We are carefully following all the developments with the COVID-19 situation. UniCon 2020 won't happen on 1st and 2nd of August. At this point we are working to organize it in autumn. Our main priorities is to make the event safe and the program as rich as possible in the current state. Final decision on the event will be made in June. 

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GET A CHANCE TO VISIT

KOREA IN 2021!

ONLINE COSPLAY CONTEST

REGIONAL ONLINE QUALIFIER

With no conventions this summer and international contest being postponed, UniCon have the honor to host a REGIONAL online qualifier for the GICOF Cosplay At Home contest! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic spread, let’s have fun with cosplay at home!

INTRODUCTION

10 countries will participate in the “Cosplay at Home” contest: Thailand, Indonesia, China, Kuwait, Latvia (including participants from all three Baltic States), Russia, USA, Spain, Taiwan, Philippines! The contest will consist of two stages:


Stage one: each country will select 3 (three) videos from the applications they got. 


Stage two: out of 30 videos from 10 countries top videos will be selected. 


First prize - Expenses-covered trip to Gyeonggi International Cosplay Festival (GICOF) 2021 in Bucheon, South Korea! Includes round trip plane ticket, accommodation and a chance to perform on stage during the GICOF 2021! + 1000 USD

2nd – 5th place - money prize USD 500


6th – 10th place - money prize USD 300


11th – 30th place - money prize USD 150


All prizes are issued by GICOF!

 

* The winner's prize will be paid after deduction of taxes and the public charges.
(For overseas participants, payment will be made after tax deduction according to
the tax treaty between the relevant country and Korea.)

 

APPLICATION RULES

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• Apply solo (1 person) or duo (2 persons);


• All of the cosplayers should be 18 years old by June 2021;


• All of the cosplayers have to be residents of eiter Latvia, Lithuania or Estonia.


Video time limit: up to 2 minutes;


Video resolution: 720p or higher (1080p or higher recommended);


Video format: MP4, AVI/horizontal filming recommended;


Location: limited living spaces due to the COVID-19 pandemic (e.g., home, garden, garage, etc.);


Requirement: use at least one daily necessity used at home;

• Apply through the form on this site.


• Application deadline July 19th;

EVALUATION

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• Novelty (40%);
• Acting performance (30%);
• Completion (20%);
• Wittiness (10%);

 

The costumes should be of the fictional characters of comics, animations, games, movies or dramas, and extra points will be added for Korean characters (5% of the total score).

APPLY

ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS

The submission of the video will be deemed an agreement to the use of the video in the Bucheon International Comics Festival;


The images, music, photos, etc. used for the video should not infringe any copyrights, and the participants shall be liable for any breach thereof;


Costumes such as overexposing or gory costumes, those that give displeasure to others or are inconsistent with the international atmosphere (the COVID-19 crisis, racial discrimination, etc.) are not allowed;


Screening and deliberation of the 30 videos from the 10 countries for the GICOF 2020 World Champion will be from July 31, 2020 to August 9, 2020;


Announcement of the rankings takes place on August 14, 2020;


Publishing of the videos by rank on the GICOF homepage and YouTube takes place on September 1, 2020.