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DREAMHACK COSPLAY RULES

The following rules apply to all contestants and are non-negotiable. If you break these rules, you may be banned from the event & competition entirely or partially during an indefinite time period. The rules can be updated without prior notice.

DreamHack Summer 2014 Cosplay Championship is limited to a maximum of one hundred and ten (110) contestants.

The DreamHack Cosplay Championship will be judged by a pre-decided jury including cosplay guests Yaya Han (yayahan.com), Kamui Cosplay (KamuiCosplay.com), DreamHack Cosplay Crew and sponsor representatives.

All contestants need to send in an application online and get approval from the DreamHack Cosplay crew to be able to enter the DreamHack Summer 2014 Cosplay Championship.

All contestants will need to purchase a ticket to DreamHack Summer 2014. Available ticket options for contestants: Eventpass (550 SEK), Competitor pass (550 SEK), Table seat (from 929 SEK)

The recipient of any prize money is the individual person or company/association/non-profit organization that has registered for the specific competition. The winner/s must be present at the Prize Ceremony, Media interviews and connected photo-shoot.

Costume should be made by the contestants. Insignificant pre-fabricated parts can be used but original work is prefered and will be favored by the judges.

Costume must be based on a computer game, video game, anime, manga and comic books. The design must be based on an officially published work (no fan-arts)

Costume cannot, or otherwise utilize, any edged weapons or any type of projectile weapon regardless of whether it is unloaded or nonfunctional. Acceptable costume weapon props will be limited to air filled or soft plastic swords, daggers, maces or clubs and wooden staves that are not shod with metal: and may not include liquids, gels, or other substances which could cause a mess.

DreamHack has zero tolerance regarding; demeaning language, threats, hate crimes as well as statements that threatens or expresses contempt of ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation and gender identity.

No symbols of provocative theme or racism is allowed, even if this symbol is included in the official art of the characters this should be replaced or picked out of the costume.

Contestants must be able to go on and walk the stage by themselves, props must be carried by the contestant. No assistant, entourage, company or partner is not allowed back stage or on stage.

Each contestants will be handed a number and a slot on stage. This slot can not be changed or traded with another contestant.

Only one entry and registration is allowed per contestant.

Sound, Lights and stage props will all be pre-prepared. Contestants can not in anyway affect the DreamHack main stage settings. Settings will not be individually adapted but adapted for the show and competition in its entirety.

DreamHack Summer 2014 Cosplay Championship will be live streamed and recorded and published as a VOD. By signing up to the DreamHack Summer 2014 Cosplay Championship all contestants agree to be photographed, filmed and take part of a live stream on www.dreamhack.tv or at a media partner connected to DreamHack.

Contestants must confirm their participation on location to DreamHack Cosplay Crew at least 11:00 CET on Monday 16 June. Full schedule will be published closer to the event.

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