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About Award

Ⅰ. Objectives

As a significant brand-building contributor of CICAF, “Golden Monkey King” Award is a prestigious event jointly presented and supported by China Radio International, Zhejiang provincial government and the country’s leading academic institutions, etc. With the slogan of ‘high quality, high character, and high taste’, this Award endeavors to encourage ‘originality’ and ‘excellence’. It is also an optimal platform for tapping talents and the hidden values of the emerging industry, and also for setting directions for the structural transformation and upgrading of the cartoon and animation industry of China.

 

Ⅱ. Sponsors and Organizers

Sponsor: China Radio International

 

Organizers: 

China International Cartoon and Animation Festival Executive Committee

Zhejiang Radio & TV Group

China Academy of Art

 

Executive Agencies:

China International Cartoon and Animation Festival Exhibition Co., Ltd

Zhejiang Satellite

Media & Animation School, China Academy of Art 

International Education Alliance for Creative Industries

 

Scholarship Support:

Bournemouth University

 

Ⅲ. Jury Panel

Organization: The jury panel is responsible for the assessment of all submitted works. The Assessment Office is responsible for all details and daily routines regarding the Award assessment, with the Office affiliated to the headquarters of the CICAF Exhibition Office.

 

Jury: The jury panel is made up of two teams responsible respectively for the preliminary and final assessment of the Award, and the jury members are coming from international prestigious academic, media and publishing organizations, and industrial leadership representing the cartoon and animation of China.

 

Notes: In case of direct or indirect relation between the submitted works and any jury members, the “withdrawal principle” applies, which means the jury members will not be involved in the assessment of the submitted works in question. The jury reserves the right to leave an award vacant or cut down the numbers of the winners for a specific award when there is the need.

 

Ⅳ. Time & Deadline

Sign-up: Dec 20, 2017 – March 10, 2018

Qualification Assessment: March 10-17, 2018

Preliminary Assessment: March 18-20, 2018

Final Assessment: April 22-24, 2018

Award Ceremony: April 27, 2018

Venue: Hangzhou, China

 

Ⅴ. Awards and Prizes

The 2018 “Golden Monkey King” Award comes into two major categories: the General Awards and the Promising Awards

Ⅵ. Submissions Requirements

 

The General Awards

Those entries that have not submitted to the previous “Golden Monkey King” Award will be welcomed to participate in the 2018 edition. Other requirements are:

1. Animated Film: productions (domestic & overseas) will have obtained the “License for Public Projection of Films” issued by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film & Television by the time of March 1, 2o17;

 

2. Animated Series: productions (domestic) will have obtained the “Domestic TV Animated Series Distribution License” issued by the provincial authority or have been officially released in China mainland by/before the time of March 1, 2o17;

 

3. Animated Short Film: Films produced by animation companies, studios, college teachers and students could sign up for either the General Award or the Promising Award;

 

4. Comics: entries (domestic and overseas) will have been officially published before March 1, 2018.

 

 

The Promising Awards

Those entries that have not submitted to the previous “Golden Monkey King” Award will be welcomed to participate in the 2018 edition. Other requirements are:

1. Animated Short Film (domestic and overseas) that has already finished;

 

2. Comic (domestic and overseas) that has NOT been officially published.

 

Ⅶ. Submission Materials

 

A. the General Awards

1. Animated Film

①Any entry shall be submitted in any of the following formats: MOV, AVI, or MPEG with 1920*1080 PX (General compression code of H.264); Chinese & English subtitles are needed;

 

②A 30-second trailer shall be submitted in any of the following formats: MOV, AVI, or MPEG with 1920*1080 PX (General compression code of H.264);

 

③ Official description of the first round cinema box office with company seal or signature;

 

“License for Public Projection of Films” copy;

 

⑤A digital registration form, 1 color photo of the director or the cartoonist (7 inches above, 300 dpi, and jpg format); 5 screenshots (8*10 cm above, 300 dpi, and jpg format); 1-2 posters (6*8 cm above, 300 dpi, and jpg format);

 

⑥A printout and signed or stamped registration form shall be mailed together with the entry.

 

2. Animated Series

①2 or more episodes shall be submitted in any of the following formats: MOV, AVI, or MPEG with 720*576 PX (General compression code of H.264); Chinese & English subtitles are needed;

 

②A 30-second trailer shall be submitted in any of the following formats: MOV, AVI, or MPEG with no less than 720*576 PX (General compression code of H.264);

 

“Domestic TV Animated Series Distribution License” copy or public release description document issued by China domestic TV channels;

 

④A digital registration form, 1 color photo of the director or the cartoonist (7 inches above, 300 dpi, and jpg format); 5 screenshots (8*10 cm above, 300 dpi, and jpg format); 1-2 posters (6*8 cm above, 300 dpi, and jpg format);

 

⑤A printout and signed or stamped registration form shall be mailed together with the entry.

 

 

3. Animated Film

①Any entry shall be submitted in any of the following formats: MOV, AVI, or MPEG with 1920*1080 PX (General compression code of H.264); Chinese & English subtitles are needed;

 

②A 30-second trailer shall be submitted in any of the following formats: MOV, AVI, or MPEG with 1920*1080 PX (General compression code of H.264);

 

③ A digital registration form, 1 color photo of the director or the cartoonist (7 inches above, 300 dpi, and jpg format); 5 screenshots (8*10 cm above, 300 dpi, and jpg format); 1-2 posters (6*8 cm above, 300 dpi, and jpg format);

 

④A printout and signed or stamped registration form shall be mailed together with the entry.

 

4. Comic

①A complete comic offprint;

 

②A digital registration form, 1 color photo of the director or the cartoonist (7 inches above, 300 dpi, and jpg format); 5 screenshots (8*10 cm above, 300 dpi, and jpg format); 1-2 posters (6*8 cm above, 300 dpi, and jpg format);

 

③A printout and signed or stamped registration form shall be mailed together with the entry.

 

B. the Promising Awards

1. Animated Film

①Any entry shall be submitted in any of the following formats: MOV, AVI, or MPEG with 720*576 PX (General compression code of H.264);

 

②A 30-second trailer shall be submitted in any of the following formats: MOV, AVI, or MPEG with 720*576 PX (General compression code of H.264);

 

③ A digital registration form, 1 color photo of the director or the cartoonist (7 inches above, 300 dpi, and jpg format); 5 screenshots (8*10 cm above, 300 dpi, and jpg format); 1-2 posters (6*8 cm above, 300 dpi, and jpg format);

 

④A printout and signed or stamped registration form shall be mailed together with the entry.

 

2. Comics

①All entries shall be absolutely original (Copy, adaptation, replication or imitation is prohibited);

 

②20+ illustrations (JPG format, 7 inches above; 300dpi);

 

③A complete script;

 

④A digital registration form, 1 color photo of the author (7 inches above, 300 dpi, and jpg format); 5 screenshots (8*10 cm above, 300 dpi, and jpg format); 1-2 posters (6*8 cm above, 300 dpi, and jpg format);

 

⑤A printout and signed or stamped registration form shall be mailed together with the entry.

 

Ⅷ. Other Rules

All entries shall abide by the following rules:

1. The entry shall be in compliance with laws and regulations of China and moral norms. And it shall not contain any pornographic, violent and bloody, religion insulting and other unhealthy contents;

 

2. Each entrant shall be the author or the legitimate owner of his/her entry for which he has the copyright and undertakes corresponding legal responsibilities. For works jointly created, the entrant shall ensure that he/she has the legitimate ownership of the entry. In the event that this cannot be guaranteed, the work shall participate in competition in the name of all creators. All losses incurred due to the claim for right of the entry by a third party shall be borne by the entrant; and if such claim results in serious influence or losses to the Organizing Committee or the Award, the entrant shall make all compensations;

 

3. The copyright of the entry shall be owned by the author. And the Organizing

Committee is entitled to exhibit and demonstrate the works (in whole or in part) at any media or public event for non-commercial purposes. The Organizing

Committee reserves the final right to interpret;

 

4. All shipping expenses for entries submitted to the Organizing Committee

shall be paid in advance. No videotape, disk or script submitted will be returned

unless a special request has been made and postal expenses paid in advance. The

Organizing Committee assumes no responsibility for loss in the posting process.

 

 

IX. Rewards

The Organizing Committee will invite the entry-submitting contestants to participate in the 14th China International Cartoon and Animation Festival in Hangzhou with the treatments as follows:

 

(I) Contestants will get

1. 2 admission tickets on Professional Visitor Day of 2018 CICAF Industry Expo;

3. 2 admission tickets of “Golden Monkey King” Award Film Screening;

4. Be invited to participate in the “Golden Monkey King” Award Nominee & Excellent Works Sharing;

5. For overseas contestants, as long as submit your entry and plan to participate in the 14th CICAF 2018, the Organizing Committee will offer each entry a 3-night accommodation (April 26, 27, 28), 1 double-bed room, 2 badges. This hospitality will be forfeited for overdue without refund, please contact us 1 month in advance.

 

(II) Award-winners will get

1. Free promotion and publicity during CICAF period;

 

2. Domestic winners: free local hospitality (board and lodging) for each entry: 3-night accommodation (April 26, 27, 28), 1 double-bed room, 2 badges. This hospitality will be forfeited for overdue without refund;

 

3. Overseas winners: free local hospitality (board and lodging) for each entry: 3-night accommodation (April 26, 27, 28), 1 double-bed room, 2 badges, and 2 round-trip flight tickets (economy). This hospitality will be forfeited for overdue without refund;

 

4. 2 admission tickets on Professional Visitor Day of 2018 CICAF Industry Expo;

2 admission tickets of “Golden Monkey King” Award Film Screening;

2 admission tickets of “Golden Monkey King” Award Ceremony;

Other admission tickets of CICAF 2018;

 

5. Free souvenir: 1 set of “Golden Monkey King” Award Nominated Works Collection and 1 set of Award-Winning Works Collection DVD.

 

X. Award ceremony

1. The “Golden Monkey King” Award Ceremony will be held during the 14th CICAF;

2. The jury members, prize-winners, entry submitters (companies & individuals), professionals, and etc. are invited;

3. Any domestic or overseas award winner who cannot receive his/her award in person may authorize a representative to receive the award on his/her behalf. In this case, the representative shall submit the original autographed power of attorney and the copies of ID card or passport of the prize winner to the Organizing Committee;

4. The CICAF Organizing Committee will contact every prize-winner in three weeks after the 14th CICAF’s closing with some detailed personal info like bank account, and mail address, etc. The prize money will be transferred with personal tax deducted. Prize bonus and trophy will be forfeited for overdue without refund (in 2 month after CICAF).

 

XI. Legal Support

All issues regarding the 14th CICAF “Golden Monkey King” Award will abide strictly by the Rules and Regulations, which shall be effective as the date of its release. Any submission of the registration form shall be deemed as the agreement to abide by the provisions of this Rules and Regulations specified above. Participating authors, creators, producers, distributors, copyright holders or any other related organizations share the obligation to ensure the legality of the submitted works. The CICAF organizing committee is not responsible for any legal dispute that is related to the submitted works but is not related to the competition. However all probable conflicts and consequence with organizers of other competitions or relevant institutions shall be undertaken by the submitter himself/herself. In matters of dispute caused by the English translation of the Rules and Regulations, the Chinese version will prevail. The CICAF Organizing Committee reserves all the rights of final explanation.

 

Download:English 2018 Registration Form 

 

Organizing Committee of China International Cartoon and Animation Festival

February 1, 2018

Contact

Add: “Golden Monkey King” Award Assessment Office

Room 110, 5# Guohuo Rd., Shangcheng District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China (310001)

Tel: +86-(0)571-85081981 (For overseas submissions)

Fax: +86-(0)571-85081981

Email: monkeyking@cicaf.com