Contests

FAQ

General questions

Can I participate if I do not live in Germany?

Yes!

Can I make more than one entry?

Yes!

Do I have to be at the DoKomi to win?

No, but it would be nice.

What happens to my prize if I'm not there to collect it?

We will send you your prizes via post package. Therefore we need your adress.

Is there a participation fee?

No! Of course not!

Is there an age limit?

No. Everybody from 0 to 122 years can participate.

When will the winners be announced?

At the award ceremony of the DoKomi.

Who decide who wins?

A jury consisting of the head organization and the contest-team.

Can I participate in more than one contest?

Yes!

Can you use my alias instead of my real name?

No, we're sorry!

Can I publish my work before the winners are announced?

Yes. Of course. You can also state that this work will participate at our contest.


Drawing contest

Can the picture contain a self-designed character?

Yes, as long as at least one of our mascots appears additionally in the picture. You can also draw yourself.

How big must / can the picture be?

There is no limit, but it will be nice, if we can see everything clearly. It should not be pixelated, but we also don’t need to be able to zoom in on a molecular level.

Do I have to use digital tools?

No, you can draw in any way you like. Pencil, charcoal, chalk, oil, etc. Everything is allowed. Just be careful to scan or photograph your picture as clearly as possible. An attractive presentation would be nice.

Can I draw my picture live?

Yes. However, only in advance and not live on stage ;)

Which tools can I use?

All tools that are usual for drawing. Pencil, charcoal, chalk, oil, etc. Everything is allowed.

Can the picture be uncolored / black and white?

Yes.

Can the picture be scanned?

Yes, but please be careful to scan your image as clearly as possible. An attractive presentation would be nice.


Character Design Contest (CDC)

Does the CDC have a topic?

No. You are completely free in your design.

Are there any themes or motives which are prohibited?

No. Except the usual suspects: unconstitutional, pornographic, glorifying violence and similar material are not allowed.

Can the description of a character be in English?

Yes.

Does the character need to have a background story?

No. But you should tell us more than mere data such as height and age. A complete background story isn’t needed.

Does the character have to be human?

No.

Can I submit a short story?

Please not. We get more and more submissions every year and if we had to read through all the stories, we would not finish until next DoKomi. A short description text is better (up to 200 words).

How long can the text be and where should it be positioned?

A short description text is sufficient (up to 200 words). The text should be positioned with the character and not be sent in a separate document. Please pay attention to readability! You can also write by hand, but please clear and big enough.

Does the character have to be clothed?

No, but please do not draw anything pornographic.

How big must / can the picture be?

There is no limit, but it is enough if we can see everything clearly. It should not be pixelated, but we also don’t need to be able to zoom in on a molecular level.

Do I have to use digital tools?

No, you can draw in any way you like. Pencil, charcoal, chalk, oil, etc. Everything is allowed. Just be careful to scan or photograph your picture as clearly as possible. An attractive presentation would be nice.

Can I draw my picture live?

Yes. However, only in advance and not live on stage ;)

Which tools can I use?

All tools that are usual for drawing. Pencil, charcoal, chalk, oil, etc. Everything is allowed.

Can the picture be uncolored / black and white?

Yes.

Can the picture be scanned?

Yes, but please be careful to scan your image as clearly as possible. An attractive presentation would be nice.


AMV Contest

How long can / must the AMV be?

There is no limit in length. 2 to 3 minutes are usual.

Can I use songs unmodified?

Yes.

Can I use different animes?

Of course.

Can the AMV contain motionless images?

Yes, but that should be used wisely for the overall impression.

Am I only allowed to use Japanese music?

Of course not. If you want, you can even use songs by Helene Fischer, Justin Bieber or Bushido.

Does the title of the song have to appear in the AMV?

No. But if the lyrics of the song fit the content of the video, that works great.

Are credits needed?

No.

Can the music be cut?

Yes, of course.

What are the topics?

Theme: Party

DoKomi is celebrating its 10th anniversary. We also want to celebrate this occasion in our AMVs. Therefore, the following motive should be taken up in your AMV: The protagonists of the AMV are celebrating a party. For example, this can be represented by dance scenes, birthday parties, confetti cannons, dancing on the tables, etc.

Theme: Food

Make us really hungry with great AMVs, in which you primarily show how things are cooked, eaten or prepared dishes, which make our mouths water.

Theme: Gaming

Whether computer, console or board games: Show us how your protagonists do some gaming. This is primarily about the process of playing, not the game itself.

We don't mean AMVs which consist predominantly of "ingame scenes", e.g. Sword Art Online, .hack // Sign.

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