PIGMA MANGA CONTEST 2019 PIGMA MANGA CONTEST 2019

ENTRY PERIOD:1st/Oct.-30th/Nov. 2019
Instagram Entry is newly available! Instagram Entry is newly available! Express your passion for your favorites with PIGMA series! Get the prizes!
PIGMA Micron, the pioneer of water-based pigment ink pen since 1982, is a best choice for Manga and illustration drawing.
Entry Guidelines (PDF)

Contest Theme : My Favorites

Past Winners

Qualifications

Anyone who lives outside Japan (regardless of nationality).

Prize

Winners will get special sets of Sakura products! Click to enlarge

First Prize : (1 winner)

Pigma Micron Black 6-pc. set / Pigma Brush 8-color set / Pigma Micron-PN 8-color set / Pigma Micron 005 8-color set / Pigma Micron 01 8-color set / Pigma Micron 05 8-color set / Gelly Roll Moonlight and White 12-pen set / Gelly Roll Metallic 12-pen set / Gelly Roll White 3 Width Line set / Koi Coloring Brush Pen 48-color set & Blender Pen / Koi Watercolors Studio 72-color set / Cushioning Point Mechanical Pencil / Foam Eraser W / Various products in gold color / Japanese gift

Second Prize : (2 winners)

Pigma Micron Black 6-pc. set / Pigma Brush 8-color set / Pigma Micron-PN 8-color set / Pigma Micron 01 8-color set / Pigma Micron 05 8-color set / Gelly Roll Moonlight and White 12-pen set / Gelly Roll Metallic 12-pen set / Gelly Roll White 3 Width Line set / Koi Coloring Brush Pen 48-color set & Blender Pen / Koi Watercolors Studio 60-color set / Various products in silver color / Japanese gift

Third Prize : (7 winners)

Pigma Micron Black 6-pc. set / Pigma Brush 8-color set / Pigma Micron-PN 8-color set / Koi Coloring Brush Pen 24-color set & Blender Pen / Koi Watercolors Pocket Field Sketch Box 48-color set / various products in cooper color

We, SAKURA COLOR PRODUCTS CORP. will inform winners of the result of this contest by e-mail. The e-mails will be sent to an e-mail address which is submitted at the entry. The prize can be cancelled if there is no reply to the e-mail within 7 days.

How to Apply

Web Entry

PIGMA MANGA CONTEST Application Form
Go to the Application Form from the bottom of this page, and fill in the form and upload your artwork.

Instagram Entry

  1. Instagram Entry STEP01
  2. Instagram Entry STEP02
    Post your artwork with two hashtags, "#sakurapmc2019" and "#(your country name)".
    *Create the second hashtag depending on where you from, for example, "#japan".
  3. Instagram Entry STEP03
    If you are chosen as a finalist, you will receive a direct message of Instagram with an identification code and a link to the special Application Form in / about December 2019.
  4. Instagram Entry STEP04
    Fill in the special Application Form by deadline informed in the direct message.

Entry Requirements

  • Any artworks submitted out of the entry period are invalid.
  • All applicants must agree the Entry Guidelines below: Please read the guidelines carefully, agree it by checking the box, and proceed to Entry Form for Web Entry or Instagram Entry from at the bottom of this page.
  • The followings are required for the Web Entry.

    • Applicants must fill in and submit information through online Entry Form for Web Entry.
    • Applicants must submit clear and bright picture of artwork in format of JPG, PNG or PDF. Width or height of the image must be at least 1080 pixel.
  • The followings are required for the Instagram Entry.

    • An applicant’s own Instagram account is required for the Instagram Entry. If the account is deleted after the application, the application becomes invalid.
    • The applicant’s Instagram account must be public. If it is private setting, your application is invalid.
    • Applicants must follow the official account of Sakura Color Products (@sakuracolorproducts). If applicants unfollow the account, the applications are invalid.
    • If an applicant is selected as a finalist, the applicant must complete the special Application Form by the deadline informed in the direct message through Instagram.

Criteria

  • Relevance to the theme
  • Artistic excellence
  • Application of the product's special features

Entry Period

October 1st, 2019 to November 30th, 2019

Announcement of Winners

The winners will be announced on the website on January 17th, 2020 (Japan's Standard Time).

Query

We, SAKURA COLOR PRODUCTS CORP. will inform winners of the result of this contest by e-mail. The e-mails will be sent to an e-mail address which is submitted at the entry. The prize can be cancelled if there is no reply to the e-mail within 7 days.

Entry Guidelines

  • Submitted works will be displayed to the entire world on this gallery’s website.
  • This contest is not organized or supported by Instagram.
Works to Be Submitted
Required Information about Submitted Works
  • Artwork data : Entry must be a clear and bright picture in scanned image of artwork.
  • Artwork format : JPEG, JPG, PNG or PDF
  • Size of Image File : Width or height of at least 1080 pixels, less than 10MB
  • Digital Processing : Didital processing of drawing, painting and coloring is not accepted.
Points to Heed When Applying
  • Applicants must follow the contest theme, qualifications, entry requirements and guidelines in this page.
  • The submitted artwork and comments will be presented on this website.
  • We may use the artwork on other communications media without your permission.
  • The submitted artwork must be an original work of its creator.
  • Submitted artworks will be selected or displayed on the website only after our company has determined that they meet the entry requirements. Artworks corresponding to those mentioned below, and the accompanying comments, will be invalid.

    • Artworks that infringe privacy of other people, copyrights, trademarks or the other any legal rights.
    • Artworks offensive to public order and morals.
    • Artworks that violate laws or regulations, other artworks which our company judges to be inappropriate.
  • Our company’s decision whether to display a submitted artwork will be final. No objections will be accepted.
  • Our company may, without notice, delete or re-display the artwork that has been displayed.
Entry Rules
Rights Related to Submitted Artworks
  • Copyrights and other intellectual property related to submitted artworks shall belong to Sakura. Sakura may use
    the artworks without the applicant's permission in other promotional tools for Sakura products.
  • An applicant may not exercise the creator’s moral rights for the submitted artwork.
  • Data of submitted artworks will not be returned.
Regarding Personal Information
  • Personal information received from applicants will be used by Sakura for marketing, for providing information, etc., but will not be used for any other purpose. Without the applicant’s consent, information received from the applicant will not be provided to third parties other than our company’s business affiliates.
Miscellaneous
  • Except for what is explicitly stated in. Entry Rule and elsewhere, Sakura shall not bear any responsibility for: damage that occurs for a reason not attributable to the responsibility of Sakura; damage that occurs due to special circumstances, regardless of whether Sakura was able to foresee them; damage to the applicant arising from lost profits or from a demand by a third party for damages.
  • Sakura shall not bear any responsibility for damage to an applicant or a third party that occurs in connection with this solicitation for applications.
  • Sakura shall not bear any responsibility for damage related to the matters mentioned below or to other matters

    • Mistakes or inaccuracies in submitted entry information
    • Disappearance or damage of data, including the submitted artwork
    • Problems related to software, hardware and internet connection (including but not limited to problems related to connection inability, connection speed, and file transmission)
    • Sakura shall not bear any responsibility regarding any complaint or other objection from a third party about a submitted work. The applicant shall be responsible for resolving such matters.