Mascot Contest

2017 Mascot Art Contest details:

Here’s your chance to showcase your art AND win a big prize!  Not only will the winner’s unique character be featured on all the promo materials for the 2018 Rose City Anime Festival, but will also WIN a HUGE selection of Copic Sketch Markers (24 markers, value $195)!

We’re in search of a mascot to represent the 2018 Rose City Anime Festival!  To find our mascot, we will be holding an art contest where you can enter your own art of a unique character that you think would be the perfect mascot for the convention.

Please read all the rules below–sorry, but no exceptions can be made–entries not meeting the following criteria will not be accepted.

1) Art must be your own and feature an original, unique character of your own creation.  (Ie. no characters from animes/shows)

2) Character/art must be family-friendly and a good representation of anime.

3) Art may be hand-drawn and colored, or digital art.  Note: ALL entries must be colored.

4) Do not include a background scene or text in your entry. (The background should be transparent.)

5) One entry per person.

6) Entries can be made by submitting art digitally by e-mail at, or by dropping off an 8×11″ page of your character art at Anime Hypercubed in Camrose.  If your artwork is hand drawn, it must be scanned and e-mailed in, or mailed to/dropped off at Anime Hypercubed in Camrose.  Important note: E-mailing a photo (from a phone or camera) of the artwork will not be high enough quality and will not be accepted.    

7)  All entries must be received by 11:59 PM October 17th, 2017.  The winner must be present at the festival, or able to collect their prize from Anime Hypercubed in Camrose.  Prizes will not be mailed out.

All entries will be displayed at the Rose City Anime Festival upon which the attendees of the festival will vote for their favorite.  The entry that receives the most votes will be deemed the winner of the Copic Sketch Marker Set and have their character appear on all 2018 Rose City Anime Festival promo materials


2016 Winner:

Congratulations to Runa!


All of the entries into the 2016 contest (in no particular order):

2015 Winner:

Congratulations to Aeris Congzon!


2014 Winners:

Congratulations to Elizabeth H!

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