Tsuki VS Hoshi Mascot Art Contest

Make Your Artwork The Face Of KuroNekoCon 2024!!!

 

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. THE REQUIREMENTS HAVE CHANGED FROM PREVIOUS YEARS.

 

Submission Guidelines

Mascot

In 2024 KuroNekoCon’s beloved mascots, Tsuki and Hoshi, are going head to head in a friendly Idol Showdown! Who is your favorite? How do YOU see them dressing to impress? Who will win the love of the crowd? 

Submitted artwork must include the theme for KuroNekoCon 2024, “Tsuki vs. Hoshi: Idol Battle”. Mascot must include a human full body figure of both Tsuki AND Hoshi. Please follow the Reference Sheets below as you render Tsuki AND Hoshi in their human forms and in your own unique art style.

Artwork and characters created must be original compositions exclusive to this contest entry at the time of submission, and cannot be depicted in any artwork that is to be sold prior to KuroNekoCon 2024.

Submissions may not include: Backgrounds, text, copyright protected characters, animations, nudity (implied or actual), drug paraphernalia or other content that is not family friendly in nature.

Trading Cards

This year, in addition to the Grand Prize winner, we will be selecting 5 Honorable Mentions to include in a limited run of KNC Trading Cards!!! If you are not intending to submit for the Grand Prize, GET CREATIVE!!! Draw a Tsuki Cat that ate a Gum Gum Fruit or Hoshi with a Tsuki Stand!! 

Submissions for Trading Cards can include Tsuki AND/OR Hoshi in Human AND/OR Cat form. Have fun with it! Let your imagination run free!!

Awards

Grand Prize (requires both Tsuki AND Hoshi [human form] to be eligible to win):

  • Complimentary 6’x10’ booth in the 2024 Artist’s Alley ($200 value)
  • $250 cash prize
  • Artwork will be used as official image on 2024 convention badges
  • Featured as limited edition trading cards for 2024
  • Artwork will be used on the 2024 website, Facebook page, and additional online promotions
  • Social Media ShoutOut and Credited on the Featured Marketing Materials

Honorable Mentions (requires at least ONE entry of Tsuki OR Hoshi, in Cat OR Human form):

  • $100 cash prize
  • Featured as limited edition trading cards for 2024
  • Social Media ShoutOut and Credited on the Featured Marketing Materials

Judging

The final winning mascot will be chosen by vote of KNCA Staff. The Mascot Contest ends February 2nd, 2024 at 11:59:59 P.M. The new mascot art for KNC 2024 will be revealed at the Celestial Masquerade on February 10thThe Trading Card Contest ends April 15th, 2024 at 11:59:59 P.M. 

File Requirements

Images must be a PNG, PDF, AI, or EPS
Images must have a transparent background.
Images for the MASCOT CONTEST must be at least 9000 pixels tall.
Images for the Honorable Mentions must be at least 5000 pixels tall.
There is no minimum required width for either contest.

Images received that do not meet these requirements are not eligible to win the MASCOT CONTEST, but may still be eligible to be an Honorable Mention.

OPTIONAL: Submitting the full-resolution artwork separated into layers (Eyes/Eyebrows/Hair/Mouth/Head/Etc.) as a .psd or .ai file format would allow us to rig the mascot for Animation Purposes. This WILL NOT affect the final results of the judging (Email marketing@kuronekocon.com for more details)

File Submission

By submitting artwork, you grant permission to KuroNeko Cultural Association and it’s agents and staff the irrevocable and unrestricted right to reproduce, print, and electronically distribute the images that you have submitted. You release KuroNeko Cultural Association and it’s legal representatives for all claims and liability relating to said images or video.

Artists may not post their entries anywhere online before the end of the contest, including on KNC social media pages.

Mascot(s) must be submitted to us by: February 2nd, 2024 at 11:59:59 P.M. PST (Pacific Standard Time).

Any entries or entrants found not adhering to the guidelines and rules outlined on this page will be disqualified from the competition.

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