Kawaii.i Fashion Contest 2017 “My Kawaii Personal Style” Official Rules


TERM:
The Kawaii.i Harajuku Fashion Contest 2017 “My Kawaii Personal Style” (“Contest”) will begin on October 5, 2017, at 16:00 p.m. Japanese Standard Time. All entries must be received by 16:00 p.m. JST on November 20, 2017. Late entries are not eligible. The server(s) hosting this Contest is the official time clock.


PRIZES:
• One (1) Kawaii Leader Prize Winner will be Kawaii Leader.
• One (1) Kawaii.i Prize Winner will receive assorted kawaii goods.
•  Couple of Special Prize Winner will receive 1style from brand. 



HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CONTEST:

Send a photo of your fashion coordinate. You can do gothic, lolita, gal, cosplay, any kinds of Kawaii fashion. We encourage participation of both sexes. Each entrant may submit only one entry. Entrants must enter as individuals – no groups or teams allowed.
Entries may only be submitted online and MUST include all of the following to be eligible:

1.Completed official entry form, available online at  http://www.facebook.com/kawaiiiofficial.

2.You can upload 1 photo at maximum and at least one should be a wholebody picture. For example, you can put a whole body picture of the items you've used in

the coordinate. Or you can do three different outfits and put all the pictures. You are not allowed to put multiple photos in one photo. Photograph is preferred to be in .jpg format, but .gif and .png formats are also acceptable. Files should be no larger than 2MB. All photographs become the property of Kawaii.i Committee and may be posted online at http://www.facebook.com/kawaiiiofficial and all associated websites and services of the Kawaii.i Committee in the sole discretion of Sponsor. No professional photography allowed.

3. Each entrant must agree to the official contest rules (“Rules”) and, if entrant is a minor, by agreeing to the Rules, the entrant complies to have consent from either the parent or guardian of the entrant. 

4. After completing all required portions of the entry form and properly uploading the images of the

photographs, click the “Submit” button to enter online.  Mailed or hand-delivered entries will not be accepted and if left at our office or mailed will not be entered in the Contest. Incomplete or illegible entries will be disqualified. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, garbled, mutilated or postage due mail, e-mail or electronic transmissions. Do not send your garment and/or accessory to Kawaii.i Committee. Any garments and accessories sent to Sponsor, but not requested by Sponsor, will not be returned.


ELIGIBILITY:
Contest is open to all facebook account holders with a valid email address within states and countries of which the Japanese government holds trading relations.  Contest is void in territories that ban imports from Japan, and the actual prize merchandise.  Employees, officers, directors and affiliates of NHK Enterprise, and their immediate families and members of their households are not eligible to participate in the Contest. By participating, entrants and their parents or legal guardians grant Kawaii.i Committee permission to use entrants’ names, hometowns, and likenesses (including the photos submitted in the entries) for advertising and promotion purposes in any media, without limitation and without additional compensation (except where prohibited by law). By entering you agree to these Official Rules and to all decisions of the judges, which are final and binding.



SELECTION OF WINNERS:
A panel will judge all eligible entries and will select contest winners based on the originality, and level of creativity shown in the photographs submitted with each entry and the garment and accessory information provided on the entry forms. The winners will be notified via e-mail on by January 20th, 2018.  Sponsor may decide to select another finalist to replace a disqualified finalist, or not, in its sole discretion.  Grand Prize will be selected by popular vote. Kawaii Leader Prize will be selected by Misha Janette, and Kawaii International staff. Special Prize winners will be selected by the judges based on the originality, and level of creativity demonstrated in the photographs by the brands. Kawaii.i Prize will be selected by the votes of the fans. No telephone calls or correspondence will be accepted from contestants inquiring on winners or judges’ selections. The Special Prize winners will be notified of the final prize awards via e-mail by January 20th, 2018, and will have 10 business days to contact Sponsor regarding their prizes. Anyone not complying with all the Contest rules will automatically be disqualified. Limit one prize per person. Winners agreeing to the Rules are deemed to have signed and returned an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity.  Return of any prize or prize notification as “undeliverable” will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. If a potential winner cannot be reached after a reasonable effort has been made during 10 business days from the first notification attempt, such person will be disqualified.  Winners are solely responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes on prizes.


REDEMPTION:
Prizes will be awarded in the form of merchandise. Kawaii.i Committee will arrange for shipment of the merchandise to each winner’s address provided in the declaration and forms via courier within 6 to 8 weeks after confirmation. Prizes are non-transferable prior to award and no substitutions are allowed except by Kawaii.i Committee, in its sole discretion.


CONDITIONS:
By participating in the Contest, you agree to release and hold Kawaii.i Committee, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agents (collectively, “Sponsor”) harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind in connection with the Contest or any product purchased, or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, including, without limitation, personal injuries, death, and property damage, including any damage or loss to any garment or accessory photographed, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy, whether suffered by you or a third party.  By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Contest or these Official Rules. All decisions regarding the Contest, including but not limited to selecting winners, will be made by Sponsor, whose decision shall be final.  The Contest is operated with an application created by Wildfire Interactive, Inc..  Sharing of personal information will and can vary with the privacy policy of Wildfire Interactive, Inc..


POSTING OF PHOTOS:
Each entrant will have the opportunity, if desired, to post his or her photo(s) from the entry in a Contest photo gallery located on the Kawaii.i Facebook fan page while the Contest is pending. If you choose to check the box to allow such posting during the Contest, you release Sponsor, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, agencies, employees, officers and directors from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind in connection with the posting of the photos, including, without limitation, any claims based on copying of designs by other entrants, any use of such photos by a third party, any claims based on publicity rights or invasion of privacy and any claims based on comments or conduct by a third party. Sponsor reserves the right to refuse to post any photos in the gallery for any reason in its sole discretion. The decision to post or not post your photos in the Contest gallery does not affect the determination of winners and does not affect the general permission granted in these rules for Sponsor to post the photographs on the Kawaii.i Facebook Page after the conclusion of the Contest.


CHANGES TO THIS POLICY:
Kawaii.i Committee may change the Rules from time to time.  The Kawaii.i Committee encourages entrants to review the Rules whenever you visit the Sites or use any applications to understand how your personal information is used.


GENERAL TERMS:
If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, human error or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process or submits a fraudulent entry, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest, and to select winners from among the non-corrupted eligible online entries received during the Contest prior to such event. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by the Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, any combination thereof, or otherwise, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in or downloading of any materials in the Contest. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the entrant, entrant will be deemed to be the individual whose name is submitted with the entry.