The AFK Arena 1 Year Anniversary Illustration Contest is Underway

Greetings from pixiv.
The "AFK Arena 1st Anniversary" illustration contest will start on Friday, July 2nd, 2021.

▼What is AFK Arena?
AFK Arena celebrated the first anniversary of its release in Japan on June 30th.
AFK Arena is a popular fantasy RPG with 6.5 million downloads and counting! Over 100 heroes in seven factions. Equip your heroes and strategize unbeatable lineups to overcome your enemies in battle.

URL: https://www.afkarena.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AFK_Arena
YouTube: https://www.YouTube.com/channel/UCI4pH2EgZe9Oo0rDlHd3nqA
Download link: https://app.adjust.com/weny24t_udj5wq4

○ Contest Period
From Friday, July 2nd, 2021, to Sunday, August 18th, 2021, at 11:59 pm JST

○ How to Participate
Draw illustrations or manga that relate to each category's theme, tag your work(s) appropriately, and post them to pixiv.

Fan Art Category:
Please draw one or more heroes from AFK Arena.
Tag: AFK1周年イラコンファンアート

New Hero Design Category:
Please use your imagination to craft a new hero that you'd like to see in AFK Arena.
Tag: AFK1周年イラコン新ヒーローデザイン

Manga Category:
Please create a manga using AFK Arena as the theme.
* You can use as many pages and whichever genre you'd like (such as slice-of-life, action, or a four-panel comic).
* The story in your manga must be resolved within the posted work.
* You can use whatever coloring style you like, including monochrome or full-color.
Tag: AFK1周年イラコンマンガ

○ Entry requirements
Feel free to post more than one entry. However, you cannot post the same work more than once.
There are no restrictions on the size of the artwork for web submission.

Please note that winners will be required to submit the data for their work in the following format: A4 size (2894 x 4093 pixels), PSD file with the character separated from the background, and in RGB color mode. Both portrait and landscape works are accepted.

○ Contest prizes
Fan Art Category:
First Prize - 1 winner
Prize: 300,000 JPY (approx. 3000 USD)

Award of Excellence - 3 winners
Prize: 100,000 JPY (approx. 1000 USD)

Special Award - 5 winners
Prize: 50,000 JPY (approx. 500 USD)

Honorable Mentions - 15 winners
Prize: 10,000 JPY (approx. 100 USD)

New Hero Design Category:
First Prize - 1 winner
Prize: 300,000 JPY (approx. 3000 USD)

Award of Excellence - 3 winners
Prize: 100,000 JPY (approx. 1000 USD)

Special Award - 5 winners
Prize: 50,000 JPY (approx. 500 USD)

Honorable Mentions - 15 winners
Prize: 10,000 JPY (approx. 100 USD)

Manga Category:
Award of Excellence - 10 winners
Prize: 30,000 JPY (approx. 300 USD)

Judge's Spotlight Award - 15 winners across all categories
Prize: 30,000 JPY (approx. 300 USD)
* The Judge's Spotlight Award winners will be chosen by the Art Team at Lilith Games.

* All winning works may be used within the game as in-game loading screens, at real-life events/exhibits, as advertising materials across various media, as sellable goods, or be printed onto promotional materials and published on social media. It's possible that the works may be altered to fit such purposes.

* Participants outside of Japan are welcome to enter. If a winner outside of Japan is selected, it's possible for the prize money to be remitted to foreign bank accounts, but please note that the amount may be less than what's stated above due to remittance and handling fees.

◆Contest Overview:https://www.pixiv.net/artworks/90958315
◆Contest Page:https://www.pixiv.net/contest/afk_arena_1stanniversary
◆Official Website:http://afk-jp.lilithgames.com/

Please be sure to check the Application Guidelines on the Contest Page at the time of submission.

We look forward to seeing everyone's entries!

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