Illustration: Zipcy

We’re accepting entries on the theme: Under the water. We’re looking for your underwater illustrations; whether it's a deep, powerful ocean, waves crashing on the shore, or even playing in the pool, we want to see what you come up with!
The winner of the Grand Prize will receive US$2,000. The winner of the Timelapse award will win a Clip Studio Paint activation code and will be chosen at random from among all the contestants who submit a timelapse video of their creative process. Feel free to enter via Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.
Submission guidelines
Please submit original illustrations on the theme of Under the water.
Entry Period
June 21 ~ July 13, 2022, 23:59 UTC
Winner announcements
August 10, 2022 (tentative)

Prizes

Grand Prize

US$2,000 cash prize

  • Clip Studio Paint EX Activation Code (Dual-device plan, 3 years) or 10,000 GOLD
  • Social media profile picture frame (image file)
Picture of prize

2nd place

US$500 cash prize

  • Clip Studio Paint EX Activation Code (Dual-device plan, 3 years) or 10,000 GOLD
  • Social media profile picture frame (image file)
Picture of prize

3rd - 5th place

US$200 cash prize

  • Clip Studio Paint EX activation code (Dual-device plan, 1 year) or 5,000 GOLD
  • Social media profile picture frame (image file)
Picture of prize

6th - 10th place

US$100 cash prize

  • Clip Studio Paint PRO Activation Code (Dual-device plan, 1 year) or 3,000 GOLD
  • Social media profile picture frame (image file)
Picture of prize

Honorable mentions (10 winners)

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

Timelapse Prize (10 randomly selected winners)

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

How to Apply

Enter your original illustration based on the contest theme via Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.

The following entries will not be accepted:
・Entries that are fanart, depict real people or existing characters, products, or brands.
・Illustrations that were traced or copied from illustrations, photos, videos, etc. that were not created by the contestant.

Post your work with the hashtag #cspcontest32 to enter!

Example of Twitter entry
  • 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 with the hashtag #cspcontest32 to enter!

Example of Instagram entry
  • 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 entry with the hashtag #cspcontest32 to the dedicated contest Facebook group!

1. Join the Contest Facebook group
Contest Facebook group
Example of Facebook entry
2. Post your work using the hashtag #cspcontest32 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.
Example of Facebook entry
3. Share your posted piece to your timeline to complete your entry. Please make sure all posts are set to be accessible to the public or friends.
Example of Facebook entry
Example of Facebook entry
Example of Facebook entry

Enter to win the Timelapse Prize (picked at random)!

If you submit your entry with a timelapse video of your creative process, you will be entered in the prize draw where 10 lucky winners will be picked at random to win a Clip Studio Paint PRO Activation Code (Dual-device plan, 1 year) or 3,000 GOLD!
Easily capture your drawing process with Clip Studio Paint's Timelapse feature and share your work on social media!

How to create a Timelapse

How to Apply

Post your Timelapse videos with the two hashtags #cspcontest32 and #cspcontest32_timelapse.

Illustration: Laovaan

  • Enter via Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.
  • Make sure you include the hashtag in the text caption for your video post.
  • 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 selection process.
  • Video format: mp4, mov; Size: 512MB or less (Twitter), or 4GB or less (Instagram, Facebook); Length: 1 minute
  • Any format that can be posted on social media will be accepted.

Clip Studio Paint the recommended app for creating your entry

Clip Studio Paint is the artist's tool for drawing, painting, comics, and animation, loved by professionals.

Use for up to three months free on computers and tablets, or up to an hour free every day on smartphones.
Make your own “Making of” video easily with the Timelapse feature!

Try Clip Studio Paint

Submission Rules

  • Contestants must post their entries using their own accounts on Twitter, or Instagram with the #cspcontest32 hashtag during the submission period. If entering via Facebook, contestants must join and post their entries to the group below. To enter the lottery for the Timelapse Prize, contestants must post a timelapse video of their illustration with both the #cspcontest32 and #cspcontest32_timelapse hashtags.
    Please make all posts publicly accessible.
    Contest Facebook group
  • We do not accept messages on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.
  • Entries posted with the wrong hashtag(s) will not be accepted for the contest.
  • Entries will be judged on quality, thematic relevance, and originality. Although not a deciding factor, retweets and likes of entries will also be taken into consideration during the judging process.
  • Only original artworks for which the contestant owns the copyright will be accepted for the contest.
  • We are unable to respond to inquiries regarding selection results, selection criteria, etc. for individual works.
  • Submissions may be created with any software
    Note: If you don’t own any digital software, you can try creating your submission with the free trial of Clip Studio Paint.

    Clip Studio Paint Free Trial
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    3-month free license

    Download here
  • (Illustration) File format: PNG, JPG; Size: 5MB max
    (Timelapse) Video format: mp4, mov; Size: 512MB or less (Twitter), or 4GB or less (Instagram, Facebook); Length: 1 minute
  • 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.
  • 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 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 contestant 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.
    • Works must not violate individual privacy.
    • The entry must not depict nudity or sexual content.
    • Entries must not depict child prostitution, pornography, or abuse.
    • Entries that disrespect anyone's freedom of religion, politics, belief, occupation, sex, etc.
    • Entries that are in breach of the law, public order, or morality.
    • Entries that are fanart, or depict real people, or existing characters, products, or brands.
    • Entries that include any tracing or copying from illustrations, photos, videos, etc. that were not created by the contestant.
    • Entries that 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 as a comment on their Facebook post. If we do not receive a reply within two weeks, we will consider any prize winnings as forfeited.

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