Mascot Art Contest
2023 Theme: Fantasy
Do you have awesome Artistic Talent?
Anime Banzai has an amazing Mascot Art Contest! This contest is a chance for any artist to redesign Anime Banzai’s mascots, Ban and Sai, using their own style and incorporating the year’s theme. And the best part is you can win some really cool stuff if selected.
Deadlines and Rules
Group 1 Deadline: July 31, 2022
1 or 2 winners will be chosen for their artwork to be used at this year’s con to promote the 2023 convention. Entries that are not picked in 1st group will go towards the 2nd group.
Group 2 Final Deadline: November 30, 2022
Any entries received after the deadline will be disqualified.
Information on our mascots:
- Ban – blonde boy with green eyes; optional tanuki (raccoon dog) mask/features
- Sai – brunette girl with purple eyes; optional kitsune (fox) mask/features
- both should be aged 16-25 years
- To submit, you must send your artwork, along with your legal first & last name, email, and phone number to [email protected]. If you have an artist name you’d like to be credited as, please let us know.
- Entries must 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. Vector images are appreciated where possible.
- 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 very important!
- Entries must have both a colored and a line-art version included with the submission.
- You must incorporate the Banzai colors of green and purple somewhere in the artwork.
- Mascot can be full body or partial.
- We have uses for both realistic and chibi versions, so you may submit either one or both.
- The mascots may be submitted separately or together. If you submitted them separately, both are still due by the deadline.
- 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 (except the Anime Banzai Logo of course).
- You may enter more than one set of mascots, but you can only receive one prize!
- Multiple entries/artists will be chosen.
- If your artwork is chosen, you will receive two (2) free admissions to the 2023 Anime Banzai Convention and a SWAG BAG.
- One artist will be given the opportunity to have a table in Artist Alley.
- If you have pre-registered before being notified that your artwork was chosen, there are several options that will be offered on a case-by-case basis.
- website graphics
- posters & flyers
- certificates & awards
- t-shirts & other merchandise
- convention program booklet