Giving away 10,000 dollars
every month!

Submit your
"TIPS of the Month"
and earn a reward!

Post your tutorial on our theme of the month and share your art knowledge with Clip Studio Paint users all over the world! You can even submit short tutorials (approx. 200 words) based on tips you have posted social media posts such as Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or YouTube. Each month, we’ll select the best tutorials for the month's themes, giving away up to US$10,000 in prizes!

Each month, we’ll select the best tutorials from chosen themes on Clip Studio Tips across a range of genres, giving out up to $US10,000 worth of rewards! Why not create your own tutorial to share your tips and teach other creators about Clip Studio Paint?

This month’s themes

Entry period

Monday, July 1 - Wednesday, July 31

Theme 01

Effect Techniques

Tips and techniques on various effects that liven up your canvas, from raging fires to flowing water, flying sparks, and shining lights.

Theme 02

Costume Design for Fantasy Characters

Costume designs for original characters. Introduce your advice for using Clip Studio Paint's features and materials (ex. decoration brushes) for costume design.

Theme 03

Digital Hand Lettering & Line Art

Techniques on drawing artistic fonts and line art. Share your suggestions for pen settings for fonts and methods for using the unique feel of Indian ink to express art with lines only.

See this month’s entries

Total rewards worth US$10,000 each month!

Each month we’ll select the best tips on the month’s themes, and award up to a total of US$10,000 in rewards! We will announce the winners on the tenth of the following month.

Gold Prize: 700 USD per person (or 120,000 GOLD) to max 7 participants
Silver Prize: 300 USD per person (or 55,000 GOLD) to max 14 participants
Bronze Prize: 3000 GOLD per person to max 30 participants

How to apply

To enter this contest, simply post your tutorial to Clip Studio Tips with the tag MonthlyTIPS201907 and one theme tag (Effect, Costumedesign, HandLettering). Tutorials that do not follow this requirement will be excluded from consideration.


See this month’s entries

Entry requirements

  • To be eligible, please create an illustration tutorial along one of the monthly themes in Clip Studio Paint.
  • Submitted tutorials may be based on tips you have posted on social media tips such as Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or YouTube.
  • Tutorials that are newly posted during the submission period will be eligible. Tips that have already been posted cannot be accepted for the monthly contest.
  • The minimum word count is 200 words. (Minimum 200 words in English, French, Spanish, and German; 500 characters in Japanese and Korean; 400 characters in Traditional Chinese)
  • Please include at least 3 screenshots or images, progress shots, or screen captures so that your tutorial is easy for beginners to understand. (Please refrain from adding text to your images, as it will not be translated.) You can also use videos or gifs.
  • Sample works should be for all ages and their copyrights must belong to you. Copyrighted material cannot be posted to Tips. This includes images of manga, anime, and game characters as well as derivative work like fanfiction and fanzines. You must hold a copyright for all media used in the article, including screenshots and stock photos. For guidelines on posting, please refer to Tips Help or Posting and Behavioral Guidelines
  • You may post your tutorial in any of the following languages:
    English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese
  • Please register your profile picture for your Clip Studio account and one or more links to your social media accounts or website. Please keep in mind that you will not be eligible for prizes if you fail to register. You can edit your Clip Studio account information here: Clip Studio Profile
  • We cannot comment on reasons for selecting the award winners.
Total rewards worth US$10,000! Post Clip Studio Paint tips on our themes of the month