Before we post about the prizes, we will be posting answers to some questions you may have about our contest. We want to help our participants out as much as we can, so we hope you will really find this FAQ helpful.
Q: How can I join the contest?
A: You must be a registered member of sanriotown.com.
Q: Does my video need to be Hello Kitty or Sanrio-related?
A: NO. The theme is “A Dazzling Moment: It’s your time to shine!” It encourages you to share your most memorable and unforgettable moments. It does not have to be about Hello Kitty or Sanrio. It has to be about you! Your video can be about a birthday celebration, a graduation, summer camp, or any moment that is special to you.
Q: How long should my video be?
A: Your “Dazzling Moment” video must be no less than three (3) minutes long. As a general rule, please do not make a video longer than 10 minutes.
Q: How do I use the “TWINKLE” effect in my video?
A: There is a video tutorial on how to add the twinkle effect. Alternatively, you can find it in the Contest Guidelines page.
Q: How many video entries can I submit to the contest?
A: There is no limit to the number of entries you want to enter. However, it is recommended that you submit just a few entries.
Q: What will I do to make my video an official entry to the competition?
A: Once you save your video, do not forget to put “dazzling moment” (including the quotation marks) in the tags.
Q: How do I get my family and friends to rate and comment to my video entry?
A: After saving your “Dazzling Moment” video, you will be automatically be led to your video page. At the bottom part of the page, you will see this box.
Enter the e-mail addresses of your contacts and don’t forget to add a message like this: “Here’s my video contest entry at sanriotown.com. Please sign up to rate it and add a comment. Thank you.”
Q: Why do I have to sign up to join or rate or comment on a video contest entry?
A: This allows our system to identify you. We also have a general rule that repeat votes/ratings for a particular video will only be counted once.
Q: What are there specific rules on the content of the video?
A: Your should not include offensive materials, violent and explicit/sexual content in your videos. It is also required that the photos and videos you incorporate in your video entry are original.
Q: How will my video be judged?
A: The judging criteria for the Grand Prix are as follows: creativity, mileage, and overall appeal. The Most Popular Award will be based on the users’ ratings and comments, whereas the Judges’ Pick will be based on the overall appeal of the video.
Q: How will I know if I win?
A: The top entries will be posted in the website. Once a final decision has been made, the winners will be notified by e-mail following the end of the contest period.
Q: What are the prizes at stake?
Grand Prix: MabelleLife precious diamond pendant
Most Popular Award: Panasonic Video Digital Recorder (VDR-D220)
Judges’ Pick: Sony Cyber-Shot Digital Camera (DSC-T10 Pink)
Q: If I win, how will I get the prizes?
A: All prizes will be delivered via courier, to whatever part of the world.
If you have other questions, please e-mail us at dazzling_moment[at]hellokitty.com.