The Fourth Annual Voltage Script Writing and Illustration Contest is Now Open

The Fourth Annual Voltage Script Writing and Illustration Contest is Now Open!

SHIBUYA, TOKYO Nov. 19th, 2015 - Voltage Inc. is happy to announce the opening of their 4th Annual International Story Writing and Illustration Contest, as of Thursday, November 19th, 2015. The annual contest is held to find new talented writers and illustrators, to collaborate with Voltage in the production of new visual romance apps. The contest consists of three categories; story writing, graphic-style illustration, and anime-style illustration, with a $5000 grand prize per category.
The original domestic contest, with two categories, was aimed at Japanese speakers. Since 2013, Voltage Inc. has supported its North American-based subsidiary Voltage Entertainment USA in holding a three category international contest, seeking English-speaking illustrators and writers for original English- language romance apps.
Voltage Inc. is the leading Japanese company for mobile visual romance apps, with over 70 apps and over 40 million users. In recent years, Voltage has been expanding to localizing its apps into English, as well as creating English-language original visual romance apps. As such, Voltage is searching for international writers and illustrators with whom to collaborate.
What are “Visual Romance Apps”?
Visual romance apps are interactive, story-based mobile apps, in which the user can be the heroine of their own romantic story. Users decide how to respond to various scenarios within the app, resulting in different romantic endings dependent on their choices.

【Contest Outline】
Main Site:
http://www.voltage.co.jp/koiapp-award2015/en/
Categories
(1)International Script Writing Category
Grand Prize: $5,000
(2)International Graphic Illustration Category
Grand Prize: $5,000
(3)International Anime Illustration Category>
Grand Prize: $5,000
Entry Period
Domestic Contest: October 1, 2015 (Thu)-January 11, 2016 (Mon) Midnight JST
International Contest: November 19th, 2015 (Thu)-January 11, 2016 (Mon) Midnight JST
Judges
Voltage Romance Apps production team
Results announced
April 2016 (may change)
Contact for questions
[email protected]

How to Enter

Scenario:
Two university soccer players are after the heart of the heroine in a bittersweet love triangle.
Please create your scripts, characters, and images based on this situation.
Check the official website for more details: http://www.voltage.co.jp/koiapp-award2015/en/intl_scenario/

■ Script Writing Category

Submission Requirements
1. The story should be complete in three chapters (each chapter is 800-1000 words, for a total of 2400-3000 words for the entire story).
2. On the cover page, please write the story title, your name (if using a pen name, please also write your real name), your occupation, and your email address. (We will contact finalists for their address and phone number.)
3. On the second page, please write only the story title.
4. Please start the story itself from the third page.
5. You may not submit any story that has been previously published anywhere else. Works must be original. (This includes stories rewritten for this format and stories submitted to any other contests. All are not allowed.)
6. You must be at least 18 years of age to enter.
7. Native level English skills are required.

(1) Download the application template from the official website and use it to create your story.
* In .docx or .doc format, use letter size 8.5 inches by 11 inches (216x279mm).

(2) Submit your application using the form on the official website.
■Site for Script Writing: http://www.voltage.co.jp/koiapp-award2015 /en/

Graphic Illustration Category

Submission Requirements
1. Three pictures of a male character of your design (in color)
- Draw two full body pictures in casual wear, in color.
- Draw three upper body portraits of that same character with different expressions.
2. One picture of a female character (in color)
- Draw one upper body picture (bust up).
3. One illustration with background (in color)
- Draw a romantic scene with two characters, with a background.

(1) Applications may only be submitted from the website.
■Site for Graphic Illustration: http://www.voltage.co.jp/koiapp-award2015/en/intl_graphic-illust/
(2) Format: jpg/ Letter Size 8.5 inches by 11 inches (216x279mm)
(Resolution: 350 dpi / Height: 3,850 pixels, Length: 2,975 pixels), under 2MB
(3) Print your name (or pen name) on the bottom right of all illustrations.

Anime Illustration Category

Submission Requirements
1. Three pictures of a male character of your design (in color)
- Draw two full body pictures in casual wear, in color.
- Draw three upper body portraits of that same character with different expressions.
2. One picture of a female character (in color)
- Draw one upper body picture (bust up).
3. One illustration with background (in color)
- Draw a romantic scene with two characters, with a background.

(1) Applications may only be submitted from the website.
■Site for Anime Illustration: http://www.voltage.co.jp/koiapp-award2015/en/intl_anime-illust/
(2) Format: jpg/ Letter Size 8.5 inches by 11 inches (216x279mm)
(Resolution: 350 dpi / Height: 3,850 pixels, Length: 2,975 pixels), under 2MB
(3) Print your name (or pen name) on the bottom right of all illustrations.

For Additional Inquiries, Please Contact:
Voltage Public Relations
TEL: +81 3 5475-8154 / FAX: +81 3 5475-8142 / EMAIL: [email protected]
Location: 4-20-3 Ebisu, Shibuya, Tokyo; Yebisu Garden Place Tower 28F
■Voltage Inc. Official Website http://www.voltage.co.jp/
■Fourth Annual Voltage Script Writing and Illustration Contest Official Website http://www.voltage.co.jp/koiapp-award2015/en/


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