Contest: Merchandise - 12th December 2012
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Please read through all the rules of this contest carefully - it contains a lof of important information.


Deadline: 12.12.2012


We are looking for:
New Illustrations for our Boys & Girls Love Merchandise, which we intend to sell at the Bookfair in Leipzig. This includes: Sling bags, pencil cases, purses, buttons, key chains, postcards, poster, notepads and cups.

Each item has different specifications that you need to keep in mind. You find them listed below for each item.


Topic:
The overall theme for the pictures which will be part of this contest is Boys Love & Girls Love. This also includes chibis and single illustrations of bishounen and bishoujo. The most important trait of the submissions is the fact that the pictures are nice to look at!
Concerning the postcards you are allowed to include special occasions, such as birthday/holidays or 'get well soon' cards.
Of course you are allowed to use the designs of the Fireangels macots and as well the designs of the fire-beasties (Which have been created for such cases =) )!


Dimensions/Size:
Below you find a list with all sizes and templates for each item. We suggest that you plan your illustration carefully to fit as many items as possible. If you need some suggestions how to do this, take a look at our tutorial: How to create an Illustration 72dpi version    200dpi version (print)


Bag:
Size: 37,3 cm x 27,3 cm landscape format
Template with rounded corners: File as *.psd - File as *.pdf
Important details are in need of an 7mm spacing to the image border (see template).


Pencil Case:
Size: 22,7 cm x 9.2 cm upright or landscape format
Please consider the rounded corners at all 4 sides.
Template with rounded corners: File as *.psd - File as *.pdf
Important details are in minimum need of a 6mm spacing to the image border (see template).


Purse:
Size: 12,5 cm x 8,1 cm upright or landscape format
Please consider the rounded corners on the bottom side and the line of the fissure.
Template with rounded corners: File as *.psd - File as *.pdf
Important details are in minimum need of a 6mm spacing to the image border (see template).


Buttons:
Size: 5,3 cm diameter (round)
Round style sheet: File as *.psd - File as *.pdf
Important details are in minimum need of a 6mm spacing to the image border (see template).


Key Chains:
Size: 3,7cm x 5,2cm upright or landscape format
Important details are in minimum need of a 2mm spacing to the image border.

Postcards:
Size: 11,1 cm x 15,4 cm upright or landscape format
Important details are in minimum need of a 8mm spacing to the image border.


Notepads:
Size: 11,1 cm x 15,4 cm upright format
Important details are in minimum need of a 8mm spacing to the image border.


Poster:
Size: A3 (30,3cm x 42,6cm) upright or landscape format
Important details are in minimum need of a 1cm spacing to the image border.


Cups:
Size: 17,7cm x 7,7cm landscape
Important details are in minimum need of a 4mm spacing to the image border.


You'll find examples for every single one of these items at: www.yaoishop.de(YaoiShop.de)


Data paremeters:
- Every single picture needs to have at least a resolution of 300dpi - doesn't matter if it is scanned or created solely with the computer. 600dpi are the ideal resolution.
- CMYK is the colour mode you should use (please choose a webcoated ISO colour profile - if this is not possible for you, then please choose RGB!)
- The pictures can be drawn proportionally bigger than the final size. For example 10,6 cm - double the diameter for a button.
- Concerning pictures with rounded corners - you can of course draw square pictures, but you have to keep the rounded corners in mind! Please do not 'cut' the pictures - we'll do that by ourselves. Of course you can always apply the templates during the process of creating the illustrations for better visualising of the final motif, and also hand in drafts of possible items with your illustrations.


Upload:
Please do not upload your pictures in the original size!
Choose 96dpi or 72dpi and if applicable change the file into RGB (Browsers cannot open CMYK!) and save them as jpg. Take care not to overwrite the printing file!
Concerning the large files, we will contact you after the contest has been judged. Please to not send them to us unasked!


Deja-Vu?
Those of you who participated in this contest 2 years ago may notice that the wording of it is almost exactly the same. And guess what - we actually did that on purpose! ;)

We would like to welcome all artists who participated, but did not win last time, to try again! The reasons for "losing" two years ago can be various. We might have actually liked your illustrations, but thought them to be not perfectly adequate for our purposes!


Participation conditions:
* Every participant must be at least 16 years old
* All submissions must be original works. Fanarts are not allowed. You may just use your own characters.
The only exception are the Fireangels Mascots and the Fire-Beasties
* All submissions must show the url of the publishing house as a watermark. http: //www.fireangels.net
* The copyright of all illustrations submitted to this contest must lie with the respective artists. They must not have been published before, except in this gallery.
* Submissions must not necessarily be exclusively drawn for this contest. As long as there is no violation of copyright the illustrations can be older. Please note that we are likely to favour new material!
* We reserve the right to choose one or more 1st places, according to the quality of the submissions.
* Every participant can send in as much pictures as he/she wants. Multiple submissions of one person do not reduce the chance of winning for others. There is no limit on how many people can win!
* By participating every artist agrees that his/her art can be used to create merchandise under the charge applicable hereto. The publishing house ensures that the pictures in question are only used in this context and in the corresponding advertising purposes.
* This conditions are also valid if they have not been read.


Prizes:
1st
* One free copy of the finished article with your picture and/or
* a fee for every sold copy with your picture (the percentage rate varies from article to article and is defined in written form in a charge-contract for merchandise, basic is 10% of the sales).

Consolation price
*One copy of the finished article with your picture for the regular price (you have to ask for this price, for it will be only done upon request of the artist! You can, however, ask for as many copies as you like. This offer is only valid if the payment arrives in time!)
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raspberryMCMLXXXIV's avatar
raspberryMCMLXXXIV Traditional Artist
Oh! "DieseS"! =_=0
(DAS Bild, heißt es bekanntlichermaßen). DIESEN wäre auch drin - denn der Protagonist ist natürlich männlich. Darum geht es schließlich. Ich habe bloß zum Tippen zu kalte Finger. :meow:
raspberryMCMLXXXIV's avatar
raspberryMCMLXXXIV Traditional Artist
Diese würde ich gerne einreichen: [link]

Es ist schon unter "Kalender" zu finden, daher kann ichs nicht bei "Contest Submissions" hochladen.
Aldryl's avatar
AldrylHobbyist Digital Artist
Nach meinem peinlichen Fehl-Post auf der Hauptseite jetzt hier richtig:

Wie reicht man seinen Wettbewerb auf Deviantart ein? Oder reicht es wenn ich den [link] (Mein Beitrag zum Wettbewerb) hier poste?
Fireangels's avatar
Du kannst dein Bild in den offenen Club-Ornder "Contest-Submissions" einsortieren :)
Aldryl's avatar
AldrylHobbyist Digital Artist
Supi, danke!
ameoname's avatar
ameonameProfessional General Artist
ich hätte da auch mal eine frage: würde ich alle rechte an einem charakter, den ich in form eines bildes im wettbewerb einsende, behalten sollte das bild tatsächlich gewinnen und veröffentlicht werden? gemeint ist, ob ich später ohne probleme den gleichen charakter wo anders veröffentlichen kann. kriegt euer verlag also die rechte an einem einzelnen bild oder gehört euch dann auch der abgebildete charakter (quasi auch als persönlichkeit/ name)?
sorry für die komische frage :iconwthplz:
Fireangels's avatar
So komisch ist die Frage gar nicht :)
Und die Beantwortung dafür umso leichter: du behälst alle Rechte am Charakter. Tatsächlich beanspruchen wir nur das Recht an eben genau dem einen Bild, das du eingereicht hast und auch nur für die zwischen dir und uns vereinbarten Zwecke (stehen dann im Merchandise-Vertrag).
ameoname's avatar
ameonameProfessional General Artist
okay :) danke für die antwort!
Stoffkamel's avatar
Stoffkamel Digital Artist
Hey ya (:
Also ich bin grade einigermaßen verwirrt 0:
I hab grad gelesen, das ma das Bild, mit dem man Teilnehmen möchte, auch hier auf dA hochladen kann, is ja schon mal supa, aber ich find hier iwie keinen Wettbewerbs Folder. D:
Fireangels's avatar
Hallo :)

Der Ordner heißt "Contest-Submissions" ^^
Stoffkamel's avatar
Stoffkamel Digital Artist
ja schon? ich war mir nämlich nich sicher, weil da doch so viele bilder von vorherigen wettbewerben drin sin o:
aba danke schön (:
Fireangels's avatar
Ja, die verschwinden aber nicht :) Sind ja trotzdem noch Bilder zu Wettbewerben, auch wenn sie älter sind ;)
Stoffkamel's avatar
Stoffkamel Digital Artist
hehe, oki doki x)
raspberryMCMLXXXIV's avatar
raspberryMCMLXXXIV Traditional Artist
Hi!
Kann ich Bilder einreichen, die im Taschenkalender veröffentlicht wurden? Oder ist das eher ungewollt? Ich würde auch noch Neues produzieren und hochladen wollen, bin mir aber unsicher, ob ich die zeit dafür finde. :(
Fireangels's avatar
Hallo :) Kannst du natürlich auch machen, ja :)
Ha-Linh's avatar
Hi, ich würde gerne mitmachen, allerdings steht auf der Animexx Seite "Die Nutzungsrechte aller für den Wettbewerb eingereichten Bilder müssen komplett bei den jeweiligen Zeichnern liegen. Die Bilder dürfen nicht bereits irgendwo anders veröffentlicht (außer hier auf Animexx) worden sein."
Heißt das, man darf das Bild überhaupt nicht auf Deviantart hochladen? Und wo soll man es dann einreichen, um am Contest teilzunehmen?
Und noch etwas, ist eine signature des Künstlers erlaubt?
Danke im Voraus :)
Fireangels's avatar
Der Satz bezieht sich darauf, dass die Bilder nicht bereits veröffentlicht (im Sinne von Druck, nicht online) worden sein dürfen. Da der Wettbewerb auch hier auf Deviantart läuft, dürft ihr die Bilder natürlich auch hier hochladen :)
Eine Signatur ist üblicherweise nicht erwünscht, es sei denn sie ist dezent und fügt sich in das Bild ein, ohne daraus hervorzustechen. Ihr werdet aber beim Abdruck immer als Künstler benannt.
U-JI's avatar
U-JIStudent Digital Artist
I'm interested with this contest ^^ , but can i still join even though i'm not live in german? because you're a germany publisher right?
Fireangels's avatar
We accept submissions from artists all over the world. It would not make sense to translate the contest to english if we only accept submissions from German artists ;)
blueani's avatar
blueaniHobbyist General Artist
I have read through all this and I must say I am interested, of course I'll have to read up more on this dpi thing and I would like to ask about the watermark, is it just putting the web address of the site on the picture? When we submit the work do we include the product its intended to be?
Fireangels's avatar
Yes, the watermark is only putting the url on the image :)
You can submit suggestions for products you think your image would look good on, e.g. drafts, but please don't make any cuttings/editions to the original file. ^^
blueani's avatar
blueaniHobbyist General Artist
Okay so just draw the illustration with the dimensions that each product requires? I really want to enter this contest :D
Fireangels's avatar
Basically yes, however best would be drawing an illustration, that meets more than one product's requirements (see the tutorial for examples). ;)
blueani's avatar
blueaniHobbyist General Artist
Okay thank you, I had went to the site for the templates but it was all in german :(
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