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AFK Arena Japanese 2nd Anniversary Illustration Contest is underway!

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The "AFK Arena Japanese 2nd Anniversary" illustration contest will start on July 1st, 2022.



▼What is AFK Arena?
AFK Arena is a fantasy idle RPG where you follow seven factions in their journey to a new world.
Set in a picturesque world based on Celtic mythology, the adventure unfolds amidst might and magic.
Collect more than 100 different heroes and team them up to overcome formidable enemies!
Let the game auto-play itself in idle mode or challenge arduous quests that require advanced strategy; the choice is yours!
Dive into the world of AFK Arena now!

Website: https://afkarena.lilith.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AFK_Arena
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI4pH2EgZe9Oo0rDlHd3nqA
TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@afk_arena_jp
Download link:https://app.adjust.com/6rn104l_tyi1vwr

★ About this contest and AFK Arena's in-game item campaign
To celebrate its Japanese 2nd anniversary, AFK Arena is holding an in-game item present campaign in conjunction with this illustration contest! Points will be calculated for the number of works posted and the number of views, likes, and comments. In-game items will be awarded according to the total number of points earned.

About the points system:
5 points for every post
2 points for every like and comment
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.
* Only the comments and likes received 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 50,000 points: Rare Hero Soulstones x 60
② 100,000 points: 8 Hours of Hero Essence x 2 + 8 Hours of Hero EXP x 2
③ 150,000 points: Purple Elite Soulstones x 30
④ 200,000 points: Labyrinth Tokens x 8888
⑤ 300,000 points: Diamonds x 1000

* 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 AFK Arena app.
* The in-game items will be available on the AFK Arena Japanese 2nd Anniversary Illustration Contest page when the results are announced. Please redeem them via the Gift Redemption page in the AFK Arena app.


○ Contest Period
From Friday, July 1st to Sunday, August 14th, 2022 at 11:59 pm JST

○ How to Participate
Draw illustrations based on each category's theme, tag them accordingly, and post them to pixiv.

[Fan Art Category]
Draw one or more heroes from AFK Arena.
Tag: AFK2周年イラコンファンデザイン

[Summer Days Category]
Draw one or more heroes from AFK Arena with a summer theme.
Tag: AFK2周年イラコン夏日テーマ

[SD Character Design Category]
Draw the SD (super-deformed) version of two heroes from AFK Arena.
Tag: AFK2周年SD形式キャラデザイン


○ 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, and in RGB color mode. Both portrait and landscape works are accepted.


○ Contest prizes
[Fan Art Category]
First Prize - 1 winner
Prize: 200,000 JPY (approx. 2000 USD)

Award of Excellence - 3 winners
Prize: 100,000 JPY (approx. 1000 USD)

Honorable Mentions - 10 winners
Prize: 30,000 JPY (approx. 300 USD)

[Summer Days Category]
First Prize - 1 winner
Prize: 200,000 JPY (approx. 2000 USD)

Award of Excellence - 3 winners
Prize: 100,000 JPY (approx. 1000 USD)

Honorable Mentions - 10 winners
Prize: 30,000 JPY (approx. 300 USD)

[SD Character Design Category]
First Prize - 1 winner
Prize: 100,000 JPY (approx. 1000 USD)

Award of Excellence - 3 winners
Prize: 50,000 JPY (approx. 500 USD)

Honorable Mentions - 5 winners
Prize: 10,000 JPY (approx. 100 USD)


* All winning works may be used within the game, as in-game loading screens, for real-life event exhibits, as advertising materials for various media, and as sellable goods, as well as be printed onto promotional materials and published on social media. It's possible that the works may be altered to fit such purposes.

* 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.
・It features characters from other works that appeared in AFK Arena for a collaboration.
・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.


Contest Overview
Contest Page
Website

Please check the Application Guidelines on the Contest Page at the time of submission.

We look forward to seeing everyone's entries!
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