XANA Metaverse, developed by NoBorderZ (CEO: Rio Takeshi Kubo) in cooperation with ZETA Corporation, Fule Media Inc, and Dentsu Inc. has announced the “CREATIVE X AWARD 2022” supported by Western Digital. This is a creative award for NFT creators who are specialized in action sports NFTs. The entry submission for the entries has been started.
Action sports have been attracting more and more attention in recent years due to the rising success of domestic and foreign athletes and the support of the media around the world. The power of photographers, filmmakers, and other creators has played a significant role in supporting this trend. Globally, as top athletes and sports teams are adopting NFTs and advancing new developments, this award adopts a cutting-edge approach of accepting NFT applications, NFT creators, the NFT market, and the action sports market. This award will promote new possibilities for mutual development.
NFT submissions will be accepted on the XANALIA website, and those that pass the screening process will be published on XANALIA which is XANA’s NFT marketplace.
XANA will promote the winning NFT in the global NFT marketplace, and the winning entry will be converted into a Metaverse compatible NFT. They will also receive XANA’s first original NFT collection and virtual land in the XANA Metaverse.
■ NFT Submission Page
■ Award Prize
|Grand Prize Video Category||150,000 yen Supplementary prize SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD (2TB)|
|Grand Prize Photo Category||150,000 yen Supplementary prize SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD (2TB)|
|Excellence Award Video Category||SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD (2TB)|
|Excellence Award Photo Category||SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD (2TB)|
|Western Digital Award||WD My Passport SSD (2TB)|
■ Outline of the Event
|Event name||CREATIVE X AWARD 2022 supported by Western Digital|
|Organizer||CREATIVE X AWARD2022 supported by the Western Digital Executive Committee|
|Executive Committee||Furmedia Co., Ltd./ZETA Co., Ltd./NOBORDER.z FZE / Dentsu Inc.|
|Sponsorship||Western Digital GK|
|Application period||From the end of April to the end of June 2022|
|Selection schedule||April 2022 Application start
June 2022 Application deadline
July 2022 Winners announced
|theme||#Keep the style|
■ Outline of the Work
|Entry work||Completely original and unpublished work in line with themes and rules|
|Video work||Video work within 3 minutes (180 seconds) based on the action/street sports genre
Motion graphics, animation, live-action, etc. can be expressed in any way.
|Photo work||The subject is the action/street sports genre|
|NFT work||Please check the official website|
|Application method||[Video / Photo] Apply from thededicated form
[NFT] Apply from the dedicated form
* For other details, please see the official website
■ Screening Committee Chairman
CEO, Fule Media Co.
He is a video producer and action sports journalist. He has directed numerous video productions for action sports brands and companies. He has also actively covered the world’s big contests, such as X-GAMES and Red Bull X-Fighters, and has been involved in action sports media both in Japan and abroad. In 2012, he established Fule Media Inc. to plan and produce a wide range of action sports content.
Satoshi Kuroda / Director
After working for a C.G. company, he joined P.I.C.S. in 2006. Currently belongs to P.I.C.S. management. In addition to video direction, he has also built a career in Art Direction, Motion Graphics, 3DCG production, etc. In addition to planning and directing commercials, music videos, and OOH, he has collaborated with musicians on videos and developed original works based on street culture and action sports themes. He is also active in various activities, including collaboration with musicians and original works based on street culture and action sports themes.
Hidenori Matsuoka / Creative Art Director
Hidenori Matsuoka has a deep knowledge of street culture, especially art, fashion, and action sports, and has published the free art and culture magazine “Hidden Champion” since 2003. He also publishes photography and art books and manages and curates art shows. His recent works include art direction for the skateboarding photo book “NIKE SB TSUMAMI (photo by Nobuo Izeki)”.
Yusuke Kashiwazaki / Cinematographer / Photographer
After studying under Roland Kirishima, Yusuke Kashiwazaki became independent in 2011 and is active in various genres, from TV commercials, web commercials, and advertising photography to short movies, music videos, and other film and graphic works. He has also produced many works with action sports as his subject.
Jason Halayko has photographed a wide variety of action sports, including FMX, BMX, snowboarding, and breakdancing. In 2022, his work was published in RED BULL ILLUME, the authority on action sports photography.
■ About XANA
NOBORDER.z has developed XANA as an NFT-based metaverse platform with blockchain infrastructure. We provide various products, services, and technologies so that users, companies, and IPs can freely perform multiple activities on the Metaverse. It is currently one of the world’s most popular metaverse platforms, announcing amazing collaborations such as the Koto Heartfull Museum, which aims to promote the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, Milan Fashion Week in Italy, ULTRAMAN, Astro Boy x local government, and many more.
■ XANA Metaverse App (Public Alpha Version)
■ About XANALIA
XANALIA is an NFT marketplace that has attracted global attention, ranking 8th in global trading volume in July 2021 and “No. 1 NFT Marketplace in Expectations” in Japan, developed by NOBORDER.z and operated by XANALIA Limited. It features (1) NFT, (2) linkage with the Metaverse, and (3) DeFi (decentralized finance) model, which are currently the fastest growing areas in the blockchain market, and its diluted potential market capitalization exceeded $1.4 billion (approximately 165 billion yen) within one month after its launch.
Together with Pony Canyon Planning Inc., Fujiland Inc. and Fuji Creative Corporation, the company is holding the “XANALIA NFTART AWARDS 2021” to discover and support creators from around the world.
■ About NoBorderZ
NoborderZ is a next-generation entertainment technology company with a vision of “a world without borders” and operations in five countries worldwide, centered in New York, the USA and Dubai. The company operates a business that fuses entertainment and technology, including a metaverse based on blockchain technology and an NFT platform.
|Company Name||NOBORDER.z FZE|
|location||Business Center, AI Smooch Building, UAQ Free Trade Zone, Umm AI Quwain, UAE.|
|Business content||Development of blockchain technology, VR, XR, AI, NFT and operation of services|
|Representative||Rio Takeshi Kubo|
■ Contact Information
|Department||Public relations department|