Alchemy Stars "Aurorian Awakening" Illustration Contest will be held starting today on July 9th, 2021, (Fri).
▼What is "Alchemy Stars"?
Discover a riveting world brimming with magic and technology. The light of the Aurora streaks across the stratosphere... Follow its radiant glow to the limits of the skies above and beyond the outer stretches of the universe. Our journey begins now! Astra, where the Aurorians and Caelestites have lived since the beginning of time. The hundred years of peace has been disrupted with the sudden appearance and invasion by dark creatures known as Eclipsites, controlled by a mysterious organization from the shadows. The Caelestites have all but perished at the hands of the Eclipsites... As the sole survivor, you endure countless hardships and began a long and tortuous life of exile, deep underground. 17 years later, by chance, you were discovered by an Aurorian who brought you back up to the surface, where the Light shines brightly...
For Global Users：https://www.alchemystars.com/index.html
For US Users：https://www.alchemystars.com/us/
○ Contest Period
From July 9th, 2021 (Fri) to August 29th, 2021 (Sun) at 11:59 pm JST
○ How to Participate
Draw illustrations according to each category's theme, tag your work(s) appropriately, and post them to pixiv.
1. Fan Art Category
Draw illustrations of one or more characters from the game, Alchemy Stars.
2. Daily Outfit Design Category
Draw illustrations of one or more characters from the game, Alchemy Stars, in casual outfits using "seasons" as the theme.
* Motif Examples:
Spring: uniforms, floral patterns, etc
Summer: swimsuits, yukata, etc
Autumn: beret hats, plaid patterns, etc
Winter: coats, scarves, etc
3. Cute Character Design Category
Draw illustrations of one or more characters from the game, Alchemy Stars, using "caricature" as a theme.
○ Entry requirements
Feel free to post more than 1 entry. (However, you cannot post the same work more than once)
There are no restrictions on the size of the artwork for web submission.
Please note that winners will be required to submit the data for their work in the following format: A4 size (2894 x 4093 pixels) PSD file with the character separated from the background. Both portrait and landscape works are accepted.
○ Contest Prizes
Most Popular Award (5 winners across all categories)
Prize money: 250,000 JPY (approx. 2500 USD)
* This award is determined by the number of bookmarks, views, etc a work has on pixiv.
Alchemy Stars Award (5 winners per category)
Prize money: 100,000 JPY (approx. 1000 USD)
* This award is determined by the creative team for Alchemy Stars. Winning works will be selected from their favorites.
"Eye of the Storm" Eve Award (5 winners across all categories)
Prize money: 50,000 JPY (approx. 500 USD)
* This award is to commemorate the "Eye of the Storm" event. Winning works will be selected from among those that feature this event's character, Eve.
* The in-game event "Eye of the Storm" will run from 6:00 pm JST on July 8th, 2021 (Thu) to 6:00 pm JST on July 28th, 2021 (Wed).
* The event period is subject to change.
Special Guest Award【Guest Illustrator Award】 (12 winners across all categories)
Prize money: 50,000 JPY (approx. 500 USD)
* This award is determined by the six illustrators who drew this contest's supporting illustrations. Winning works will be selected from their favorites.
Special Guest Award【Shoko Nakagawa Award】 (5 winners across all categories)
Prize: a signed commission illustration
* This award is determined by Shoko Nakagawa. Winning works will be selected from her favorites.
* Contestants, regardless if they win or not, may have their entries, comments about their entries, and pixiv nicknames (either in their entirety or partially), used in outdoor advertising and other such promotional materials. Please note that the work may be adapted or edited as needed for such purposes.
* Please note that all award-winning works may be used in promotional materials, media, or other marketing materials for the game Alchemy Stars, and may be published, printed on goods, or used in game-related content.
* Participants outside of Japan are also welcome. If a winner outside of Japan is selected, it's possible for the prize money to be remitted to foreign bank accounts, but please note that the amount may be less than what's stated above due to remittance and handling fees.
◆Official Website for Global Users
◆Official Website for US Users
Please check the Application Guidelines on the Contest Page at the time of submission.
We look forward to seeing everyone's entries!