Illustrations: LavenderTowne, Vicki Tsai, Paco Sordo

Contest theme

The cutest character in the Galaxy!
This year's contest attracted over 18,000 wonderful entries from around the world! Thank you to everyone for participating! The judging process saw a passionate debate as each entry expressed its own type of cuteness, but after careful evaluation, 21 artworks were selected as winners. Congratulations to the winners!

Judge's Comments

LavenderTowne

Winner Announcement

Grand Prize

  • Cash Prize: US$10,000
  • Wacom Cintiq 22 (DTK-2260/K0D) LCD tablet
  • Samsung Galaxy Buds Live wireless earbuds
  • Clip Studio Paint EX Activation Code (Dual-device plan, 3 years) or 10,000 GOLD
  • Award plaque
TAN-STAR

This beautiful artwork not only looks cute but also exudes a sense of warmth. The painting is finished to a high standard, and it's also fun to imagine the relationships between these characters and the world they live in.

CELSYS

Runner-Up Prize

  • Cash Prize: US$3,000
  • Wacom One (DTC133W0D) LCD tablet
  • Samsung Galaxy Buds Live wireless earbuds
  • Clip Studio Paint EX Activation Code (Dual-device plan, 3 years) or 10,000 GOLD
  • Award plaque
최재욱

Both the line art and the way the colors are applied in this work is well done. The worldview of the piece is also unique and eye-catching. We loved the attention to detail, especially the fish-shaped galaxy lights that this cat is creating.

CELSYS

LavenderTowne Award

  • Cash Prize: US$3,000
  • Special prizes from LavenderTowne
  • Samsung Galaxy Buds Live wireless earbuds
  • Clip Studio Paint EX Activation Code (Dual-device plan, 3 years) or 10,000 GOLD
  • Award plaque
Hyakko

This piece by Hyakko really caught my eye right away. I saw so many pieces that were really cool or really beautiful, but this one really embodied cuteness and spoke to the competition. I just thought it was so adorable, and as I continued to look at it, it kept having more and more surprises for me. I particularly love all the little faces of each little character scattered throughout the piece as well as some of the design choices, particularly the constellation bow on the central character.

LavenderTowne

This artwork is packed with cute! Each character has their own personality, and it very much fits the theme of being the cutest character in the Galaxy!

CELSYS

3rd~5th place

  • Cash Prize: US$1,000
  • Wacom One (DTC133W0D) LCD tablet
  • Samsung Galaxy Buds Live wireless earbuds
  • Clip Studio Paint EX Activation Code (Dual-device plan, 2 years) or 10,000 GOLD
  • Award plaque

3rd place

Eilene Huang

We were surprised to see Oden expressed in such a charming way! Space and Oden, two things that you may never think would meet, collaborate beautifully in this work.

CELSYS

4th place

Giada Marceca

The idea and composition are interesting. It's so cute to see this creature with its cheeks pressed up against the package window. We would also love to see it out of the box and energetically moving about!

CELSYS

5th place

Tongneung Sermsujarit

The use of color is wonderful. We can feel the happiness of the dancing couple amongst this lovely cosmos. We also like how the couple is connected to the spaceship via the red and blue cords.

CELSYS

6th~10th place

  • Cash Prize: US$300
  • Wacom One (DTC133W0D) LCD tablet
  • Samsung Galaxy Buds Live wireless earbuds
  • Clip Studio Paint PRO Activation Code (Dual-device plan, 2 years) or 5,000 GOLD
  • Certificate

6th place

Aunyea Nobles

This piece is not only cute but dynamic as well. It's fun to discover all the areas where "cute" is represented, such as the teddy bears firing lasers or heart-shaped smoke ring.

CELSYS

7th place

Santipérez Domínguez

The characters are carefully drawn, and the texture is especially nice. If you look closely, you can see that the character taking their pet for a walk actually has four sleeves to match its four arms, which we find absolutely adorable.

CELSYS

8th place

Carles Dalmau

We were drawn to this work's well-crafted character design. The character is super-cute, and the color choice and composition are also well balanced and appealing.

CELSYS

9th place

Rose Niel

We found this work to be both mysterious and beautiful. The carefully chosen color scheme and placement are lovely. The character is beautiful yet innocent and charming.

CELSYS

10th place

Huyền Thu Lê

The sparkles and color around the face is adorable, but the more you look at this artwork, the more you wonder what about the character's background, such as the pills and the IV drip bag.

CELSYS

Honorable mentions

  • Samsung Galaxy Buds Live wireless earbuds
  • LavenderTowne illustrated T-shirt (L size)
  • Clip Studio Paint PRO Activation Code (Dual-device plan, 2 years) or 5,000 GOLD
  • Certificate
keeko
lsu
Teagan Dadich
Aisha Lee
Randrianarisoa Mamitiana
Yumiitsu
Mimi Szeto
Esmeralda Platania
Ricardo Mendoza
Jess

Contest theme

The cutest character in the Galaxy!
We are holding an international illustration contest to celebrate the launch of Clip Studio Paint for Galaxy. The theme is: The cutest character in the Galaxy! You can easily take on the challenge with a Galaxy device, and post it on social media to participate in the contest. In addition to the US$10,000 prize for the grand prize, we are also giving away a total of US$32,000 in prizes, including Samsung Galaxy Buds Live wireless earbuds and a Wacom One. Popular Youtube artist LavenderTowne will participate as a judge. We are looking forward to seeing your entries!

Submission Categories

Please submit original illustrations based on the contest theme: The cutest character in the Galaxy!

Entry period

Sept 10, 2020 (Thurs) ~ Oct 7, 2020 (Wed) 14:59 GMT
Note: The entry period is now over.

Winner Announcement

Early November 2020

Submissions are closed

Awards and Prizes

Grand Prize

Cash Prize: US$10,000

  • Wacom Cintiq 22 (DTK-2260/K0D) LCD tablet
  • Samsung Galaxy Buds Live wireless earbuds
  • Clip Studio Paint EX Activation Code (Dual-device plan, 3 years) or 10,000 GOLD
  • Award plaque

Runner-Up Prize (1 winner)

Cash Prize: US$3,000

  • Wacom One (DTC133W0D) LCD tablet
  • Samsung Galaxy Buds Live wireless earbuds
  • Clip Studio Paint EX Activation Code (Dual-device plan, 3 years) or 10,000 GOLD
  • Award plaque

LavenderTowne Award

Cash Prize: US$3,000

  • Special prizes from LavenderTowne
  • Samsung Galaxy Buds Live wireless earbuds
  • Clip Studio Paint EX Activation Code (Dual-device plan, 3 years) or 10,000 GOLD
  • Award plaque
Judge LavenderTowne's choice of the best entry will be awarded special prizes!

3rd~5th place

Cash Prize: US$1,000

  • Wacom One (DTC133W0D) LCD tablet
  • Samsung Galaxy Buds Live wireless earbuds
  • Clip Studio Paint EX Activation Code (Dual-device plan, 2 years) or 10,000 GOLD
  • Award plaque

6th~10th place

Cash Prize: US$300

  • Wacom One (DTC133W0D) LCD tablet
  • Samsung Galaxy Buds Live wireless earbuds
  • Clip Studio Paint PRO Activation Code (Dual-device plan, 2 years) or 5,000 GOLD
  • Certificate

Honorable mentions (10 winners)

  • Samsung Galaxy Buds Live wireless earbuds
  • LavenderTowne illustrated T-shirt (L size)
  • Clip Studio Paint PRO Activation Code (Dual-device plan, 2 years) or 5,000 GOLD
  • Certificate

Note: Prize images are for illustrative purposes only

Judges & Sponsors

Judges

Webcomic Artist
LavenderTowne
https://www.youtube.com/lavendertowne

LavenderTowne, or Haley, is a webcomic artist and creates art-related video content. LavenderTowne's YouTube channel and other online sites are highly popular with viewers for her creepy cute art style.

Recommended devices for your contest entry

The Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ come with Clip Studio Paint pre-installed for the first time on an Android device, so it's an excellent ready-to-use option. The Galaxy Note series and other Galaxy devices with built-in S Pen support pressure sensitivity and air actions. You can quickly switch between tools by simply gesturing with the S Pen without touching the screen, allowing you to enjoy a smooth drawing experience while taking full advantage of the S Pen's capabilities.

If you don’t have an S Pen, you can use the app by connecting a Wacom One pen tablet.

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How to Enter

Please follow the entry instructions below and submit your entry via Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.
Note: The entry period is now over.

Submit your work using the hashtag #GalaxysCutest to enter!

  • Please enter with your own account.
  • Image format: PNG, JPG; Size: 5MB or less
  • If possible, please let us know what apps 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.

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Submit your work using the hashtag #GalaxysCutest to enter!

  • Please enter with your own account.
  • Image format: PNG, JPG; Size: 5MB or less
  • If possible, please let us know what apps 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 enter with the hashtag #GalaxysCutest via the dedicated contest Facebook group!

1. Join the Contest Facebook group
Contest Facebook group
2. Submit your work using the hashtag #GalaxysCutest 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 accessible to the public or friends.

Submission Rules

  • Use your Twitter or Instagram account and post your artwork using the hashtag #GalaxysCutest during the entry period. From Facebook, please join the group below and post.
    Please make all posts publicly accessible.
    Contest Facebook group
  • We do not accept entries by direct message on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.
  • 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.
  • You are free to use any software or apps to create your entry.
    Note: If you don’t own any digital software, you can try creating your submission with the free trial of Clip Studio Paint.
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    You can also download and use the mobile version.


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  • Image format: PNG, JPG; Size: 5MB or less
  • 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.
  • Prize winnings for 1st~3rd place will be transferred to the winners’ Paypal accounts. We request that prize winners provide us with their PayPal account’s email address.
    Note: In the event that cash prizes for the Grand, Runner-up, and Judge Prizes cannot be received by PayPal, the prize will be sent 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 or cooperating companies for promotional purposes.
  • You can submit works you have already published 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, it 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 the winners in English, Japanese, French, Spanish, German, 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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International Illustration Contest 2020! The grand prize is US$10,000! Draw your version of the Cutest character in the Galaxy to enter!