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The next gen of talent! The pixiv High Schoolers Illustration Contest 2021 is now underway.

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The pixiv High Schoolers Illustration Contest 2021 will start on July 31st, 2021 (Sat).

▼ What is the "pixiv High Schoolers Illustration Contest 2021"?
This is Japan's largest digital illustration contest that allows any high school student (*) to participate!
* 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.

The theme for the 4th annual edition is "dance". Four well-established illustrators and eight corporate sponsors are lending their support as judges in this contest, so entries will have the chance to receive professional critique. In addition to the prize money and special items provided by each corporate sponsor, there are also chances for works (and their creators) to participate in additional pixiv projects and visual productions.

Additionally, this year's pixiv High Schoolers Illustration Contest will have an online crash course! Three professional illustrators also serving as judges (Amelicart, Naoki Saito, and Seiji Yoshida) will analyze the contest's theme of "dance" and then give tips and tricks on how to work the theme into your entry.

Please refer to the Application Guidelines on the contest page to learn how to submit your work(s).
We look forward to seeing everyone's wonderful entries.

Contest Period:
From July 31st, 2021 (Sat) to September 12th, 2021 (Sun), at 11:59 pm JST

Freely draw an illustration based on the theme "dance".

How to Participate:
Please upload your work(s) and post it on pixiv with the contest tag.
Tag: pixiv高校生イラコン2021
* 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.

Entry 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.

★ The pixiv High Schoolers Illustration Contest 2021 Special Summer Crash Course:
Learn from three of the pro illustrator judges and get tips on how to perfect your contest entry!

Date and time: August 21st, 2021 (Sat) from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm JST
Participation applications: available from August 2nd, 2021 (Mon) at 10:00 am JST and remains open until available slots are filled (a max of 1000 people; participation is free but slots are given on a first-come, first-serve basis)
Location: Zoom Webinar (non-high schoolers can view it via YouTube Live; no limit on participants)
Lecturers: Amelicart, Naoki Saito, and Seiji Yoshida
* For more details on how to participate, please visit the Kyoto University of Art and Design's Illustration Course's official website.

★ More details here:
◆Contest Overview
◆Contest Page
◆pixiv High Schoolers Illustration Contest's official Twitter
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