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.
Thursday July 8th, 6-9p
Friday July 9th, 9-12p and 1-7p
Saturday July 10th, 9-2p
Artwork will be on display for the duration of Tokyo, OK.
8 & Under
12 – 14
15 – 17
18 & Over
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 10th. Artwork will be judged on: Composition, Originality, and Technique.
WINNER ANNOUNCEMENTS & PRIZES
Announcement of Winners:
Winners will be posted at the Art Contest display area by 12pm, Sunday July 11th. They will also be announced during final ceremonies. Once the convention is over, they will then be posted on the Tokyo, OK prize winner page.
Grand Prize/Best Overall Entry – Trophie + 2021 Sakura Club Membership + prize package from sponsor.
Within each age group:
Category Winner – 2021 Regular Membership + 2019 T-shirt (depending on availability) + prize package from sponsor.
Honorable Mention – 2019 T-shirt (depending on availability) + 2019 Tumbler/Other Merch (depending on availability) + prize package from sponsor.
Prize packs can be picked up from 12pm – 4pm, Sunday July 11th, at Amateur Art Contest check-in.
Picking Up Your Artwork:
All artwork may be picked up Sunday, July 11th 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, OK. Artwork will not be mailed to you unless a paid, self-addressed stamped envelope is provided.
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.