Anime Snowman And Winter Crafts Contest

December 19, 2014

Voting has ended!
The winners were:
Best Snowman: Kicchu
Best Non-Snowman: Ana Alfaro
Staff's Pick: AVBUNNY
Staff's Pick Honorable Mention: ANunn
Random Drawing #1: LindyKT
Random Drawing #2: ichibanx3!


Anime News Network is hosting its first ever anime-themed holiday contest, and we want our readers to let their creativity run wild! Our amazing sponsors have donated a ton of fabulous prizes, and we have lots of ways you can win. We know that snow doesn't exactly hit every corner of the globe, so while one of the components of the contest is a snowman-building contest, we have a whole category dedicated to "everything else." This means that not only should everyone be able to participate, but your imagination is pretty much the only boundary.

What we're looking for is three-dimensional art projects, but it doesn't have to be elaborate or complicated. For example, you could submit Pokemon snowmen, or dress up your snowman in cosplay. Or if you don't have snow or don't want to go outside, you can make anime-themed gingerbread houses, re-arrange your figures into holiday dioramas, cut out Hatsune Miku snowflakes, or show off your anime-themed holiday decorations. As long as it's three-dimensional (including cosplay!) and winter- or winter holiday-themed, you can submit it.

Ideas for anyone who's stuck:
Snow Hatsune Miku!, snow Totoro!, balloon ice sculptures!, dioramas!, more dioramas!, anime gingerbread cookies!, paper snowflakes!

And now onto the goodies:

Prizes

Best Snowman / Ice Sculpture
  • Aniplex Prize Pack*
  • Funimation Prize Pack**
  • Cat's Eye DVD Season 1 (Nozomi / Lucky Penny)
  • Dog & Scissors - Complete Collection BD (Sentai Filmworks)
  • ef - A Tale of Memories & Melodies - Complete Collection DVD (Sentai Filmworks)
  • Fantastic Detective Labyrinth DVD Collection (Nozomi / Lucky Penny)
  • Freezing - Complete First Season BD+DVD (Funimation)
  • Infinite Stratos 2 - Complete Collection DVD (Sentai Filmworks)
  • Non Non Biyori - Complete Collection BD (Sentai Filmworks)
  • Okamikakushi: Masque of the Wolf - Complete Collection BD (Sentai Filmworks)
  • Robotics;Notes Part 1 BD+DVD (Funimation)
  • Sengoku Collection DVD Complete Collection (Nozomi / Lucky Penny)
  • Space Adventure Cobra: The Original TV Series DVD Part 1 (Nozomi / Lucky Penny)
  • The Devil Is A Part-Timer! Complete Series BD+DVD (Funimation)
  • Wolf Children DVD (Funimation)

Best Non-Snowman/Ice Sculpture Winter Creation

  • Aniplex Prize Pack*
  • Funimation Prize Pack**
  • Cat's Eye DVD Season 1 (Nozomi / Lucky Penny)
  • Dog & Scissors - Complete Collection BD (Sentai Filmworks)
  • ef - A Tale of Memories & Melodies - Complete Collection DVD (Sentai Filmworks)
  • Fantastic Detective Labyrinth DVD Collection (Nozomi / Lucky Penny)
  • Freezing - Complete First Season BD+DVD (Funimation)
  • Infinite Stratos 2 - Complete Collection DVD (Sentai Filmworks)
  • Non Non Biyori - Complete Collection BD (Sentai Filmworks)
  • Okamikakushi: Masque of the Wolf - Complete Collection BD (Sentai Filmworks)
  • Robotics;Notes Part 1 BD+DVD (Funimation)
  • Sengoku Collection DVD Complete Collection (Nozomi / Lucky Penny)
  • Space Adventure Cobra: The Original TV Series DVD Part 1 (Nozomi / Lucky Penny)
  • The Devil Is A Part-Timer! Complete Series BD+DVD (Funimation)
  • Wolf Children DVD (Funimation)

Staff's Pick Prize

  • Aniplex Prize Pack*
  • Funimation Prize Pack**
  • Dog & Scissors - Complete Collection BD (Sentai Filmworks)
  • ef - A Tale of Memories & Melodies - Complete Collection DVD (Sentai Filmworks)
  • Freezing - Complete First Season BD+DVD (Funimation)
  • Infinite Stratos 2 - Complete Collection DVD (Sentai Filmworks)
  • Non Non Biyori - Complete Collection BD (Sentai Filmworks)
  • Okamikakushi: Masque of the Wolf - Complete Collection BD (Sentai Filmworks)
  • Robotics;Notes Part 1 BD+DVD (Funimation)
  • The Devil Is A Part-Timer! Complete Series BD+DVD (Funimation)
  • Wolf Children DVD (Funimation)

Random Drawing Prize 1

  • Funimation Prize Pack**
  • Dog & Scissors - Complete Collection BD (Sentai Filmworks)
  • ef - A Tale of Memories & Melodies - Complete Collection DVD (Sentai Filmworks)
  • Freezing - Complete First Season BD+DVD (Funimation)
  • Infinite Stratos 2 - Complete Collection DVD (Sentai Filmworks)
  • Non Non Biyori - Complete Collection BD (Sentai Filmworks)
  • Okamikakushi: Masque of the Wolf - Complete Collection BD (Sentai Filmworks)
  • Robotics;Notes Part 1 BD+DVD (Funimation)
  • The Devil Is A Part-Timer! Complete Series BD+DVD (Funimation)
  • Wolf Children DVD (Funimation)

Random Drawing Prize 2

  • Funimation Prize Pack**
  • Freezing - Complete First Season BD+DVD (Funimation)
  • Robotics;Notes Part 1 BD+DVD (Funimation)
  • The Devil Is A Part-Timer! Complete Series BD+DVD (Funimation)
  • Wolf Children DVD (Funimation)

* 3 Aniplex prize packs are available [note: links randomly selected from online retailers to show representative product images]. An attempt will be made to give each winner his/her preferred prize pack, but in the event of overlap, it will come down to rock-paper-scissors:

  1. Sword Art Online prize pack (3-pc. Chibi Kyun-Chara figures [Asuna, Kirito, Yui], 170cm Asuna multi-cloth, 1 pack Bushiroad sleeve collection, Toy'sworks Collection 2.5 can badge box)
  2. Silver Spoon prize pack (holstein t-shirt, Butadon t-shirt, Oezo Agricultural High School gloves)
  3. Magi - The Labyrinth of Magic prize pack (2 packs Crusade cards, 2 metal charms, 2 ticket holders (orig. sold at Magi Festival), 2 keychains, illustration card)
  4. ** 5 Funimation prize packs are available, which will be listed in detail at a future point. Items include various merchandise like DVDs, keychains, wallets, phone cases, bags, t-shirts, and others. An attempt will be made to give each winner his/her preferred prize pack, but in the event of overlap, it will come down to rock-paper-scissors. Please note that Freezing is a TV-MA title and will only be given to winners who can show evidence that they are over the age of 17. Neither ANN nor Funimation are responsible for ensuring the veracity of these claims.

    Sponsors

    All prizes are provided by our wonderful sponsors:



    Rules

    The contest will be open from now until 11:59PM PST February 1, 2015. Any entries received after that, barring natural disasters, will be discarded.

    Please e-mail your preferred online handle/display name and TWO (2) .jpgs of your entry to [email protected] One of the photos should have a sign that says ANN Winter 2014.

    If your entry is on video (anime carols! synchronized lights set to Komm Susser Tod!), please send a Youtube/Vimeo/etc link to [email protected], and a photo in front of your creation with a sign that says ANN Winter 2014.

    Entries

    "What am I allowed to enter? Besides snowmen and snokemon?"

    Pretty much anything! As long as the entry is three-dimensional, it's allowed. If you have specific questions, we'll answer them in the forums.

    Anyone can enter, however prizes will only be shipped to addresses in the US and Canada.

    Entries will be posted in batches as they are received. User voting will begin after the contest has ended. Along with the user-voted prizes and the staff pick, two winners will be randomly selected, so everyone is eligible to win a prize pack. The more times you enter, the chances you'll get.

    How many times can I enter?
    As many times as you want.
    How many prizes can I win?
    You can only win one prize. If you have the top entry in multiple categories, the other prize(s) will go to the next-highest voted entry.
    When will the winners be announced?
    The winners will be decided by an open vote. We'll have more details on that as the end of the contest approaches. The winners will be announced one week after voting.
    Is there a specific theme?
    Nope! As long as it's vaguely "winter" or "winter holiday"-themed, it's fair game. Entries will not be discriminated on the basis of religion, secularism, or theme, although any ANN reserves the right to not post any entry deemed offensive or objectionable. Any further clarifications will be posted here, or in the forums.


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