▼About Blue Archive

Blue Archive is a social game run by Yostar and developed by NAT Games with the theme School x Adolescence x Tale.
Kivotos is a college town, with hundreds of different schools.
The activities depicted in the story center around Schale, a Federal Bureau of Investigation, to solve various accidents and events happen in the town.
You, the player, serve as an advising instructor within Schale, get closer to the students within Schale, increase your trust, and solve the problems plaguing Kivotos.




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▼How to Participate

【Category】
Draw illustrations of one or more characters from the game, Blue Archive.

This contest has two types of tag: the general contest tag, and school-related tags for the schools the characters you draw are affiliated with.
Make sure you tag your illustrations with both the contest and the appropriate school tag.



Contest tag

ブルーアーカイブイラコン


Any of the following school tags

#アビドス高等学校 (Abydos)
#ゲヘナ学園 (Gehenna)
#トリニティ総合学園 (Trinity)
#ミレニアムサイエンススクール (Millennium)
#山海経高級中学校 (Shanhaijing) 
#百鬼夜行連合学院 (Hyakkiyako)
#レッドウィンター連邦学園 (Red Winter)
#その他学園(Other School)

* The English names are purely for reference and should not be included in the tags.
* When posting an illustration with characters from multiple schools, the school tag that comes first will be prioritized.
*If you are not sure which school the character you want to draw belongs to, please submit your work with the "その他学園" school tag.

First Prize
2 winners
Award of Excellence
3 winners
School Award
1 winner per school
Prize money: 300,000 JPY (approx. 3000 USD)
Prize money: 100,000 JPY (approx. 1000 USD)
Prize money: 70,000 JPY (approx. 700 USD)
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Blue Archive Illustration Contest (hereinafter referred to as "the Contest") will be held on pixiv starting on May 2nd, 2021, (Sun) by Yostar Games (hereinafter referred to as "the Organizer").

▼About Blue Archive
Blue Archive is a social game run by Yostar and developed by NAT Games with the theme School x Adolescence x Tale.
Kivotos is a college town, with hundreds of different schools. The activities depicted in the story center around Schale, a Federal Bureau of Investigation, to solve various accidents and events happen in the town.
You, the player, serve as an advising instructor within Schale, get closer to the students within Schale, increase your trust, and solve the problems plaguing Kivotos.

Official URL: https://bluearchive.jp/
Theme
Category:
Draw illustrations of one or more characters from the game, Blue Archive.

○ How to Participate
This contest has two types of tag: the general contest tag, and school-related tags for the schools the characters you draw are affiliated with. Make sure you tag your illustrations with both the contest and the appropriate school tag.

・Contest tag:
#ブルーアーカイブイラコン

・Any of the following school tags:
#アビドス高等学校 (Abydos)
#ゲヘナ学園 (Gehenna)
#トリニティ総合学園 (Trinity)
#ミレニアムサイエンススクール (Millennium)
#山海経高級中学校 (Shanhaijing)
#百鬼夜行連合学院 (Hyakkiyako)
#レッドウィンター連邦学園 (Red Winter)
#その他学園(Other School)

* The English names are purely for reference and should not be included in the tags.
* When posting an illustration with characters from multiple schools, the school tag that comes first will be prioritized.
*If you are not sure which school the character you want to draw belongs to, please submit your work with the "その他学園" school tag.
Period of event
5/2/2021〜6/13/2021 23:59
Uploading format
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.
However, please note that winners will be required to submit the data for their work in the following format: A3 size (3508 x 4961 px), 350 dpi resolution, PSD file in CMYK color mode. Both landscape and portrait artworks are accepted.
Awards
First Prize
2 winners
Prize money: 300,000 JPY (approx. 3000 USD)
Award of Excellence
3 winners
Prize money: 100,000 JPY (approx. 1000 USD)
School Award
1 winner per school
Prize money: 70,000 JPY (approx. 700 USD)
* 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 one or more artworks 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 Organizers 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://bluearchive.jp/privacy
(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 “About the Blue Archive Illustration Contest"" before submitting your support request.
(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
Category:
Draw illustrations of one or more characters from the game, Blue Archive.

○ How to Participate
This contest has two types of tag: the general contest tag, and school-related tags for the schools the characters you draw are affiliated with. Make sure you tag your illustrations with both the contest and the appropriate school tag.

・Contest tag:
#ブルーアーカイブイラコン

・Any of the following school tags:
#アビドス高等学校 (Abydos)
#ゲヘナ学園 (Gehenna)
#トリニティ総合学園 (Trinity)
#ミレニアムサイエンススクール (Millennium)
#山海経高級中学校 (Shanhaijing)
#百鬼夜行連合学院 (Hyakkiyako)
#レッドウィンター連邦学園 (Red Winter)
#その他学園(Other School)

* The English names are purely for reference and should not be included in the tags.
* When posting an illustration with characters from multiple schools, the school tag that comes first will be prioritized.
*If you are not sure which school the character you want to draw belongs to, please submit your work with the "その他学園" school tag.
Period of event:5/2/2021〜6/13/2021
Uploading format
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.
However, please note that winners will be required to submit the data for their work in the following format: A3 size (3508 x 4961 px), 350 dpi resolution, PSD file in CMYK color mode. Both landscape and portrait artworks are accepted.
3. Use the tag "ブルーアーカイブイラコン" on your illustration and post it!
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.
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