▼ What is "Alchemy Stars"?

Discover a riveting world brimming with magic and technology.
The light of the Aurora streaks across the stratosphere...
Follow its radiant glow to the limits of the skies above and beyond the outer stretches of the universe.
Our journey begins now! Astra, where the Aurorians and Caelestites have lived since the beginning of time.
The hundred years of peace has been disrupted with the sudden appearance and invasion
by dark creatures known as Eclipsites, controlled by a mysterious organization from the shadows.
The Caelestites have all but perished at the hands of the Eclipsites...
As the sole survivor, you endure countless hardships and began a long and tortuous life of exile, deep underground.
17 years later, by chance, you were discovered by an Aurorian who brought you back up to the surface, where the Light shines brightly...


|Official Site|

For Global Users / For US Users

|Download Link|

Global Server / US Server






▼Introducing our special guest

We commissioned the lovely Shoko Nakagawa for an illustration as our special guest for this contest!
The making of this work is featured on her YouTube Channel, Shoko Nakagawa's “ヲ"!
She’ll also be selecting some of her favorite works at the end of the contest.




  
中川翔子

YouTube / Twitter



▼Introducing our special guest illustrators

We commissioned works from 6 popular illustrators to help support the contest!
And the illustrators will select some of their favorite works at the end of the contest.




Artworks is on public!



Aちき

pixiv / Twitter



Artworks is on public!


  
chibi

pixiv / Twitter



Artworks is on public!


  
Hinaki

pixiv / Twitter



Artworks is on public!


  
雨傘ゆん

pixiv / Twitter



Artworks is on public!


  
灸場メロ

pixiv / Twitter



Artworks is on public!


  
モ誰

pixiv / Twitter


Fan Art Category
Draw illustrations of one or more characters from the game, Alchemy Stars.


Tag: 白夜極光イラコンFA

* Character References: https://www.alchemystars.com/character.html
* Characters are also introduced on the game's official Twitter.
Official Twitter:
https://twitter.com/AlchemyStarsEN
Daily Outfit Design Category
Draw illustrations of one or more characters from the game, Alchemy Stars, in casual outfits using "seasons" as the theme.

Tag: 白夜極光イラコン私服

* Motif Examples:
Spring: uniforms, floral patterns, etc
Summer: swimsuits, yukata, etc
Autumn: beret hats, plaid patterns, etc
Winter: coats, scarves, etc
Cute Character Design Category
Draw illustrations of one or more characters from the game, Alchemy Stars, using "caricature" as a theme.

Tag: 白夜極光イラコンデフォルメ
Most Popular Award
5 winners across all categories
Alchemy Stars Award
5 winners per category
"Eye of the Storm" Eve Award
5 winners across all categories
Special Guest Award【Guest Illustrator Award】
12 winners across all categories
Special Guest Award【Shoko Nakagawa Award】
5 winners across all categories
Prize money: 250,000 JPY (approx. 2500 USD)

* This award is determined by the number of bookmarks, views, etc a work has on pixiv.
Prize money: 100,000 JPY (approx. 1000 USD)

* This award is determined by the creative team for Alchemy Stars. Winning works will be selected from their favorites.
Prize money: 50,000 JPY (approx. 500 USD)

* This award is to commemorate the "Eye of the Storm" event. Winning works will be selected from among those that feature this event's character, Eve.
* The in-game event "Eye of the Storm" will run from 6:00 pm JST on July 8th, 2021 (Thu) to 6:00 pm JST on July 28th, 2021 (Wed).
* The event period is subject to change.
Prize money: 50,000 JPY (approx. 500 USD)

* This award is determined by the six illustrators who drew this contest's supporting illustrations. Winning works will be selected from their favorites.
Prize: a signed commission illustration

* This award is determined by Shoko Nakagawa. Winning works will be selected from her favorites.
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Starting on July 9th, 2021, (Fri) Tencent Games (hereinafter referred to as "the Organizer") will hold the Alchemy Stars "Aurorian Awakening" Illustration Contest (hereinafter referred to as "the Contest") on pixiv, operated by pixiv Inc.

▼What is "Alchemy Stars"?
Discover a riveting world brimming with magic and technology. The light of the Aurora streaks across the stratosphere... Follow its radiant glow to the limits of the skies above and beyond the outer stretches of the universe. Our journey begins now! Astra, where the Aurorians and Caelestites have lived since the beginning of time. The hundred years of peace has been disrupted with the sudden appearance and invasion by dark creatures known as Eclipsites, controlled by a mysterious organization from the shadows. The Caelestites have all but perished at the hands of the Eclipsites... As the sole survivor, you endure countless hardships and began a long and tortuous life of exile, deep underground. 17 years later, by chance, you were discovered by an Aurorian who brought you back up to the surface, where the Light shines brightly...

▼Official Site
・For Global Users:https://www.alchemystars.com/index.html
・For US Users:https://www.alchemystars.com/us/
▼Download Link
・Global Server:https://alchemystars.onelink.me/2nvl/c3bb6b71
・US Server:https://alchemystarsus.onelink.me/HYo3/7a14c486
Theme
○ Theme
Draw illustrations according to each category's theme, tag your work(s) using the appropriate tag for your chosen theme, and post your work(s) to pixiv.
Period of event
7/9/2021〜8/29/2021 23:59
Application category
Fan Art Category
Draw illustrations of one or more characters from the game, Alchemy Stars.


Tag: 白夜極光イラコンFA

* Character References: https://www.alchemystars.com/character.html
* Characters are also introduced on the game's official Twitter.
Official Twitter:
https://twitter.com/AlchemyStarsEN
Daily Outfit Design Category
Draw illustrations of one or more characters from the game, Alchemy Stars, in casual outfits using "seasons" as the theme.

Tag: 白夜極光イラコン私服

* Motif Examples:
Spring: uniforms, floral patterns, etc
Summer: swimsuits, yukata, etc
Autumn: beret hats, plaid patterns, etc
Winter: coats, scarves, etc
Cute Character Design Category
Draw illustrations of one or more characters from the game, Alchemy Stars, using "caricature" as a theme.

Tag: 白夜極光イラコンデフォルメ
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) PSD file with the character separated from the background. Both portrait and landscape works are accepted.
Awards
Most Popular Award
5 winners across all categories
Prize money: 250,000 JPY (approx. 2500 USD)

* This award is determined by the number of bookmarks, views, etc a work has on pixiv.
Alchemy Stars Award
5 winners per category
Prize money: 100,000 JPY (approx. 1000 USD)

* This award is determined by the creative team for Alchemy Stars. Winning works will be selected from their favorites.
"Eye of the Storm" Eve Award
5 winners across all categories
Prize money: 50,000 JPY (approx. 500 USD)

* This award is to commemorate the "Eye of the Storm" event. Winning works will be selected from among those that feature this event's character, Eve.
* The in-game event "Eye of the Storm" will run from 6:00 pm JST on July 8th, 2021 (Thu) to 6:00 pm JST on July 28th, 2021 (Wed).
* The event period is subject to change.
Special Guest Award【Guest Illustrator Award】
12 winners across all categories
Prize money: 50,000 JPY (approx. 500 USD)

* This award is determined by the six illustrators who drew this contest's supporting illustrations. Winning works will be selected from their favorites.
Special Guest Award【Shoko Nakagawa Award】
5 winners across all categories
Prize: a signed commission illustration

* This award is determined by Shoko Nakagawa. Winning works will be selected from her favorites.
* Contestants, regardless if they win or not, may have their entries, comments about their entries, and pixiv nicknames (either in their entirety or partially), used in outdoor advertising and other such promotional materials. Please note that the work may be adapted or edited as needed for such purposes.

* Please note that all award-winning works may be used in promotional materials, media, or other marketing materials for the game Alchemy Stars, and may be published, printed on goods, or used in game-related content.

* 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.
・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.alchemystars.com/privacy_01.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.

○ Disclaimers
(1) Contestants assume responsibility for their own submissions.
(2) The Organizer will not be responsible for any disputes that may happen between the contestants and other individuals, regardless of the reason.
(3) The Organizer and pixiv Inc. reserve the right to suspend or terminate the Contest if they deem it necessary for any reason, including system maintenance.
(4) The Organizer will not be liable for any damages incurred by the contestants, including but not limited to contest interruption, suspension, or cancellation.
(5) Determined by the true terms and conditions including the disclaimers, the Organizer will be not responsible for any direct damages caused by willful misconduct or gross negligence caused during the contest period, regardless of immunity.

○ Contest Related Inquiries
(1) If you have any questions or feedback about the contest, feel free to contact us here.
(2) Please include your e-mail address, nickname, inquiry, and the subject “Alchemy Stars 'Aurorian Awakening' 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
○ Theme
Draw illustrations according to each category's theme, tag your work(s) using the appropriate tag for your chosen theme, and post your work(s) to pixiv.
Period of event:7/9/2021〜8/29/2021
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) PSD file with the character separated from the background. 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.