2019 is Anime Banzai’s 15th Anniversary and we’re making it BIG with Kaiju.
The mascot contest is a chance for artists to redesign Banzai's mascots, Ban and Sai, in their own style incorporating the year's theme.
2019 Theme: Kaiju (giant monsters) / Banzai 15th Anniversary
You can have Ban and Sai cosplaying as Kaiju, have them dressed to fight them, ect.
Early Submissions: Aug 31, 2018 (11:59pm MST)
Artwork may be used at this con to promote next year’s con. All entries will go towards the final deadline as well.
Final Deadline: Jan 31, 2019 (11:59pm MST)
Any entries received after the deadline will be disqualified.
Information on our mascots:
Ban – blonde boy with green eyes; optional tanuki mask/features.
Sai – brunette girl with purple eyes; optional kitsune mask/features.
Both should be aged 16-25.
To submit, you must send your artwork, along with your first & last name, email, and phone number to email@example.com. If you have an artist name you'd like to be credited as just let us know.
Entries should be a minimum of 300 dpi (unless vectored) for best print quality. Larger is fine, but please keep in mind email size limits. You do not want to send a broken image. Vectored images are very appreciated.
Photoshop- or Illustrator-ready files (psd, tiff, ai, eps, pdf, etc.) with transparent backgrounds are a plus, and will be requested if your art is chosen. Please don't discard your work files - they're important!
Line-art only entries will be accepted, but should be cleaned up and inked. A color version will be requested if your art is chosen
Color entries MUST also have a line version included with the submission.
You are not required to use the Banzai color scheme of green and purple.
Mascots can be full-body or partial.
We have uses for both Realistic and Chibi versions, so you may submit either or both.
The mascots may be submitted singly or together. If you submit the mascots separately, you must submit both before the deadline.
Nothing copyrighted/trademarked can be a part of your image. Everything must be original or generic enough that it’s not a specific item or character. NO LOGOS (ex the Banzai one of course).
You may enter more than one set of mascots, but you may only receive one prize.
Multiple entries / artists will be chosen.
If your artwork is chosen, you will receive 2 free admissions into Anime Banzai 2019.
If you have pre-registered before being notified that your art was chosen, there are several options that will be offered on a case-by-case basis.
One artist will be given the opportunity to have a table in Artist Alley reserved for them. Reservation only, you will still have to pay the table fee.
Anime Banzai reserves the right to use the winning entries for any and all promotional purposes for the Anime Banzai convention and Utah Anime Promotions in perpetuity.
Examples of some of the items that need mascot art :
Posters & Flyers
Certificates & Awards
T-shirts & Other Merchandise
Convention Program Book
If you have any questions or concerns about the mascot contest, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For examples of previous years mascots go to anime-banzai-group.deviantart.… (main page) and animebanzai.deviantart.com (community group).
Please remember: Submitting your art to the DeviantArt (DA) group does not count as submitting it to the contest. You must send the email to have your work considered for the contest.