net.au along with the following registration details.

      Full name: eg. Jamie Bond
      Age: eg. 19
      Location: (Town, State) eg. Pagewood, NSW
      Phone Number: eg. 0422 222 222
      Email Address: eg. Jamie.Bond@gmail.com
      Doll Sculpt: eg.
      1. Volks Elena
      2. CP El

      If you are not the owner of the doll, then fill in the following as well:

      Doll Owner’s Full name:
      Age:
      Location: (Town, State)
      Phone Number:
      Email Address:

      Please note the following:

      Please attach with your entry a photograph of your doll dressed in appropriate dress for the competition.

      All registrations must be received by Thursday 15th September 2011.

      Once you submit your entry, you will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours – if you do not receive it, please contact us via PM either to me or Limedragon or email peggy.lai @ animania.net.au

      By submitting your entry into the Animania Festival Doll Cosplay Competition, you agree that you have read and understood
      a) the Terms and Conditions for General Public,
      b) and the Competition Rules that apply
      and will adhere to them.
       
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      ASIAN BALL JOINTED DOLLS PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION RULES

      SUBMISSION PROCEDURES
      Entries must be submitted following instructions on the Doll Photography Entry Form.

      Winners of the Doll Photography Competition will be announced at the Awards Ceremony during the Sunday of Animania Festival Weekend.


      COMPETITION RULES
      1.1. All contestants must read and adhere to the doll photography competition rules.

      1.2. Only those attending the event are eligible to join the competition.

      1.3. The theme of the competition is 'Fairytale: Beyond the woods...'. Along with the doll/dolls, the photos must be an interpretation of the theme. It can be interpreted in anyway you like, however it must not become so obscure that the judges cannot recognise the theme.

      1.4. Contestants are allowed limited usage of photo-editing programs on submissions. While photo-editing is allowed to improve the quality of the picture (lighting, cropping, resizing, etc), this is a test of photography skill, not photo-editing skill. Over-usage of photo-editing (For example: Adding a complete new background using Photoshop) will not be allowed and Animania reserves the right to disqualify such entries.

      1.5. All resin ball jointed dolls and Dollfie Dreams will be allowed as subjects of the photographs except for pirated or bootlegged ball jointed dolls.

      1.6. Contestants are limited to three entries each but each contestant is eligible to win only one prize.

      1.7. Entries will be judged based on several aspects of doll photography, including the relation to the theme of the competition, doll posing, lighting, composition, creativity, etc.

      1.8. All photographs must be of 300dpi resolution with a size of 6 inches by 8 inches, in either portrait or landscape layout.

      1.9. Our event is comparable to the PG-13 of movie ratings. Please ensure that the photographs of your dolls are acceptable at a public viewing that has young children among the audience.

      1.10. Nudity, gore and any other offensive subject matter that does not comply with the PG-13 rating are strictly prohibited. Any photographs displaying these will be disqualified from the competition.

      1.11. If you do not own a doll but wish to participate, you can as long as the owner is willing to lend you the doll to be photographed. Proof of permission along with contact details must be sent with the application as we will confirm with the respective owners.

      1.12. All participants must register for the competition and submit entries by Friday 9th September 2011.

      1.13. Owners should be aware that all entries will be printed out to be displayed during the Animania Festival.

      1.14. Staff and Volunteers of Animania are allowed to enter the competition, however they are ineligible to win prizes.

      1.15. Aurora Entertainment Pty Ltd (hereinafter referred to as "the Organisation") reserves the right to adjust the competition rules in any way it sees fit and disqualify any entry for non-compliance with the rules outlined in this document or the Terms and Conditions for General Public.

      1.16. Permission is granted to the Organisation to use the photographs for future promotions of Animania.

      1.17. The Organisation reserves the right to disqualify any entrants within reason. The Organisation's decisions are final.

      1.18. By entering the competition, the participant agrees to abide by the terms and conditions as set out in this document and on the website. Participants who do not follow these rules will be disqualified.



      Registration & Submission for Doll Photography Competition
      Please attach your doll photos and send your entries for the competition to dolls@animania.net.au along with the following registration details.

      Full name: eg. Jamie Bond
      Age: eg. 19
      Location:
      (Town, State) eg. Pagewood, NSW
      Phone Number: eg. 0422 222 222
      Email Address: eg. Jamie.Bond@gmail.com
      Doll Sculpt: eg.
      1. Soom Beryl
      2. Limhwa Half-Elf
      3. Latidoll Pury

      If you are not the owner of the doll, then fill in the following as well:

      Doll Owner’s Full name:
      Age:
      Location: (Town, State)
      Phone Number:
      Email Address:


      Please note the following:

      All photos submitted for the competition should have a resolution of 300dpi.

      All entries must be submitted by Friday 9th September 2011.

      Once you submit your entry, you will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours – if you do not receive it, please contact us by PM - either apple-pai or limedragon or email peggy.lai @ animania.net.au

      By submitting your entry into the Animania Festival Doll Cosplay Competition, you agree that you have read and understood
      a) the Terms and Conditions for General Public, and
      b) the Competition Rules that apply
      and will adhere to them.



      Photo Resizing
      We have received questions about the sizing in the past, so here's a quick explanation that might help contestants understand what we require to print your photos in good quality.

      The program I'm using for resizing my photos is Adobe Photoshop. I am resizing my photo without cropping it.


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      Originally, my photo is 2448x3264 pixels and 13.6x18.133 inches at 180 pixels/inch. It might vary for most but the resizing should work the same.

      At the Resolution field, I change it to 300 pixels/inch.

      Then, under Document Size, I change the Width field to 6 inches. If Constrain Proportions has been ticked as shown above, the Height field will automatically change to 8 inches.

      So your final picture will be 1800x2400 pixels and 6x8 inches at 300 pixels/inch. ^_^

      If you're worried that the size might be wrong, do a test print of your picture to check the size and quality.
       
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      ASIAN BALL JOINTED DOLLS "ACCESSORISE ME!" COMPETITION RULES

      Announcing a new competition of creativity and skills, open to everyone who's interested in dolls! And it doesn't require you to even own a doll, but it could get you started with a spiffy new BJD prize!
      This competition requires you to create BJD accessories in the fairytale theme. It could be anything you want, from jewelery, hair piece, wigs, hats, bags, shoes or anything else you think could dress up a doll in, just make sure it is one of the BJD sizes.
      You can use any type of material to create the accessory as long as it is non-toxic to dolls (make sure it will not stain them).
      Bring your submission on the day, and maybe we can find a doll to model it for you if you don't have one.

      SUBMISSION PROCEDURES
      Entries must be submitted following instructions below.

      Winners of the Accessorise Me! Competition will be announced at the Awards Ceremony during the Sunday of Animania Festival Weekend.

      COMPETITION RULES
      1.1. All contestants must read and adhere to the Accessorise Me! competition rules.

      1.2. Only those attending the event are eligible to join the competition.

      1.3. The theme is Fairytale: Beyond the woods... and is open for interpretation, however, it must not be so obscure that the judges have difficulties recognising the theme.

      1.4. The item/s CANNOT be bought. You will need to give a description of the item/s and how it was made when you submit it. This is a competition about creativity and skills.

      1.5. Entries will be judged based on creativity with the theme, quality, etc.

      1.6. There is no limit to how many entries a contestant can submit but each contestant is eligible to win only one prize.

      1.7. Contestants must submit photographs of their accessory and give a description of how it was made and how it suits the theme.

      1.8. Our event is comparable to the PG-13 of movie ratings. Please ensure that your entry is acceptable at a public viewing that has young children among the audience.

      1.9. Photos or displays that depict nudity, gore or any other offensive subject matter that does not comply with the PG-13 rating are strictly prohibited. Any photos displaying these will be disqualified from the competition.

      1.10. Creations that may cause injury are strictly prohibited. Authentic metal weapons (such as small knives) or incendiary materials (lighters, litted candles, etc) will not be allowed to be used, no matter how small they are. If you have any queries on whether your prop is acceptable or not, please contact us.

      1.11. If you do not own a doll, You may still participate as long as the item you make are suitable sizes for dolls - SD, MSD, Yo-SD, Lati Yellow or Puki Puki. Their measurements can be found on DoA or on doll company sites.

      1.12. All participants must register for the competition, submit photos and description by Friday 9th September 2011.

      1.13. Owners should be aware that photographs of the entries might be displayed during the Animania Festival.

      1.14. Staff and Volunteers of Animania are able to participate, however they are ineligible to win any prizes.

      1.15. Aurora Entertainment Pty Ltd (hereinafter referred to as "the Organisation") reserves the right to
      adjust the competition rules in any way it sees fit and disqualify any entry for non-compliance with the
      rules outlined in this document or the Terms and Conditions for General Public.

      1.16. Permission is granted to the Organisation to use the photographs for future promotions of Animania.

      1.17. The Organisation reserves the right to disqualify any entrants within reason. The Organisation's decisions are final.

      1.18. By entering the competition, the participant agrees to abide by the terms and conditions as set out in this document and on the website. Participants who do not follow these rules will be disqualified.



      REGISTRATION
      Please send photos of your entries for the competition to dolls@animania.net.au along with the following registration details.

      Full name: eg. Jamie Bond
      Age: eg. 19
      Location: (Town, State) eg. Pagewood, NSW
      Phone Number: eg. 0422 222 222
      Email Address: eg. Jamie.Bond@gmail.com
      Doll Sculpt: eg.
      1. Volks Elena
      2. CP El


      Please note the following:

      Please attach with your entry a photograph of your doll accessory, with the description of how it is made, what size BJD it is for and how it suits the theme of the competition.

      All registrations must be received by Friday 9th September 2011.

      Once you submit your entry, you will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours – if you do not receive it, please contact us via PM either to me or Limedragon or email peggy.lai @ animania.net.au

      By submitting your entry into the Animania Festival Doll Cosplay Competition, you agree that you have read and understood
      a) the Terms and Conditions for General Public,
      b) and the Competition Rules that apply
      and will adhere to them.
       
    5. New Competition"Accessories Me" is added. Please see above. And read the rules carefully!
      You do NOT need a doll for this competition.
       
    6. BJD Merchandise Panel

      Are you the type of person who prefers shopping in person rather than online? Do you prefer to see items in person rather than the photo-shopped photographs on websites? Well in the BJD hobby it's not always that easy, as nearly all our purchases are bought online. This panel is a great opportunity to see BJD products in person. This panel will be introducing you to some new and some long running BJD companies and their latest releases.

      Location: Panel room 2
      Time: Sat/11am to 12pm.
       
    7. Deadline Extension!
      The deadline for all the extensions will be moved to Thursday 15th Midnight! No buts!
      I will print the photos out of all the entries on Friday, If they are not in by the time I compile the photos to print, I will not print them.

      Also, if your photo is of a lower quality (particularly for the Doll Photography Competition) it may hinder your chances of winning if the printing of it comes out at a low resolution.