"I am thrilled to be a part of Waku Waku +NYC and honored that they have chosen my work to represent them."
"I am so excited that my tucker with ‘W’ eyes was selected! I really enjoy drawing cute animals these days and this is great encouragement! Can wait to see the tucker in dog and see my drawing in the show. Thanks, Rikayo"
"Salutations and many thanks for allowing me to be a part of Waku Waku +NYC ♪."
"I am very excited to be exhibiting at the first WakuWaku NYC! It's great to be part of a convention celebrating not just Japanese animation, but culture as well. Let's all have a great time!"
"Being a Japan enthusiast in both the language and culture, I was very interested to find Waku Waku! Over the years, I have attended many Japanese-related events in the NYC area, ranging from movie screenings, culture conventions,restaurant openings, concerts, festivals and more. I also enjoy meeting new people with similar interests & networking. I am very fortunate to be part of the Waku Waku by having my artwork selected as a finalist in the mascot contest. There is definitely a growing Japanese scene here in NYC, and I feel like I am a part of it! Thank you! どうもありがとう！"
Websites: http://kawaiidchan.deviantart.com, https://www.etsy.com/shop/DannieComponoArt
Official Rules and Regulations
VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN, A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Contest is open only to U.S. and Canadian residents physically residing in North America who are 13 years of age or older as of August 29, 2015. Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. ET on July 3, 2015 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on July 17, 2015 ("Contest Entry Period"). The Contest is sponsored by Azix, Inc. ("Sponsor").
Employees of Sponsor, Azix, Inc. and all their respective employees, any advertising and promotion agencies, their respective parent, subsidiary and joint venture companies, or any other entity involved in the development or administration of this Contest, as well as members of such employees' immediate families and households (including children, spouses and siblings and/or other people living in the same households as such persons, whether related or not), are not eligible to participate. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the representatives of Azix, Inc., ("Sponsor") and Waku Waku +NYC ("the Show") who will be judging the entries (the "Judges"), and/or any other sponsors, which are binding and final on matters relating to this Contest.
2. HOW TO ENTER
3. TERMS OF SUBMISSION:
By entering, you represent, warrant and agree that you created your art or, if you are not the person who created the art, you have the written permission of such person to enter your Submission in the Contest and to grant the rights you grant herein. By entering, you also represent, warrant and agree that you are 13 years of age or older as of August 29, 2015 or have received permission from a parent or guardian.
Originality: Your Submission must be your original work and must not contain any third-party content or other materials (such as text, graphics, artwork or logos), or any inappropriate or offensive materials. You represent, warrant and agree to Azix, Inc. that it is your original creation, created only by you and it does not contain any pre-existing elements that would infringe on the copyrights of others.
Any Submission containing material that is violent, pornographic or otherwise obscene, illegal, or racially or morally offensive, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may be rejected as ineligible for judging. Entries must comply with all laws, rules, and regulations including, but not limited to, those concerning copyright, plagiarism, trademark, defamation and invasion of privacy. By entering, you agree that: (i) Submission remain the property of the entrant, (ii) entrant grants to Sponsor the right to alter and/or edit the Submission or any part of element therof, (iii) Sponsor and its licensees, successors and assigns have a free and non-exclusive right to use any and all Submissions for future advertising, promotion and publicity in any manner and in any medium now known or hereafter devised throughout the word in perpetuity, and (iv) you agree to waive all claims to and shall receive no royalties of any kind now or in the future from Sponsor, its affiliates, or its licensees, successors and assigns for use of your Submission in promotion of the Show, wakuwakunyc.com website or otherwise, including copyright, trademark, public performance, digital sound recording, mechanical, synchronization or master use royalties, and you represent, warrant adn agree that no other party is entitled to claim royalties from the useof the Submission as set forth in these Official Rules.
Please also be aware that your Submission may not be acknowledged and will not be received or held "in confidence" and your Submission does not create a confidential relationship or obligation of secrecy between you adn the Contest or Sponsor, any of its affiliates or any of its licensees, successors or assigns. You may not resell, assigns or transfer any of your rights under these Official Rules.
By entering your Submission, you acknowledge that you have read and understood these Official Rules, and you accept these Official Rules together and agree to abide by its terms and conditions, as they may be amended from time to time, and all other applicable rules and regulations. Additionally, you agree that you have all rights, approvals and/or consents necessary to submit the Submission on the terms provided in these Official Rules and your Submission does not violate the rights of any other person or entity or any law.
4. SELECTION OF FINALISTS:
Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to select 15, fewer than 15, or no, Finalists, if an insufficient number of eligible, complete, tasteful, appropriate or generally qualified entries are received. The decisions of the Judges are final and not subject to challenge or appeal. The 1st Place Winner will be decided by Azix, Inc.
The Finalist selected as the 1st Place Winner will received the opportunity to have their character displayed on the Facebook page and official Waku Waku +NYC site. The 1st Place Winner will also be profiled in the Waku Waku +NYC program guide. All finalists, including the 1st Place Winner, will have their artwork displayed in an exhibition at Waku Waku +NYC in Brooklyn, NY. The Sponsor may modify the winning promo, including editing, adding or subtracting elements at its sole discretion. No additional payment or compensation will be awarded for such exposure.
6. GENERAL RULES:
Sponsor, its parents, subsidiaries and affiliates, its licensees, successor and assigns, and its marketing agencies, Inc. (collectively, "Released Parties") are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen, misdirected, damaged, incorrect, misrouted, undelivered, garbled, illegible or postage-due mail, entires or e-mail; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website or other miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines or technical failures or difficulties, or other errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection witht he Contest, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the adminstration of the Contest, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes or any Contest-related materials; or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of any entry or other such information or the failure to capture any such information. Releasted Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect orinaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Released parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the Contest or downloading materials from or use of the website. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Contest or website, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified, will be disqualified. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW (AND TO DISQUALIFY SUCH PERSON FROM THE CONTEST, IF APPLICABLE)
Should any portion of the Contest be, in Sponsor's sole discretion, comprised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at their sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest in any manner, in Sponsor's sole discretion, and conduct judging from amongst all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to action taken. Entrants, by participating, agree that Released Parties and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, dealerships, advertising and promotion agencies and website providers/web masters, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by entrants against, any liability, for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including death, to persons or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of a prize or participation in this Contest. Each winner, by acceptance of a prize, except where legally prohibited, grants permission to Sponsor and its designees to use his/her name, address (city and state), photograph, voice, and/or other likeness and prize information iwthout further compensation, in all media now known or herafter discovered, worldwide, and on the Internet and world wide web, in perpetuity, without notice or review or approval. In the event of a dispute regarding entries received from multiple users having used the same e-mail account, the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with the rules. Authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses.