WHAT IS THE LAST DRAW?
As part of our commitment to developing upcoming Filipino artists for the competitive global art industry, we at Gunship Revolution have laid out the parameters for a Nation-wide Anime Art Competition meant to inspire and coax out not only the best in Philippine artistic talent but also in Philippine craftsmanship and ingenuity. If you are interested in partnering with us in such an endeavor, we would like to hear what you think and how we may better serve this goal together.
THEME: TRIAL BY COMBAT
The theme of the competition will be "Trial by Combat", inviting artists to depict scenes of face-to-face combat where the ultimate prizes are life and liberty. We hope to inspire artists to go beyond depictions of violence and explore themes like the relationship between justice and power, the body language of innocence and guilt, and how far people might go to defend their honor.
STYLE: Anime style / Manga style
Given its ubiquity and prominence in the world scene, Gunship Revolution believes that the Anime/Manga style is more than just a series of visual cues rooted from a single culture or nationality but a web of inter-cultural and international influences that is now established as a global genre of Contemporary Art. Judging will be based according to standards of the style as it is engaged and enjoyed around the world.
The contest is open to all Filipino residents in the Philippines. It is open to all ages and backgrounds.
Fully colored illustrations depicting the theme, containing exclusively original, non-copyrighted characters, settings, and scenarios. May be in either digital or traditional media.
1. Must be A4-sized, 300 dpi, landscape or portrait. (This means scan-size if traditional media is used.)
2. Must be Full-color (Strictly no black and white or toned entries)
3. All characters must be original and all scenarios, elements and settings must be similarly non-copyrighted. Plagiarism is grounds for immediate disqualification.
4. Any medium is allowed (Digital or traditional)
5. Open to all Filipinos across the country
6. Open to all ages
7. Deadline: 11:59PM, October 24, 2015 (Submissions after the deadline will not be accepted.)
8. Strictly one (1) entry per person.
9. All entries must be sent by e-mail. Hard copies will not be accepted. Entries using traditional media can be scanned and sent by e-mail.
10. Criteria such as Overall Skill and Relevance to Theme will be judged according to anime/manga styles and standards.
11. Entries without a filled-up contest form will not be accepted.
12. Works identified as having been collaborated with a non-Filipino citizen will immediately disqualified.
13. Contestants will get an e-mail confirmation if their entry has been received and accepted.
14. Judges' decision will be final unless a winning entry is proven for grounds for disqualification after awarding.
15. Winners will be announced during November 14, first of the two-day Komikon 2015 which runs from November 14-15, 2015.
30% Relevance to theme
What does a Trial Combat mean for you and how well can you express it in the anime/manga style?
30% Overall skill
Show us how well Filipinos can take on the unique stylistic feel of the anime/manga style.
20% Creativity / Originality
Bring the age-old concept of the Trial by Combat to life in new and exciting ways with clever ideas and unique insights.
How does it all come together for the viewer?
"Gunship Revolution is one of the country’s most prolific digital art companies with high-profile clients in over a dozen countries around the world. From Hasbro to Capcom and with a manga book under its belt that topped charts in Japan, Gunship Revolution has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, forging through some of the world’s toughest standards for quality art. Given that demand for world-class excellence, Gunship Revolution’s panel of Senior Art Directors ensure the company’s artwork have what it takes to compete with the best. They will be bringing that same discernment into this competition."
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