Terms of service

You must agree to the terms of service in order to participate in the contest. By submitting an entry, you indicate your agreement to the following terms.The following terms of service apply to all entry categories (both judged and special categories)

Note that all emblems, logos, terms, names, and other intellectual property associated with the Olympic and Paralympic Games is protected by trademark laws, unfair competition laws, copyright laws, and other legislation in Japan.
Submitted videos may not make use of the following intellectual property rights or any Olympic/Paralympic images. For more information, click the link below.

Official website of The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games

(Brand protection for Games-related intellectual property)

All copyrights in relation to contest entries will be retained by the participant. Note, however, that the Video Contest Office shall be given the use of contest entries free of charge in the following instances.

  • 1) Publishing (including, but not limited to, public transmission, making available for transmission, and display via associated copying, tagging, embedding, etc., the same shall apply hereunder) contest entries uploaded to YouTube or niconico on the special contest site.
  • 2) The uploading and posting of contest entries by the Video Contest Office on the official YouTube or niconico video contest channel.
  • 3) The publishing of contest entries received on or before December 31, 2020 on the special contest website and/or the official YouTube or niconico video contest channel (note that the posting period is subject to change).
  • 4) The use of contest entries, in whole or in part, for contest promotions, advertising, announcement of results, or the like on various forms of media, including television, magazines, and online. Note that videos used for the above purpose may be edited as needed (subtitles added, splicing, etc.).
  • 5) The showing of winning entries and quick message videos at the screening event. Note that videos used for the above purpose may be edited as needed (subtitles added, splicing, etc.).
  • 6) Any other contest-related use.

Videos that contain footage created by others, material whose copyright is held by someone other than the contest participant (music, photos, choreography, or other content created by another person), and/or company names, product names, portrait of others, likenesses, etc. may not be submitted without licensing from the copyright holder. Note that videos in violation of common decency will not be accepted either.

Note: See our FAQ pagefor more information on the use of music.

Upon submitting their work, posters must guarantee that their contest entry in no way violates any third-party copyrights.

If persons other than the contest participant are depicted in the video, every one of them must also agree to these terms of service.

Videos in violation of these terms of service or those deemed inappropriate for the contest by the Video Contest Office will not be eligible for contest participation, or may have their qualifications revoked after entry. Note that we cannot respond to inquiries regarding participation denials.

Always shoot video after confirming the safety of the environment and in consideration of others. The Video Contest Office will not be held responsible for any injury or damages resulting from a failure to follow basic rules of courtesy.

Contest participants who post URLs for videos uploaded to YouTube or niconico must be in accordance with the YouTube or niconico terms of service and usage guidelines as well as with these terms of service.

These terms of service are subject to change without notice at the discretion of the Video Contest Office. Any changes due to the status of contest operations or other unavoidable circumstances will be posted on the special contest website in advance, and the contest may be suspended.

Should a third party file a complaint or seek compensation, etc. for damages as a result of a posted video, the contest participants will be held responsible and liable for payments required to settle the dispute. Should the Video Contest Office suffer any losses, the contest participant will be forced to pay compensation.

Should contest participants suffer any damages in connection with their participation in the contest, the Video Contest Office will not be held responsible except in cases of gross negligence.

Personal information collected from contest entries will be strictly managed in accordance with the Privacy Policy of Kadokawa, the company holding the contest(http://ir.kadokawa.co.jp/company/privacy_policy.php), and only for the purposes of contest operations and management (e.g. contacting contest participants and winners). Personal information will never be released or revealed to a third party without contest participant consent, except in cases where information must be provided to a contracted business partner for the purpose of contest operations.

Note that names (nicknames) provided on the video submission form will be published in the following instances:
・When awarding winning entries (announcement of contest results, screening event, etc.)
・When publishing videos submitted via direct upload through the special contest website video submission form on the official website or on the official YouTube or niconico contest channel.

Contest operations and the application/interpretation of these terms of service shall be in compliance with Japanese law. Should a contest participant file a lawsuit regarding the contest or these terms of service, this action shall indicate consent to the Tokyo District Court or the Tokyo Summary Court as the exclusive agreement jurisdictional court of the first instance.

Minors must have consent of a parent or guardian in order to participate in the contest.

Any telecommunications charges or costs associated with contest video production are the responsibility of the contest participant.

Award rights cannot not be transferred, sold, or exchanged for money.

The special contest website may be accessed and entries may be submitted via smartphone, computer, tablet, or other devices.

Contest entries will become invalid if they are deleted from YouTube or niconico. Make sure that videos remain pointed until the contest results are announced.

This contest is not affiliated with Apple Inc. or Google Inc.