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pixiv and the Kyoto University of Art and Design are holding the "East Asian High Schooler Illustration Contest 2021".

Greetings from pixiv.
On February 5th, 2021 (Fri), we'll be holding the "East Asian High Schooler Illustration Contest 2021".



▼The East Asian High Schooler Illustration Contest 2021
This illustration 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) Since it's so difficult to travel internationally nowadays, the International East Asian High Schooler Public Exhibition, which was an illustration contest held by 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.

Contest entries will be reviewed by Seiji Yoshida, who will be serving as a guest judge. Seiji Yoshida'll be assuming a position with the university as a visiting professor and are a popular illustrator. Each entry will be examined by their sharp eyes.
In addition to the top prize granting the winner 100,000 JPY (approx. 1,000 USD), it also includes a personal message written by our guest judge.
While the winners will be announced via the internet at the beginning of April, the works will also be on exhibit at the Kyoto University of Art and Design's Open House on April 24th (Sat) and 25th (Sun), 2021.

Contest page: https://www.pixiv.net/contest/highsch_e-asia2021

▼Contest Overview
Contest Period:
February 5th, 2021 (Fri) - March 14th, 2021 (Sun), 11:59 p, JST

Theme:
Contest Theme: My Daily Life
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.

How to Participate:
・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.

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.

▼Guest: Illustration Judge - Seiji Yoshida

Currently a freelance artist creating graphics and backgrounds for game companies. In addition to being in charge of making the backgrounds of many games, they've also drawn the covers of novels and textbooks, as well as PR illustrations - which means their portfolio is incredibly diverse. They'll be starting as a visiting professor at the Kyoto University of Art and Design.

▼Prizes
・First Prize: 1 person will receive 100,000 JPY (approx. 1,000 USD) and a hand written message from our guest illustration judge.
・Jury Award: 2 people will receive a 30,000 JPY (approx. 300 USD) Amazon gift card.
・Award of Excellence: 6 people will receive a 10,000 JPY (approx. 100 USD) Amazon gift card.
・Runners-up: 30 people will be honored without prize money.
* All winning works will be announced on April 24th (Sat) and 25th (Sun), 2021 at theKyoto University of Art and Design Open House 2021.

Contest Overview
Contest page

We look forward to seeing everyone's submissions!
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