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Application Guidelines




Osaka Promotion Division, Osaka Promotion Bureau, Department of Civic and Cultural Affairs, Osaka Prefectural Government


“The Osaka I Love”
We are looking for unique videos based on the theme of "The Osaka I Love" ― videos about Osakan people, things, aspects, and places, videos created by people who love Osaka. Winning entries will be registered in the Good Design 100 Project, introduced on Osaka Prefecture's website, and used in Osaka Prefecture publicity and other activities. Animation or English content is also welcome. English content should be subtitled in Japanese.


August 20, 2012 (Monday) 10:00 — October 21, 2012 (Sunday) 24:00
■Preliminary Selection
Early November 2012
■Final Selection
November 8, 2012 (Thursday) 0:00 — December 3, 2012 (Monday) 24:00
■Announcement of winners
Mid-December 2012



■General Category

Entries from the general public and organizations

■Student Category

Entries from university, vocational and senior high school students, etc.



Mana Yasuda (film director/screenwriter)
Masayuki Nakajima (President, Knospear Inc.)
Go Tanaka (film producer, President of CINEMA INFERNO)
Arumikan (comedy duo managed by Shochiku Geino)

Selection Procedure

Preliminary Selection

Early November 2012

Selection Procedure

Four judges will nominate 20 entries in each category based on the following criteria.
1) Theme: Does the entry have a coherent theme?
2) Originality: Does the entry possess originality?
3) Appeal: Does the entry make an impact on audiences?
4) Balance: Is the entry well-balanced ?
5) Osaka-ism: Does the entry convey Osaka's allure?
With "The Osaka I Love" as the theme, a focus on people, things, aspects, or places that express Osaka's allure will be given primary weight. Technical polish, including photography and editing, will be considered secondary.

Final Selection

November 8, 2012 (Thursday) — December 3, 2012 (Monday)


Nominated entries will be uploaded to this website. Winners will be selected based on a combination of points calculated by the number of YouTube views during the final selection period and points awarded by the judges. Nominated entries will be shown with one-second opening and ending contest logos, for a total running time of 30 seconds.

With support from:

D2/Dental Pro/Gurunavi, Inc./Hearton Hotel Kita Umeda/Iyoyakanosato/Chinese cuisine “Sangu”/Panasonic/The St. Regis Osaka/Television Osaka/Turkish Airlines/UNITIKA Ltd./Universal Studios Japan®

Content Requirements

・All elements of the entry, including images and sound, must be originally produced for this contest.
・Entries must not have been exhibited previously. All photography must have been carried out in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
・The producer of the entry will retain copyright to the work. However, Osaka Prefecture shall have the unrestricted right to use the entry in prefectural publicity activities.
・Please ensure that you have obtained all necessary permissions from individuals appearing in your entry. Similarly, if copyrighted works (paintings, photographs, works of art, etc.)
appear in the entry, please ensure that you have obtained all necessary permissions in advance from the copyright holders, and have confirmed that such copyrights are legally uncontested. If any person claiming ownership of copyright, neighboring rights, image rights, or other rights, issues a formal objection relating to your entry, you as entrant shall be responsible for resolving such matters and any associated costs, and all persons associated with Osaka Lovers Commercial Video Contest 2012 shall be held blameless.
・Personal information provided as part of the entry process shall only be used for administrative purposes in carrying out the contest, and will not be disclosed or released for any other purpose without your consent.
To facilitate the promotion of this contest and for Osaka Prefecture publicity activities, entries may be utilized for non-commercial secondary uses, including reproduction, editing, theatrical exhibition, and distribution.
・Entries must not infringe on the property, privacy, or other rights of any person.
・Entries must not incite or encourage unlawful activities.
・Entries must not contain strong language, lewd depictions, or content that threatens public order and decency.
・Entries must not contain content that conflicts with any statute, including the Law for the Prevention of Unreasonable Premiums and Misrepresentation Concerning Products and Services.
・In the event that an entry is found to be in violation of the aforementioned restrictions, or where improper actions associated with the final selection process are detected, or where Osaka Prefecture or the contest secretariat determines that some other impropriety has occurred, the entry will be disqualified from competition.
・Submission of entries to shall constitute agreement with all of these restrictions.


About the application method

How to enter

Upload your video to YouTube.

How to submit your video

Click either button “to go to the Create Account page.”

1.If you don't have a YouTube account, you'll need to set one up.

Complete all required fields.

2.Enter your name, email address and other required information. You will receive a confirmation mail from Google, and this will complete the account creation process.

Log in using your user name and password.

3. Log in and upload your video.

Click here!

4.For information on how to upload your video, select Upload.

After selecting the file you want to upload, enter the title, a summary, the language used, and sharing parameters.

5. Click "Select files from your computer" to upload your video. Don't forget to enter a title, summary, and other needed information for your video in the fields provided.
Note: please refrain from using the name of this contest or referring to this contest or the fact that this is a contest entry in your title or summary. Otherwise, your entry may be disqualified.


6. You're done!

Register your entry by completing the form on this site.
After you enter all the information that is required, if you do not receive a confirmation mail, please send a notification to cmcontest2012@osaka-museum.jp*All entries are closed.
After you register, you will receive an automatic preliminary confirmation from the contest secretariat. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please send a notification to cmcontest2012@osaka-museum.jp Note: Entries that are not in compliance with the content requirements cannot be accepted. You will receive a notification within two weeks if the secretariat determines that your entry does not fulfill the requirements.
■Who can enter

・Participation is open to anyone, both amateur and professional.
・One entry per person or organization.
・Entries must have been created for this contest.
・Participation is free of charge. However, entrants must bear costs of production and delivery.
・Entries must use the Japanese and/or English languages, either spoken or as on-screen titles. Please provide Japanese subtitles for English content.
・Entries can use live action and/or animation.
・Before entering, please read the content restrictions carefully.

■Video format

Running time: 28 seconds
Equipment: consumer/professional video equipment or smartphone
Video file format: WMV, MOV, or MPEG
Aspect ratio: 16:9


TEL: 06-6358-9176 E-mail: cmcontest2012@osaka-museum.jp