Rules and Regulations

Copyright and Treatment of Entered Works

  • Art / Entertainment / Animation / Manga Division

    • The entrant must hold the copyright of the submitted work.
      People other than artists (copyright holders) submitting works must obtain consent from the copyright holder.

    • Permission must be obtained from the copyright holder for the use of any art, film, photographs, video images, programs music or any other content used in the submitted work. The entrant takes sole responsibility for resolving any third party claims of infringement of rights and/or claim for damages. The organizer shall not be held accountable in the event of any dispute.

    • Depending on the form or type of the work, it may be necessary to change the division in which the work has been entered.

    • All expenses related to submission of works to the competition (for example delivery cost to the Festival Office) are borne by the entrant.

    • Submitted works and reference materials will be returned only in exceptional circumstances.

    • In the case of any accidental damage to or loss of submitted work, the organizer shall not hold responsibility.

    • Depending on the screening process, additional materials may be required.

    • The Festival Office shall provide no information about the screening process before or after the official announcement.

    • Submitted works and reference materials may be duplicated by the Festival Office. The use of such duplicated materials is limited to the purpose of jury screening.

    • The copyright of submitted works shall remain with the entrant. However, the organizer may duplicate, screen, publicly transmit (broadcast, publicize on its website), exhibit and translate the Award-winning Works and Jury Selections without compensation for the purpose of announcing and exhibiting the Award-winning Works and Jury Selections, PR, and related projects.

  • Festival Platform Award

    • The entrant must hold the copyright of the submitted work.
      People other than creators (copyright holders) submitting works must obtain consent from the copyright holder.

    • Permission must be obtained from the copyright holder for the use of any art, film, photographs, video images, programs music or any other content used in the submitted work. The entrant takes sole responsibility for resolving any third party claims of infringement of rights and/or claim for damages. Neither the organizer nor Miraikan shall be held accountable in the event of any dispute.

    • All expenses related to submission of works to the competition (for example delivery cost to the Festival Office) are borne by the entrant.

    • Submitted works and reference materials will be returned only in exceptional circumstances.

    • Neither the organizer nor Miraikan shall hold responsibility in the case of any accidental damage to or loss of submitted work in the submitting, screening processes, and the Exhibition of Award-winning Works.

    • Depending on the screening process, additional materials may be required.

    • The Contest Office shall provide no information about the screening process before or after the official announcement.

    • The copyright for an Award-winning Work belongs to the entrant.

    • Miraikan may screen an Award-winning Work at no charge for at least one year. The entrant and National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation shall discuss the duration and frequency of screenings in each case.

    • Submitted works and reference materials may be duplicated by the Contest Office. The use of such duplicated materials is limited to the purpose of jury screening.

    • The copyright of submitted works shall remain with the entrant. However, the organizer may duplicate, screen, publicly transmit (broadcast, publicize on its website), exhibit and translate the Award-winning Works and Jury Selections without compensation for the purpose of announcing and exhibiting the Award-winning Works and Jury Selections, PR, and related projects.