World Cosplay Summit 2018 is announcing two exciting new categories, open to all cosplayers who are active on their Cosplayers Global platform. Winners of the new “Photo Championship” and “Video Championship” categories will be invited to attend the WCS 2018 Grand Finals in Nagoya from 3rd to 5th August 2018.
Joining is very simple! All you have to do is tag your current or future cosplay photos and videos on Cosplayers Global with the hashtag #WCS2018PhotoContest, from 20th May 2018 00:00 to 17th June 2018 23:59 GMT. Cosplayers and photographers alike are welcome to join (as long as photographers secure the cosplayer/s’ permission beforehand).
Entries with the higest number of “Likes” will move on to the next phase, where a panel of judges which include WCS CEO Tokumaru Oguri, will select the Grand Prize winner as well as award special Judges prizes. For a complete listing of rules, check out the official competition page via Cosplayers Global.
WCS Photo Award (Grand Prize): One winner will be selected by all Judges; the winner will be invited to the WCS 2018 World Cosplay Championship in Nagoya.
Judges Special Award: Awarded to the highest scoring entry in the individual Judges’ scorecards.
WCS Video Award (Grand Prize): One winner will be selected by all Judges; the winner will be invited to the WCS 2018 World Cosplay Championship in Nagoya.
Character Award: Awarded to an entry based on their exceptional portrayal (story, scenario, characterization) of the character/s in their submission video.
Comedy Award: Awarded to an entry based on their humorous portrayal of the character/s in their submission video.
Impact Award: Awarded to an entry based on their visual impact (action scenes, special effects, and other visual criteria) of their submission video.
Idea Award: Awarded to an entry based on interesting concepts and never-before-seen ideas in their submission video.
For more information, please check the Cosplayers Global. Good luck!