For the work posting project ""Sweet Valentine 2024"", we're looking for works on the theme of Valentine's Day.
A"ll types of work and all genres are okay.
Freely create an illustration, manga, or novel using your preferred method and style.

The moment when you finally convey your feelings through those sweet, sweet chocolates... we're waiting for works that express that special Valentine's Day imagery.

5 winners will be chosen by raffle from among all participants to receive a choose-your-own sweets catalog gift (5000 JPY value), and 30 winners will be selected to receive an Amazon gift code (1000 JPY value).

*This campaign is sponsored by pixiv Inc. Amazon, Amazon.co.jp, and its logo are registered trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc.


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5 winners
Lottery
30 winners
Choose-your-own sweets catalog gift (5000 JPY value)
・Amazon gift code (1000 JPY, approx. 7 USD value)
*This campaign is sponsored by pixiv Inc. Amazon, Amazon.co.jp, and its logo are registered trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc.
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For the contest "Sweet Valentine 2024", we're looking for works on the theme of Valentine's Day.

By posting any work to this contest, it will be taken that the creator has read all of the Application Guidelines and agreed to their contents.
Before participating in this contest, you must read the Application Guidelines.
Period of event
2/2/2024〜3/17/2024 23:59
Awards
Lottery
5 winners
Choose-your-own sweets catalog gift (5000 JPY value)
Lottery
30 winners
・Amazon gift code (1000 JPY, approx. 7 USD value)
*This campaign is sponsored by pixiv Inc. Amazon, Amazon.co.jp, and its logo are registered trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc.
1. Definitions
・pixiv Inc. The company holding this event
・pixiv: the service operated by pixiv Inc. https://www.pixiv.net/
・The Contest: the work posting event "Sweet Valentine 2024"

・Application Guidelines: Application guidelines to "Sweet Valentine 2024"
・Service Terms of Use: pixiv Inc. Service Master Terms of Use
https://policies.pixiv.net/
・Participants: Users who enter posts in the Contest
・Entries: Works posted as entries to the Contest

2. How to Participate
Create works according to the theme and each category of work, tag them accordingly and post them to pixiv during the contest period.

[Theme]
We're looking for illustrations, manga, and novels on the theme of Valentine's Day. All types of work and all genres are okay.

The moment when you finally convey your feelings through those sweet, sweet chocolates... we're waiting for works that express that special Valentine's Day imagery.

[Entry Format/Contest tag]
Post your works to pixiv with the contest tag "Valentine2024".

Contest tag (required): Valentine2024


・Original work and fan art are both okay.
・There are no restrictions on the size of the artwork for web submission.
・Only All-Ages works are accepted.
・If your work was wholly or in large part generated by AI, you must select "Yes" for the AI-generated work option. Each entrant may only submit one AI-generated work per person. Entrants who submit more than one AI-generated work are ineligible for the lottery.

<Novels category>
・There are no format restrictions (short story, long story, series, etc.) on the novels you can submit. However, there should only be one work (one series) per submission.
・You can submit unfinished works.
・Only All-Ages works are accepted.
・Both original works and fanfiction are okay. In addition to novels, you can also submit tanka, haiku, and other types of poetry.
・If your work was wholly or in large part generated by AI, you must select "Yes" for the AI-generated work option. Each entrant may only submit one AI-generated work per person. Entrants who submit more than one AI-generated work are ineligible for the lottery.

3. Prizes

Lottery (5 winners)
・Choose-your-own sweets catalog gift (5000 JPY, approx. 35 USD value)

Lottery (30 winners)
・Amazon gift code (1000 JPY, approx. 7 USD value)
*This campaign is sponsored by pixiv Inc. Amazon, Amazon.co.jp, and its logo are registered trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc.

[Lottery]
An impartial lottery will be carried out by pixiv to determine the winning works.

[Lottery results announcements]
Lottery winners will be notified directly by pixiv Novel's official account after the contest has closed. Please note that if winners do not respond within a certain period of time after being contacted, they may not be able to receive their prizes.

* Contestants will not be informed directly when the lottery results are announced.
* There will be no public announcement of the winner.

4. Contest Terms

[How to Enter from Outside of Japan]
(1) Contestants from outside of Japan are welcome to participate. Please make sure to read the Application Guidelines.
(2) If a winner outside of Japan is selected, the winner will receive an alternative prize of pixiv original merch (clear file folder).
(3) In certain cases, it may not be possible to ship the prize outside of Japan. In this case, the winner will not be eligible to receive the prize.


[Eligible works]
Works that do not meet the following requirements will not be eligible. These requirements will include but not be limited to the work's title, description, tags, and the creator's nickname. The ineligibility of submitted work will be determined by pixiv Inc., and ineligible works may be removed from the various contest pages. Additionally, if it is discovered that a winning work should have been disqualified for any of the following reasons, the prize will no longer be given out and actions may be taken to retrieve prizes already given out.

① Works that do not meet the participation requirements
(The following is a limited set of examples)
・Works that do not match the theme of the contest.
・Works that do not have the contest tag attached.
・Works with a privacy level set to “My pixiv” or “Private”.
・Works that were posted on or before Thursday, February 1st, 2024 at 11:59:59 pm JST.

② Works that violate pixiv's Terms of Use, Article 14 "Prohibited Conduct".
(The following is a limited set of examples)
・The work may infringe upon the intellectual property rights, (as defined in the Terms of Use, Article 21 Subsection 1), or any other rights of pixiv Inc. or a third party.
・The work contains obscenity, torture, discrimination, or other elements that are potentially offensive.
・The work may infringe on the property or privacy rights of pixiv Inc. or a third party.
・The work slanders, defames, unjustly discriminates against, or promotes the unjust discrimination of, pixiv Inc. or a third party, or the work damages those parties' reputation or trust.
・The work violates public order and morals.
・The work is determined to fall under any other item in Article 14 of the Terms of Use.

*As laid out in Article 15 of the Terms of Use, "Treatment of violating work", and as determined by pixiv and/or the Organizers, pixiv Inc. may take the stated measures against works that would be covered by ② regardless of whether or not they were submitted for this contest.
・The work falls under the viewing restrictions of R-18 or R-18G.
・Works that have been posted after the entry period has ended, or works that have been edited after the entry period has ended. This also includes minor edits to fix typos, etc.
・Works posted by companies or multiple creators.
・Works posted by underage contestants without the consent of a guardian.

③ Others
・Works that have been posted multiple times.
・Works that were requested by a third party, or works created via the pixiv Requests feature (including Request rewards).
・The work is intended to be sold, or is already being sold, has been posted in another contest, or has already won another contest.
・The work violates the Application Guidelines.
・If pixiv Inc. contacts you, and you do not respond in the time given.
・The work is determined by pixiv Inc. to not be suitable as a submitted work.

[Ownership Rights]
Participants own all rights to their artwork/creations.

[Information handling]
pixiv Inc. will use the information posted for this campaign solely for the purpose of communicating with the participants during the campaign process. Personal information collected for the purpose of sending winners their prizes will be appropriately deleted after the winners have received their prizes. pixiv Inc. will protect individuals’ information according to their privacy policy. For details, check the pixiv Privacy Policy below. (https://policies.pixiv.net/#privacy)

5. Disclaimer
(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 individuals, regardless of the reason.
(3) pixiv Inc. reserves the right to suspend or terminate the Contest if they deem 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) As 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.
(6) pixiv Inc. will not be responsible for any fees or expenses incurred by contestants when participating in the Contest.

6. 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 Sweet Valentine 2024" 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.

7. 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
Period of event:2/2/2024〜3/17/2024
3. Use the tag "Valentine2024" 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!
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