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Amateur Art

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GENERAL RULES

  • 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 processes (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.

  • Artists cannot currently make more than 10% of their income from producing artwork.

 

ARTWORK DROP-OFF

Location to be announced.

  • Friday 2-7p

  • Saturday 10a-6p

 

Artwork will be on display in the Southern Hills Marriott for the duration of Tokyo, OK.

 

JUDGING CATEGORIES

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. There will also be a Best in Show.

 

​SPECIAL JUDGING CATEGORY FOR 2023!

Artwork specifically incorporating the 2023 theme of Worlds|Collide: the Horde of the Undead vs. the High School Heroes can be included in an additional special judging category for each age group. Prizes and judging criteria to be determined. 

 

Thinking of entering the contest? Submit an entry form now and just drop off your piece(s) without delay during the event!

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Prize support provided by AnimeYankii

JUDGING CRITERIA

Judging will take place before 10pm on Saturday. 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. They will also be announced during final ceremonies. 

 

Prizes*:

Grand Prize/Best Overall Entry –  2025 Sakura Club Membership + prize package from AnimeYankii.

 

Within each age group:

Category Winner – 2025 Regular Membership + prize package from AnimeYankii.

Honorable Mention – 2024 T-shirt (depending on availability) + prize package from AnimeYankii.

 

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

 

POST CONTEST

Picking Up Your Artwork:

All artwork may be picked up Sunday 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.

 

OTHER INFO

Do Nots:

Original fan art will be accepted as long as it is your artwork and not a reproduction of a copyrighted image. We understand that some artists may use AI Tools in creating their artworks, thus these tools must be properly identified if used in your artwork. Please reference our AI Generated Art Policy for detailed information. 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.

Sportsmanship

Poor Sportsmanship is grounds for disqualification from future Tokyo, OK/OS4CA contests, and will render you ineligible for future contests. Be gracious with the placement that you have received. Bullying any contestant or staff is strictly prohibited.

 

Bullying of any kind is not tolerated. If there is evidence of bullying occurring, the constant/attendee will be disqualified and barred from the competition, and may result in your badge/pass/membership revoked. 

Be kind to others who have put hard work, effort and time into their entries.

 

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

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