We wish to thank everyone for your continued support for the Hawaii Anime Awards being held on the evening of June 23, 2018. Our team is excited to make it a great event.
This announcement is to address the concerns that have been brought to our attention and would like to make it known to those participating and involved.
First, the Hawaii Anime Awards is governed and closed to a third-party organization that received online nomination submissions in an open to the public nominations form. Those who volunteer their time and work so hard to put on a great event are not privy to voter and nominee information.
Nominations have been done anonymously by the public and was held in November 2017 until the end of the year and reopened for a second chance to include nominations after it’s continued awareness on March 10th and promoted via social media (public post).
We understand that with a publicly open nomination, we unfortunately did not have direct contact with nominees (Netflix, Crunchyroll, Vendors, Artists and Cosplayers, etc.)
Letters were sent to those that information was available.
That being said, we are giving the option for nominees who wish to not participate the opportunity to withdrawal their current nomination. Please email email@example.com for the opportunity to withdrawal your nomination and we will also be reaching out through our networks to do what we can get in order to get in contact with fellow nominees.
That being said, we are offering all nominees a complimentary ticket to the awards gala with the opportunity to bring one guest (a $100 value) for your continued support for the awards.
We understand that as a first time award show, we will encounter hiccups along the way but as we round out the process and are more known to the Hawaii community, the award show will be owned and run by the community. We are here to give that little push.
There will be an opportunity for those vying for the coveted A-N-E in an open nomination or self-nominate for 2018 when nominations for the 2019 awards open again in early July. As we put on this first award show for anime fans, we are open to feedback and constructive criticisms to make sure your voice is heard. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via social media or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, we ask that you continue to support our emcees, the volunteers, current nominees for the first ever Hawaii Anime Awards.
Metahuman Entertainment Team