▼About the game Arknights
Arknights is a full-fledged tower defense game depicting a battle around “originium”,
a mineral left behind by Catastrophes, and the infected, idiosyncratic entities born from the illness spreading from the ore.
The magnificent and overwhelming setting is colored by beautiful illustrations and characters voiced by skilled voice actors.

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First Prize
2 winners
Award of Excellence
3 winners
Honorable Mention
5 winners
Special Prize
3 winners
Prize: 300,000 JPY
Prize: 100,000 JPY
Prize: 50,000 JPY
Prize: 100,000 JPY
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Yostar, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as “the Organizer”) will hold Arknights Battle Illustration Contest (hereinafter referred to as “the Contest”) with pixiv Inc.on pixiv from April 24th, 2020(Friday).

▼About the game Arknights
Arknights is a full-fledged tower defense game depicting a battle around “originium”, a mineral left behind by Catastrophes, and the infected, idiosyncratic entities born from the illness spreading from the ore. The magnificent and overwhelming setting is colored by beautiful illustrations and characters voiced by skilled voice actors.

Official Website
Official Twitter

【About Raid Battle】
■How to enter
1.Draw and post illustrations featuring operators appearing in the game Arknights.
When posting your work, please include the official contest tag and the tag of the faction to which your operator belongs.
2. Every day at 12:00 p.m. JST, damage will be inflicted on the enemy corresponding to the total number of views on the participating works.
3. When the enemy's HP reaches zero, the stage is cleared! You will move on to the next stage.

Let's work towards clearing all the stages!

* Official contest tag: #アークナイツバトルイラコン

* Faction tags:
1. Rhodes Island: tag #ロドス
2. Lungmen: tag #龍門
3. Rhine Lab: tag #ライン生命
4. Penguin Logistics: tag #ペンギン急便
5. Karlan Trade: tag #カランド貿易
6. Ursus Student Self-government Group: tag #ウルサス学生自治団
7. BSW (BlackSteel Worldwide): tag #BSW
8. Other factions: tag #他勢力

■MVP
At the end of each stage, the work that has contributed the most to each faction will be regarded as each faction's MVP.

* However, once a work becomes the MVP, the author shall be excluded from other MVP selections.
* If you post a work featuring operators of multiple factions, we will prioritize the faction tag that was added first.
* To learn which faction your operator belongs to, please refer to the in-game illustrated guide or to each operator's profile. If the faction to which your operator belongs to remains unclear, please include the tag for either ""他勢力"" or ""ロドス"".

■Notes
・ It may take some time to count the total number of views.
・ The number of views is counted only for illustrations with the contest tags.
・ Works without a faction tag will be counted if they include the official contest tag.
・ If you add the official contest tag at a later date, the number of views from the period preceding the inclusion of the tag will not be counted.
・ Once the enemy's HP reaches zero, any residual damage will be carried over to the next foe.
Theme
Draw and post illustrations featuring operators appearing in the game Arknights.
Period of event
4/24/2020〜6/7/2020 23:59
Uploading format
There are no restrictions on the number of artworks an applicant can submit. However, please do not submit multiple postings for the same artwork.
There is no restriction on the size of the artwork.
Awards
First Prize
2 winners
Prize: 300,000 JPY
Award of Excellence
3 winners
Prize: 100,000 JPY
Honorable Mention
5 winners
Prize: 50,000 JPY
Special Prize
3 winners
Prize: 100,000 JPY
* All winning illustrations may be used for exhibitions, printed materials, and goods related to Arknights.

* The winners may be introduced to Yostar, the developer Hypergryph Co., ltd., or pixiv Inc. for other future projects.

* Overseas applicants are welcome. The award money can be transferred to an overseas account, but please note that the amount you receive may differ from the one advertised because of remittance fees, etc.

※If any of the following is applicable, the submission will be disqualified from the Contest.
・Submitted artwork does not match the theme.
・Designated hashtags are missing.
・Submitted artwork’s privacy setting is not set to public.
・Submission that is not between the Contest period.
・Re-submission of past entry.
・Other terms as specified in 「Terms & Conditions(1)」below.
・Contest period is in accordance with Japan time.
・All winning artworks will be announced in pixiv notification board and contest page, please refrain from deleting your submission or make it to private.
○Contest Requirements
Individuals (no group entries or corporate entries will be considered) who own a pixiv account and have agreed to all this application guidelines.
※Applicant who is under the age of 18 must have the consent of its parents/guardians.

○ Screening method
All the submissions for the competition will be reviewed thoroughly and the best work will be determined.

○How to Participate?
Each Applicant may post the illustration/ comic using their own pixiv account. Please do make sure to include the designated hashtags in your submission."

○Terms and Conditions
Please read and acknowledge the following terms and conditions before taking part in the Contest.
By taking part in the Contest, you are deemed to have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the following terms and conditions.
(1)Artwork (including nickname) that apply to the following will not be subject to review. In addition, winning artwork(including nickname) may be disqualified if any of the below has become recognized by the Organizer.
・Those that infringe any rights (including but not limited to any intellectual property rights, copyrights, honor, credit and/or privacy) of the Organizer, pixiv, pixiv`s users,or any third parties.
・Those that are equivalent to obscenity, cruelty, discrimination, and/or others that give discomfort to third parties.
・Those that are against public order and morals.
・Those that are judged to be inappropriate by the Organizer.
・Those that are licensed, or planned to be licensed.
・Those that have been submitted to other contests
・Those that have won in other contests.
・Required particulars are missing or inaccurate.
・Others that the Organizer judge as inappropriate.
(2)Copyright of the submitted artwork shall belong to the applicant. However, in relation to the winning artwork, the applicant shall agree to transfer copyright of such artwork to the Organizer at no additional cost.
(3)Winners shall agree not to exercise any moral rights of authors to the Organizer as well as third parties designated by the Organizer.
(4)We will not inform each applicant individually in regards to the contest`s result. Public announcement will be released on pixiv as well as other official media managed by the Organizer. Winning work and profile name of the applicant will be published on pixiv and other official platforms such as Twitter, Facebook page as well as other official media managed by the Organizer.
(5)Regardless of whether the applicant is selected as a winner, the applicant shall agree in advance that submitted artwork, comment or applicant`s nickname may be showcased in pixiv official Twitter, Facebook, other official SNS accounts, the Organizer`s website, event, or exhibited in the event etc. Part of the content may be adapted or modified.
(6)If a post that was posted once is cancelled, it will be excluded from selection.
(7)No reimbursement of any costs in relation to the creation of the artwork and submission for the Contest will be offered.
(8)Any information received from the applicant will only be used for the purpose of contacting the applicant. The Organizer will handle personal information of each applicant in accordance with the Organizer's privacy policy as referred to by the URL below.
(https://www.yostar.co.jp/privacy-policy.html)
(9)The Organizer may contact award candidates separately via pixiv message. Please note that the award candidates may be forfeited if we do not receive any reply within the determined period.

○ Disclaimer
(1)Applicant shall take part in the Contest at his / her own risk.
(2)The Organizer shall not be liable for any responsibility regardless of any dispute caused by posting to the Contest by the applicant itself, or any dispute between the applicant and other third parties.
(3)The Contest will be paused without prior notification when the Organizer or pixiv decides that system maintenance is needed.
(4)The Organizer is not liable for any damage received by the applicant with respect to the Contest (including, but not limited to, interruption, suspension or cancellation of the Contest)
(5)Disclaimer stipulated in this application guideline shall not be applied in cases where the reasons directly attributable to the occurrence of damages are due to the Organizer`s intentions or gross negligence.

○ For further inquiries
(1)If you have any comments/ inquiries about the Contest, please kindly contact us via pixiv inquiry form(pixiv問い合わせフォーム
(2)Information needed in the inquiry form
・an email address that we can contact you,
・Nickname
・Inquiry contents.
・Please include [アークナイツバトルイラストコンテストについて」in the title
(3)Please refrain from inquiring by phone call.
(4)We will not reply to any inquiries about the result of application.

○Governing Law and Jurisdiction
Japanese law will be applied to matters concerning the contest and application guideline. The Tokyo District Court shall be the exclusive jurisdiction court of the first instance over all disputes arising out of or in connection with this contest or application guidelines between the Organizer and the applicant.

Kind regards
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 and post illustrations featuring operators appearing in the game Arknights.
Period of event:4/24/2020〜6/7/2020
Uploading format
There are no restrictions on the number of artworks an applicant can submit. However, please do not submit multiple postings for the same artwork.
There is no restriction on the size of the artwork.
3. Use the tag "アークナイツバトルイラコン" on your illustration and post it!
Please check if your work meets the conditions required for application before uploading.
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4. Applications complete!
Please wait till the judging is finished.
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イラストコンテスト作画資料

ロドス・アイランド(ロドス)

表向きは製薬会社であり、正式名称は「ロドス・アイランド製薬」という。しかし、その実体は感染者自身の手で感染者問題の解決に取り組む専門組織であり、様々な手段を用いて感染者が巻き起こす事件を解決に導いてきた実績を持つ。

龍門

龍門の権力者・ウェイが統率する移動都市。内部は各勢力が分割統治をしている都市のように見えるが、実際は各階層間での組織の規律性と同調性がかなり強い。伝統的な都市では禁止されている行為でも、龍門では専門の実施ルートがあり、グレーゾーンの産業についても合理的かつ効果的な管理法が整備されている。

ライン生命医科学研究所(ライン生命)

ライン生命医科学研究所は、クルビアを拠点とし、生命科学や化学工業、生物応用などの技術領域の開拓、発展に力を入れている会社で、クルビアが重点的に支援している科学技術団体である。ライン生命が公開する多くの成果は業界の注目を集めており、毎年多くの業界関係者のライン生命への加入を促している。

ペンギン急便

移動都市「龍門」に属する正規(合法的に設立された)企業。登記上の業務内容は運送業となっているが、彼らが担う任務はグレーゾーンのものが多く、実際には情報の販売、武器運送、密輸などアンダーグラウンドな業務を請け負っている企業であり、その実態は特殊な物流会社と情報商人が融合したものである。

カランド貿易

イェラグの議員であるエンシオディス・シルバーアッシュによって設立された、イェラグに属する国際貿易企業。イェラグの現地企業は国際貿易に関する経験が浅いため、他の移動都市等との商業活動は基本的にカランド貿易の手によってリードされている。独自の供給ルートを持ちながら、国内市場における絶対的な統治力により、カランド貿易は急速な発展を遂げている。

ウルサス学生自治団 (USSG)

移動都市チェルノボーグにある某中高一貫学校の学生によって結成された学生団体。レユニオンがチェルノボーグを陥落し、人々を迫害した時、ズィマーが一部の学生を引率し、学生自治団という名義で反撃し、助け合いながらチェルノボーグから逃げ出した。そして一連の紛争や冒険を経た後、この「学生自治団」はロドスに身を寄せるようになった。

BSW(ブラックスチール・ワールドワイド)

ブラックスチール・ワールドワイド、通称「BSW」の前身はクルビアの傭兵団。国同士の戦争で利益を得る多くの傭兵団とは異なり、BSWの初期メンバーの大半はクルビア独立戦争の時に退役した老兵だった。当初はクルビア連邦を頼り、主に政府や企業との契約を受けていたが、とある事件を経た後、ようやくBSWは元の体系から脱却し、積極的に国際業務を発展させ始めた。

Other

この大地には、まだまだ多くの勢力や団体が存在する。彼らはそれぞれ異なる文化、地理、自然、宗教と信仰を持ちながら、古から伝わる規則に則り、このテラという大地に息づいている。大地に轟く移動都市のエンジンの音とともに。