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The 11thChinaInternational Cartoon and Animation Festival
“Golden Monkey King” Award Rules and Regulations
 
I. Objectives
As a significant brand-building contributor of CICAF, “Golden Monkey King” Award is a prestigious event jointly presented and supported by theHangzhoumunicipal government and the country’s leading academic institutions and the cartoon and animation industrial specialists. 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 ofChina.

II. Sponsors and Organizers
Sponsor:State Administration of Press & Publication, Radio, Film & Television
Organizers:Executive Committee ofChinaInternational Cartoon and AnimationFestival,ChinaCartoon andAnimationAcademy

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 ofChina.

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 1, 2014 – March 15, 2015
Qualification assessment:March 15-20, 2015
Preliminary assessment: March 18-20, 2014
Final assessment:April 24-26, 2014
Award ceremony:April 28
Venue:Hangzhou,China
V. Awards and Prizes
The 2015 “Golden Monkey King” Award comes into two major categories: the General Awards and the Promising Awards
 “Golden Monkey King” Award Categories
the General Awards
Category
Awards
quantity
Cash Prizes and Other Rewards
Prizes
Animation
Animated Film
Golden
1
RMB 80,000 +2 people *
Trophy and Certificate
Silver
1
RMB 50,000 +2 people *
Trophy and Certificate
Bronze
1
RMB 30,000 +2 people *
Trophy and Certificate

Animated Series
Golden
1
RMB 80,000 +2 people *
Trophy and Certificate
Silver
1
RMB 50,000+2 people *
Trophy and Certificate
Bronze
1
RMB 30,000+2 people *
Trophy and Certificate
Comic
Comic
Golden
1
RMB 50,000 +2 people *
Trophy and Certificate
Silver
1
RMB 30,000+2 people *
Trophy and Certificate
Bronze
1
RMB 20,000 +2 people *
Trophy and Certificate
the Promising Awards
Animation

Best Animated Film
3
RMB 20,000 +2 people *
Trophy and Certificate
Best Animated Series
3
RMB 20,000 +2 people *
Trophy and Certificate
Best Animated Short Film
15
RMB 20,000 +2 people *
Trophy and Certificate
Best Animation Script
3
RMB 20,000 +2 people *
Trophy and Certificate
Best Animation Character
3
RMB 10,000 +2 people *
Trophy and Certificate
Comic
Best Comic
3
RMB 10,000 +2 people *
Trophy and Certificate
Notes:
1. All the cash prizes listed here are pre-tax.Individual income tax relevant to the bonus will be withheld and remitted by Organizing Committee.
2. Prize bonus for overseas winners will be issued according to the exchange rate of the remittance day.
3. *2 people: for domestic winners, free accommodation will be offered for 2 people of each winning work (April 27, 28, 29); for overseas winners, free round-trip flight (economy class) and free accommodation will be offered for 2 people of each winning work (April 27,28,29). This hospitality will be forfeited for overdue without refund.
4. All winners will be invited to take part in the “Golden Monkey King” Award Ceremony.

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 2015 edition. Other requirements are:
1.Animatedseries: productions (domestic) will have obtained the “Domestic TV Animated Series Distribution License” issued by the provincial authority by the time of March 1, 2o15; productions (overseas) shall have been officially released inChinamainland before March 1, 2015;
2.Comics: entries (both domestic and overseas) will have been officially published beforeMarch 1, 2015.
 
The Promising Awards
Those entries that have not submitted to the previous “Golden Monkey King” Award will be welcomed to participate in the 2015 edition. Other requirements are:
1. Animated film (both domestic and overseas) that will have NOT been granted the “Film Public Release License” issued by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film & Television by March 1, 2015;
2. Animated series (both domestic and overseas) that will have NOT been granted the“Domestic TV Animated Series Distribution License”issued by the provincial authorityby the time of March 1, 2o15;
3.Animated short film (both domestic and overseas) with the production completed;
4.Animation script(both domestic and overseas) finished, but has not been put into production yet;
5.Animationcharacters are only selected from the entries (animation & comic) of “the Promising Award 2015”, each entry shall submit up to 2 animation characters;
6.Comic (both 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;
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 cmabove, 300 dpi, and jpg format); 1-2 posters (6*8 cmabove, 300 dpi, and jpg format);
⑤A printout and signed or stamped registration form shall be mailed together with the entry.
 
 2.Animated Series
①2 or more episodesshall 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);
③A public release description document issued byChinadomestic 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 cmabove, 300 dpi, and jpg format); 1-2 posters (6*8 cmabove, 300 dpi, and jpg format);
⑤A printout and signed or stamped registration form shall be mailed together with the entry.
 
3.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 cmabove, 300 dpi, and jpg format); 1-2 posters (6*8 cmabove, 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
①A 3-min trailer or demo shall be submitted in any of the following formats: MOV, AVI, or MPEG with no less than 1920*1080 PX (General compression code of H.264);
②A complete script;
③A digital registration form,1 color photo of the director or the cartoonist (7 inches above, 300 dpi, and jpg format); 5 screenshots (8*10 cmabove, 300 dpi, and jpg format); 1-2 posters (6*8 cmabove, 300 dpi, and jpg format);
④A printout and signed or stamped registration form shall be mailed together with the entry;
 
2.Animated Series
①A 2-min trailer or demo 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). If single episode is within 5 minutes, 3 finished episodes are needed to be submitted;
②A complete script of the first 3 episodes of the entry shall be submitted in the form of electronic document; if each episode lasts more than 12 minutes, please submit a complete outline of each episode      (Within 200 words for each episode);
③A digital registration form,1 color photo of the director or the cartoonist (7 inches above, 300 dpi, and jpg format); 5 screenshots (8*10 cmabove, 300 dpi, and jpg format); 1-2 posters (6*8 cmabove, 300 dpi, and jpg format);
④A printout and signed or stamped registration form shall be mailed together with the entry.
3. Animated Short Film
① A finished entry work mustbe submitted in any of the following formats: MOV, AVI, or MPEG with no less than 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 no less than 720*576 PX (General compression code of H.264);
③A digital registration form,1 color photo of the director or the cartoonist (7 inches above, 300 dpi, and jpg format); 5 screenshots (8*10 cmabove, 300 dpi, and jpg format); 1-2 posters (6*8 cmabove, 300 dpi, and jpg format);
④A printout and signed or stamped registration form shall be mailed together with the entry.

4. Animation script
①For animated film and animated short film, a complete script and a complete outline shall be submitted in both electronic and paper documents, a Chinese version is appreciated;
②For animated series, an outline and the script of the first 3 episode shall be submitted in both electronic and paper documents, a Chinese version is appreciated;
③A digital registration form,1 color photo of the author (7 inches above, 300 dpi, and jpg format);
④A printout and signed or stamped registration form shall be mailed together with the entry;

5.  Animation Character
①A 30-second animation trailor/demo (highlight the animation character image), 10 character image renderings (front, back, positive side and 3/4 side) are required to be submitted in JPG format;
②For comic, 10 illustrations (highlight the comic image, background and plots), and 10 character image renderings (front, back, positive side and 3/4 side) are required to be submitted in JPG format;
③A digital registration form,1 color photo of the author (7 inches above, 300 dpi, and jpg format); 5 screenshots (8*10 cmabove, 300 dpi, and jpg format); 1-2 posters (6*8 cmabove, 300 dpi, and jpg format);
④A printout and signed or stamped registration form shall be mailed together with the entry;

6.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 cmabove, 300 dpi, and jpg format); 1-2 posters (6*8 cmabove, 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 ofChinaand 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 11th China International Cartoon and Animation Festival inHangzhouwith the treatments as follows:
(I) Contestants will get:
1. 2 admission tickets on Professional Visitor Day of 2015 CICAF Industry Expo;
2. 2 admission tickets of “Golden Monkey King” Award Film Screening;
3.Be invited to participate in the “Golden Monkey King” Award Nominee & Excellent Works Sharing;
4.Be invited to participate in the “Golden Monkey King” Award---the Promising Award Short Animated Film DreamWorks Master Class;
5.Be invited to participate in the “Golden Monkey King” Award---the Promising Award Cinema Screening;
6.For overseas contestants, as long as submit your entry and plan to participate in the 11thCICAF 2015, the Organizing Committee will offer each entry a 3-night accommodation (April 27, 28, 29), 1 double-bed room, 2 badges. Please contact us 1 month in advance.

(II) Award-winners will get:
1. Free promotion and publicity during CICAF period;
2. Domestic winners: freelocal hospitality (board and lodging) foreach entry: 3-night accommodation (April 27, 28, 29), 1 double-bed room, 2 badges.This hospitality will be forfeited for overdue without refund;
3. Overseas winners: freelocal hospitality (board and lodging) foreach entry: 3-night accommodation (April 27, 28, 29), 1 double-bed room, 2 badges, and 2 round-trip flight tickets.This hospitality will be forfeited for overdue without refund;
4. 2 admission tickets on Professional Visitor Day of 2015 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 2015;
5.Be invited to participate in the “Golden Monkey King” Award Nominee & Excellent Works Sharing, “Golden Monkey King” Award---the Promising Award Short Animated Film DreamWorks Master Class; “Golden Monkey King” Award---the Promising Award Cinema Screening;
6. Free limited 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 11th 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 11th CICAF’s closing with some detailed personal info like bank account, etc. The prize money will be transferred with personal tax deducted.

XI. Legal Support
All issues regarding the 11th CICAF “Golden Monkey King” Award will abide strictly by theRules 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 thisRules and Regulationsspecified above.Participating authors, creators, producers, distributors,copyright holdersor 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 theRules and Regulations,the Chinese version will prevail. The CICAF Organizing Committee reserves all the rights of final explanation.

Organizing Committee ofChinaInternational Cartoon and Animation Festival
Dec 1, 2014

Contact
(For domestic submissions)
Add:“Golden Monkey King” Award Assessment Office
Room 303, 5# Guohuo Rd., Shangcheng District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China (310001)
Tel:+86-(0)571-85087374

(For overseas submissions)
Add:“Golden Monkey King” Award Assessment Office
Room 110, 5# Guohuo Rd., Shangcheng District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China (310001)
Tel:+86-(0)571-85081981
Fax:+86-(0)571-85081981