Mascot Contest

Otakuthon 2009 Mascot Contest
Draw Yurika in summer fashion!

Deadline: January 26, 2009

- Free pass to Otakuthon 2009
- Priority choice of free half-table in the Artist Area
- A full color print of the winning design
- Omer de Serre gift certificate
- Bragging rights
- A place in Otakuthon history :)

Submission Guidelines:
- Winning entry will be used as the official mascot for Otakuthon 2009.
- All submissions must be based on Yurika, our current mascot. Yurika is a fair-skinned female with medium blue long hair and purple eyes.
- Please do not put the year in the image.
- This year's theme is: summer fashion
- The submission must be appropriate for the general public of all ages. This means no sexually suggestive or violent/gory material.
- The submission must be completely colored with clear, well-defined lines suitable for publications.
- The submission must respect copyright law. Plagiarism is not acceptable!
- Do not include a background scene.
- You may submit as many entries as you wish.
- All images must be minimum 8.5" x 11".
- Submission must be minimum 300dpi (for 8.5" x 11", this is 2550px x 3300px).
- Entries should be coloured in CMYK (not RGB).
- You may submit your document in any of the following formats: Adobe Photoshop EPS/TIFF/PSD, Adobe Illustrator EPS.
- Any work not fit for printing will be rejected.
- Entrant does not need to be registered for the convention.
- You may use your artist/pen name but all entries must include the artists' full real name as well as home address, and phone number where they can be reached for contact purposes.

Where to send submissions:
(We are no longer accepting submissions.)

Please put "Otakuthon Mascot Entry - " in the subject. Please read the guidelines for electronic submission before sending to this address. Please do not attempt to send files larger than 10MB to this address, as some mail systems may reject it. Please name the file "yurika09contest-.PSD" (if sending as Adobe Photoshop PSD).

You may also use a site such as MegaUpload to send your submission.

All entries must be submitted before January 26, 2009 11:59:59pm. Entries submitted after this date will not be considered.

Otakuthon and Quebec Anime Committee are not responsible for lost or damaged submissions. By submitting works, the entrant grants Quebec Anime Committee and Otakuthon unlimited license to use and reproduce the works. The winning entry becomes copyright property of Otakuthon and Quebec Anime Committee, however the entrant retains the right of use for self-promotion purposes. In the event there is an insufficient number of entries, Quebec Anime Committee and Otakuthon reserve the right to award no prizes and re-run the contest at a later date. Winners will receive their prize at Otakuthon 2009. In the event of non-attendance, the winner will be contacted and asked to make alternate arrangements to receive the prize after the convention, but no later than one month after the convention. Prizes are non-refundable, non-exchangable and non-transferrable. All judging decisions are final.

Copyright Liability
Entrant must own the copyrights for the usage of the copyrighted material prior to submission. Entrant assumes full responsibility and liability for his/her submission and agrees to hold Quebec Anime Committee (and its personnel) and Otakuthon (and its personnel) harmless from any civil and/or criminal liability and legal fees/expenses incurred as a result of the submission.