CONTESTS

23rd JBAN CONVENTION in NAGOYA.INVITATION FOR CONTESTANTS!!

Production date Aug 19(Mon)~ Depends on category
Display date Aug 20(Tue)~21(Wed) until 15:00
Judging and voting Aug 20(Tue) ~21(Wen) until 13:00
Announcement of results Aug 21(Wed) At the final party

*For detailed times,please check the overall schedule.

Contest Category

  • Photo Spot Display
  • Fashion(Dress section・Costume section)
  • Balloon Column
  • Welcome Wedding Space
  • Live Twist
  • Live Performance
  • Balloon Bouquet
  • Balloon Arrangement
  • Balloon Idea

This time, various new rules have been adopted with a view to ensuring a contest that connects to future work.
Be sure to check the rules for each section.

ENTRY BEGINS ON APRIL 22ND(MON) 9:00AM. We will close as soon as the number of entries is reached.
Accepting Contest applications & inquiries. Mail:
※We do not have any application form.

Please make sure to enter the following 5 points when making an entry.

The title of the e-mail should be “Application for JBAN Convention 2019” .
Information to be included is as follows:

  1. Contest Category
  2. Name of Representative(Company name)
  3. Address
  4. TEL(including country code)
  5. Title of your work
  • *The deadline for entry is Sunday, June 9th. However, due to the size of the exhibition space, we suggest you apply early.Application for entry will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • In case if you do not receive any reply from us within 3 days after your submission, please contact us.
  • After we receive your e-mail, we will reply with a material order sheet and cost form from May 20th(Mon).
    Your material order sheet and design image must be sent to us by Sunday June 14th to complete your registration.
    You will be deducated when they are overdue.

  1. Method of Judgment
    The winning works will be decided through totaling the contest votes.
  2. Judges
    Votes of the following judges will be totaled in the ratio of 10 : 5 : 1.
    (Seminar lecturers : convention participants : general spectators)
  • *For the live performances and Live Twist, only the seminar lecturers will have a vote.  
    The review criteria, rules, as well as interpretation and application of votes will be determined according to the discretion of the JBAN staff only.
    The judges will be selected by the JBAN staff and will remain anonymous.
    The JBAN staff will strive to ensure that the competition is fair, balanced and without prejudice.

CAUTION

  1. Display period
    Please produce works in such a way that they can be maintained during the display period until August 21 (Wednesday).
  2. Display area
    The organizing committee will designate the works display area.
  3. Separation of wastes
    Since we are in the process of acquiring ISO 14001, we request your cooperation in separation of trash generated during your production and meal.

  1. Prize
    Thanks to the cooperation of the sponsors, we have prepared a selection of wonderful gifts to present to the award-winning teams in each section.
  2. Party seating
    Priority seats will be reserved for contestants only.

Contest Rules each categry

Photo Spot Display

Looking good on Instagram! You can actually take photographs at the completed photo spots. This is likely to be the most exciting section of the contest. 。

Contest works must be made at the venue. Production Time: 5 hours
Theme Sports
Number of Entries 6 teams
Team Size Up to 4 (1 representative + staff)
Work Size No larger than W1500 x D2000 x H2000mm
Conditions 180 °design (grid not allowed). Standing type. Use of helium gas is prohibited. Submit Cost form
Selling price (retail price)50,000 Yen
Time schedule Aug.19th (Mon)
Gather time 11:30
Start time 12:00-17:00
Production time 5 hours
Cost form submission 13:00-18:00
  • ・Make your work on the assumption that the visitor takes a photo (in or behind the work).
  • ・Balloons are not to be inflated or created prior to the contest. Also, molding and bending shall not be done before the contest. Cutting, coating and marking of paper patterns and pipes can be done prior to the contest.
  • ・Use of helium gas is prohibited.
  • ・Maintenance to your work is prohibited.
  • ・Electric power available during the exhibition.

Fashion(Dress section・Costume section)

Balloon costume!? Can you wear balloons?
How about surprising people with boundless possibilities?

Contest works must be made at the venue. Production Time: 3 hours
Theme Pirate
Number of Entries 10 teams
  Be sure to select a dress or costume.
Team Size 1 creator(Up to one person is acceptable when adding an assistant)
Work Size W1500 x D1500 x H2000mm
Conditions 360 °design. Please bring your own mannequins and prepare model by yourself. It can be moved.
Maintenance This is possible during the exhibit after the show has finished.
Clean-up and disposal Please take it home as soon as the contest display is over.
(After the contest is over, please take it away from the scene. )
※Details will be provided in the participation manual.
Time schedule Aug.19th (Mon)
Gather time 13:30
Start time 14:00-17:00
Production time 3 hours
Cost form submission 13:00-18:00
  • The number of production people is up to two. It will be one representative and one assistant.
  • Model: 1 person
  • Production only on Aug.19th. A fashion show and parade will be held on Aug. 20th(AM).
    It is indispensable that the work be able to exhibit until Aug. 21st 13:00.
  • Balloon Dress or Costume work must be wearable on a mannequin or torso.
  • It is indispensable that the work be able to exhibit during the period.
  • Please prepare your model and torso. Please consult with contestants from overseas.
  • If you need to rent at the venue, please contact us by June 30th.
  • Conditions: 360 °design.
  • Only Qualatex balloons may be used in Fashion competitions.
  • You are not permitted to work on your balloons and any preparation in any way before the contest.
  • Use of helium gas-filled balloon is prohibited.
  • Use of spray is prohibited.
  • Not subject to judge:ex.) hat、bracelet, necklace、shoes、 high heels.

Balloon Column

look forward to seeing impactful works on a single column.

Contest works must be made at the venue. Production Time: 3 hours
Theme Free
Number of Entries 5 teams
Team Size Up to 2 (1 representative + staff)
Work Size W1000 × D1000 × H2500
Conditions 180 °design. Standing type. Use of fresh helium gas is prohibited. Submit Cost form
Time schedule Aug.19th (Mon)
Gather time 10:30
Start time 14:00-17:00
Production time 3 hours
Cost form submission 13:00-18:00

Prepare your own equipment and materials.

Welcome Wedding Space

A wedding to express the couple, In a wonderful space removed from regular life. Build a welcome space in which you can welcome your guests ♥

Contest works must be made at the venue. Carry-on assembly only. Production Time: 1 hour
Theme Please decorate us
Number of Entries 5 teams
Team Size Up to 2 (1 representative + staff)
Work Size W1500 × D1500 × H1800
Conditions 180 °design. Standing type. Use of fresh flowers is prohibited. Use of helium gas is permitted. *However, keep as work until the end of the final day. Artificial flowers, board, cloth and accent materials may be used. Submit Cost form
Time schedule Aug.19th (Mon)
Gather time 14:30
Start time 15:00-16:00
Production time 1 hours
Cost form submission 13:00-18:00
  • Prepare your own equipment and materials.
  • You can use photos, but you will lose points if you use works that require copyright.
    The use of domestic and foreign characters, animation, celebrities, registered trademark, etc. is prohibited in your works.

12min Live Twist

This contest is COLOR-QUEST! Live content will be broadcast for viewers to share.Production Time: 12 mins.

Contest works must be made at the venue on live.
Theme Free
Number of Entries 10 contestants
Team Size 1 person
Conditions 360 °design.
Color quest/Rose Gold.
All competitors make the work at the same time. The standing position is decided on the day by lottery.
Use of stickers and marker pens is permitted.
Since we will not be providing you with any materials, you must bring your own balloon.
Clean-up and disposal Please take it home as soon as the contest display is over. (After the contest is over, please take it away from the scene.)
Time schedule Aug.20th (Tue)
Gather time 13:00 (meeting)
Gater time before show 17:15
Production time 12min from 17:30
Finish time 20:30

Live Performance

Show! Enjoy! Surprise!
Let's excite the venue with a balloon performance! Production Time: 10 mins

Contest works must be made at the venue on live.
Theme Free
Number of Entries 10 contestants
Team Size 1 person or 1 team
Conditions Compile a show that must include the balloon making process.
Use of tools other than balloons is prohibited. There is no preliminary qualifying.
No materials will be provided. Each contestant must prepare their own acoustics.
Clean-up and disposal Please take it home as soon as the contest display is over. (After the contest is over, please take it away from the scene.)
Time schedule Aug.20th (Tue)
Gather time 13:00 (meeting)
Gater time before show 17:15
Performance time : each team 10min from 18:00
Finish time 20:30

Balloon Bouquet

The budget is 8,000 yen. The customer will come to pick it up after an exciting hour spent making it.

Please bring in a completed work.
Theme Happy Birthday
Number of Entries 8 contestants
Team Size 1 person
Work Size No larger than W800 x D800 x H1800mm
Conditions 180 °design. Standing type. Use of fresh flowers, water and any liquid are prohibited. Artificial flowers, board, cloth and accent materials may be used.
Clean-up and disposal Please take it home as soon as the contest display is over. (After the contest is over, please take it away from the scene. )
The representative should take responsibility and take it back at designated date and time.
Time schedule Aug.19th (Mon)
Please bring in a comlpleted work
during 13:00-16:00
Cost form submission 13:00-18:00
  • Set a selling price(retail price)by \8,000.
  • Production Time: equal to 1 hour
    Points will be deducted for works that are expected to take more than an hour in production.
  • Please submit the cost form on time.
    If it is delayed, it may be deducted or disqualified if it is not submitted.

Balloon Arrangement

Anticipated scenario: A customer makes a request for a store opening.

Please bring in a completed work.
Theme OPEN/A celebration of opening new shop.
Number of Entries 8 contestants
Team Size 1 person
Work Size No larger than W800 x D800 x H1800mm
Conditions 180 °design. Standing type. Use of fresh flowers is prohibited. Use of helium gas is permitted.
Clean-up and disposal Please take it home as soon as the contest display is over. (After the contest is over, please take it away from the scene. )
The representative should take responsibility and take it back at designated date and time.
Time schedule Aug.19th (Mon)
Please bring in a comlpleted work
during 13:00-16:00
Cost form submission 13:00-18:00
  • Set a selling price(retail price)by 8,000 Yen
  • Production Time: equal to 1 hour
    Points will be deducted for works that are expected to take more than an hour in production.
  • Please submit the cost form on time.
    If it is delayed, it may be deducted or disqualified if it is not submitted.

Balloon Idea

A first for JBAN! Any ideas are OK.

Please bring in a completed work.
Theme Free
Number of Entries 8 contestants(Four teams using T balloons / Four teams using aqua balloons )
Team Size 1 person
Work Size No larger than W800 x D800 x H1800mm
Conditions 360°design. Standing type. Use of fresh flowers is prohibited. Artificial flowers, board, cloth and accent materials may be used.
Please clarify the category so that the focal point and the theme can be understood. Is it a balloon bouquet, a balloon gift or a table center piece? and so on.
Clean-up and disposal Please take it home as soon as the contest display is over. (After the contest is over, please take it away from the scene. )
The representative should take responsibility and take it back at designated date and time.
Time schedule Aug.19th (Mon)
Please bring in a comlpleted work
during 13:00-16:00
Cost form submission 13:00-18:00
  • Production Time: equal to 2 hours
    Points will be deducted for works that are expected to take more than an hour in production.
  • Please submit the cost form on time.
    If it is delayed, it may be deducted or disqualified if it is not submitted.
  • If you use liquid and water etc, please let us know in advance. Also, if you contaminate the venue, be sure to personally take care of it and clean it up.

Contest Rules and Cautions

Facility usage notes

  1. During production, be sure to affix your contest participant certification sticker in a visible place on your clothing, etc.
  2. During production, entry of people other than contest personnel will be prohibited.
  3. Please use designated restroom. If you smoke, please smoke in the designated smoking area.
  4. We request your cooperation in separation of trash generated during your production and meal.
  5. Exhibits of works by students will be displayed. We request your understanding in advance.(Onogakuen highschool)
  6. Contest participants can reserve party seats on a priority basis.
  7. Since production will be conducted in a limited space, we ask that you share the common materials and work space when producing works.
  • To contestants: You are free to take breaks as you please.。
    Also, please note that you are prohibited from ordering meal deliveries, etc. for lunch.

Cautions in Production

  • Due to the size of the contest site, oversized works and extension of work time will not be permitted under any circumstances.
  •  All advance preparations are prohibited. It is not possible to make frameworks, etc. in advance.
    Works that do not follow the pre-production rules in each competition will have points deducted or will be disqualified.
    In the photo spot section and dress section, it is not permitted to make things or inflate balloons in advance.
  • Please refer to the following for balloon materials.
    Permissible maker products
    • Qualatex(Pioneer Balloon Company)(Materials that can be used or provided by sponsors)North Star Balloons(Premium Letter Balloon)
    • S.A.G Balloons (Materials that can be used or provided by sponsors)
    • Takarakosan (Materials that can be used but cannot be provided) ※T-balloon、Bubble balloon、aqua balloon、ibrex、upright balloon e.t.c
    • amscan (Materials that can be used but cannot be provided)
    Maker products that are not permitted
    • betalic(Letter balloon)
    • CTI
    • CONVER
    • sempertex
    • belbal

    Please select materials upon first referring to Emily's Balloon Catalog in advance.

  • The floor may get damaged due to direct contact with aluminum rods, base stand, and gas cylinder, please conduct curing before placing objects.
  • Use of any type of sprays including color spray, hair spray, etc. is prohibited.
    Moreover, if you have concerns about the above matters, etc. in other processing work and used materials, the staff members will give instructions concerning whether use is permitted and so on.
  • If you stain the floor, walls or venue, you may be invoiced for cleaning or repair costs at a later date. Thank you for your understanding.
  • All categories ⇒ Use of fresh flowers is prohibited.
    Photo Spot Display、Fashion(Dress section・Costume section)⇒ Use of helium gas is prohibited.
  • If using helium gas in any other section, please take care to ensure that objects do not fly away.
    If objects do fly away, points will be deducted.
  • Power sources up to 20A can be used for work.
    When work is finished, be sure to turn off power sources for inflators, etc. and gas main valves. 。
  • Please produce works so that they can be held over the display period until August 22 (Thursday).
  • Any supplied materials that are left over in production needs to be returned. Please follow the instructions of staff following production.
  • We prohibit the production and use of works and materials that require copyright such as domestic and foreign characters, anime, entertainers and registered trademarks.

Concerning submitted objects

Please submit original designs, materials applications, work titles, cost forms etc. by the deadline.  
Please understand that submissions after the deadline will not be accepted.
If submissions are not made, you may be subject to points deduction or refused participation.

Maintenance

  • No maintenance at all will be permitted during the exhibition period.In other cases, contestants will be disqualified or have points deducted.
  • JBAN will not be liable for any damages arising in the competition.
    We ask that you refrain from using valuable or expensive items in works.   

Cleaning-up and disposal of your works after contest

  • Please perform your own clean-up work between PM15:00〜PM17:00 on August 22.
  • If you wish to take your works home, please make your own arrangements. Please make your own arrangements for cardboard boxes.
  • The JBAN reserves the right to display and removal of each entry at its discretion. All contestants must be responsible for disposal after contests.

Attending award-giving ceremony in final party

Representatives of each team are asked to apply for and attend the final party in which the award-giving ceremony will be held.They must register for the final party separately.

In closing

Please conduct work with ample care to ensure that there are no injuries.
Be sure to intake ample liquid and rest during production.
If you are unclear on any points, please ask a staff member.