▼What is the "pixiv High Schoolers Illustration Contest 2022"?

The pixiv High Schoolers Illustration Contest is a contest that has been running since 2018. Several popular creators even got their start through this contest. Each year a unique theme is set, and a final judgment is selected through careful deliberations from our panel of professional creators. It is held every year with the goal of laying the groundwork for the next generation of creators.





▼Contest Overview
https://www.pixiv.net/artworks/99741496


▼About the pixiv High Schoolers Illustration Contest 2022
https://www.pixiv.net/highschool-illustcontest


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First Prize
1 winner
Illustrator Jury Awards
5 winners
Corporate Awards
7 winners
Prize: 200,000 JPY (approx. 2,000 USD)
30,000 JPY Amazon gift card (approx. 300 USD)
Corporate Awards (7 winners)
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▼What is the "pixiv High Schoolers Illustration Contest 2022"?
The pixiv High Schoolers Illustration Contest is a contest that has been running since 2018. Several popular creators even got their start through this contest. Each year a unique theme is set, and a final judgment is selected through careful deliberations from our panel of professional creators. It is held every year with the goal of laying the groundwork for the next generation of creators.

▼Contest Overview
https://www.pixiv.net/artworks/99741496


Theme
Freely draw an illustration based on the theme "Journey".
Period of event
7/29/2022〜9/11/2022 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2022
Awards
First Prize
1 winner
Prize: 200,000 JPY (approx. 2,000 USD)
Illustrator Jury Awards
5 winners
▼ Jury Awards
・ogipote award
・Tera Terada Award
・Torako Award
・Seiji Yoshida Award
・Mai Yoneyama Award
Corporate Awards
7 winners
▼Corporate Awards (7 winners/each award one winner)
Clip Studio Paint / Clip Studio Paint Award
・2 years of the 2-device plan for Clip Studio Paint EX

Copic Award
・Copic, 72-Color Sketch Marker Set
・Copic Sketchbook L

Sega Corporation / CHUNITHM Award
・CHUNITHM ALL JUSTICE COLLECTION ep. I
・CHUNITHM ALL JUSTICE COLLECTION ep. II
・CHUNITHM ALL JUSTICE COLLECTION ep. III
・CHUNITHM Visual Collection

Wacom / Wacom Award
・Wacom One LCD Pen Tablet 13"

KADOKAWA Corporation / KADOKAWA Kitora Award
Art Books
"VISIONS 2022 ILLUSTRATORS BOOK" chief editor: pixiv
"VISIONS EDGE ILLUSTRATORS BOOK - Evil and Power" chief editor: pixiv
"Dreams Seen Drowning Rag Miwano Artbook" (水に溺れて夢を見る 美和野らぐ作品集) Author: Rag Miwano
"Top Secret Plans: Hazardous Super Beasts -Toy(e) Art File-" (有害超獣 極秘計画書 -Toy(e) Art File-) Author: Toy(e)

Books on Illustration
"Superhuman Drawing: Even a Beginner Can Understand! Secrets to Making Money Through Illustration" (はじめてでもわかる! イラストでお金を生み出す秘訣 神技作画シリーズ) Author: Torako
"Learning Pro Techniques from Scratch: Superhuman Drawing" (ゼロから学ぶプロの技 神技作画) Author: toshi
"Superhuman Drawing: Learning Pro Techniques from Scratch - Backgrounds (Revised)"
(背景作画 改訂版 ゼロから学ぶプロの技 神技作画シリーズ) Author: mocha
*7 book set

BRAIN MAGIC Inc. / Orbital2 STERNA Award
・Orbital2 STERNA

Nuverse Limited / Nuverse Award
・HUAWEI MateView GT 34-inch Sound Edition

Project Partner
・Kyoto University of the Arts
* 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.
* Underage contestants 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 pixiv Inc. does not determine to be suitable for public display.
・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. pixiv may post the winner's entries, pixiv nicknames, and other related items to the contest to pixiv’s official Twitter, Facebook, and other social media accounts managed by pixiv, or printed on pixiv publications.
(5) pixiv may post contestants' entries, comments on their entries, pixiv nicknames, and other related items to the contest to pixiv’s official Twitter, Facebook, and other social media accounts regardless of whether the contestant won or not. These works may also be displayed at exhibitions and in other magazines or books. pixiv may also 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 any 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 2022" 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.
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 "Journey".
Period of event:7/29/2022〜9/11/2022
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2022
3. Use the tag "pixiv高校生イラコン2022" 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.
You will receive a notification regarding the contest results.
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