POPPRO 2020 Calendar Illustration Contest Now Underway

Cover illustration by Kurisu Toshi.
Source: https://www.weibo.com/6201676755/I2jJB8pBe

POPPRO is now accepting illustration submissions for their 2020 calendar! No matter what your art style or specialty, anyone can enter the contest for the chance to see their illustration featured in an official calendar with the Crypton Future Media VOCALOID characters!

Contest Period

August 15, 2019 at 12:00 PM ~ September 17, 2019 at 12:00 AM (CST)

No. of Winning Entries



Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, Megurine Luka, MEIKO, and KAITO


Winning illustrations will be featured in the official POPPRO 2020 Calendar, and may also be displayed at future concert venues.

Winners will receive the calendar plus other Miku-related prizes that will be revealed later.

Monthly Themes

Each month will focus on specific characters. Please keep in mind the following characters for each month as you create and submit your illustrations:

January: Luka

February: KAITO

March: Miku and Rin

April: Luka and MEIKO

May: KAITO and Len

June: Rin

July: Miku and Luka

August: Miku

September: MEIKO and KAITO

October: Len

November: MEIKO

December: Rin and Len


Illustration size: 3508 × 4961 pixels (A3 size)

File format: JPG

Color mode: RGB

Resolution: at least 300 dpi

To Participate

Log in to POPPRO.
If you do not yet have an account, you can sign up for free here:

Open the official contest page on POPPRO:

Click on the arrow that you see on the left side of the page.

Click hover over “我要参加” and click on “插画征集” to start submitting your works.

0: Thumbnail (optional)

1: Batch upload
◯ Yes ◯ No

2: Entry Title

3: Entry Upload
◯ Upload image ◯ Upload 3D

4: Entry Classification
-First option: CRYPTON official character
-Second option: Author’s original illustration
-Third option: Author’s original virtual character
-Fourth option: Another company’s virtual character
-Fifth option: Other

5: Entry description

6: Entry tags
-The character tags are shown from left to right: KAITO, MEIKO, Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Len, Kagamine Rin, Megurine Luka
-You can also add your own tags

7: Non-profit use only
◯ Agree

8: Signature needed?
◯ Needed
◯ No needed

9: Any other requirements?
◯ Yes
◯ No

10: ▢ No licencing conditions

11: Submit

Entry Rules

・Your entry must be your own original work

・You can enter multiple entries

・Entries do not have to be made from scratch; you may enter existing illustrations as long as they are not already being used for commercial purposes, and which you still retain the rights to

・Make sure to title your entry, and designate which month of the calendar it is for. Please be aware that if your entry is selected, it may be used for a different month than intended.

・Multiple characters may be used in a single entry

・Please be aware that if selected, your entry may be trimmed while going through the printing process

・While entries must be made using RGB color mode, selected entries will be using CMYK when printing. Please be aware that this may result in some color difference.

Caution Points

・Entries with text in them will not be accepted, but logos bearing the numbers on each characters’ arm are acceptable

・Derivative characters (ex: Sakura Miku, Snow Miku) will not be accepted

・Concerning the outfits that the characters wear,
Acceptable: official outfits, official outfits with modifications, and original outftis
NOT acceptable: outfits that have been used before in video games, anime, or manga products


・Entrants under the age of 18 must submit parental or guardian approval

・For entries with multiple people involved, please assign one representative to submit the entry

・Entries must be made during the contest period – August 15, 2019 at 12:00 PM ~ September 17, 2019 at 12:00 AM (CST) – in order to be accepted

・If a third party files a copyright infringement claim on one of your entries, you must bear all responsibility. No responsibility will be borne by the contest organizers.

・Please confirm that your registered email address can receive emails. In the event that your entry is selected to win, the POPPRO staff will send you an email with relevant information which you must respond to as quickly as possible. If you do not respond within 10 working days of the results announcement, your selection will be cancelled.

・When making merchandise out of the winning entries, you may be asked to provide the source files for your illustration

・Please be aware that winning entries may be used on the contest organizer’s official website or social media

※Any entries that are found to contain false information will be disqualified


Best of luck to all who will be entering. You can visit the contest page and find entries made so far at the bottom of the page!

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