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Alchemy Stars "Queen's Festival" Half Anniversary Illustration Contest begins

Hello everyone,

We are kicking off Alchemy Stars "Queen's Festival" Half Anniversary Illustration Contest on December 23th, 2021 (Thursday).

▼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 in Astra, where the Aurorians and Caelestites have lived since the beginning of time.
The hundred years of peace have been disrupted with the sudden appearance and invasion of 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 have endured countless hardships and 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 bright.

Official Site:
Global Users:https://www.alchemystars.com/index.html
US Users:https://www.alchemystars.com/us/

Download Link:
Global Server:https://alchemystars.onelink.me/2nvl/c3bb6b71
US Server:https://alchemystarsus.onelink.me/HYo3/7a14c486

★ About this contest and Alchemy Stars' in-game item campaign
To celebrate their half anniversary, Alchemy Stars is holding an in-game item campaign in conjunction with this illustration contest! Points will be calculated for the number of works posted and the number of views. In-game items will be awarded according to the total number of points earned.

About the points system
5 points for every post
1 point for every view

* Only works that are posted with the contest tag, and posted within the contest period will be eligible to receive points.
* Points for views will only be awarded for the number of views during the contest period.

Example of points earned
Posting one work that is viewed 100 times within the contest period will earn a total of 105 points.

Point prizes
① 40,000 points: Nightium×30000
② 80,000 points:Recharger Pack×2,Anonymous Gift I×5
③ 120,000 points:Nightium×50000,Heartstone×50
④ 160,000 points:Star Flare×1,Recharger Pack×2,Anonymous Gift II×5
⑤ 200,000 points:Lumamber×300,Limited Avatar

* Only entries submitted in accordance with the rules stated in the Application Guidelines will be eligible for points.
* In order to receive in-game items, it is required to download the Alchemy Stars app.
* Please retrieve in-game items via in-game messages. Available for retrieval until March 6th, 2022.

○ Contest Period
From Dec 23th, 2021, (Thu) to Feb 6th, 2022 (Sun) at 11:59 pm JST

○ Theme
Draw illustrations of one or more characters from the game, Alchemy Stars.
Tag: 白夜極光ハーフアニバイラコン

○ Entry requirements
Feel free to post more than 1 entry. (However, you cannot post the same piece 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
Popularity Award (5 winners)
Prize: 200,000 JPY (approx. 2000 USD)
* Winners decided based on the number of views and bookmarks on pixiv.

First Prize (10 winners)
Prize: 150,000 JPY (approx. 1500 USD)
* Alchemy Stars development team's choice.

6 Factions Award (6 winners)
Prize: 50,000 JPY (approx. 500 USD)
* Alchemy Stars development team will choose one winner for each Faction.

"Queen of the North" Bethlehem Award (4 winners)
Prize: 50,000 JPY (approx. 500 USD)
* To celebrate the half-anniversary event "Queen of the North", winners will be chosen from works featuring the event's special character "Bethlehem".
* "Queen of the North" event period: from Thursday, December 23rd, 2021, to Thursday, January 13th, 2022.
* This event period is subject to change

* 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.
* 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”, “Private”, or "URL restricted".
・It is a work created as a request by a third party (including commissioned artworks).
・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.

Contest Overview
Contest Entries List
Official Website for Global Users
Official Website for US Users

Please be sure to read the application guidelines on the “Contest Entries List” page for more details.
We look forward to your application!
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