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KUMAMOTO ROUND 2017 ILLUSTRATION AWARD

An extra round of SILENT MANGA AUDITION® is announced for early 2017.

Extra round means an Extra chance for contestants to win awards and prizes : All creators please do not miss this opportunity and take part into this illustration contest!

SILENT MANGA AUDITION® EXTRA ROUND TWO (EX2) “KUMAMOTO ROUND 2017” ILLUSTRATION AWARD Entry

THE DEADLINE

15th MARCH 2017

SMA-EX2 AWARDS AND PRIZES “ILLUSTRATION AWARD”

Happiest! : ¥50,000 / Happier! : ¥20,000 / Happy! : ¥10,000

SMA-EX2 Awards and Prizes : “SILENT MANGA AWARDS

TRIP TO JAPAN + ¥ 500,000 JPY ( Approx. $ 5,000 USD )

Visiting Tokyo / Attending Award Ceremony in Kumamoto
Manga Creative Kick-Start workshop with Manga Professionals

HOW TO ENTER

  1. Create a MediBang Account
  2. Click on "Submit" (top-right corner) on https://medibang.com/
  3. Click "Submit" once again
  4. Under "Illustrations" drag and drop or select the file (JPG or PNG) you'dlike to submit, and upload it.
  5. Enter an "Illustration title", add the tag「SMA-EX2」and click on submit.
  6. Finally click on "Publish to MediBang"

SMA-EX2 SPECIFIC RULES & GUIDELINES

  1. “Smile-inducing, heart-touching scenes of positive emotions” will receive the highest awards.

    Please consider this the highest priority. We believe that asking yourself “Will this piece bring happiness to the viewer?” is the best measure to this goal.

  2. For ILLUSTRATION : “Close-Up that shows FACIAL EXPRESSION” is strongly encouraged. Draw from chest and up, focus more on facial expression than anything else.
  3. NO DEPICTION that induce “negative emotions” to viewers, such as EARTHQUAKES, NATURAL DISASTERS, WAR, ILLNESS, DEATH, etc.

    For example, if you wish to create a picture of “Someone recovering from wounds” – Try to keep the scenes of being injured / in agony / in pain to a minimum. Or best – cut it out altogether. Instead focus on a scene of “Joy / Satisfaction” of “Recovery / Overcoming the hardship”.

    “Creating a picture that induce feelings such as joy and happiness” is often a key skill to any artist. We hope this event can be a great opportunity to practice this.

    If in doubt, try to “forget about the disaster that hit Kumamoto” altogether – just create a wonderful illustration representing a scene in Kumamoto.

    What they’d like to see is a positive painting that reminds us that humanity is great – what they DO NOT WANT to see, is a reminder that something bad happened in the past.

    As with regular rounds, NO DEPICTION THAT INFRINGES ON THIRD PARTY’S TRADEMARKS or COPYRIGHTS – Regrettably, NO “KUMAMON” this time please. ( On this opportunity, we’d like to show our deepest respect and love for Kumamon-san – Kumamoto’s most beloved bear. )

    All other rules, regulations, awards, prizes and SMA MasterClass points are the same as regular SILENT MANGA AUDITION® rounds – see rules.