About the HATSUNE MIKU EXPO
Hatsune Miku, the virtual singer, will celebrate the 10th anniversary of her world tour series in 2024.
Until now, she has held 68 concerts in 30 cities worldwide, attracting audiences of more than 190 thousand people.
The songs and emcee sections for each concert were not only altered based on the local language at each concert, but bonus exhibitions and workshops were also held in conjunction with the concerts.
Multifaceted plans were crafted for each event, depending on the venue size and scale of the fanbase in each city.
During the pandemic, online events were held in lieu of a tour.
The first-ever online concert in the series was held in 2021, while a free live-stream event entitled Hatsune Miku Expo Rewind was held in 2022, showcasing a specially edited compendium of clips from past concerts.

The theme of the 10th-anniversary project will be to express the essence of Hatsune Miku that has never changed over the past ten years - her universal ability to bring happiness and positivity wherever she travels in the world. Therefore, 2024's theme will be the same as the theme from 2014: "Universal Positivity".
The anniversary concert series will bring back elements that were harder to realize during the pandemic, including the return of in-person concerts outside of Japan, and contests open to both worldwide fans alike, spreading the appeal of Hatsune Miku and her Piapro character friends and broadening the creative subculture that has grown up around them.


URLhttps://mikuexpo.com/
Official English X accounthttps://twitter.com/mikuexpo
Award of Excellence
6 winners
pixiv Award
Multiple winners
・A bundle of free Hatsune Miku and Piapro character goods
・Winning entries featured in the MIKU EXPO official booklet / guide book
・Exhibit at the event held at animate LA store (to be exhibited as MIKU EXPO x pixiv)
・Exhibit at the event held at animate LA store (to be exhibited as MIKU EXPO x pixiv)
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Crypton Future Media, Inc. (hereafter, "the Organizer") is partnering with pixiv, the platform operated by pixiv Inc. to hold the "HATSUNE MIKU EXPO 10th Anniversary Illustration Contest" (hereafter, "the Contest").
Theme
We're looking for illustrations of the eligible Piapro characters based on the theme "Universal Positivity".

▼About Universal Positivity
This keyword expresses the essence of Hatsune Miku that has never changed since the MIKU EXPO launched 10 years ago - her universal ability to bring happiness and positivity wherever she travels in the world.
Freely draw an original illustration based on this theme.

▼Eligible characters
Hatsune Miku
Kagamine Rin
Kagamine Len
Megurine Luka
MEIKO
KAITO
Period of event
12/15/2023〜1/15/2024 23:59
Uploading format
Please post your work to pixiv with the following tag.
Tag: mikuexpo10th

・You can participate by posting illustrations.
・There are no size specifications for posting works. Winners will be asked to submit a PSD file in A4 size (2894 × 4093 pixels), 350 dpi resolution, CMYK color mode.
・Valid submissions limited to All-Ages artworks.
・You can post more than one artwork. However, you cannot post the same work multiple times.
Awards
Award of Excellence
6 winners
・A bundle of free Hatsune Miku and Piapro character goods
・Winning entries featured in the MIKU EXPO official booklet / guide book
・Exhibit at the event held at animate LA store (to be exhibited as MIKU EXPO x pixiv)
pixiv Award
Multiple winners
・Exhibit at the event held at animate LA store (to be exhibited as MIKU EXPO x pixiv)
* 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” or “Private”.
・It is a work created as a request by a third party (including rewards).
・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.
・It uses images or text that was generated in whole or in part by AI.

* Entries may be used in future virtual exhibition events. pixiv will contact all entrants before their works are used for such purposes.
Application Guidelines
Individuals who are registered on pixiv and have agreed to all the Application Guidelines (hereafter, "the Guidelines") are eligible. (Works by companies and collaborative works by multiple creators are not eligible).
* Contestants may be of any age, professional or amateur.
* Contestants under age 18 should obtain the consent of a guardian before entering (the guardian must agree to these Guidelines).

Contest Terms
Please read and agree to all of the following before entering. By submitting an entry using the method stipulated under "How to enter", you agree to all these Guidelines.

(1) If your entry, including your nickname, falls into the statements below, you will not be eligible as a winner. pixiv Inc. reserves the right to disqualify a work if the work is determined to be in violation of the rules even after having been selected as a winner.
・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 elements for which third parties hold the rights, or works for which the rights are scheduled to be transferred to a third party are also ineligible.
・Works that contain obscenity, torture, discrimination, explicit sexual themes, and other elements that are potentially offensive.
・Works that include themes of gambling, politics, religion, cigarettes/tobacco, or activities in violation of societal order and morals.
・Works that contain the names or images inspired by package visuals from any virtual singers other than Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, Megurine Luka, KAITO, and MEIKO.
・Works that include references to alcohol consumption (including eating alcoholic sweets) in conjunction with Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, and/or Hatsune Miku.
・Works that include depictions of derivative characters (Snow Miku, Mikudayo, etc).
・Works that include depictions of character costume designs for which the copyrights are held by someone other than the Organizer.
 Example: costume designs appearing in games, anime, or manga
* However, character costume designs for which the Organizer holds the rights (such as character costume designs from product packages), character costume designs for which the Organizer holds the rights but which the contestant has altered for artistic purposes, and original costume designs created by the contestant are eligible.
・The Organizer and pixiv Inc. will determine if a work is suitable for public display. They will make such decisions about posted entries based on the standards set forth in the pixiv Inc. Service Master Terms of Use.
・Works that have already been submitted to other contests.
・Any works based on existing work/goods, or works/goods scheduled to be released.
・Works created by companies for business purposes.

(2) Contestants retain all rights (including the rights dictated in Articles 27 and 28 of the Japanese Copyright Act; the same as below) to their artwork/creations. However, the Organizer will claim the rights for all winning works at the time that the winners are determined (the time when pixiv Inc. contacts the winners to inform them of their winning status, or the time when the contest results are announced, whichever is earlier).
Winners will be allowed to continue to display, edit, and/or delete their winning works on their own blogs, websites, or non-commercial work posting sites (including pixiv), but all the rights to use the winning works for commercial purposes shall be held by the Organizer. In addition, winners will not exercise “author’s personal rights” against the Organizer, pixiv Inc., or third parties designated by pixiv Inc. or the Organizer.
Winning works may be displayed at virtual exhibitions held by the Organizer. In such cases, the winner will be contacted by pixiv Inc.

(3) Contestants will not be informed when the selection results are announced. The results of this contest will be announced on pixiv. Winning works, including the work itself and pixiv nicknames, may be posted to MIKU EXPO and/or pixiv official social media accounts, websites, etc.

(4) Contestants, regardless if they win or not, may have their entries, pixiv nicknames, and other related items to the contest, posted to MIKU EXPO and/or pixiv’s official social media accounts and websites, published in magazines, books, or other media, displayed at exhibitions, etc. pixiv may adapt or minorly edit the work.

(5) Contestants who remove their entries during the contest will forfeit the contest and their work will no longer be accepted as an entry.

(6) pixiv Inc. will not be responsible for any charges contestants may incur during the submission of their entry.

(7) The Organizer and pixiv Inc. will use the contest information solely for the purpose of communicating with the contestants during the selection process. The Organizer and pixiv Inc. will protect individuals’ information according to their respective privacy policies ( 【the privacy policy of the Organizer】【the privacy policy of the pixiv Inc.】)

(8) If winners do not respond to communication from pixiv regarding their win, they may be rescinded from the list of winners and unable to claim their prizes.

○ Disclaimer
(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 users, regardless of the reason.
(3) The Organizer and/or 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 “HATSUNE MIKU EXPOイラコンについて" before submitting your support request.
(3) Inquiries made by phone will not receive a response.
(4) Replies will not be given to questions regarding the selection results.
(5) Award winners may receive a message from pixiv to confirm their intention of accepting the award.

○ 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 Company and the contestants. Thank you.

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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
We're looking for illustrations of the eligible Piapro characters based on the theme "Universal Positivity".

▼About Universal Positivity
This keyword expresses the essence of Hatsune Miku that has never changed since the MIKU EXPO launched 10 years ago - her universal ability to bring happiness and positivity wherever she travels in the world.
Freely draw an original illustration based on this theme.

▼Eligible characters
Hatsune Miku
Kagamine Rin
Kagamine Len
Megurine Luka
MEIKO
KAITO
Period of event:12/15/2023〜1/15/2024
Uploading format
Please post your work to pixiv with the following tag.
Tag: mikuexpo10th

・You can participate by posting illustrations.
・There are no size specifications for posting works. Winners will be asked to submit a PSD file in A4 size (2894 × 4093 pixels), 350 dpi resolution, CMYK color mode.
・Valid submissions limited to All-Ages artworks.
・You can post more than one artwork. However, you cannot post the same work multiple times.
3. Use the tag "mikuexpo10th" 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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