Here's your chance to win free entry to the 2017 convention.
There have been some changes so please read all the info/rules carefully.
The mascot contest is a chance for artists to redesign Banzai's mascots, Ban and Sai, in their own style incorporating the years theme.
2017 Theme: Matsuri (festival)
This includes both Japan's traditional festivals and school festivals. Clothing should look like it would be worn there; like yukata, kimono, happi, school uniform, etc.
Early Submissions: Aug 31, 2016 (11:59pm MST) -for artwork to be used at this con to promote next year's con
All entries will go towards the final deadline as well.
Final Deadline: Jan 31, 2017 (11:59pm MST)
Any entries received with a time-stamp after the deadline will be disqualified.
Information on our mascots:
Ban - blonde boy with green eyes; optional Tanuki mask.
Sai - brunette girl with purple eyes; optional Kitsune mask.
Both should be aged 16-25.
To submit, you must send your artwork, along with your full name, email, phone number and mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have an artist name you'd rather be credited as just let us know.
Entries should be a minimum of 300 dpi (unless vectored) for best print quality. Larger is fine, but please keep in mind email size limits. You do not want to send a broken image. Vectored images are very appreciated.
Photoshop- or Illustrator-ready files (psd, tiff, ai, eps, pdf, etc.) with transparent backgrounds are a plus, and will be requested if your art is chosen. Please don't discard your work files - they're important!
Line-art only entries will be accepted, but should be cleaned up and inked; we may request a color version later.
Color entries MUST also have a line version included with the submission.
You are not required to use the Banzai color scheme of green and purple.
Mascots can be full-body or partial.
We have uses for both Realistic and Chibi versions, so you may submit either or both.
The mascots may be submitted singly or together. If you submit the mascots separately, you must submit both before the deadline.
You may enter more than one set of mascots, but you may only receive one prize.
Nothing copyrighted/trademarked can be a part of your image. Everything must be original or generic enough that it's not a specific item or character. NO LOGOS (ex the Banzai one of course).
Multiple entries / artists will be chosen.
If your artwork is chosen, you will receive 2 free admissions into Anime Banzai 2017.
If you have pre-registered before being notified that your art was chosen, there are several options that will be offered on a case-by-case basis.
Anime Banzai reserves the right to use the winning entries for any and all promotional purposes for the Anime Banzai convention and Utah Anime Promotions in perpetuity.
Examples of some of the items that need mascot art :
Posters & Flyers
Certificates & Awards
T-shirts & Other Merchandise
Convention Program Book
If you have any questions or concerns about the mascot contest, please contact email@example.com
For examples of previous years mascots go to anime-banzai-group.deviantart.…
(main page) and animebanzai.deviantart.com
Please remember: Submitting your art to the DeviantArt (DA) group does not count as submitting it to the contest. You must send the email to have your work considered for the contest.