▼ About the pixiv High Schoolers Illustration Contest 2021


This is Japan's largest digital illustration contest that allows any high school student to participate! Every year, famous creators and corporate sponsors who have given their support will judge submissions and offer their professional critiques. In addition to the prize money and special items provided by each corporate sponsor, there are also chances for works (and their creators) to participate in additional pixiv projects and visual productions.





▼Contest Overviewhttps://www.pixiv.net/artworks/91512587


▼pixiv High Schoolers Illustration Contest portalhttps://www.pixiv.net/highschool-illustcontest



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First Prize
1 winner
Illustrators Jury Awards
4 winners
Corporate Awards
8 winners
Cash Prize: 100,000 JPY (approx. 1000 USD)
20,000 JPY Amazon gift card (approx. 200 USD)
Corporate Jury Award (8 winners)
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▼ What is the "pixiv High Schoolers Illustration Contest 2021"?
This is Japan's largest digital illustration contest that allows any high school student (*) to participate! Every year, famous creators and 8 corporate sponsors who have given their support will judge submissions and offer their professional critiques. In an effort to discover new talented creators, there are also chances for winners to participate in additional pixiv projects and visual productions.
* You must be enrolled in a high school or equivalent at the time of submission, or otherwise be between the ages of 15 and 18.

▼Contest Overview
https://www.pixiv.net/artworks/91512587

Theme
Freely draw an illustration based on the theme "dance".
Period of event
7/31/2021〜9/12/2021 23:59
Uploading format
・Number of posts: You may post more than one 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, winners are required to submit the data of their artworks in RGB mode PSD format, 350dpi, with the shorter side 2,508 pixels or larger.

Please upload your work(s) and post it on pixiv with the contest tag.
Tag: pixiv高校生イラコン2021
Awards
First Prize
1 winner
Cash Prize: 100,000 JPY (approx. 1000 USD)
Illustrators Jury Awards
4 winners
▼Jury Award
・Amelicart Prize
・Naoki Saito Prize
・Seiji Yoshida Prize
・Mai Yoneyama Prize
Corporate Awards
8 winners
▼Corporate Jury Award (8 winners)
Elecom Award / Elecom
・Wireless Bluetooth headphones
・Portable power bank (10,000 mAh/USB power delivery)
・"off toco" 2STYLE camera backpack
・Ultra powerful cleaning cloth

Monster Strike Award / mixi Group
・Pioneer wireless headphones featuring Monster Strike's Gabriel

CLIP STUDIO PAINT Award / CLIP STUDIO PAINT
・2 years of the 2 device plan for CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX

Copic Prize / Too Corporation
・Copic Sketch Basic 72 Color Set
・Large Copic sketchbook

Wacom Prize / Wacom Co., Ltd.
・Wacom One Liquid Crystal Tablet 13"

Chunithm Prize / SEGA
・CHUNITHM ALL JUSTICE COLLECTION ep. I
・CHUNITHM ALL JUSTICE COLLECTION ep. II
・CHUNITHM Visual Collection

KADOKAWA Kitora Prize / KADOKAWA Kitora Imprint
・3 books (a copy of: "VISIONS 2021 ILLUSTRATORS BOOK" (chief editor: pixiv), "KEMONO FABRIC TOKYO Mogumo Artworks", and "AIKYO: Artwork by Ogipote")
・2 books about illustrating ("Learning Pro Techniques from Scratch: Superhuman Drawing" by toshi and "Secrets to making money through illustration" by Toraco)

Orbital 2 Prize / BRAIN MAGIC Inc.
・Orbital 2
* 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
・This contest is open to all registered pixiv users who have read and agreed to these terms and conditions.
* Entries from companies and multiple creators will not be accepted.
・You must be enrolled in a high school or equivalent at the time of submission, or otherwise be between the ages of 15 and 18.
* Contestants under 18 years old should obtain consent from a guardian before entering.
* You may be asked to submit your ID or student ID for verification of academic enrollment.
* Contestants outside of Japan are warmly welcomed! If you win a prize, it can be sent via PayPal or a similar service, but please note that service and handling fees will be deducted from the amount.

○ 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 their prizes. 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 pixiv 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
Freely draw an illustration based on the theme "dance".
Period of event:7/31/2021〜9/12/2021
Uploading format
・Number of posts: You may post more than one 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, winners are required to submit the data of their artworks in RGB mode PSD format, 350dpi, with the shorter side 2,508 pixels or larger.

Please upload your work(s) and post it on pixiv with the contest tag.
Tag: pixiv高校生イラコン2021
3. Use the tag "pixiv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.
4. Applications complete!
Please wait till the judging is finished.
You will receive a notification regarding the contest results.
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