Illustration: Ross Draws

Theme

My Time to Shine!
Submit your comic or illustration under the theme: “My Time to Shine!” When do you feel like you shine the brightest? Those times when you’re doing something you love, when you look your best, when you’re with someone you love - recreate those special sparkly moments in an illustration. Or, of course, you could show the world how you aspire to shine - dream big and dream bright!
The winner of the Grand Prize will receive a cash prize of US$1,500 and the RTX 3070 GPU Graphics Card, courtesy of our sponsor, NVIDIA Studio.
Submit your entries via Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Submission Criteria
Illustrations based on the contest theme: My Time to Shine!
Entry Period
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - Wednesday, April 7, 2021 23:59 (GMT) Note: The entry period is now over.
Winner Announcement
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 (TBC)

Awards and Prizes

Grand Prize

US$1,500 cash prize

NVIDIA RTX 3070 GPU
Graphics Card

  • Clip Studio Paint EX activation code (Dual-device plan, 3 years) or 10,000 GOLD

Runner-up Prize

US$1,000 cash prize

  • Clip Studio Paint EX Activation Code (Dual-device plan, 3 years) or 10,000 GOLD

3rd-5th place

US$200 cash prize

  • Clip Studio Paint EX activation code (Dual-device plan, 1 year) or 5,000 GOLD

6th-10th place

US$100 cash prize

  • Clip Studio Paint PRO Activation Code (Dual-device plan, 1 year) or 3,000 GOLD

Honorable mentions (10 winners)

  • Clip Studio Paint PRO Activation Code (Dual-device plan, 1 year) or 3,000 GOLD

How to Enter

Enter via Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook! Note: The entry period is now over.

Post your work using both the #cspcontest27 and #StudioShare hashtags to enter.

  • Please enter with your own account.
  • Image format: PNG, JPG; Size: 5MB or less
  • If possible, please let us know what app(s) you used to create your entry when you post. Your choice of app will not affect the contest verdict.
  • Winners will be contacted by Twitter direct message, so please make sure you are following the official Clip Studio Paint account (@clipstudiopaint) and that your account settings allow you to be contacted by us.

Instagram

Post your work using both the #cspcontest27 and #StudioShare hashtags to enter.

  • Please enter with your own account.
  • Image format: PNG, JPG; Size: 5MB or less
  • If possible, please let us know what app(s) you used to create your entry when you post. Your choice of app will not affect the contest verdict.
  • Winners will be contacted by Instagram direct message, so please make sure you are following the official Clip Studio Paint account (@clipstudioofficial) and that your account settings allow you to be contacted by us.

Follow the Clip Studio Paint official page (@celsys.clipstudiopaint) and post your work using both the #cspcontest27 and #StudioShare hashtags to the dedicated contest Facebook group to enter!

1. Join the Contest Facebook group
Contest Facebook group
2. Post your work using the #cspcontest27 and #StudioShare hashtags to enter.
  • Submissions posted via post outside of the group are not eligible.
  • Image format: PNG, JPG; Size: 5MB or less
  • If possible, please let us know what app(s) you used to create your entry when you post. Your choice of app will not affect the contest verdict.
3. Share your posted work to your timeline to complete your entry. Please make all posts are accessible to the public or friends.

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Submission Rules

  • Use your Twitter or Instagram account and post your artwork during the entry period with both the #cspcontest27 and #StudioShare hashtags to enter. From Facebook, please join the group below and post.
    Please make all posts publicly accessible.
    Contest Facebook group
  • We do not accept messages on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.
  • Please note that if you post your entry with the wrong tag(s), we will not be able to accept it for this contest.
  • Submitted works will be judged on quality, thematic relevance, and originality. Although not a deciding factor, retweets and likes will also be taken into consideration during the judging process.
  • Original work (for all ages) that applicant owns its copyright.
    Note: Submissions that are fanart or depict existing characters, brands, or products will not be accepted.
  • Submissions may be created with any software

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  • File format: PNG, JPG; Size: 5MB max
  • You can submit illustrations of any size, but we recommend A4 size entries at 300 dpi (2480 x 3508 pixels). You can also submit smartphone-size images of 854 x 480 pixels.
  • With the exception of the Grand Prize, prize winnings will be transferred via Paypal. We request that prize winners provide us with their PayPal account’s email address.
    Note: The winner of the Grand Prize and other winners who cannot accept transfers via Paypal will have their winnings transferred by bank transfer. In this case, we will need your bank account details, full name, address, and phone number.
  • Winners are responsible for any fees incurred when withdrawing their winnings from their bank or PayPal account.
  • We may share your address, real name, phone number, and email address information with the sponsor to ship the prizes.
  • Prize winners will retain copyright of their submissions, but the submissions may be displayed in Clip Studio Paint and on websites and services managed by Celsys or the Sponsor for promotional purposes.
  • You can submit works you have already made public if they match the theme.
  • Please do not submit works that you have submitted to other contests at the same time. You may submit them to other contests once the results have been announced.
  • A single applicant may submit multiple entries.
  • Social media "Likes" will be taken into consideration for the decision, but are not the ultimate deciding factor.
  • If an entry does not meet all of the following conditions, does not match the contest theme, or if Celsys otherwise judges it inappropriate, will not be considered. Applicants who do not meet the following conditions will not be individually notified.
    When applying to enter the contest, please keep in mind that your entry will be viewed by a diverse set of people of different nationalities, cultures, and ages.
    • Entries must not discriminate against mental or economical disadvantages, and must not include defamatory elements or profanity.
    • The entry must not violate individual privacy.
    • The entry must not depict nudity or sexual content. Entries must not depict nudity or sexual content.
    • Entries must not depict child prostitution, pornography, or abuse.
    • Entries must not disrespect anyone's freedom of religion, politics, belief, occupation, sex, etc., impose any particular ideas or stoke conflict.
    • Entries must not be in breach of the law, public order, or morality.
    • Entries must not contain socially offensive content.
    • Entries must fit the contest purpose.

Disclaimer

  • The submission period and date of result announcement may be subject to change without notice.
  • CELSYS will contact you in English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese (traditional), or Korean.
  • Please comment kindly on other people’s submissions. Inappropriate comments will be removed.
  • Contest winners will be contacted after the results are announced via direct message on Twitter/Instagram, or comment on their Facebook post. If we do not receive a reply within 2 weeks, we will consider any prize winnings as forfeited.

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