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Anime Boston 2014 Art Contest: Magic & Mischief!

Anime Boston is proud to announce that we will be once again hosting an art contest!

In accordance with our 2014 theme of Magic & Mischief, we're looking for artists to submit their own magical creations! We want to see your original artwork, be it wizards, warlocks, witches, sorcerers, monsters, magical girls or other creatures!

In addition, you must also submit a brief back story of your creation. Tell us about your character and who they are.

Judging of entries will be based upon several criteria:
-Adherence to the 2014 theme of Magic & Mischief
-Creativity and Originality
-How well the artwork depicts the back story.

Judging will be performed by the Anime Boston Social Media Staff. Results will be announced within two weeks of the contest's conclusion.

Of course, no contest is complete without prizes! For this year, our prizes will be:
-Grand Prize: One (1) 8-foot table space in the Anime Boston 2014 Artists' Alley and one (1) weekend badge for Anime Boston 2014.
-Runner Up: One (1) weekend badge to Anime Boston 2014.
-Honorable Mentions: Placement in the Art Gallery at Anime Boston 2014.

Aside from convention programming, the Art Gallery will also serve as advertising for the artists. Artists' contact information and Artists' Alley booth numbers will be listed. This prime location will increase your visibility beyond the walls of the Artists' Alley.

All entries will be posted on our website and forums, along with information about the piece and artist.

There are some simple rules to this contest:
-All artwork must be your own original creations.
-Artwork must not be fan-art. They cannot reference existing properties (Sailor Moon, Nanoha, Madoka, etc), including original characters in existing properties.
-Artwork can be either 2D or 3D.
-2D artwork should be either digital, or scanned from the physical artwork.
-3D artwork should be submitted via photographs. We suggest multiple photographs of each piece to capture different angles.
-Back story text should be 100 words or less. This will be displayed along with your entry.
-Back story text will not be proof-read or edited prior to being judged or displayed. Make sure it represents you as well as your art does.
-Artwork can depict a single character, a scene, or even a comic format (such as 4-koma).
-Artwork should depict at least 1 character. Multiple characters in an entry are allowed, but will only count as one entry.
-Multiple entries may be submitted by an artist.
-Artists must be 18 years of age or older at the time of submission.

-All entries must be emailed to with the subject line "2014 Art Contest". You may include multiple entries in an email.
-Include in each email the following information:

Your legal name
Your email address
Title of your entry
Back story text (100 words or less)
Medium of the artwork
Studio name (if any)
Website (if any)
How to credit you (legal name, pseudonym, studio, etc)
Contact Information for public (email, website, etc)

-All submissions must be received by 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, October 6, 2013.

Other Rules
-Anime Boston and the New England Anime Society have the right to post and use all contest entries for promotional and programming content.
-Anime Boston and the New England Anime Society will not have the right to sell the likeness of the artwork without the expressed written consent of the artist.
-Artists will retain the right to sell their artwork.
-Artists may withdraw their submission from the contest at any time before the contest concludes.
-Prizes are not transferable, refundable, or exchangeable.
-Winners must abide by all rules and regulations of the Artists' Alley and Anime Boston.
-Staff of Anime Boston and the New England Anime Society are not eligible to win Grand Prize or Runner Up prizes.
-Anime Boston staff reserve the right to alter the rules of this contest at any time.

We can't wait to see your entries! Good luck to everyone!

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