Nendonesia Photo Contest #2

In order to celebrate Nendonesia’s 1st Anniversary, Nendonesia and rendoroid-shoppe are holding a photo contest, dubbed Nendonesia Photo Contest #2.

Only mobile phone cameras are allowed

Only mobile phone cameras are allowed

Unlike the first photocon, you may only use mobile phone camera to capture Nendo-photo to be submitted for the contest. (D)SLR and pocket camera usage is not allowed.

Besides, this photocon is now open for international Nendonesian – though you might want to check the Terms & Conditions before participating. Anyway, we also have a theme applied for this contest: Spreading Nendo-love to everyone! which is Nendonesia’s official tagline. ^^

Interested to join the contest? Kindly scroll past the break to view further details. ^^

UPDATE 1: Minimum camera resolution restriction has been lifted (see Rules); Further explanation about the Theme has been added.

UPDATE 2: Photo of Nendonesia merchandise set prize and FAQs section has been added.
UPDATE 3: Submission period has been extended to July 31, 23:59.


The theme for this photocon is Spreading Nendo-love to everyone! What does it mean? Well, we give you the freedom to interpret the meaning. Generally speaking though, the phrase means something like the following:

  • We have to love each other.
  • Love is one of the most important thing in life.
  • I think Nendoroid is lovely; do you think so too?

Well, if you have another interpretation, feel free to express it through your photo. Make sure that your photo could deliver the meaning clearly. ^^


Our previous PhotoCon judges are back … and now we also have several guest judges as well! Here is the complete list of the judges:

  1. Rendoroid
  2. Cybeast
  3. Pus2meong
  4. Animaster
  5. Shiddo: moderator of MyFigureCollection/TsukiBoard
  6. Singer_Yuna: owner/webmaster of
  7. Dorothee: owner/webmaster of


The prize is one Nendonesia Merchandise Set and one Nendoroid for a grand winner and a runner-up. We will announce which prize goes to the grand winner and which one goes to the runner-up soon. ^^

Nendonesia Merchandise Set - Miku is not included XD

Nendonesia Merchandise Set - Miku is not included XD


  1. Photo submission for the Contest will start from July 4, 2011 00:01 AM (GMT+7) until July 31, 2011 23:59 PM (GMT+7).
  2. Participants shall submit their entries within the aforementioned date. Early and late submission will result in disqualifications.
  3. Participants may only use mobile phone camera with a recommended minimum of 3 MP resolution to capture the photo. Lower resolution camera is acceptable, but your photo might be put on risk of being scored low due to its quality.
  4. (D)SLR and consumer pocket camera is not allowed.
  5. Photo’s EXIF data should be retained, as it will be used to analyze the photo origin. If your photo does not have EXIF data (or contains suspicious EXIF data), it could be deemed as invalid entry, and therefore it would be disqualified.
  6. Participants shall submit his/her own photos.
  7. Any photo resolution is fine but the file size is limited to 500KB.
  8. Usage of photo-editing apps for adjusting brightness/contrast, sharpening, cropping, and resizing are fine, but any other usage, including effects creation are strictly prohibited.
  9. The photos must only contain regular Nendoroid and/or Petits, no other figures/figurines should be seen in the photos. The usage of any objects/properties (tables, beds, etc) and natural environment (river, rocks, roads) are allowed.
  10. Watermark is fine, as long as it is put on the corner of the photo.
  11. Entry is limited to one photo per Participant.
  12. In order to prevent copyright issue, Participants may not submit his/her works that has been submitted into another photo contests prior to this contest.

Terms and Conditions

  1. This Contest is organized and promoted by Nendonesia and rendoroid-shoppe. Nendonesia reserves the right to amend the Rules and Terms & Conditions without any prior notice to all Participants. By participating in this Contest, Participants shall be deemed to have agreed to and accepted these Terms.
  2. The contest is open for international residents.
  3. Shipping charge may apply for winners who live outside Indonesia.
  4. Participants shall submit their details properly during submission of their entry. Nendonesia reserves the right to reject and/or disqualify any incomplete, improper, or late entries without disclosing or providing any reason whatsoever. Participants are allowed to submit only once.
  5. Winners will be notified by given email addresses and verified within 14 working days after the closing date of the Contest. If the winners cannot be contacted from the details supplied, then the prize will be deemed forfeited, and Nendonesia may select another winners from all remaining entries at its discretion. Non-compliance of these Terms and Conditions and any other requirements communicated by Nendonesia to Participants may result in disqualification of the Participants and selection of alternate winners at Nendonesia’s sole discretion.
  6. Nendonesia is granted permission of any usage of Participants’ photo submission.

Entry Submission

  1. Compose an email message with following content: (see Example)
    Subject: Nendonesia PhotoCon 2 – Photo Title by Username
    – Complete name
    – Nickname
    – Address
    – Postal code
    – Contact number (mobile phone or home phone)
    – Phone model
    – Photo title
    – Photo comment
    ExampleEmail sample
    Note: Valid name, address, and contact number are solely used for prize shipping.
  2. Send it to along with your image/photo attached during the submission date and time: 2011/07/04 00:01 – 2011/07/31 23:59.
  3. See Rules and FAQs for more information regarding valid submission criteria.

Well, isn’t it easy? ^^


  1. So 3MP is the minimum camera resolution allowed, eh?
    No, 3MP is recommended minimum phone camera resolution. You may submit photo captured with less or more than 3MP phone camera.
  2. What is EXIF data?
    It is a standard that specifies metadata tags to be recorded into image files produced by digital cameras. The metadata includes date-time info, camera settings (model, orientation, aperture, ISO speed, etc.) as well as several other info.
  3. The photos taken with my phone camera do not have EXIF data! What should I do?
    You may still submit it, and we will check for its eligibility later. If it is considered a valid entry, then we will include your entry into the scoring phase. If it is not, well, your entry will be disqualified.
  4. Are we allowed to submit photo containing more than one Nendoroid?
    Yes. You can even put some Petits into the scene as well. The number of Nendoroid and/or Petit do not matter.
  5. How about a photo with Re-Ment or other kind of miniatures or mini properties?
    You are allowed to submit photo containing properties, as long as they are not taken from figures other than Nendoroid or Petits.
  6. Are (partially or completely) customized Nendoroid valid to be submitted?
    Yes, as long as they are not taken from (a) bootleg Nendoroid or (b) other figures.
  7. How do international winners pay for the shipping charge?
    The shipping fee will be paid via PayPal. We will give the detail to the winners later on. ^^

That’s it! May the best photo win the contest! ^^

Good luck in the contest, Nendonesian!

Good luck in the contest, Nendonesian!

If you have any questions, kindly post it to the comment section below. ^^

46 comments on “Nendonesia Photo Contest #2

  1. hummm can you explain me more about “Spreading Nendo-love to everyone!”? not really catch the meaning thoroughly ^^ it’ll help me alot

    • Anonymous says:

      Simply put, your Nendoroid photo should express that “we should love each other”. It doesn’t neccessarily refer to “love” in romantic way, but it is OK either way.

      People who look at your photo should be able to catch that impression right away. Photo title and photo comment could help your intent in the photo, although it would be better if they could understand your photo without looking on the captions. ^^

  2. Fefe Chan says:

    err…..3mp mobile phone cam….

    is 2048*1056 = 3mp ??

  3. The photos must only contain regular Nendoroid and/or Petits,
    no other figures/figurines should be seen in the photos. The usage of
    any objects/properties (tables, beds, etc) and natural environment
    (river, rocks, roads) are allowed.

    limited to one nendoroid and petit nendoroid or?

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  5. spreading nendo-love to everyone..
    sounds simple yet so complicated..

    does it mean we have to make other people love nendoroids or what?  0_0′

  6. balakadut says:

    Aha! Since it’s international, I suggest you also announce it in our DeviantART group in the form of a journal. We have quite a lot of members already in there. ^^

  7. ain says:

    Can you explain more about EXIF file and where to find it in our mobile phone? Thanks

    • Anonymous says:

      The easiest way to check whether your photo contains EXIF data is: (under Windows 7)
      1. Copy it into your PC/laptop
      2. Right click on the file
      3. Choose “Properties” -> “Details”
      4. See “Camera” section there

      Kindly visit for more info regarding EXIF data. ^^

  8. Lazypioneer says:

    um i dont have 3 mp mobile camera…
    please lower it to 2 mp or make (D)SLR allowed

    • Anonymous says:

      We could not allow (D)SLR for this contest.
      Regarding the minimum resolution for the mobile phone camera, we will
      consider it and announce it soon. Stay tuned. ^^

  9. Are we allowed to have people in our picture?

  10. Duqs says:

    Some questions:
    1) Can i repost this in my blog as well? ^^
    2) Are we allowed to use customized nendoroids or use parts made by us?
    3) Is the photo size strictly 500kb?

    Congrats on the anniversary

    • Anonymous says:

      The answers:
      1. Of course! Feel free to repost it on your blog. ^^
      2. Yes, as long as the customized Nendoroid doesn’t use any bootleg Nendoroid’s parts. Self-made parts is OK.
      3. It is the maximum allowed file size. If you find that your photo’s file size exceeds 500KB, kindly resize it to < 500KB.

      Thanks for the greeting! ^^

    • Anonymous says:

      Sorry for the not answering earlier. Here you go:

      1. Yay!
      2. Yes, as long as the parts are not taken from (a) other figures or (b) bootleg Nendoroid.
      3. 500KB is the maximum file size allowed.
      4. Yes, iPod Touch is usable.

      Thanks for the greetings! ^^

  11. Dir0001 says:

    I have an idea… but I don’t think it’s possible.

  12. […] site at or if you just want to check the rules in their site and ask questions, just click here instead. Do visit their site as it contains loads of info if you’re a nendoroid collector yourself, or […]

  13. my photo dont have an EXIF data.. what should i do??? can i still join?? (im using a phone camera orz)

  14. ShouTakuya says:

    Can I use a custom dress (made of cloth) for my nendoroid?

  15. Paper Pygmy says:

    “Shipping charge may apply for winners who live outside Indonesia”

    So if the winner resides outside Indonesia, how would he or she pay for shipping charges?

  16. Lazypioneer says:

    can i adjust the contrast or only brightness and sharpness?

  17. Yanuar Blaze says:

    wait for me.. hahahahaha…..

  18. Jercons says:

    I have question.. Do I need to be a member of the main site/have an account at the forum in order to be qualified? what if I’m only a member through facebook page can I still join? Thank you

    • Anonymous says:

      No, you don’t have to be a member.
      Simply grab one or more Nendoroid/Petit and snap a photo with your
      phone camera and submit it. Isn’t it easy? ( ̄▽ ̄)

  19. The irony is that the pictures above were taken by a DSLR.


  20. Azu123Mikua says:

    What if its 5 mp? Is it fine ???

    • Anonymous says:

      3MP phone camera is the minimun recommended, but you may use any other resolution is fine.

      Charlie Anthony

  21. Azu123Miku says:

    How to submit our work ? Im a little confused ==;

    • Anonymous says:

      Simply email your photo to: nendonesia[at]gmail[dot]com with the subject “Nendonesia PhotoCon 2 – Photo Title by Username” and the following text in the body:
      – Complete name
      – Nickname
      – Address
      – Postal code
      – Contact number (mobile phone or home phone)
      – Phone model
      – Photo title
      – Photo comment

      See this email example:

  22. […] we want to say thank you for your participation in Nendonesia Photo Contest #2. We have received many entries internationally, despite all of the restriction in the submission. […]

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  24. […] we would like to apologize for the delay of the Nendonesia PhotoCon #2‘s finalists announcement. It was initially planned for Monday, and then got pushed into […]

  25. Angelin Wijaya says:

    miku love miku love miku love

  26. […] have concluded the scoring phase for Final Round of Nendonesia Photo Contest #2. Therefore, we have updated the Gallery page with the entries from this photocon. You might also […]

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