- FAQ -


Q1. Is there an entry fee?
A1. Entry is free of charge. Entrants are however expected to pay Internet connection fees and other costs associated with submitting their entries.

Q2. Who qualifies?
A2. The competition is open to everyone, whether professional or amateur and regardless of nationality, age or sex. Those under 18 years of age may participate with the permission of a parent or guardian.

Q3. What happens if I forget to fill out a field in the entry form?
A3. You will not be able to submit the entry form until all required items have been filled out. If you overlook a required field, a message will be displayed. Please follow the on-screen instructions to complete the form.

Q4. I understand that previously published works will not be accepted, but what about pictures that have appeared on the web?
A4. You can submit works that have previously been uploaded to personal albums online or that have been posted to your personal website for non-commercial purposes.

Q5. Is it possible to entry the work that was post in Twitter?
A5. Yes. You can also entry work that was posted to Twitter.

Q6. What happens if data are lost or corrupted during upload?
A6. Japan Furries Photo Competition Executive Committee accepts no responsibility for loss of data during upload. Be sure to back up the data before entering the competition.

Q7. Can I submit my entry on a CD or other physical media?
A7. No. Entries are accepted only via the Internet.

Q8. Can I E-mail my submissions directly to Japan Furries Photo Competition Executive Committee?
A8. No. Entries can only be submitted via this website. Note that files sent in error to other locations will not be accepted and that you will not be sent notification concerning their receipt.

Q9. I'm having problems uploading data.
A9. Try reading the instructions on the entry form again. If you are unable to resolve the problem after reading the instructions, send an E-mail inquiry to jfpc.entry.2019@jfpc.asia

Q10. What format should I save my digital images?
A10. You should submit JPEG images saved with max quality compression with a long dimension of at least 1,400 pixels at 72dpi and no more than 2000 pixels, with either sRGB or untagged color space. We suggest uploading images that are less than 10 megabytes in size.

Q11. What is this year's theme?
A11. The theme for this year is "Kawaii". If you do not understand the meaning of "Kawaii" please refer to these sites.
Google Image Search "Kawaii Culture"
Kawaii in Japan | IS JAPAN COOL?-Travel and Culture Guide

Q12. Nominated works or will be exhibited?
A12. It will be posted on the web page on the day of the award ceremony.

Q13. When is the application period?
A13. 2018/9/1 (Saturday) - 2018/11/30 (Friday) (closes at 11:59 p.m. Japan standard time)

Q14. How many entries can I submit?
A14. Maximum submission is 10 pieces of work in photography. However, you can only upload a maximum of 1 entries at one time on the upload screen. If you wish to submit more than 2 entries, upload by entry page.

Q15. Do I have to enter my real name as the name of the photographer?
A15. No, you do not need to enter your real name. Please enter photographer's name within 30 one-byte characters.

Q16. Which languages will you accept for the title, etc?
A16. Please input in Japanese and English, or only in English.

Q17. What are the selection criteria?
A17. We regret that we are not releasing information in regards to the selection process. It should be noted that in the selection process will not be published the name of the applicant for the jury. Jury will selection only with the work title and image.

Q18. Will some entries be open to public voting?
A18. No. The public will not be able to cast votes.

Q19. How is the entry method different for each award?
A19. The entry method is common to all awards. Each award will be reviewed for all entries works. Same works may be nominated for multiple awards.。

Q20. Got a question not covered by this FAQ?
A20. Get in touch with a member of our team via e-mail jfpc.entry.2019@jfpc.asia, and we'll be more than happy to answer your questions!