The piapro x MOVIC 2020 calendar illustration contest is now accepting entries! They are looking for up to 53 pieces of art to feature in their weekly calendar for the year 2020.
**UPDATE ON NOVEMBER 29, 2019**
The contest is now over and the results have been announced! The grand prize winner is ふかや / Fukaya for their Russian vacation-themed illustration of MEIKO and KAITO!
See here for all the other winning entries for the whole 2020 calendar year!
**UPDATE ON DECEMBER 13, 2019**
The front cover image of the calendar has now been revealed, and it’s also available for pre-order!
Cover image was illustrated by Nardack
The first page of the calendar – beginning in April, 2020 – has also been revealed to give fans an idea of how the winning entries will be used in it.
To pre-order the calendar, check out its product page here!
Price: ￥2,200 JPY (after tax)
Release date: February 28, 2020
See below for past information on the contest.
You must have an account with piapro, which you can register for here: https://piapro.jp/user_reg/
Theme 1: “The Four Seasons”
Theme 2: “World Travel”
You are free to choose whichever theme you wish to create your illustration for.
11:00 AM on September 3, 2019 to 5:00 PM on October 15, 2019 (JST)
Among the 53 illustrations that will be selected, one will be designated the grand prize winner, and the artist will have the chance to draw official art for future MOVIC goods.
Winners will receive an email from @crypton.co.jp, sent to the email address that you registered for piapro with. Please make sure that this email address can receive emails.
Sometime in November
Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, Megurine Luka, MEIKO, and KAITO
Tag your upload with “ カレンダー２０２０＿イラスト ” to enter it into the contest.
Size: at least A4 size (3508 px × 2480 px)
File format: PNG
Color mode: RGB
Resolution: at least 350 dpi
License: please do not set
Entries that did not win the 2019 contest can have their tags changed and then be re-uploaded. This means the losing entries in the previous contest can be re-tagged with the above tag, and used again for the 2020 contest.
Winning entries may undergo cropping before they are used.
When the winning entries are printed out, they will be printed in CMYK color mode, which may result in some colors changed.
Text in your illustrations will not be accepted. Only the official logo numbers on each character’s arm will be allowed.
Illustrations of derivative characters like Snow Miku or Miku Dayo will not be accepted.
Acceptable outfits for the characters: official package illustration outfits, variations of those same package illustration outfits, and your own original outfits
Unacceptable outfits for the characters: outfits used in other properties like games, anime, or manga
Best of luck to all who will be participating!