Past Winners can be found here!



  • All artwork must be the work of the entered artist and original. No tracings, re-colorings or copies of anyone else’s artwork.
  • Limit of three (3) entries per person.
  • Digital art requires printed copies of sketches and process (low quality and/or single WIP page accepted).
  • Artwork may be of any size or medium.
  • Any form of 2-D and 3-D work will be accepted from the following categories: anime/manga, Japanese themes, anthro, fantasy, and/or sci-fi.
  • Artist cannot be currently making more than 10% of their income from producing artwork.





We will begin taking entries Thursday night, July 13th, from 6-9pm. Entries will continue be taken from 12pm, Friday July 14th through 3pm, Saturday July 15th.



Entries can be dropped off at the Amateur Art Contest check-in table. Location for table is as follows:

  • Thursday 6-9pm in front of Exhibit Hall A (Artist Bazaar).
  • Friday 12-1:30pm in front of Exhibit Hall A (Artist Bazaar)
  • Friday 3p-close inside Exhibit Hall A (Artist Bazaar)
  • Saturday 11am-3pm inside Exhibit Hall A (Artist Bazaar)


Artwork will be on display for the duration of Tokyo in Tulsa.




2D Artwork:

  • 8 & Under
  • 9 -11
  • 12 – 14
  • 15 – 17
  • 18 & Over


3D/Mixed Media

  • 15 – 17
  • 18 & Over


There must be a minimum of three (3) entries in an age group for prize receipt to be valid.




Judging will take place before 9pm on Saturday, July 15th. Artwork will be judged on: Composition, Originality, and Technique.




Announcement of Winners:

Winners will be posted at the Art Contest display area and listed at the Artist Bazaar/Exhibitor check-in by 12pm, Sunday July 16th. They will also be announced during final ceremonies. Once the convention is over, they will then be posted on the Tokyo in Tulsa prize winner page.



Grand Prize/Best Overall Entry – cash prize (TBD) + 2018 Sakura Club Membership + prize package from sponsor.


Within each age group:

Category Winner – cash prize (TBD) + 2018 Regular Membership + 2017 T-shirt (depending on availability) + prize package from sponsor.

Honorable Mention – 2017 T-shirt (depending on availability) + 2017 Tumblr/Other Merch (depending on availability) + prize package from sponsor.


Prize packs can be picked up from 12pm – 4pm, Sunday July 16th, at Amateur Art Contest check-in.




Picking Up Your Artwork:

All artwork may be picked up Sunday, July 16th from 12pm – 4pm unless other arrangements have been made prior to that time. Any artwork that is not picked up becomes the property of Tokyo In Tulsa. Artwork will not be mailed to you unless a paid, self-addressed stamped envelope is provided.




Do Nots:

Original fan art will be accepted as long as it is your artwork and not a reproduction of a copyrighted image. Pornographic images or anything depicting sexual acts will not be allowed. (A good rule of thumb is that if it’s questionable, then you probably can’t show it.)


Displaying Your Work:

It is a good idea to have your artwork neatly mounted. Simple mat boards make an excellent showcase for your art and make displaying it much easier.  Although entry forms will be completed, it is a good idea to have your name, address, and email/contact number just in case.


*As a reminder, cash equivalent is no longer offered in lieu of membership prizes.




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