Illustration: Ilya Kuvshinov

We’re accepting entries on the theme: the Skies. What do you like to see when you look up to the heavens? Show us the scenes and characters that match your favorite meteorological circumstances with your illustrations!
The winner of the Grand Prize will receive US$2,000. The winners 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, and Facebook.
Submission Criteria
Please submit original illustrations on the theme: the Skies.
Entry Period
Monday, December 20, 2021 - Monday, January 10, 2022 23:59 GMT
Winner announcements
Thursday, February 10, 2022 (tentative)

Message of support
from the contest illustrator

Illustrator

Ilya Kuvshinov

https://www.instagram.com/kuvshinov_ilya/

A Russian-born illustrator who now lives in Japan, Ilya is active in animation and illustration, having designed the characters for the Netflix anime “Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045”.

Sometimes, even if you draw and draw and draw, because you focus too much on your own work, there are often times where you don’t notice yourself improving.
Don’t give up hope - keep drawing the things you like post them them to your friends on social media and maybe you’ll discover something new about yourself.
I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s entries and having fun with this contest!

Awards and Prizes

Grand Prize

US$2,000 cash prize

  • Ilya Kuvshinov’s Art Book, ETERNAL
  • Clip Studio Paint EX Activation Code (Dual-device plan, 3 years) or 10,000 GOLD

Note: The cover variation of the ETERNAL art book cannot be chosen (random 1 of 2).

Runner-up Prize

US$500 cash prize

  • Ilya Kuvshinov’s Art Book, ETERNAL
  • Clip Studio Paint EX Activation Code (Dual-device plan, 3 years) or 10,000 GOLD

Note: The cover variation of the ETERNAL art book cannot be chosen (random 1 of 2).

3rd-5th place

US$200 cash prize

  • Ilya Kuvshinov’s Art Book, ETERNAL
  • Clip Studio Paint EX activation code (Dual-device plan, 1 year) or 5,000 GOLD

Note: The cover variation of the ETERNAL art book cannot be chosen (random 1 of 2).

6th-10th place

US$100 cash prize

  • Ilya Kuvshinov’s Art Book, ETERNAL
  • Clip Studio Paint PRO Activation Code (Dual-device plan, 1 year) or 3,000 GOLD

Note: The cover variation of the ETERNAL art book cannot be chosen (random 1 of 2).

Honorable mentions (10 winners)

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

Timelapse Prize (10 randomly selected 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!

Post your work with the hashtag #cspcontest30 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 with the hashtag #cspcontest30 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 entry with the hashtag #cspcontest30 to the dedicated contest Facebook group!

1. Join the Contest Facebook group
Contest Facebook group
2. Submit your work using the hashtag #cspcontest30 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 piece to your timeline to complete your entry. Please make sure all posts are set to be accessible to the public or friends.

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!
Be sure to share your work on social media using the new Timelapse feature from Clip Studio Paint Version 1.10.5!

How to create a Timelapse

How to Apply

Post your timelapse video with both the #cspcontest30 and #cspcontest30_timelapse hashtags!
  • 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 3 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!

Submission Rules

  • Use your Twitter or Instagram account and post your artwork using the hashtag #cspcontest30 during the submission period. From Facebook, please join the group below and post. To be in the running for a chance at winning the Timelapse Prize, post your timelapse video with both the #cspcontest30 and #cspcontest30_timelapse hashtags.
    Please make all posts publicly accessible.
    Contest Facebook group
  • We do not accept submissions by DM 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 of submitted works 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, people, brands, or products will not be accepted.
  • 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.

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  • (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 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 child prostitution, pornography, or abuse.
    • Entries that disrespect others’ freedom of religion, politics, belief, occupation, sex, etc., or impose any particular ideas/stoke conflict.
    • Entries that breach 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 two weeks, we will consider any prize winnings as forfeited.

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