Selection Regulations of 2023 (15
)Xiamen International Animation Festival
(XIAF) Cyber Sousa Award Competition
I. General Provisions
Article 1 In order to promote the development of the ACG industry and encourage
the application of animation technology in various industries and fields, the XIAF
Organizing Committee (hereinafter referred to as the Organizing Committee”) will
organize the “Cyber Sousa” Award contest. In order to ensure the openness, fairness,
and justice of the competition, and the evaluation work is carried out in a standardized
and orderly manner, the selection regulations are formulated.
II. Organizing Structure
Article 2 According to the actual situation of the XIAF, the Organizing Committee
has formulated the "Selection Regulations of 2023 (15th) Xiamen International
Animation Festival Cyber Sousa Award Competition (hereinafter referred to as
Selection Regulations), " Entry Rules of 2023 (15th) Xiamen International Animation
Festival Cyber Sousa Award Competition (hereinafter referred to as Entry Rules) and
other regulations to guide the contest.
Article 3 The Organizing Committee invites domestic and overseas ACG experts,
specialists, and academic scholars to serve as judges, who form the "Cyber Sousa”
Award Selection Committee (hereinafter referred to as the "Selection Committee")
and the jury. The Selection Committee and the jury each have chairpersons and
committee members responsible for the selection of works.
III. Schedule of the Contest
Article 4 The registration system is open since the publication day of the Selection
Regulations, and submission will be closed on March 27th, 2023. The prize winners
will be announced in the second quarter of 2023.
IV. Contest Categories and Awards Setting
Article 5 According to the different characteristics of the entries, the contest has
several categories with awards in each category. Awards and the number of awards
are specified by the Entry Rules.
Article 6 The jury may, according to the actual situation, have the right to recommend
the Organizing Committee to properly adjust some of the awards and the number of
V. Registration and Participation
Article 7 Qualifications for Entry
1. Entries must comply with Chinese laws, regulations and ethics. Entries must not
contain pornographic, violent, bloody or other undesirable content.
2. Entries must be works created or published after January 1, 2020.
3. All entries must be original. Collective works require the consent of the main
producer. The winning entries are publicized through online media. It is strictly
prohibited to copy, plagiarize, or imitate others’ works. In case of any violation, the
entrant will be disqualified and held accountable in accordance with the law.
Article 8 No registration fee is required. After completing the entry form on the
official website of the Xiamen International Animation Festival
(www.cybersousa.org), please submit the entries and the related materials as required
in the Entry Rules.
Article 9 After completing the registration form, the entrants will be deemed to accept
the terms of the Selection Regulations and the Entry Rules.
VI. Appraisal and Selection
Article 10 The selection process and criteria of the contest awards are specified by the
Entry Rules.
Article 11 The Organizing Committee and the jury will evaluate the works according
to the Entry Rules and determine the winners.
Article 12 All entries that have passed the initial evaluation will be screened at the
Xiamen International Animation Festival.
VII. Awards Presentation
Article 13 The Organizing Committee is responsible for preparing and presenting the
award trophies, certificates and rewards to the winners of the "Cyber Sousa” Award
Contest. The awards setting and reward methods are specified by the Selection
VIII. Legal Items
Article 14 All entrants should be the legal owners of the entries and the copyrights
who should shoulder corresponding legal responsibilities.
Article 15 The copyright of the entries belongs to the entrants themselves. The
Organizing Committee may save the entries digitally. All entrants will be deemed as
having agreed to authorize Xiamen International Animation Festival Organizing
Committee the right to use the entries in the following circumstances (without further
notice or payment):
A. Entries and related materials are to be used for the promotion of events related to
the official media, cooperative media, and cooperation platforms of the Organizing
B. Entries and related materials are to be used in the award ceremony.
C. Entries and related materials are to be displayed in the contest exhibitions
(including touring exhibitions).
D. The shortlisted works and related materials are to be collected and published.
E. The winning works will be displayed and screened at the Xiamen International
Animation Festival ACG Carnival Screening Week. The Organizing Committee has
the right to determine the order, classification and schedule of the film screening.
Article 16 The Organizing Committee does not assume responsibility for any possible
losses or damages of the entries during the mailing process.
Article 17 Entrants are free to participate in other similar contests or related
commercial activities before or after the XIAF contest, however, any consequences
caused by the conflicts with other contest regulations should be borne solely by the
IX. Supplementary Provisions
Article 18 The Selection Regulations will take effect since the day it is released.
Article 19 The Organizing Committee of the “Cyber Sousa” Award of the Xiamen
International Animation Festival reserves the right of final interpretation for the
Selection Regulations.
The Organizing Committee of Cyber Sousa Award of Xiamen International
Animation Festival
February 7, 2023