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Subscriptions PolicyContest Policy
- 1.1Contests are open to legal residents of Argentina, Australia, Austria, Andorra, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vietnam, and Zambia, who are over the age of 14 when entering the contest.
- 1.2Entrants under the age of 18 may need to gain permission from their parent or legal guardian in order to claim their prizes.
- 1.3Titles awarded Gold or Silver are not eligible to participate again within a period of 12 months.
- 2.Contest cycle
- 2.1The contest starts on the 1st day of month 1.
- 2.2Stats accumulate and count towards the ranking for 28 days after the day of publication of the chapter(s).
- 2.3Once a chapter accumulates 1000 views, its title is entered into the contest.
- 2.4From the 2nd day, the ranking of participating titles is displayed, and is updated daily.
- 2.5The last day of month 1 is the final day on which a title can be entered into the contest for that month.
- 2.6All stats stop accumulating for titles on the 28th day of month 2, and the ranking is settled.
- 2.7Winners are announced on the contest page and social media on the 14th day of month 3.
- 2.8Prizes will have been distributed to winners by the end of month 3.
- 2.9The contest repeats monthly until further notice.
- 3.1Titles can be a manga, manhua, manhwa, vertical long strip or western comic.
- 3.2Titles must be in one of the following languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German, Japanese, Chinese or Korean.
- 3.3Chapters must be at least 9 pages in length (each) and can either be a complete story or part of one. Title pages must be included within the total number of pages. Each page must be A4 in dimensions or thereabouts.
- 3.4Manga, manhua, manhwa can be drawn in either right-to-left (traditional) or left-to-right (western). The direction can be specified upon title creation.
- 3.5Chapters can be submitted in either black-and-white or in color.
- 3.6There must be some semblance of a story within the chapter.
- 3.7The participant MUST own the rights to the title submitted. We reserve the right to ask for proof of creation as a condition for winning.
- 3.8Titles are automatically entered into the contest when at least one chapter accumulates at least 1000 views in the relevant 28-day period.
- 4.Judging criteria
- 4.1Titles will be judged based on the ranking, which is calculated by aggregating and scoring the number of views, followers and comments a submitted title has.
- 4.2Only the first three chapters count towards the ranking.
- 4.3Titles with multiple languages will be aggregated.
- 4.4We reserve the right to make adjustments if we detect irregularities with any of the stats.
- 5.Content Guidelines
- 5.1The Content Guidelines also apply to titles entering the contest.
- 6.1Titles which do not meet the eligibility critera will not be considered.
- 6.2Titles which violate the content guidelines will be disqualified.
- 6.3Employees of NamiComi and their families are not eligible to enter the contest.
- 7.1The four prizes are described below:
- 7.2Gold Chest (1st place)
- (a)Prize money: $2,000 USD
- (b)NamiComi offers, through a partner, to translate the first 3 chapters of the title to all supported languages (currently English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese and Korean - we may add or remove languages at our discretion).
- 7.3Silver Chest (2nd place)
- (a)Prize money: $1,000 USD
- (b)NamiComi offers, through a partner, to translate the first 3 chapters of the title to two supported languages of your choice.
- 7.4Bronze Chest (3rd place)
- (a)Prize money: $500 USD
- (b)NamiComi offers, through a partner, to translate the first 3 chapters of the title to one supported language of your choice.
- 7.5Bounty of the Sea (4th - 10th place)
- (a)Prize money: $150 USD
- 7.6Prizes are non-exchangeable, non-returnable and non-transferable.
- 7.7In order to claim a prize, the creator must complete all the required steps to set up their organization's payment profile via Stripe.
- 7.8Prize money is awarded by crediting the creator's organisation payout balance.
The English version of this document is the definitive version. Translations into other languages are provided for information only.
Last updated: 16th March 2023