Nomination Period: 2019-07-05 15:00 UTC - 2019-07-12 14:59 UTC
Late nominations are NOT ACCEPTED.
Step 1: Go to this URL to access the voting page: https://2019.internationalsaimoe.com/no ... nomination
Step 2: Read the nomination rules and guidelines.
The rules and guidelines are as follows:
- At least five (5) eligible anime franchises must be represented on the ballot.
- At least two (2) female and two (2) male characters must be included on the ballot.
- At most three (3) characters from any given series or franchise may be nominated on the ballot.
- No character may be nominated more than once on the ballot.
- All nominations have equal weight. There is no ranking on nominations.
- Male Character must have appeared on or before Dec, 31st, 2018 UTC to be eligible for the Male Division
- Female Characters that first appeared on or before Dec. 31st, 2018 UTC will be considered first for the Female Main division. If they are eligible for Winter Seasonal and didn't qualify for the Main division, they will be considered for the Winter Seasonal. If they are eligible for the Spring Seasonal and didn't qualify for neither Main division, nor Winter Seasonal, then they will be considered for the Winter Seasonal.
- Female Characters that first appeared between Jan. 1st, 2019 and Mar. 31st, 2019 UTC will be considered for the Winter Seasonal. If they didn't qualify for the Winter Seasonal, but is eligible for the Spring Seasonal, then they will be considered for the Spring Seasonal.
- Female Characters that first appeared between Apr. 1st, 2019 and June 30th, 2019 UTC will be considered for the Spring Seasonal.
- Female Characters that first appeared after July 1st, 2019 UTC will not be counted.
- Invalid nominations on a ballot will be discarded individually and will not void the ballot unless any discard results in that ballot being in violation of the Section V.D, in which case that ballot will be voided.
- The Staff reserves the right to deem any avatar-type character ineligible for the Main Tournament.
- We define "avatar" as any entity, virtual or otherwise, that is controlled by a distant conscience.
- An avatar may be eligible in the following cases:
- His/her status as an avatar has not been revealed in the anime adaptation.
- The character only appears as an avatar, i.e, the controlling conscience is never revealed or does not have a corporeal form.
- The avatar gains, or regains, his/her own individual conscience.
No repeated submissions to submit for different competitions will be entertained.
Step 3: Check the list of characters that cannot be nominated.
The list of characters that cannot be nominated are as follows:
Tachibana Kanade (Angel Beats!)
Gokou Ruri (Ore no Imouto)
Itsuka Kotori (Date A Live)
Chitanda Eru (Hyōka)
Shana (Shakugan no Shana)
Katō Megumi (Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata)
Rem (Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu)
Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass)
Kirigaya Kazuto (Sword Art Online)
Oreki Hontarou (Hyouka)
Kinoshita Hideyoshi (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu)
Accelerator (Toaru Majutsu no Index)
Sora (No Game No Life)
Korosensei (Ansatsu Kyōshitsu)
Hikigaya Hachiman (OreGairu)
Shiina Mashiro (Sakura-sō no Pet na Kanojo)
Chtholly Nota Seniorious (SukaSuka)
Yūki Asuna (Sword Art Online)
Nakano Azusa (K-ON!)
Tōsaka Rin (Fate Series)
Kanna Kamui (Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon)
Violet Evergarden (Violet Evergarden)
Ichigo (Darling in the FranXX)
Uraraka Ochako (Boku no Hero Academia)
Amane Suzuha (Steins;Gate)
Platelet (Hataraku Saibō)
Ohara Rinne (ISLAND)
Sakurajima Mai (AoButa)
Takarada Rikka (SSSS.GRIDMAN)
Levi (Shingeki no Kyojin)
Okabe Rintarō (Steins;Gate)
Tachibana Taki (Kimi no Na Wa.)
Shiota Nagisa (Ansatsu Kyōshitsu)
Archer (Fate Series)
Willem Kmetsch (SukaSuka)
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".
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).
Step 5: Answer a simple survey concerning your gender and your age. Feel free to abstain if you desire.
Step 6: 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 EKRCTSTH
Submit your ballot by clicking "Submit". 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 7: 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!