Creads Launches Character Design Contest in Honor of the Japan Expo

The design agency is offering prizes from Wacom, the graphics tablet producer, for the most creative designs

PARIS, FRANCE, June 27, 2013- Today, in honor of the upcoming Japan Expo set to take place in Paris, Creads is launching their character design contest, which will run from June 27 to July 13, 2013.

The design agency is inviting all artists, professional or amateur, to submit an original character of their own creation. The theme of the contest is simply “Draw What You Want” and participants are free to submit a scanned drawing or one created using a graphics tablet.

“You can submit a design as simple as a princess or a knight, or opt for something more eclectic, like a phantasmagoric animal,” said Alexandra Marmoux, Head of Communications at Creads. “What matters is that the design comes from your imagination.”

Participants will be able to vote on their favorite designs via Facebook as well as on the Creads website. Three winners will be chosen: one chosen based on the number of likes on Facebook, one with the most votes on the Creads site, and one picked by the Creads in-house team.

Winners will take home prizes from Wacom, a leading producer of graphics tablets. Three tablets will be offered: 1 Intuos M Pen Only tablet, awarded by the Creads team, and 2 Bamboo Manga tablets, which will be awarded to the most popular creations on Facebook and on their website.

The design competition was put together in honor of the upcoming Japan Expo; the largest Japanese pop culture convention in Europe and will last from July 4 to July 7. It is expected to draw over 200,000 people from all over Europe in a celebration of Japanese culture.

About Creads
Creads is a design agency established in Paris, France that runs on the innovative concept of crowdsourcing. Founded in 2008 by Julien Mechin and Ronan Pelloux, Creads draws upon a community of over 50,000 talented designers from all over the world to create all types of communication media, including: logo design, web design, print and digital design, and naming and branding. Today, Creads has 5 networks in Barcelona, Paris, London, Tokyo, and New York.

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