▼What is AFK Arena?

AFK Arena celebrated the first anniversary of its release in Japan on June 30.
AFK Arena is a popular fantasy RPG with 6.5 million downloads and counting!
Over 100 heroes in seven factions. Equip your heroes and strategize unbeatable lineups to overcome your enemies in battle.





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AFK Arena 1 Year Anniversary Illustration Contest 受賞 posts
Here are the 「AFK Arena 1 Year Anniversary Illustration Contest」, which closed on August 15st, 2021. Thank you very much for participating in such a large number.

This contest was divided into a Fan Art category and New Hero Design Category and Manga Category.
Among all the wonderful submissions, here are those who stood out the most.
Read application conditions
First Prize
Prize: 300,000 JPY (approx. 3000 USD)
Honorable Mentions
Prize: 10,000 JPY (approx. 100 USD)
Fan Art Category
dīvus
Fan Art Category
!!
Fan Art Category
海霧
Fan Art Category
無題
Fan Art Category
メヒラ
Fan Art Category
Rosaline
Fan Art Category
戦士の慈しみ
Fan Art Category
一緒に踊ろう
Fan Art Category
Xriselia
New Hero Design Category
蠟雕師_紋Vin
New Hero Design Category
Coco
New Hero Design Category
愛煙家の魔女
New Hero Design Category
Priest
New Hero Design Category
afk hero desigh
Judge's Spotlight Award
Prize: 30,000 JPY (approx. 300 USD) * The Judge's Spotlight Award winners are chosen by Art Team at Lilith Games.
全体的に亡霊種族に非常に合った一枚!特に憂鬱な目線と道具が醸し出す神秘感がまたいいですね!
作者のテクニックにより命が宿ったかのようなリアリティ!
フレイラの天真爛漫さがわかる一枚。また、季節感満載で一目見るとほっこりしちゃいますね。
真夏のビーチで楽しんでいる雰囲気を存分に表現した一枚!
作品の背景からも感じ取れるアンダンドラとサテラの仲良し具合が存分にわかる一枚!
独特な色彩の組み合わせが産んだ素晴らしい表現力!知らぬ間に作者の世界観に吸い込まれてしまいそう!
雰囲気が全く違う四人の個性を捉えた最高な一枚!
背景の気球からあらゆる細部のこだわりまで、全てが詰まった一枚です!
構図から背景まで全てにおいて魅了される一枚!
サテラの天真爛漫かつ生き生きした性格を鮮明に表現されており、まさに映像の中の一画面のような躍動感を感じることができる一枚です。
メヒラのセクシーさを最大限に引き出した一枚です!
キャラクターの冷酷さが鮮明に映し出され、視覚的インパクトも完璧!この躍動感をご覧あれ!
アンダンドラとサテラの仲良し具合を鮮明にキャプチャーした一枚!
戦場の躍動感をそのまま表現したリアリティー抜群な一枚!
全体的に非常に大胆で特徴的な色の使い方をしている、その上キャラクターの表情がちょっと魔性なところがまた素晴らしい。
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Lilith Games (hereinafter referred to as "the Organizer") will hold the AFK Arena 1 Year Anniversary Illustration Contest (hereinafter referred to as "the Contest") on pixiv, operated by pixiv. Inc.

▼What is AFK Arena?
AFK Arena celebrated the first anniversary of its release in Japan on June 30.
AFK Arena is a popular fantasy RPG with 6.5 million downloads and counting! Over 100 heroes in seven factions. Equip your heroes and strategize unbeatable lineups to overcome your enemies in battle.

URL: http://afk-jp.lilithgames.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/afk_arena_jp
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpsKsaZZp968PDJGoY0FyGg
Download link: https://app.adjust.com/weny24t_udj5wq4
Theme
Draw illustrations or manga according to each category's theme, tag your work(s) appropriately, and post them to pixiv.
Period of event
7/2/2021〜8/15/2021 23:59
Application category
Fan Art category
Please draw one or more heroes from AFK Arena.

Tag:AFK1周年イラコンファンアート
New Hero Design Category
Please use your imagination to craft a new hero you'd like to appear in AFK Arena.

Tag:AFK1周年イラコン新ヒーローデザイン
Manga category
Please create a manga using AFK Arena as the theme.

Tag:AFK1周年イラコンマンガ

* You can use how many pages and whichever genre you'd like (such as slice-of-life, action, or 4-koma).
* The story in your manga must be resolved within the posted work.
* You can use whichever coloring style you like, such as monochrome or full-color.
Uploading format
○ Entry requirements
Feel free to post more than 1 entry. (However, you cannot post the same work more than once)
There are no restrictions on the size of the artwork for web submission.

Please note that winners will be required to submit the data for their work in the following format: A4 size (2894 x 4093 pixels), in a PSD file with the character separated from the background, and in RGB color mode. Both portrait and landscape works are accepted.
Awards
First Prize
1 winner(Fan Art Category/New Hero Design Category)
Prize: 300,000 JPY (approx. 3000 USD)
Award of Excellence
3 winners(Fan Art Category/New Hero Design Category)
Prize: 100,000 JPY (approx. 1000 USD)
Special Award
5 winners(Fan Art Category/New Hero Design Category)
Prize: 50,000 JPY (approx. 500 USD)
Honorable Mentions
15 winners(Fan Art Category/New Hero Design Category)
Prize: 10,000 JPY (approx. 100 USD)
Award of Excellence
10 winners(Manga Category)
Prize: 30,000 JPY (approx. 300 USD)
Judge's Spotlight Award
15 winners across all categories
Prize: 30,000 JPY (approx. 300 USD)
* The Judge's Spotlight Award winners are chosen by Art Team at Lilith Games.
* All winning works may be used within the game, as in-game loading screens, for real-life event exhibits, as advertising materials for various media, and as sellable goods, as well as be printed onto promotional materials and published on social media. It's possible that the works may be altered to fit such purposes.

* Participants outside of Japan are also welcome. If a winner outside of Japan is selected, it's possible for the prize money to be remitted to foreign bank accounts, but please note that the amount may be less than what's stated above due to remittance and handling fees.

* Your entry will be considered invalid if:
・It does not match the theme of the Contest.
・It does not have the Contest tag attached.
・It features characters from other works done in collaboration with AFK Arena.
・The privacy level of your entry is set to “My pixiv only”, “Private”, or "URL restricted".
・It is a work created as a request by a third party (including commissioned artworks).
・It has been posted outside of the event period or it is a reposted work.
・Rules listed in “Contest Terms (1)” apply to your entry or entries.
○ Who Can Participate
This contest is open to all registered pixiv users who have read and agreed to these Application Guidelines. (Entries from companies and multiple creators will not be accepted)
* Underage contestants should obtain the consent of a guardian before entering.

○ Selection Process
Entries will go through a rigorous judging process before winners are decided.

○ How to Participate
Draw works (illustrations/manga) according to each category's theme, tag them appropriately, and post them to pixiv.

○ Contest Terms
Your submission will serve as an acceptance of the terms outlined throughout this entire document. Please be sure you have read them before submitting your works.
(1) If your entry, including your nickname, falls into the statements below, it will be considered invalid. Furthermore, if a work is determined to be in violation of the rules even after having been selected as a winner, it will be disqualified.
・Works that violate the ownership rights of the Organizer, pixiv Inc., pixiv users, and other third parties; as well as intellectual property rights, including copyright, privilege, trust, and other privacy rights.
・Works that contain obscenity, torture, discrimination, explicit sexual themes, and other elements that are potentially offensive.
・Works that violate public order and morals.
・Works that are unsuitable for public display will have the Organizer decide if it qualifies for the Contest or not.
・Any works based on existing work/goods, works/goods scheduled to be released, works/goods that have already been submitted for/won other contests.
・Works that miss/break a rule or miss a requirement.
・Works that the Organizer finds disagreeable with adequate reason.
(2) Contestants own all rights to their artwork/creations. However, the Organizer will claim the rights for all winning works.
(3) Winners will not exercise “author’s personal rights” against the Organizer, pixiv Inc. as well as pixiv Inc. related parties.
(4) Contestants will not be informed directly when the selection results are announced. The winners will be announced on websites and official social network accounts managed by the Organizer and pixiv. Winners may have their entries and pixiv nicknames posted to the Organizer’s website and both the Organizer's and pixiv's official social network accounts.
(5) Contestants, regardless if they win or not, may have their entries, comments about their entries, and pixiv nicknames (either in their entirety or partially), posted to pixiv’s official Twitter, Facebook, and other social network accounts, the Organizer's website, displayed at exhibitions, and published in magazines or books. The work may be adapted or edited.
(6) Contestants who remove their entries during the contest will forfeit the contest and their work will no longer be accepted as an entry.
(7) The Organizer will not be responsible for any charges contestants may incur during the submission of their entry.
(8) The Organizer will use the contestant's information solely for the purpose of communicating with the contestants during the selection process. The Organizer will protect individuals’ information according to their privacy policy (https://www.lilithgames.com/ja/privacy_lilith.html).
(9) Winners may be contacted separately regarding the selection and the procedure to receive their prize. If winners do not respond within a certain period of time after being contacted, they may not be able to receive prizes.

○ Contest Related Inquiries
(1) If you have any questions or feedback about the contest, feel free to contact us here (pixiv Inquiry form).
(2) Please include your e-mail address, nickname, inquiry, and the subject “AFK Arena 1 Year Anniversary Illustration Contest" before submitting your inquiry.
(3) Replies will not be given to any phone calls regarding support issues.
(4) Replies will not be given to any questions regarding the Contest results.

○ Governing Law and Jurisdiction
The Contest and its terms shall be governed by Japanese law. Furthermore, the Tokyo District Court shall be the mutually-agreed court for any proceedings, with jurisdiction for the preliminary trial in the case of any disputes over contest terms or matters between the Organizer and the contestants.
1. Confirm your application
Entry conditions are different for each contest.
Make sure to read them carefully before planning your submission(s).
2. Create something along this theme
Draw illustrations or manga according to each category's theme, tag your work(s) appropriately, and post them to pixiv.
Period of event:7/2/2021〜8/15/2021
Uploading format
○ Entry requirements
Feel free to post more than 1 entry. (However, you cannot post the same work more than once)
There are no restrictions on the size of the artwork for web submission.

Please note that winners will be required to submit the data for their work in the following format: A4 size (2894 x 4093 pixels), in a PSD file with the character separated from the background, and in RGB color mode. Both portrait and landscape works are accepted.
3. Upload your work
Please check if your work meets the conditions required for application before uploading.
4. Applications complete!
Please wait till the judging is finished.
You will receive a notification regarding the contest results.