Nomination Period: 2017-03-01 00:00 UTC - 2016-03-07 23:59 UTC
Late nominations are NOT ACCEPTED.
Step 1: Go to this URL to access the voting page: http://www.internationalsaimoe.com/voting/ You should see a page that looks like this:
Step 2: Select your desired language using the buttons at the top of the nomination page.
For this demonstration, we shall be using English.
Step 3: Read the nomination rules and guidelines.
The rules and guidelines are as follows:
- You may nominate up to eighteen(18) characters.
You must nominate at least five(5) eligible characters.
At least three(3) eligible anime franchises must be represented in your ballot.
You cannot nominate more than three(3) characters from a single anime franchise.
You must include at least one male and one female character.
All nominations have equal weight. There is no ranking of nominations.
You may submit your nomination only once. You cannot submit a partial ballot and continue it later.
Ballots that do not follow these rules will be discarded entirely.
Please read the ISML Charter for a full list of rules.
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Main Tournament Male Division
No repeated submissions to submit for different competitions will be entertained.
Step 4: Check the list of characters that cannot be nominated.
The list of characters that cannot be nominated are as follows:
Katsura Hinagiku (Hayate no Gotoku)
Akiyama Mio (K-ON!)
Misaka Mikoto (Toaru Majutsu no Index)
Tachibana Kanade (Tenshi) (Angel Beats!)
Gokō Ruri (Kuroneko) (Ore no Imōto)
Itsuka Kotori (Date A Live)
Chitanda Eru (Hyōka)
Shana (Shakugan no Shana)
Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass)
Kirigaya Kazuto (Sword Art Online)
Oreki Hōtarō (Hyōka)
Kinoshita Hideyoshi (Baka to Test to Shōkanjū)
Accelerator (Toaru Majutsu no Index)
Sora (No Game No Life)
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Megumin (Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o!)
Aqua (Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o!)
Rem (Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu)
Emilia (Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu)
Suzukaze Aoba (NEW GAME!)
Takimoto Hifumi (NEW GAME!)
Karasuma Chitose (Girlish Number)
Ai-chan (Getsuyōbi no Tawawa)
Auto-qualification to Main Tournament for winning Necklace/Pendant at 2016 Main Tournaments
Shiina Mashiro (Sakura-sō no Pet na Kanojo) - Aquamarine Necklace
Tomori Nao (Charlotte) - Topaz Necklace
Yukinoshita Yukino (OreGairu) - Sapphire Necklace
Tōsaka Rin (Fate Series) - Emerald Necklace
Saber (Fate Series) - Ruby Necklace
Makise Kurisu (Steins;Gate) - Diamond Necklace
Korosensei (Ansatsu Kyōshitsu) - Aquamarine Pendant
Hikigaya Hachiman (OreGairu) - Topaz Pendant
Araragi Koyomi (Monogatari Series) - Amethyst Pendant
Otonashi Yuzuru (Angel Beats!) - Emerald Pendant
Archer (Fate Series) - Ruby Pendant
Emiya Kiritsugu (Fate Series) - Diamond Pendant
Some guidelines when filling in your nominations:
1. Order of the characters in your nomination ballot does NOT matter. All nominations have the same weighting.
2. The order of the name of the character does NOT matter. "Katsura Hinagiku" is the same as "Hinagiku Katsura" (Please note that you cannot nominate Hinagiku).
3. Please give the full name and series of the character so we know who exactly you are nominating.
4. You do NOT have to use macrons over the vowels (e.g. ō and ū); "ou" and "uu" are sufficient.
5. Any language is accepted, but we highly prefer you write them in romaji (English).
A sample ballot is shown here:
Please note that this ballot does not represent the stance of the author of this thread nor any of the ISML staff members. It is for demonstrative purposes only.
Step 6: Answer a simple survey concerning your gender and your age. Feel free to abstain if you desire.
Step 7: Type in the characters displayed in the image to verify that you are truly a human and not a bot.
In this case, the answer is ZOWASYHZ
Step 8: Submit your ballot by clicking "Submit Nomination". Please note that you should have loaded the page for 180 seconds (3 minutes) before you can submit your ballot.
If anything goes wrong in the process, you can press "Reset form" to start everything from scratch. You CANNOT change your ballot after you have submitted it.
Step 9: If you see a new page listing all your nominations and "Thank you! Your nomination has been accepted!", then you're done!
If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail us at [email protected] or leave your questions here! The staff are very willing to assist you.
Thank you for your nominations and we hope that you have a fun time with ISML!