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Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
« on: May 24, 2010, 01:38:16 AM »
Announcing the launch of three contests: The mascot 2011 contest, the program book 2010 cover contest, and the pocket programming guide 2010 cover contest!

Artists, here's your chance to make your work a part of Kumoricon.

The winner of the mascot contest will receive a free Artist Alley booth at Kumoricon 2011.

The winners of each cover contest will receive a free Kumoricon 2010 T-shirt, and the winner's choice of one other Kumoricon merchandise item.

The mascot will be prominently used in Kumoricon art and publicity material for the 2011 convention year, including but not limited to the web site, promotional flyers and posters, advertisements, merchandise, and badges. It should be an immediately attractive, original, anime-style character or characters reflecting the "cloudy" theme of Kumoricon, typically with an umbrella. We need two versions: one adult or teen, and one chibi.

The cover of the 2010 convention program book introduces attendees to the convention upon arrival; every attendee receives one. It is full color and letter size. Fully detailed, colorful backgrounds and foregrounds work best.

The cover of the 2010 pocket programming guide is a smaller, simpler design, in grayscale. Lightly detailed and shaded or all-white backgrounds, with strong, contrasting shades, lines, and geometric patterns work best.

View galleries of contest entries from previous years.

All contests:

Due date and time: Sunday, July 18, 11:59:59pm, Pacific Daylight Time.
How to enter: Email to website@kumoricon.org, with the files included as attachments (or a link to the download if it is too big to email). You can also arrange alternate delivery as long as it arrives by the due date and time.
Who may enter: Anyone except Kumoricon board members and Kumoricon staff who are involved in running the contest.
What must be included to enter:

1. The full name of the entrant or all entrants.
2. The name or nickname to display as credit in the gallery.
3. A working email address where you can be contacted (if not specified it will be assumed the one it is sent from).

Summary of rules: (see fine print below for full rules)

  • Entries should represent themes of Kumoricon, such as clouds, the color blue, or umbrellas. (These are examples, and an entry need not have all of these things.)
  • Winning entries, including variations, become the intellectual property of Kumoricon.
  • Kumoricon may display all entries in galleries or use them as extra art.
  • Entries must be solely the original work of the credited entrants.
  • Entries cannot have been used by other organizations (such as mascots for other anime conventions).
  • Entries must be appropriate for all ages, and appropriate for Kumoricon publicity.
  • An entrant can enter multiple, completely unique entries.
  • An entrant can update an entry, replacing its prior version.
  • We may, at our discretion, accept slightly late entries, with penalty.
  • For book cover entries, if the same design is entered and wins for both books, the Kumoricon board may select the second-place winner instead for one of the two.
  • Entries should be at least 300dpi (for the mascot, assume filling a letter-sized page), or vector format. Our printer prints pure black at 1200dpi. Typed text should be kept outlined, if possible.
  • Entries may be submitted in any graphics format that can be read by Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, GIMP, Inkscape, any current web browser, or any MS Office program. This includes PNG, JPEG, SVG, PSD, AI, PDF. We recommend using a non-lossy format, with as high of quality settings as possible.
  • For book cover entries, please submit with text, but keep the text on a separate layer. We may need to move or change text, so we may request, for a winning entry, a version with no text, or with specific text changes. "Kumoricon" is spelled exactly as shown (no hyphen, no spaces, only "K" capitalized).
  • For book cover entries, we may crop entries which are at an incorrect aspect ratio. Entries at a severely wrong aspect ratio may be disqualified.
  • Nobody can use the forums to talk about specific entries until voting has ended.

Mascot contest

Color format: Full color

Rules:

  • Each entry must contain (1) an adult or teen mascot, and (2) a chibi mascot; of the same character and style.
  • Although typically the mascot is one person or character, it may be more than one, but the totality of the mascot must be drawn in both standard and chibi forms.

Program book cover contest

Aspect ratio: 8.5" by 11" (portrait)
Color format: Full color

Pocket guide cover contest

Aspect ratio: 8.5" by 5.5" (landscape)
Color format: Grayscale

Contest administration summary (see fine print below for full rules)

  • We will confirm entries as they are received.
  • Voting will be performed online by staff over a weeklong period, with the entries anonymized, with the staff ranking any or all of the entrants as desired and the Schulze method used to determine the winners.
  • Once voting is closed we'll post the galleries publicly before the winners are announced.
  • The mascot contest winner will be announced at the Closing Ceremonies of Kumoricon 2010.
  • The cover contest winners will be announced at the bag stuffing meeting prior to Kumoricon 2010 when the staff get their first looks at the books. Right after this meeting we'll announce it online.
  • If we receive a large number of entries, we may pre-screen them. (We haven't needed to do this yet, and our ranked voting system accommodates large numbers of entries, but we may if need be.)
  • We reserve the right to modify the contest once it is underway, or even after it closes, if unforeseen circumstances require it. (For example, extend the due date if we don't get enough entries, or repeat the contest, or even throw it out, if we lose data.) If this happens, due care will be taken to follow the spirit of the rules and be as fair as possible to all entrants.

The fine print

    • All rules stated above apply. Additionally, these rules in the "fine print" section apply, and take precedence if they address the same issue as the above in more detail, or are found to conflict with any rules stated above.
    • Winning entries become the intellectual property of Kumoricon, including alternate variations or derivate works of the winning entry that the artist may have already drawn or may later draw (whether or not by request of Kumoricon). Therefore, all entrants commit to this possibility at the time of entering. Once a winner for each contest has been announced, this commitment is relieved for all non-winning entries in that contest.
    • Winning entrants retain any rights they have to display, copy, distribute, and sell their winning art for strictly personal purposes (no publicity purposes), provided the entrants do not imply or state that they represent Kumoricon, and provided that the pieces of art so distributed or displayed are not implied to be or represented as official pieces of Kumoricon merchandise, unless Kumoricon has authorized such activities.
    • Entrants give perpetual, irrevocable permission for Kumoricon to display their entries in galleries and to use the entries as ancillary art in program, signage, and publicity material produced for the 2010 and 2011 conventions, and to continue to publish and make available copies of these materials in perpetuity, whether or not those entries win the contest.
    • Entries must be original work, and solely the work of the entrant or entrants. Entrants must be authorized and able to assign ownership of the entry to Kumoricon, and to grant Kumoricon permission for the described uses, per the above rules describing such.
    • More than one person may contribute jointly to an entry, but all people must be identified in the submission and are considered entrants.
    • Entries may not have been previously used for publicity purposes by any organization or person. (It is acceptable, however, if the entry was previously or is currently displayed in a gallery; for example, a portfolio of that artist's work.)
    • Content and theme: Entries must be appropriate for all ages. Content, design, and themes of the entries must be appropriate and suitable for their intended uses, including their use as publicity for Kumoricon, at the discretion of the Director of Publicity or the Kumoricon board.
    • Entries displayed for voting in the contest must be anonymous, and not have identifying marks. All displayed entries will be credited to their entrants after the close of voting. Entrants, if they wish, may submit a second version containing a signature or marks which will be used for future display in contest galleries.
    • Entrants must not talk about or link to their entries, or discussion about their entries, or any entries in the contest, on the Kumoricon forums, private messages, mailing lists, or other Kumoricon communication systems, or bulk messages of any form to staff, until we have announced that a winner has been determined. (Non-entrants are also obligated to obey this rule, as a rule of the forums.) This is to help ensure fairness in the voting.
    • An entrant may enter more than once, but each design must be completely unique from others by the same entrant. (If two different people had produced them, and neither could be said to be copying from the other, then the two entries will be considered "unique". Otherwise, not.)
    • An entrant may send an updated version of an entry prior to the due date for entries, replacing the prior entry.
    • Entries received very shortly after the due time of 11:59:59pm may be accepted at our discretion, but if they are, we reserve the right to apply a score penalty to those entries in the voting formula based on how late they are. Because we usually receive some late entries, this is probably the most fair way to handle this situation in order to be fair both to those who entered on time, and those who may have experienced delays uploading large files.
    • We will confirm to entrants that their entries have been received. We will send confirmations as we receive entries. Entrants are responsible for entering soon enough so that if there is a problem with the entry, it can be re-sent by the due date for entries. We reserve the right to accept late entries in individual cases if there is a problem due to our error, but entrants are ultimately responsible for ensuring that their entries are received in time.
    • Voting is open to staff who have officially registered (submitted signed form, paid dues, and been approved and ratified, and any other applicable staff membership policies in place) by the start of voting. Staff registering after this point may still vote if we enter their data before the close of voting.
    • Voting will be done online shortly after the close of voting. Voting will be performed using the Schulze method, which is a type of Condorcet method. In this method, voters rank their choices in order rather than selecting just one. There are many systems of ranked voting which compute the winner differently. The method used here, the Schulze method, has been selected because among all known ranked voting systems, it most encourages voters to rank their choices in their true order of preference, rather than using "strategic voting". For example, if voters were to only select one choice, then voters would be discouraged from picking their true favorite if they didn't perceive it to be popular, because it would be "wasting" a vote. However, with the Schulze method, it is in each voter's best interest to list their true entire preference order. Ultimately, this system makes it most likely that the true preference of the voters, as a group, is selected as the winner. Voters don't need to rank every candidate on their ballots, but it is in their best interest to do so. (Voting for just one does not increase the weight or "strength" of that vote.)
    • Entries which do not meet the criteria in the rules may be disqualified, and entrants not participating in the contest according to the rules may have their entries disqualified. If this is discovered after a winner is announced, the award may be revoked.
    • If an insufficient number of entries is received, an unsuitable entry is chosen in the voting, or if, for any reason, the voting cannot be completed, for reasons including, but not limited to, technical problems with the voting, loss or corruption of ballot data, or insufficient number of votes received, then the Kumoricon board reserves the right to extend the due date for entries, change the start or end dates of voting, annul the voting, run a new election, or choose an entry as the winner, at its option. If, for any reason, the selected winner is not the winner determined by the voting, Kumoricon will release a statement identifying such fact.
    • Kumoricon reserves the right to add, remove, or modify rules, or make special allowances or changes to the contest, at its discretion, to resolve any unforeseen circumstances or problems which may arise, in the interest of ensuring fairness and seeing that the contest is completed according to the intent and spirit of the rules.

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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #1 on: May 24, 2010, 08:13:56 PM »
    It's finally been announced! Yay! Time to get to work!

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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #2 on: May 24, 2010, 10:46:43 PM »
    Woo! So excited for this year's contest! Can't wait to see everyone's designs for the new mascot!
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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #3 on: May 25, 2010, 05:46:15 PM »
    Woohoo! Glad to see the work I've put into my entry hasn't gone to waste! I can't wait to see all the entries and how mine stacks up!

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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #4 on: May 26, 2010, 12:31:40 AM »
    Are mascots created by multiple artists (read: myself and a friend) allowed to enter? If so, how would that work with the rules stated thus far?

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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #5 on: May 26, 2010, 04:18:23 AM »
    Hmm~

    Say I really loved the style/look of an old entry of mine
    And wanted to re-draw it in my now style and now coloring style with her in a different pose though

    Would that be accepted?


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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #6 on: May 31, 2010, 10:42:14 AM »
    For the mascot contest, would it be okay to submit a reduced-size drawing only for the contest or do we have to submit it at it's original size?
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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #7 on: June 01, 2010, 08:27:03 PM »
    Are mascots created by multiple artists (read: myself and a friend) allowed to enter? If so, how would that work with the rules stated thus far?

    Yes, because of this rule:

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    • More than one person may contribute jointly to an entry, but all people must be identified in the submission and are considered entrants.

    Hmm~

    Say I really loved the style/look of an old entry of mine
    And wanted to re-draw it in my now style and now coloring style with her in a different pose though

    Would that be accepted?

    Yes, that is ok, based only on what you described. Please beware of these rules in particular though:

    Quote
    • Entries may not have been previously used for publicity purposes by any organization or person. (It is acceptable, however, if the entry was previously or is currently displayed in a gallery; for example, a portfolio of that artist's work.)
    • An entrant may enter more than once, but each design must be completely unique from others by the same entrant. (If two different people had produced them, and neither could be said to be copying from the other, then the two entries will be considered "unique". Otherwise, not.)

    Regarding the second of the above rules, it will be interpreted as referring to other entries by that artist during the same year.

    For the mascot contest, would it be okay to submit a reduced-size drawing only for the contest or do we have to submit it at it's original size?

    Yes, any resolution you want is ok. However, a higher resolution might help you. Staff, when voting, can click through any thumbnail to see the full resolution version, so it might be more attractive if it's higher resolution. If you only submit a low resolution copy, staff might consider this in their voting if it's not clear if a nice-looking higher resolution copy exists, as we will be printing it in many places.
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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #8 on: June 06, 2010, 12:55:22 AM »
    You really made "the fine print" that small?  That's annoying.

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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #9 on: June 06, 2010, 01:42:39 AM »
    Just for you::)

    The fine print

    • All rules stated above apply. Additionally, these rules in the "fine print" section apply, and take precedence if they address the same issue as the above in more detail, or are found to conflict with any rules stated above.
    • Winning entries become the intellectual property of Kumoricon, including alternate variations or derivate works of the winning entry that the artist may have already drawn or may later draw (whether or not by request of Kumoricon). Therefore, all entrants commit to this possibility at the time of entering. Once a winner for each contest has been announced, this commitment is relieved for all non-winning entries in that contest.
    • Winning entrants retain any rights they have to display, copy, distribute, and sell their winning art for strictly personal purposes (no publicity purposes), provided the entrants do not imply or state that they represent Kumoricon, and provided that the pieces of art so distributed or displayed are not implied to be or represented as official pieces of Kumoricon merchandise, unless Kumoricon has authorized such activities.
    • Entrants give perpetual, irrevocable permission for Kumoricon to display their entries in galleries and to use the entries as ancillary art in program, signage, and publicity material produced for the 2010 and 2011 conventions, and to continue to publish and make available copies of these materials in perpetuity, whether or not those entries win the contest.
    • Entries must be original work, and solely the work of the entrant or entrants. Entrants must be authorized and able to assign ownership of the entry to Kumoricon, and to grant Kumoricon permission for the described uses, per the above rules describing such.
    • More than one person may contribute jointly to an entry, but all people must be identified in the submission and are considered entrants.
    • Entries may not have been previously used for publicity purposes by any organization or person. (It is acceptable, however, if the entry was previously or is currently displayed in a gallery; for example, a portfolio of that artist's work.)
    • Content and theme: Entries must be appropriate for all ages. Content, design, and themes of the entries must be appropriate and suitable for their intended uses, including their use as publicity for Kumoricon, at the discretion of the Director of Publicity or the Kumoricon board.
    • Entries displayed for voting in the contest must be anonymous, and not have identifying marks. All displayed entries will be credited to their entrants after the close of voting. Entrants, if they wish, may submit a second version containing a signature or marks which will be used for future display in contest galleries.
    • Entrants must not talk about or link to their entries, or discussion about their entries, or any entries in the contest, on the Kumoricon forums, private messages, mailing lists, or other Kumoricon communication systems, or bulk messages of any form to staff, until we have announced that a winner has been determined. (Non-entrants are also obligated to obey this rule, as a rule of the forums.) This is to help ensure fairness in the voting.
    • An entrant may enter more than once, but each design must be completely unique from others by the same entrant. (If two different people had produced them, and neither could be said to be copying from the other, then the two entries will be considered "unique". Otherwise, not.)
    • An entrant may send an updated version of an entry prior to the due date for entries, replacing the prior entry.
    • Entries received very shortly after the due time of 11:59:59pm may be accepted at our discretion, but if they are, we reserve the right to apply a score penalty to those entries in the voting formula based on how late they are. Because we usually receive some late entries, this is probably the most fair way to handle this situation in order to be fair both to those who entered on time, and those who may have experienced delays uploading large files.
    • We will confirm to entrants that their entries have been received. We will send confirmations as we receive entries. Entrants are responsible for entering soon enough so that if there is a problem with the entry, it can be re-sent by the due date for entries. We reserve the right to accept late entries in individual cases if there is a problem due to our error, but entrants are ultimately responsible for ensuring that their entries are received in time.
    • Voting is open to staff who have officially registered (submitted signed form, paid dues, and been approved and ratified, and any other applicable staff membership policies in place) by the start of voting. Staff registering after this point may still vote if we enter their data before the close of voting.
    • Voting will be done online shortly after the close of voting. Voting will be performed using the Schulze method, which is a type of Condorcet method. In this method, voters rank their choices in order rather than selecting just one. There are many systems of ranked voting which compute the winner differently. The method used here, the Schulze method, has been selected because among all known ranked voting systems, it most encourages voters to rank their choices in their true order of preference, rather than using "strategic voting". For example, if voters were to only select one choice, then voters would be discouraged from picking their true favorite if they didn't perceive it to be popular, because it would be "wasting" a vote. However, with the Schulze method, it is in each voter's best interest to list their true entire preference order. Ultimately, this system makes it most likely that the true preference of the voters, as a group, is selected as the winner. Voters don't need to rank every candidate on their ballots, but it is in their best interest to do so. (Voting for just one does not increase the weight or "strength" of that vote.)
    • Entries which do not meet the criteria in the rules may be disqualified, and entrants not participating in the contest according to the rules may have their entries disqualified. If this is discovered after a winner is announced, the award may be revoked.
    • If an insufficient number of entries is received, an unsuitable entry is chosen in the voting, or if, for any reason, the voting cannot be completed, for reasons including, but not limited to, technical problems with the voting, loss or corruption of ballot data, or insufficient number of votes received, then the Kumoricon board reserves the right to extend the due date for entries, change the start or end dates of voting, annul the voting, run a new election, or choose an entry as the winner, at its option. If, for any reason, the selected winner is not the winner determined by the voting, Kumoricon will release a statement identifying such fact.
    • Kumoricon reserves the right to add, remove, or modify rules, or make special allowances or changes to the contest, at its discretion, to resolve any unforeseen circumstances or problems which may arise, in the interest of ensuring fairness and seeing that the contest is completed according to the intent and spirit of the rules.

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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #11 on: June 13, 2010, 02:05:40 PM »
    For the mascot contest, would it be okay to submit a reduced-size drawing only for the contest or do we have to submit it at it's original size?

    Yes, any resolution you want is ok. However, a higher resolution might help you. Staff, when voting, can click through any thumbnail to see the full resolution version, so it might be more attractive if it's higher resolution. If you only submit a low resolution copy, staff might consider this in their voting if it's not clear if a nice-looking higher resolution copy exists, as we will be printing it in many places.

    I get what you're saying but I meant something more like what if my entry's file is huge and won't go through.  Could we send in a smaller copy of the file and mention that we have a normal original size file in hand?  Or it is "send in the closest to the original size that we can" sort of deal?
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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #12 on: June 13, 2010, 02:17:04 PM »
    I get what you're saying but I meant something more like what if my entry's file is huge and won't go through.  Could we send in a smaller copy of the file and mention that we have a normal original size file in hand?  Or it is "send in the closest to the original size that we can" sort of deal?

    Yes, this is ok. If you win, we'll definitely use any higher resolution copy we get later, and we can even display the higher-resolution one in the gallery, even if you don't win. For the display in the contest for the actual voting, we'll display the best copy we receive by the time the contest starts. If the later copy is received after the due date, it'll need to be the same in content as the one we received by the due date, except for computer technical or formatting issues (like being higher resolution).
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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #13 on: June 14, 2010, 01:01:48 AM »
    Hmm~

    Say I really loved the style/look of an old entry of mine
    And wanted to re-draw it in my now style and now coloring style with her in a different pose though

    Would that be accepted?

    Yes, that is ok, based only on what you described. Please beware of these rules in particular though:

    Quote
    • Entries may not have been previously used for publicity purposes by any organization or person. (It is acceptable, however, if the entry was previously or is currently displayed in a gallery; for example, a portfolio of that artist's work.)
    • An entrant may enter more than once, but each design must be completely unique from others by the same entrant. (If two different people had produced them, and neither could be said to be copying from the other, then the two entries will be considered "unique". Otherwise, not.)

    Basically I wanna use the same character/outfit design, cause I really liked the girl and outfit. It was a joint entrant with my sister, all she did was color it, I came up with everything else. So I wanna use the same design/outfit but put the girl in a new pose, and color her myself. And she would naturally look slightly different because my drawing style has changed.


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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #14 on: June 14, 2010, 01:10:15 AM »
    Basically I wanna use the same character/outfit design, cause I really liked the girl and outfit. It was a joint entrant with my sister, all she did was color it, I came up with everything else. So I wanna use the same design/outfit but put the girl in a new pose, and color her myself. And she would naturally look slightly different because my drawing style has changed.

    If the earlier one was an entry in an earlier year, that's fine, you can enter it. The rule is just saying that all the entries that a particular artist or artists enter must be unique within this year of the contest (although you have the option of replacing an earlier one you submitted if it's not unique).
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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #15 on: June 21, 2010, 07:22:12 PM »
    Basically I wanna use the same character/outfit design, cause I really liked the girl and outfit. It was a joint entrant with my sister, all she did was color it, I came up with everything else. So I wanna use the same design/outfit but put the girl in a new pose, and color her myself. And she would naturally look slightly different because my drawing style has changed.

    If the earlier one was an entry in an earlier year, that's fine, you can enter it. The rule is just saying that all the entries that a particular artist or artists enter must be unique within this year of the contest (although you have the option of replacing an earlier one you submitted if it's not unique).

    Alright sweet, thanks for clearing it up for me!!!! :D


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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #16 on: July 01, 2010, 03:11:22 PM »
    Are we allowed to do more then one chibi?

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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #17 on: July 01, 2010, 08:55:06 PM »
    Are we allowed to do more then one chibi?

    I reviewed the rules to see if this was answered, and although the rules imply that each entry should only have exactly one adult and one chibi mascot, I noticed that I had accepted in previous years a few entries which have more than one chibi variation in the entry. So for this year's contest, we will continue to accept entries with multiple chibi variations in an entry.

    For future years the rules may be clarified one way or the other.

    Here are the previous galleries for examples:

    http://www.kumoricon.org/mascots-covers
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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #18 on: July 07, 2010, 12:53:41 PM »
    Hiya

    I read/saw that more then one entrants can work on a entry together. I know from the past year(s) that the book cover had multi-entrants/partners. But does that apply to the mascot entry? Can we have two people working on the Mascot entry? Thank you!
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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #19 on: July 07, 2010, 06:34:33 PM »
    I read/saw that more then one entrants can work on a entry together. I know from the past year(s) that the book cover had multi-entrants/partners. But does that apply to the mascot entry? Can we have two people working on the Mascot entry? Thank you!

    Yes, it's allowed for any of the three contests.
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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #20 on: July 07, 2010, 09:18:38 PM »
    sweet deal, thank you for answering my question right away ;D I will be figuring out if I'll be doing my own or an joint entrant ^__^
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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #21 on: July 08, 2010, 01:17:13 AM »
    Welp, got crackin'. xD

    Can't wait to see all the lovely entries~


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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #22 on: July 15, 2010, 05:39:24 AM »
    Heck yes! Finished my Mascot Entry at 5 am and sent it in WOOT!
      I did two Dif styles of Chibis because I couldnt figure out the one I liked the best so I just put them both on the Entry

     Cant wait to see all the beautiful entries <3
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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #23 on: July 18, 2010, 04:53:53 PM »
    aaaahh, finally finished my entry *u*

    good luck everyone <3

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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #24 on: July 18, 2010, 06:12:31 PM »
    EDIT: yay, it's accepted :D Haha finished my entry not to long ago either XD Definitely good luck to ya others ^____^

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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #25 on: July 18, 2010, 09:02:24 PM »
    got mine accepted! : D
    but now that i look at it, it looks like s**t! xD;;;
    well thats what i get for working till 3am
    and waking up at 6am to finish xD;;;;
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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #26 on: July 18, 2010, 09:26:03 PM »
    As of right now, all entries received so far have been confirmed.
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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #27 on: July 19, 2010, 12:03:43 AM »
    Another update: I've now, again, responded to all received entries. If you entered and have not received a response, please contact me via website@kumoricon.org or via forum PM ASAP!
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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #28 on: July 21, 2010, 11:43:05 AM »
    Are we allowed to post our entries on sites such as deviantART while the voting is still going on or should we wait until the voting has concluded to do this?
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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #29 on: July 21, 2010, 12:31:54 PM »
    Are we allowed to post our entries on sites such as deviantART while the voting is still going on or should we wait until the voting has concluded to do this?

    This rule addresses that:

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    • Entries may not have been previously used for publicity purposes by any organization or person. (It is acceptable, however, if the entry was previously or is currently displayed in a gallery; for example, a portfolio of that artist's work.)

    However, regardless of whether you post it elsewhere or not, you can't directly or indirectly talk about, or link to, your own entry on the Kumoricon forums until voting is complete:

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    • Entrants must not talk about or link to their entries, or discussion about their entries, or any entries in the contest, on the Kumoricon forums, private messages, mailing lists, or other Kumoricon communication systems, or bulk messages of any form to staff, until we have announced that a winner has been determined. (Non-entrants are also obligated to obey this rule, as a rule of the forums.) This is to help ensure fairness in the voting.
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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #30 on: July 27, 2010, 10:35:31 AM »
    Are we allowed to post our entries on sites such as deviantART while the voting is still going on or should we wait until the voting has concluded to do this?

    This rule addresses that:

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    • Entries may not have been previously used for publicity purposes by any organization or person. (It is acceptable, however, if the entry was previously or is currently displayed in a gallery; for example, a portfolio of that artist's work.)

    However, regardless of whether you post it elsewhere or not, you can't directly or indirectly talk about, or link to, your own entry on the Kumoricon forums until voting is complete:

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    • Entrants must not talk about or link to their entries, or discussion about their entries, or any entries in the contest, on the Kumoricon forums, private messages, mailing lists, or other Kumoricon communication systems, or bulk messages of any form to staff, until we have announced that a winner has been determined. (Non-entrants are also obligated to obey this rule, as a rule of the forums.) This is to help ensure fairness in the voting.

    Thank you very much :D Do you know when the entries will be posted in the Kumoricon website gallery?
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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #31 on: July 27, 2010, 01:03:29 PM »
    Thank you very much :D Do you know when the entries will be posted in the Kumoricon website gallery?

    The staff voting is still running until Friday night. So the galleries will be posted in early August.
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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #32 on: July 28, 2010, 10:56:43 AM »
    Thank you very much :D Do you know when the entries will be posted in the Kumoricon website gallery?

    The staff voting is still running until Friday night. So the galleries will be posted in early August.

    Okay, thank you :D
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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #33 on: August 02, 2010, 10:57:30 PM »
    The galleries are now posted:

    http://www.kumoricon.org/mascots-covers

    The winners remain a mystery. :)
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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #34 on: August 03, 2010, 02:37:25 AM »
    OMG  So many good mascot entries, I can't even pick a favorite!

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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #35 on: August 03, 2010, 02:55:26 PM »
    @-@ wow.... people really turned it out this year!!!!


    So, since the names are posted under the entries I take it it's staff only vote this year? :D


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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #36 on: August 03, 2010, 03:01:08 PM »
    So, since the names are posted under the entries I take it it's staff only vote this year? :D

    The staff have already voted and we know the winners.

    The voting has been staff-only every year since 2007 (voting for the 2008 mascot). Only the mascot votes for the 2006 and 2007 con (these were done within a couple of months of each other) were public, which was a major problem as there was no way to prevent ballot stuffing and the results weren't very meaningful.
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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #37 on: August 03, 2010, 09:29:15 PM »
    I don't have much hope for my cover art. Hahaha. Stiff competition for sure. Traditional art definitely has drawbacks on high-res pictures.
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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #38 on: August 04, 2010, 03:49:42 AM »
    Haha, dang there's a lot of good entries.

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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #39 on: August 04, 2010, 10:14:27 AM »
    So good~!
    I know who I want to be the winner. ;3;

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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #40 on: August 04, 2010, 11:21:27 AM »
    So, since the names are posted under the entries I take it it's staff only vote this year? :D

    The staff have already voted and we know the winners.

    The voting has been staff-only every year since 2007 (voting for the 2008 mascot). Only the mascot votes for the 2006 and 2007 con (these were done within a couple of months of each other) were public, which was a major problem as there was no way to prevent ballot stuffing and the results weren't very meaningful.

    Wow, doesnt seem much time has passed sice then


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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #41 on: August 04, 2010, 08:41:22 PM »
    Since I never got my teen/adult mascot done, I figure I'll at least post the finished chibi. It's not as detailed as the mascot, but you can get the idea of what I was going for:




    That's the awesome things about Kumoricon. It's mascot contest always makes me try really hard with photoshop. I've made a lot of progress from my last entry from last year. I thought about saving this for next year, but I have a feeling that I'll do even better.
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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #42 on: August 04, 2010, 11:37:51 PM »
    So many good entries this year! @_@;;

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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #43 on: August 05, 2010, 01:53:03 AM »
    nice chibi

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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #44 on: August 05, 2010, 01:57:12 AM »
    Amazing entries! I'm excited to see the winning choices! ^.^ Let's go K-con!~

    *Oh, and Lychee-twist: that lil' mascot is cute! :3
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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #45 on: August 05, 2010, 03:30:51 PM »
    Boy did I just lose or what?!? Wow beautiful entries
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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #46 on: September 12, 2010, 09:12:12 PM »
    Nooooo i'm too late T^T Oh well... I'll just submit mine for the 2012 con~

    Besides, all the other submissions are just so cute!! ^^
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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #47 on: September 16, 2010, 08:22:53 PM »
    July 18th, 2011, or July 18th, 2010? Is this contest still going, or did it finish out?

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    Re: Mascot 2011 and book cover 2010 contests
    « Reply #48 on: September 16, 2010, 08:24:04 PM »
    2010. The contest is finished.
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