MARUIONE.JP Fashion Contest


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TITLE: [ONLINE+EXPRESSION] MARUIONE.JP Fashion Contest
PRIZE: The Prizes

Grand Prize (x1):A choice of either prize A or B:

Recommended for entrants residing outside of Japan:
[A]2 flight tickets to Japan (*1) + MARUIONE.JP 30,000yen Coupon (or equivalent) (*2)

Recommended for entrants living in Japan:
Travel Vouchers worth 100,000yen (or equivalent) for travel within Japan + MARUIONE.JP 30,000yen Coupon (or equivalent)(*2)

First Runner-Up (x5): MARUIONE.JP 20,000yen Coupon(*2)
Second Runner-Up (x10): MARUIONE.JP 10,000yen Coupon(*2)

Participation Prize (To All Applicants) :
MARUIONE.JP 1,000yen Coupon(*2)
+In addition to this, entrants selected in a lucky random draw will receive tickets to a special event (*3) held in Japan!

DEADLINE: 15 September 2008
WEBSITE/URL: http://maruione.jp/images/contest/index.html

DESCRIPTION:
Who Can Enter

Anyone who is studying Japanese, or is interested in Japan, and who is not a Japanese national.
Theme

A fashion outfit inspired by “Japan”.
This can be something you have designed yourself or an arrangement of clothes, accessories, or costumes that you already own.
Dates

Application Period:July 15th (Tue) – September 15th (Mon) 2008
Winners Announced:September 25th (Thu) 2008

*1 The prize consists of round-trip tickets to Japan for 2 people (the applicant + 1). All other expenses (accommodation, meals, transportation other than the flight, etc.) are not included in the prize.
*2 The coupon is for use on the MARUIONE.JP website (Expiration Date: End of November). The 1,000yen participation coupon will be sent out in an e-mail once we have received your entry. You will need to register (free) with MARUIONE.JP to make a purchase with your coupon. For more information, click here.
*3 The prize consists of a voucher which you can exchange for a ticket to a specified event. All other expenses (accommodation, meals, transportation to the venue, etc.) are not included in the prize. Details of the event will be posted on our website.

To Apply

All entries will be accepted via e-mail.
The winner will be contacted via e-mail, so please provide us with an active e-mail address that you check regularly.
Attach a photograph of an outfit inspired by “Japan” (e.g. Lolita, Cosplay, Kimono etc.) and write a little bit about your chosen fashion style in Japanese. Send the e-mail to the e-mail address stated below.

Notice: For further details on entering, please look at our Entry Terms and Conditions Section.

Terms

・Photographs and their accompanying texts may be used on MARUIONE.JP or the LIVEJ website regardless of whether it is a prize winning entry or not.
・The images and texts will be displayed on the website until the end of the contest project period.
・Winners may be stripped of their prize even after the winner is announted if we see fit to do so.
・Only the winners will be contacted. We cannot answer any enquiries regarding winners.
・We are not responsible for any loss or damage resulting from the posted images.
*If there are several people featured in your photograph, you must gain permission to use their image before entering.
* We will add a transparent MARUIONE.JP logo of on top of any photographs posted on our site.
・All dates and times refer to Japan Time (GMT+9:00)
・We will not return any image or data that is sent to us.
・Any intentional false or composite images will not be accepted.
・You cannot enter using texts or images that infringe on the copyright of others.

Privacy Policy

[Regarding Personal Details]
・Any personal details received from entrants will be used solely for one or more of the following purposes:
1)To contact you with regards to winning this contest and to send you your prize.
2)To contact you in reply to an enquiry concerning the contest.
3)For posting your photograph and accompanying text on our website.
4)For business pamphlets and materials such as advertisements for our company.
・We, Marui Co., Ltd. are responsible for destroying all personal details provided to us after use.

By entering the contest, you agree to the terms and conditions outlined above.

Entry

Title: MARUIONE.JP Fashion Contest
Text: In Japanese, write your “Name/Nickname”, “COUNTRY”, a little about yourself, and describe the appealing points of your outfit, and why you chose it.
Attachment File: Size 200px or more, Resolution 72dpi or more in JPEG format (recommended).
entry_fashioncontest@0101.co.jp

Click here for the Contest Entry Page
Photograph

・You can send us up to 3 images (of the same outfit), however please limit the size of the images to 2MB.
・There are no rules with regards the photograph format, however we recommend using the JPEG format.
・We will not accept any photos that have been filtered or have been added with effects using image processing software.
Text

・Please write your Name/Nickname, Country and the theme and/or details of your fashion outfit in Japanese (Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji). Please keep the text within 200 letters. Entries in Romaji (using English letters) will also be accepted.*
・You do not have to be fluent in Japanese. Do not use any translation tools, but try to write an imaginative and expressive message in your own words.
・You can write the text directly in the e-mail body or attach it as a document to the e-mail. (To prevent the Japanese characters from getting scrambled during transmission, we recommend writing the text on Microsoft Word and attaching it to the e-mail).
・For information on how to install the Japanese language on to your computer, please refer to your computer manufacturer’s website, such as the “Composing Japanese Language Messages with the Global IME for Japanese” page on Microsoft’s website.

*If using Romaji, 2 Latin alphabet letters will be counted as one Japanese letter.
Entry Examples

You are free to write whatever and however you like, and we will consider all levels of Japanese. Have a look at the entry examples below for inspiration. We look forward to receiving your original entries!

Example 1

Magnusです。ドイツに住んでいます。・・・

Example 2

テーマ:ゴシックでGO Sick ! フランスから・・・

Example 3

こんにちは。わたしのなまえはエミリーです。・・・

Tip!
As you probably already know, MARUIONE.JP is a trilingual website operating in 3 languages.
You can use the product descriptions and their translations for reference if you get stuck!
MARUIONE.JP
Heart E ♥ Mushroom Forest Apron Dress (Cream)

MARUIONE.JP
MARUIONE.JP
Judging Method and Criteria

・We are looking for entries that express originality and a passion for Japan and its culture.
・We will not be judging your level of Japanese. However short or simple your text may be, we want you to write an original and exciting passage that expresses how you feel about Japanese fashion & culture!

The photograph and text will be judged together.
Winners Announcement

September 25th (Thu) 2008
The announcement will be made on MARUIONE.JP or on the LIVEJ website.

MARUIONE.JP
MARUIONE.JP

Terms

・Photographs and their accompanying texts may be used on MARUIONE.JP or the LIVEJ website regardless of whether it is a prize winning entry or not.
・The images and texts will be displayed on the website until the end of the contest project period.
・Winners may be stripped of their prize even after the winner is announted if we see fit to do so.
・Only the winners will be contacted. We cannot answer any enquiries regarding winners.
・We are not responsible for any loss or damage resulting from the posted images.
*If there are several people featured in your photograph, you must gain permission to use their image before entering.
* We will add a transparent MARUIONE.JP logo of on top of any photographs posted on our site.
・All dates and times refer to Japan Time (GMT+9:00)
・We will not return any image or data that is sent to us.
・Any intentional false or composite images will not be accepted.
・You cannot enter using texts or images that infringe on the copyright of others.

Privacy Policy

[Regarding Personal Details]
・Any personal details received from entrants will be used solely for one or more of the following purposes:
1)To contact you with regards to winning this contest and to send you your prize.
2)To contact you in reply to an enquiry concerning the contest.
3)For posting your photograph and accompanying text on our website.
4)For business pamphlets and materials such as advertisements for our company.
・We, Marui Co., Ltd. are responsible for destroying all personal details provided to us after use.

By entering the contest, you agree to the terms and conditions outlined above.

http://maruione.jp/images/contest/english/qanda.html

Q1. Can I enter as part of a group (e.g. with a friend)?

A1. We can only accept entries made by individuals. If you submit a photo featuring more than one person, please let us know which one is you (the person entering). In cases where other people appear in the photo, you will need to get their permission before entering (as the photo may be used on our website).

Q2. Can I enter more than once?

A2. We will only accept one entry per person.

Q3. Are there any age limits/restrictions?

A3. There are no restrictions. We’ll accept entries from people of all ages.

Q4. My Japanese isn’t that good. Can I still enter?

A4. We are more concerned with your passion for Japan and its culture. Even if it’s just a few words, we would like to see your entry!

Q5. Can I send you as many photographs as I want?

A5. We can only accept 3 images (of the same outfit).

Q6. Is it better to submit a photo with a high resolution?

A6. As we may use your photograph on our website, please send images at 72dpi or above. If you are not sure what resolution your image is, please send us your photograph as it was when you first uploaded it on to your PC from your camera.

Q7. Is there a size limit for the photographs?

Q7. If it is too big, you may not be able to send the e-mail. We recommend keeping the size down to 2MB (in total).

Q8. Can I erase things from the background or insert lettering using image processing software?

A8. You can alter the image size or format, but any other alterations to the image will not be accepted.

Q9. Where do I write the Japanese text?

A9. You can write it directly in to the body of your e-mail. However, sometimes Japanese letters can become scrambled during e-mail transmission, so we recommend writing the text on Microsoft Word or any other word processing document and attaching this to your e-mail.

Q10. What do I have to write in Japanese?

A10. Write your name or nickname, your country and the theme or explanation of your outfit. You can write in Kanji, Hiragana or Katakana. You can even write in Romaji (English letters) if you find Japanese letters difficult.

Q11. Can I choose my prize?

A11. If you win the grand prize, you can choose between prize A and prize B.

Q12. When will the round-trip tickets to Japan be valid until?

A12. We are planning to provide tickets that are valid for 6 months. We will contact the winner via e-mail with further details and discuss what might be most convenient.

Q13. What are the MARUIONE.JP coupons?

A13. These are discount coupons you can use on our international shopping website MARUIONE.JP.

Q14. Do the coupons have an expiration date?

A14. They are valid until the end of November 2008.

Q15. I have a question that was not covered in this section.

A15. For all enquiries, please contact our help desk via e-mail. We can answer enquiries in Japanese, English or French.
Helpdesk e-mail:

inquiry_fashioncontest@0101.co.jp


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