▼ East Asian High Schooler Illustration Contest


Since it's so difficult to travel internationally nowadays, the International East Asian High Schooler Public Exhibition, which is an illustration contest held by pixiv and the Kyoto University of Art and Design, is being revived digitally. It was previously held 6 times and accepted more than 16,000 entries. It aims to be a digital and creative exchange among the young people of East Asia.

The contest theme is "my daily life".
It should feature your daily life now or at some point in the past.
We hope to get many entries that convey peeks of daily life over great distances, and the emotions that go with them.
Please feel free to enter!


▶ East Asian High Schooler Illustration Contest 2021: Overview

▶ In coordination with: the Kyoto University of Art and Design - official website
First Prize
1 person
Jury Award
2 people
Award of Excellence
6 people
Runners-up
30people
Prize: 100,000 JPY (approx. 1,000 USD)
 + a personal message from our guest judge, Seiji Yoshida
 + wacom intuos / CTL-4100/K0
  Prize Sponsor: Wacom Co., Ltd.
Seiji Yoshida Award: 1 person
The Kyoto University of Art and Design: 1 person
Prize: a 30,000 JPY (approx. 300 USD) Amazon gift card
Prize: a 10,000 JPY (approx. 100 USD) Amazon gift card
No prize money
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▼The East Asian High Schooler Illustration Contest
This contest is looking for international participants from East Asia who are in their last year of middle school through to their last year of high school. (* 1)
This illustration contest aims to connect students via the arts across East Asia and help them face the future.
* 1 For more details, please refer to the Eligible Participants section below.

▶ Contest Overview
▶ The Kyoto University of Art and Design: official website
Theme
Contest Theme: My daily life
Period of event
2/5/2021〜3/14/2021 23:59
Uploading format
・Attach the tag below to your illustration and post it to pixiv. Adding the tag means your entry has been submitted.
Tag: 東アジア高校生イラコン2021
・You can submit as many works as you'd like. However, you cannot submit the same work as multiple entries.
・There is no restriction on the illustration's size or resolution at the time of posting.
* However, winners may be required to submit the data for their work as: 2,508 px or larger on the shortest side, 350 dpi, and in PSD format.

▼Our Help section
▶ How can I post illustrations on pixiv?
▶ What is the tag on pixiv's contents?
▶ I want to edit or delete content tags
Awards
First Prize
1 person
Prize: 100,000 JPY (approx. 1,000 USD)
 + a personal message from our guest judge, Seiji Yoshida
 + wacom intuos / CTL-4100/K0
  Prize Sponsor: Wacom Co., Ltd.
Jury Award
2 people
Seiji Yoshida Award: 1 person
The Kyoto University of Art and Design: 1 person
Prize: a 30,000 JPY (approx. 300 USD) Amazon gift card
Award of Excellence
6 people
Prize: a 10,000 JPY (approx. 100 USD) Amazon gift card
Runners-up
30people
No prize money
* All winning works will be displayed on April 24th (Sat) and 25th (Sun), 2021 at the Kyoto University of Art and Design Open House 2021.
* All prize winners will be granted an award with the prize details clearly displayed.

* 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” or “Private”.
・It is a repost of a previous illustration or is not submitted within the time frame of the contest.
・It is a derivative creation (fan art).
・Rules listed in point (1) of “Contest Terms” apply to your entry or entries.
○ Eligible Participants
・Students between their 3rd year of middle school (approx. 9th grade or Year 10) and their final year of high school (incl. four-year high schools) on February 5th, 2021 and who are currently living in Hong Kong, Japan, Macao, Mainland China, South Korea, or Taiwan.
Or otherwise individuals born between January 1st, 2002 and December 31st, 2006.
* Individuals between the above ages can enter even if they aren't currently enrolled in middle or high school.
* Participants may be asked to prove their location or age by providing a government ID or student ID.
* Underage contestants must obtain consent from a guardian before entering.
* It's possible for prize money to be sent to an overseas account for foreign-based participants, but the received amount may be different due to international handling fees.
* This contest is open to all registered pixiv users who have read and agreed to the Application Guidelines. Entries from companies and multiple creators will not be accepted.

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

○ 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 work(s).
(1) If your entry, including your nickname, falls into the statements below, your work will not be evaluated. Furthermore, if a work is determined to be in violation of the rules even after having been selected as a winner, it will be considered invalid.
・Works that violate the ownership rights of 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 pixiv Inc. decide if it qualifies for the contest or not.
・Works that are already commercially released or are scheduled to be, as well as any works that have already been posted for another contest and/or won prizes in another contest.
・Works that miss/break a rule or miss a required part will also be considered invalid entries.
・Works that pixiv Inc. finds disagreeable with adequate reason may also be considered invalid entries.
(2) Contestants own all rights to their artwork/creations. However, pixiv Inc. will claim the rights for all winning works.
(3) Winners will not exercise “author’s personal rights” against pixiv Inc. as well as pixiv Inc. related parties.
(4) Contestants will not be informed when the selection results are announced. However, the winners will be announced on pixiv's official websites and media. Winners may have their entries, pixiv nicknames, and other related items to the contest posted to pixiv’s official Twitter, Facebook, and other social network accounts managed by pixiv, or printed on pixiv publications.
(5) Contestants, regardless if they win or not, may have their entries, comments on their entries, pixiv nicknames, and other related items to the contest posted to pixiv’s official Twitter, Facebook, and other social network accounts, displayed at exhibitions, and other magazines or books. pixiv may adapt or minorly edit the work.
(6) Contestants who delete their entries during the contest will forfeit the contest and their work will no longer be accepted as an entry.
(7) pixiv Inc. will not be responsible for any charges contestants may incur during the submission of their entry.
(8) pixiv Inc. will use the contest information solely for the purpose of communicating with the contestants during the selection process. pixiv Inc. will protect individuals’ information according to their privacy policy (https://www.pixiv.net/terms/?page=privacy).
(9) Winners may be contacted separately regarding the selection and the procedure to receive the Award. If winners do not respond within a certain period of time after pixiv contacts them, they may not be able to receive prizes.

○ Disclaimers
(1) Contestants assume responsibility for their own submissions.
(2) pixiv Inc. will not be responsible for any disputes that may happen between the contestants and other users, regardless of the reason.
(3) pixiv Inc. reserves the right to suspend or terminate the contest in case pixiv Inc. deems it necessary for any reason, including system maintenance.
(4) pixiv Inc. 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, pixiv Inc. 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 Support Issues
(1) If you have any questions or feedback about the contest, feel free to contact us here.
(2) Please include your email address, nickname, inquiry, and the subject “About the East Asian High Schooler Illustration Contest 2021" 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 pixiv Inc. and the contestants.

Thank you.
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
Contest Theme: My daily life
Period of event:2/5/2021〜3/14/2021
Uploading format
・Attach the tag below to your illustration and post it to pixiv. Adding the tag means your entry has been submitted.
Tag: 東アジア高校生イラコン2021
・You can submit as many works as you'd like. However, you cannot submit the same work as multiple entries.
・There is no restriction on the illustration's size or resolution at the time of posting.
* However, winners may be required to submit the data for their work as: 2,508 px or larger on the shortest side, 350 dpi, and in PSD format.

▼Our Help section
▶ How can I post illustrations on pixiv?
▶ What is the tag on pixiv's contents?
▶ I want to edit or delete content tags
3. Use the tag "東アジア高校生イラコン2021" on your illustration and post it!
Please check if your work meets the conditions required for application before uploading.
Upload an application
4. Applications complete!
Please wait till the judging is finished.
You will receive a notification regarding the contest results.
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