Manga and Cosplay - JT Contest

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From September 1 to September 30, 2020

 

Following the cancellation of the Manga and Cosplay Festival, we are organizing the JT Contest. JT Contest is a cosplay contest that runs entirely via Instagram. Itami, sister city of Hasselt, will also participate in this competition. There are several categories for which prizes will be awarded and the winners will be chosen by a jury as in other cosplay competitions.

 

Participation period: September 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020


Announcement of winners: October 7, 2020


To enter, use three hashtags:

#JapanseTuin #JTContest and the third hashtag is the category in which you participate. The list of categories can be found below.

Manga en Cosplay

Categories

It is possible to participate in multiple categories per post. For example: #JTBestCosplaySolo + #JTBestCraftsmanship + #JTAudienceChoice.

Due to the post requirements, some combinations are impossible to combine. For example: #JTBestCosplayGroup + #JTBestCosplaySolo and #JTBestAct + #JTBestCraftsmanship.

  • #JTBestCosplaySolo

Do you have that one cosplay that blows away the jury with a wow effect? Then be sure to participate for this prize. Both purchased and homemade cosplays are eligible for this price. The prize has a value of ± € 100.

Rules for participation:

  1. Use at least 2 photos of yourself in cosplay
  2. The photos have to be with the same cosplay
  3. The photos have to contain one and the same person
  •     #JTBestCosplayGroup

Do you and your friends have a super cool group play? Then this is the category for you. Just as for the Best Cosplay Solo category, a prize with a value of ± € 100 will be awarded for the group cosplay that most appealed to the jury. Both homemade and purchased cosplays are eligible.

Rules for participation:

  1. Use at least 2 photos of yourself in cosplay
  2. A group consists of at least 2 people
  3. The photos have to be with the same cosplay
  4. The photos have to contain the same people
  •     #JTBestCraftsmanship

Are you that creative person who makes his or her own cosplay from scratch? Want to show your creation and your skills? Then this category is just for you! The cosplays in this category must be made by the cosplayer himself. Props can be purchased, but the more you can show your good skills the better. The price that might be waiting for you has a value of ± € 100.

Rules for participation:

  1. The cosplay has to be handmade by you
  2. Use at least 2 photos of yourself in cosplay
  3. The photos have to be with the same cosplay
  4. The photos have to contain one and the same person
  5. Finish your photo slide with at least 3 photos that clearly show the progress of your cosplay and possibly props
  •     #JTAudienceChoice

This is the only category that the jury will not consider. The winner is chosen by the amount of likes the post has on Instagram. Both homemade and purchased cosplays are eligible for this. The price for the cosplay that received the most love from the public is worth ± € 50.

Rules for participation:

  1. Use at least 2 photos of yourself in cosplay
  2. The photos have to be with the same cosplay
  3. The photos have to contain one and the same person
  •     #JTBestAct

Do you have a great act yourself or with your friends? Then definitely take your chance in this category. In this category you can show different talents. Dancing or acting; which one do you go for? Who knows, maybe you or your group of friends will win the prize worth ± € 50.

Rules for participation:

  1. The posts contains of 1 video
  2. The video has a maximum length of 1 minute
  3. The video can not be split into two or more parts within the same or multiple posts.
  4. A script or music is required
  •     #JTBestPose

Always been the one with resourceful or spot-on poses of the character you're cosplaying? Convince our jury and win a prize worth ± € 50.

Rules for participation:

  1. Use at least 2 photos of yourself in cosplay
  2. The photos have to be with the same cosplay
  3. The photos have to contain one and the same person

Rules for participation

  •     Participants must be at least 18 years old.   
  •     Each entry must have the title of the anime / manga / series / movie /… and include  the name of the character. Originals only provide the name of their creation.   
  •     Submissions can only be made via an instagram post and not via the stories feature of the app. Your photo will be lost by the time the jury evaluates the entries.   
  •     Do not forget to add the hashtags #JapanseTuin #JTContest and #JT [enter the name of the prize category of participation here] in your post.
  •     One person can participate in multiple categories and can make multiple entries. Each submission is done via a new instagram post.

Make sure to check your Instagram post before you put it online. The judges won´t evaluate your submission if your forgot something or does not comply with the rules.


Are you going to try your luck in this unique cosplay competition?


This competition is organized by the Japanese Garden Hasselt and Hasselt City in cooperation with Itami City.