The Golden Dragon Award is the official competition of China International Comics Festival, which is one of the major projects of the China Twelfth Five Year Plan. The Golden Dragon Award is regarded as the most authoritative and influential award in China, which also enjoys the longest history. The slogan of the competition is “Showing original works, finding new creators, rewarding innovative spirits, and contributing to the industry”. Supported by famous animation & comic institutions both domestic and overseas, the Golden Dragon Award widely collects entries from global Chinese creators. With professional selection and business operation, outstanding creators and works will be discovered by the competition. Since the first one held in 2004, the award has achieved remarkable results by exporting new creators and works overseas. It has inspired the creation of animation & comic in Chinese-speaking area, widely praised by the media and even mentioned as the “Chinese Comic and Animation Oscar”. 

China Animation & Comic Competition Golden Dragon Award

China

Animation & Comic 

Competition

Golden Dragon Award



2019


The 16th CACC

Golden Dragon Award

Global Contributions Invited


Regulations & Requests of the 16th China Animation & Comic Competition

 

Golden Dragon Award

 ELIGIBILITY

CACC Golden Dragon Award openly solicit contributions from any individual or group both homeland and oversea. 

 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

All entries must be innovative in themes, clear in topic, healthy in contents and norm in words; and very high market value, ideological content and artistic quality are also required.

1. Comics

  1.1 Requirements

A4 size210mm×297mm, picture clearly, marked pages; New media works based on the Internet or mobile devices should comply with standards of the mobile cartoon industry.

 

  1.2. Format:

    1.2.1 Manuscript Submission: Formal drawing paper (water paper or gouache paper), comic original paper or copy paper are required; black ink-based pen or oil-based pen to outline are recommended, but pencil or ball-point pen entries would not be accepted; Put the lines in the text box in legible handwriting.

    1.2.2 Electronic documents must be submitted in JPEG format: RGB picture with resolution 300 DPIBlack and white entries must adopt gray-scale map with resolution 600 DPI.

    1.2.3 Please write directly in the dialog box.

    1.2.4 The reading order according to personal habits to choose from left to right or right to left, please indicate in the first page of the work.

 

2.Animations:

  2.1 Requirements

    2.1.1 Submission Content: animation entries must be converted to any format of MPG/ MOV/ AVI or FLV, with no less than 720px×576px original resolution and no more than 1G compression.

    2.1.2 Broadcast Requirement: animation entries must be put on or broadcast on theatre chains or TV channels, internet or mobile internet.

 

  2.2 Submission Content:

    2.2.1 Animation category must offer complete entries, multiple episodes of animated series is only required to submit the first set of contents of the full animation and text outline. No trailer of any animation works accepted

    2.2.2 All participants must offer more than 5 HD screen-shots or posters in JPEG format at the same time.

 

3.Light Novel:

  3.1 Requirements:

    3.1.1 All entries shall have complete plots or periodic complete plots.

    3.1.2 Only E-mail submission or website uploading can be accepted.

 

  3.2 Submission Content:

    3.2.1 A complete outline around 1000 words and 10000-100000 words’ text shall be requested.

    3.2.2 The outline and text shall be submit in PDF and Word format to the designated platform.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Entries that contrary to the provisions of the following will be disqualified:

  1. Contents inconsistent with the laws and regulations of People's Republic of China;

  2. Pornography, violence, blood and other undesirable content;

  3. Suspected of plagiarism, copying and copyright infringement;

  4. Violation of the CACC Golden Dragon Award competition rules.

 

ATTENTIONS:

  1. No company watermark or “sample wafer” in animation entries.

  2. CACC Golden Dragon Award Application Form must be completely filled and delivered together with entries, otherwise it is invalid; for uploaded entries, online personal information registration must be finished; Participants are responsible for loss due to unclear or inaccurate application information.

  3. For organized participation groups, academies and related units must fill out the CACC Golden Dragon Award Solicit Contributions‘ Registration Form and every entry should separately fill out the CACC Golden Dragon Award Application Form.

 Awards

Awards

Quota

Rewards(RMB)

Entry Requirements

Theme Award of the Year

One winner

30,000

All entries should be original and themed with the 70th anniversary of the PRC, showing the response to the call for a new era, the portrait of Chinese spirit, the power of China and the unique Chinese stories and achieving certain social benefits, good artistic and academic values. All entries and expert recommended entries are accepted. 

Several Nomination Awards


Awards

Quota

Rewards(RMB)

Entry Requirements

The best Story Comic Award

One Gold Award

20,000

All entries shall be narrative comics with various painting forms, reasonable structures and complete plots or one separate chapter at least.

Several Silver Awards

5,000

Several Bronze Awards

2,000

Several Nomination Awards

/

The Best Picture Book Award

One Gold Award

20,000

All entries shall be pure picture books, 16 pictures at least, which have reasonable structures and novel themes with stories running through.

Several Silver Awards

5,000

Several Bronze Awards

2,000

Several Nomination Awards

/

The Best Illustration Award

One Gold Award

20,000

All entries shall be series created with a same theme (or content), no less than 6 pictures. Independent appreciation value and unique visual style are required.

Several Silver Awards

5,000

Several Bronze Awards

2,000

Several Nomination Awards

/

Most On-line Popularity

Original Comic Award

One Gold Award

20,000

All original comic works that passed the initial review are qualified to participate.

Several Silver Awards

5,000

Several Bronze Awards

2,000

Most Popularity

Adaption Comic Award

One Gold Award

20,000

All adaption comic works that passed the initial review are qualified to participate.

Several Silver Awards

5,000

Several Bronze Awards

2,000

Most On-line Popularity

Light Novel Award

One Gold Award

20,000

All light novels that passed the initial review are qualified to participate.

Several Silver Awards

5,000

Several Bronze Awards

2,000

1.China Comic and Animation Award:

2.Comic Integration Awards:

 

3.Animation Integration Awards:

 

Awards

Quota

Rewards(RMB)

Entry Requirements

The Best Animated Feature Film Award

One Gold Award

20,000

All entities shall have complete plots, vivid characters, wonderful stories and no less than 50-minute running time.

Several Silver Awards

5,000

Several Bronze Awards

2,000

Several Nomination Awards

/

The Best Serial Animation Award

One Gold Award

20,000

All entries must be serial animations which have complete content, vivid characters and serial stories.

Several Silver Awards

5,000

Several Bronze Awards

2,000

Several Nomination Awards

/

The Best Short  Animation Award

One Gold Award

20,000

All entries shall have complete plots, ingenious concept, strong storytelling and the duration should be 3-50 minutes.

Several Silver Awards

5,000

Several Bronze Awards

2,000

Several Nomination Awards

/

The Best Academy Short  Animation Award

One Gold Award

10,000

The entries must be submit by in-service teachers or currently enrolled students which have complete plots, clever designs, wonderful stories and no more than 10-minute running time.

Several Excellence Award

1,000

4.Individual Awards :

 

Awards

Quota

Rewards(RMB)

Entry Requirements

The Best New Comic Artist Award

Several

3,000

All comic and animation entries are qualified to compete the award accordingly.

The Best Comic Technique Award

One

3,000

The Best Comic Scriptwriter Award

One

3,000

The Best Animation Director Award

One

3,000

The Best Animation Scriptwriter Award

One

3,000

The Best Animation Voice Actor Award

One

3,000

The Best Animation Music Award

One

3,000

The Best Utilization of Animation and Comic Award

Several

3,000

All entries should be applied to marketing and promotion with good publicity, social values and commercial benefits, including but not limited to public welfare advertisement, product promotion and game opening. 

5. Overseas Awards :

Awards

Quota

Rewards(RMB)

Entry Requirements

Overseas Animation Award

Several

3000

All entries should be overseas comic and animation works which have complete plots, featured themes and well-rounded performance.

Overseas Comic Award

Several

3000

6. Committee Recommend Awards :

 
 
 
 

Awards

Quota

Rewards(RMB)

Entry Requirements

Achievement Award

Several

10,000

Some comic or animation works, or creators that have a profound impact on society and becomes parts of the collective memories of the public.

Special Award

Several

 

7. Guangzhou Awards (Industry Awards):

 
 
 
 

Awards

Quota

Entry Requirements

Files submission

The Best Comic/Animation IP Award

One winner

An excellent animation work of any animation enterprise or individual, with certain reputation, good social influence and commercial value.

1.      Submit Creative Description of the IP, including but not limited to the production status, operations and development of the IP, and honors and awards etc. in PPT format.

2.      Submit together with a sealed and signed paper application form.

Several Nomination Awards

The Best Comic and Animation Character  Award

One winner

An comic or animation character with certain reputation and good social influence, including but not limited to cartoon, comics, game, emoticon, toy etc., and in the form of animation. One single character or a group of characters in the same story is acceptable.

1.      Submit 10 pictures of character setting, including but not limited to the On the front, left side, right side, right side, 45 degree side, back side etc. in JPG format.

2.      Provide an instruction manual of the comic or animation character including but not limited to the introduction of the character, market benefits, social impact analysis etc. in PPT format.

3.      Submit together with a sealed and signed paper application form.

Several Nomination Awards

The Best Animation Brand Award

One winner

Well-known comic or animation brand home and abroad, with strong social influence and good commercial value. This award can specifically be presented to international and domestic animation enterprise or institution.

1.      Submit 10 pictures of character setting, including but not limited to the On the front, left side, right side, right side, 45 degree side, back side etc. in JPG format.

2.      Provide an instruction manual of the comic or animation character including but not limited to the introduction of the character, market benefits, social impact analysis etc. in PPT format.

3.      Submit together with a sealed and signed paper application form.

Several Nomination Awards

The Best Comic, Animation & Game Platform Award

One winner

For domestic comic, animation and game operation platforms including online and offline ones such as animation base, animation park, copyright operation center, exchange center and other public platforms, which serves numerous enterprises including star enterprises and entrepreneurs, and generate good social and economic benefits.

1.Provide an instruction manual including but not limited to the introduction, the value creation situation, service object or the development of the partnership of the platform of the platform and honors and awards etc. in PPT format.

2.Submit together with a sealed and signed paper application form.

Several Nomination Awards

The Best Comic, Animation & Game Manager Award

One winner

For excellent trader in animation or game enterprises. The recommended should have certain reputation in the community, succeed in establishing animation and game brands,have an outstanding team, serve in his/her company for more than 2 years and make remarkable economic benefits.

1.Provide a personalie including but not limited to the successful brand operation, successful cases, value profit, honors and awards and introduction of the company you service in PPT format.

2.Submit together with a sealed and signed paper application form.

Several Nomination Awards

The Best Game Award

One winner

It is for company registered or experts recommended original games or original games with  overseas intellectual property images, which were published in and after 2017. The entries should have certain reputation and achieve good social and commercial benefits.

Required to submit with the introduction of the game, including but not limited to the introduction of the characteristics, the development team, operation, management, social and commercial benefits achieved, presenting by Word or PowerPoint files.

Several Nomination Awards

8. Outstanding Organization Award:

 
 
 
 

Awards

Quota

Entry Requirements

The Most Powerful Organization Award

Multiple

The organizations, both comic & animation organizations and academies, made good use of their own advantages in resources to mobilize the comic fanciers to take part in the competition, and submit totally more than 60 professional works during the period of soliciting contributions. The application unites should fill out Golden Dragon Award Solicit Contributions’ Registration Form and submit it.

The Best Instructor Award

Multiple

The winners will be specialists or teachers who actively encourage or mobilize contributions, and instruct more than 10 entries, or the entries he/she instructed won the nomination awards or other awards.

※The winner will receive the certificate. 

 Submission Methods:

1. E-mail: cacc@vip.126.com oacc@vip.qq.com

 

2. Submit directly through QQ: 622000432

 

3. Mail contribution (manuscript or CD)

China Animation & Comic Competition Golden Dragon Award Committee received, Huihua Trading Mansion, Annex building 7 Floor, Xianlie Middle. Road No. 80, Guangzhou, China (Postcode: 510070)

※  The envelope shall be marked with “CACC" and category.

※  Cash on delivery not accepted.

 

(Please choose one of above ways and do not submit repeatedly)

 Deadline:

July 31, 2019 (Take real arrival time as the standard)

 Review And Award:

1. Initial Review, re-Review and final review preliminary contest will be organized by Committee to determine the final nomination list.

 

2. Nomination list will be released after the final review, and winners will be announced at the awards presentation. Winner must be presented, however, if principal of production agency or author can not present, committee has the authority to cancel or adjust this award.

 

3. After review, originals will be returned via postage. Please keep backups, for draft copies, print copies and electronic entries will not be returned (Committee is not liable for entries losing during postage).

 Special Commitment

1. No application of participation fees charged for this activity.

 

2. All nominated authors will be invited to join the “CACC Golden Dragon Awarding Ceremony” and China International Comics Festival serial activities.

 

3. All awarded works will be published in contest specialized publications with free samples presented.

 Copyright Statement and Permission of Usage

1. The entered work must be original and the individual or corporate contestant should have the sole copyright. If it’s proved to be true after investigating the objection against the work raised bya third party, the organizer shall have the right to cancel its qualification for the prize and recover the trophy, certificate and prize, and the applicant should solely bear the legal liability for breaching the copyright laws, and the organizing committee is exempted from any liabilities.  

 

2. The copyright of the entered work is in the applicant’s possession and the committee has the right to use it in the following circumstances (without extra notice and paying remunerations):

  2.1 The entered work and its materials are used for promotion ofrelated events and publication;

  2.2 The entered work and its materials are used for the designated and authorized media’s publishing or browsing on the official website;

  2.3 The entered work and its materials are used for award-giving ceremony;

  2.4 The entered work and its materials are used for the event’s exhibitions (including itinerant exhibitions).

 

3. The entered work can be reported by the committee to the national or local government for application for relevant awards.

 

4. The entered work can be recommended by the committee itself to enter for other same type of competition. 

 Consultation

Participants can consult by the following ways:

QQ622000432

 

E-mailcacc@vip.126.com

 

Tel020-37616078

 

Working TimeMonday to Friday 9:00-18:00, except holidays

 For details please browse the following web site

Golden Dragon Award official website:  http://cicfcn.com/cacc_en

 

Entry submission shall be deemed to agree to all of the above conditions. Participants should be sure to read the relevant rules, and fill out the entry form after submission.


China Animation & Comic Competition Golden Dragon Award Committee

April, 2019