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GAOMON x THE ART BOND

Mascot Contest 2018-2019

WORLDWIDE CONTEST

The bases for this contest are also in Spanish. You can read them here.

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Update (18/09/2018):
· Submission box added as an alternative to Twitter’s applications.


Update (10/09/2018):
· Some information was repeated to clarify it.
· New section “ESSENCIAL”: these are just essential sentences and ideas from the bases copied and pasted here.


Update (07/09/2018):
· Some information was repeated to clarify it.
· Clarification: this is an international contest.
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INTRODUCTION

From GAOMON & THE ART BOND comes a contest in which participants will be asked to design a mascot character and its companion with the first prize being a Pen Display Tablet, PD1560.

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Besides the main contest, you can also take part in the raffle of an M106K.

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[Link to the raffle: http://bit.ly/gaomoncontest].

 

OBJECTIVES AND SUMMARY OF THE CONTEST

  1. The intention of the contest is the search for two characters, which will become the mascots of GAOMON (2018-2019). One of these characters is meant to be more complex than the other. Both characters must be related to each other and be friends.
  2. Participants won’t be asked for finished drawings. Instead, they’ll be asked for drawings that properly show the ideas and concepts of both characters, with optional descriptions and notes of them. It is ESSENTIAL for the judges to understand both the design of the characters as their personality: how they behave, how’s the relationship between them, etc.
  3. Once the deadline is over, the winner will be announced 14 days afterward. The winner will be the only one to be asked for a definitive version of both characters.
  4. GAOMON will use these characters for advertisement purposes only. If GAOMON wished to sell products derived from these characters (such as merchandising of them), GAOMON would have to reach an agreement with the winner. Hypothetically, the design of the characters should allow the creation of merchandising from it. Such as keychains, stuffed toys for the simpler character, etc. Remember: the non-complex character must be simple enough to allow for stuffed toys/merchandise to be created from it.
  5. Once the winner sends GAOMON the definitive version of the characters, GAOMON will send them back the prize.

 

DETAILS OF THE CONTEST

TIMELINE

  • The delivery period of the contest starts from today, the day of its announcement, until 30/11/2018.
  • Deliveries will be possible for the entirety of that last day as well.
  • After the deadline, in accordance with the Greenwich Mean Time, A.K.A. UTC (Coordinated Universal Time), deliveries will no longer be possible. https://time.is/UTC.
  • Winners will be announced 14 days after the deadline, that is, the 14/12/2018, via Twitter, in @GAOMONpentablet and in @TheArtBond.

 

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

Demonstration picture--two characters who should be companion and one complex, one simpler

Demonstration picture of two characters who should be partners and friends. One has a more complex design than the other.

The idea of the contest is to find a couple of characters. One has a more complex design than the other one, which is simpler. Together, they must reflect the image of the company in a refreshing way.

Both characters can be humanoid or not. The gender of both characters is up to the artist to decide. At least one of them must have a simple design.

Both characters must be related to each other and be friends.

Quote from GAOMON:

The more complex character based on GAOMON is young, energetic and enthusiastic, but also likes to keep a rigorous discipline while working. It believes the devil is in the details. Each question you ask, no matter how subtle, it will focus on it and treat it seriously. It aims to use its well-built products to pave the way for your art road, so that you may walk gracefully and easily

The quote from GAOMON will give you an idea of how the complex character’s behaviour should be. However, it’s by adding notes and drawings that you will complete the character’s look and personality.

We recommend you to look for inspiration in the logo of the company, as well as its website, products, etc.

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

After the (18/09/2018) update, you may send your work via Twitter.com or through a submission box located at the end of the bases. However: we recommend sending them via Twitter for an easier moderation. Thank you.

To participate, without a Twitter account, you should:

  1. Post your work on your social platform and use the same entry OBLIGATORY code as Twitter requires;
  2. Submit the link of your entry through a submission box shown as below:

Example of how to participate without a Twitter account

 

To participate, via Twitter.com, there will be required:

  1. The contest-related tweet must carry an OBLIGATORY code, which is:

OBLIGATORY code

This is one of my entries for GAOMON’s Mascot contest!

https://blog.gaomon.net/gaomon-mascot-drawing-contest-2018/

I hope you will like it!

#GAOMONMascot #CharacterDesign #Contest #Drawing #Raffle @Gaomonpentablet @TheArtBond.

Full version of my work: YourOptionalURL.com

“Full version of my work: YourOptionalURL.com is an OPTIONAL code: you can add links to see the full drawing, the full drawing with the character descriptions, comments of your own, etc.

Tweet_example

Tweet example

  1. You can add from 1 to 4 pictures in the tweet + your OPTIONAL URL.

It is ESSENTIAL for the judges to understand both the design of the characters as their personality: how they behave, how’s the relationship between them, etc.

It’s essential that, through the material given by the participants, we may understand how those characters are. You can add written notes, descriptions. However, these are not mandatory. If the picture by its own reflects well the personalities of both characters, and the designs overall can be understood without annotations, the participant’s entry will be completely valid.

 

STYLE, TECHNIQUE, FORMAT

requirements of Twitter post for participants and the winner in GAOMON mascot contest

This picture contains just a fraction of the essential information required to participate. Please read all the bases to fully understand them.

AS PARTICIPANT

  • PARTICIPANTS WON’T BE ASKED FOR A SPECIFIC FORMAT. Please, choose a visually pleasing format of your choice.
  • PARTICIPANTS WON’T BE ASKED FOR FINISHED DRAWINGS. Instead, they’ll be asked for drawings that properly show the ideas and concepts of both characters, with optional descriptions and notes of them.
  • Any style is accepted.
  • It can be presented in either digital or traditional art (photographed or scanned).

flexible format

Those pictures are just random examples of drawing formats forms you can choose. Remember, participants won’t be asked for a specific format: select any visually pleasing format of your choice.

AS WINNER

  • Only the winner will be asked for a finished version of the characters.
  • Format: A4 (21×29,7) centimeters. 600 pixels/Inch. The characters will not be connected to a background nor with each other. We recommend the finished version to be in .PSD or .PNG formats.
  • If this format is chosen, please upload your work via Twitter in a smaller format.
  • Any style is accepted.
  • It can be presented in either digital or traditional art (scanned).
Format requirments for gaomon mascot contest winner

Format requirements for Mascot contest’s winner

 

IMPORTANT

  • The number of deliveries: You can send as many designs as you like, with all the tweets you need. However, that won’t affect the final outcome.
  • The artwork must be original. Copied pictures are not allowed.
  • Don’t use characters with copyright.
  • Don’t use designs based on characters from other people.
  • Any sensitive content is not allowed.
  • You must be at least 14 years old to participate. If you’re under the designated age and you still wish to participate, you’ll need a written permit from your parents or legal tutors. To go through this process, you can contact us through @TheArtBond on Twitter.

 

ANSWERING QUESTIONS

GAOMON authorizes THE ART BOND to answer questions about the contest through Twitter in its account by a private message. THE ART BOND cannot give an opinion about your works. It will only answer any doubts referring to the event.

 

ESSENTIAL

These are just essential sentences and ideas from the bases copied and pasted here.

  1. Participants won’t be asked for finished drawings. Instead, they’ll be asked for drawings that properly show the ideas and concepts of both characters, with optional descriptions and notes of them. It is ESSENTIAL for the judges to understand both the design of the characters as their personality: how they behave, how’s the relationship between them, etc.
  2. The quote from GAOMON will give you an idea of how the complex character’s behavior should be. However, it’s by adding notes and drawings that you will complete the character’s look and personality.

We recommend you to look for inspiration in the logo of the company, as well as its website, products, etc.

  1. GAOMON will use these characters for advertisement purposes only. If GAOMON wished to sell products derived from these characters (such as merchandising of them), GAOMON would have to reach an agreement with the winner. Hypothetically, the design of the characters should allow the creation of merchandising from it. Such as keychains, stuffed toys for the simpler character, etc. Remember: the non-complex character must be simple enough to allow for stuffed toys/merchandise to be created from it.

 

AS A PARTICIPANT

  • When taking part in this contest you agree with GAOMON & THE ART BOND being able to share your work, for non-commercial purposes only.

For example: if GAOMON & THE ART BOND were to compile your work in their websites, they will be shown with links to your original entries.

  • The characters will remain yours. However, by basing your work in GAOMON you’ll not use these characters in a way that may harm the image of the company.

For example: drawing these characters in a way that may be considered as sensitive content.

  • If you as a participant (not a winner) wished to use your characters for commercial purposes, please remove any evidence of them being based in GAOMON, and redesign them so that characters are completely disassociated with the characters presented in this contest.

For example: removing the logo of the company if it was included in the design, changing details, colors, etc.

 

AS A WINNER

By winning the contest, your characters will now belong to you and GAOMON.

  • The characters will remain yours. However, by basing your work in GAOMON you’ll not use these characters in a way that may harm the image of the company.
  • GAOMON promises not to use the characters for commercial purposes, only for advertisement unless any other agreement is reached with the winner.

For example: if GAOMON wished to add these characters in their business cards, in their websites, brochures, posts, picture books and leaflets for advertising and promotion purpose; in the packaging of their products, on print media and digital media product package for public display; also on printed materials at exhibition booths or retail outlets etc, they would be allowed to do so because they are not selling the characters nor any product derived from themselves, they’d be used for promotional purposes only.

If there was a wish to directly use the characters for commercial purposes (making sellable products derived from them) GAOMON and the winner shall reach an agreement to set up percentages, royalties and other clauses that will have to be accepted by both sides in order to make it happen.

  • GAOMON reserves its right to commission a drawing of the characters to another artist, not necessarily to the winner, for promotional use only, once again. To make a commercial use of the characters it will have to do so after reaching an agreement with the aforementioned winner as we previously stated.

 

FROM BEHALF OF GAOMON & THE ART BOND

  • GAOMON reserves its right to use or not to use the winner work for promotional ends.
  • GAOMON commits itself to send both the prize of the contest and the prize of the raffle to the respective winners.
  • GAOMON & THE ART BOND reserve their right to broaden the deadline given any unexpected event.
  • GAOMON & THE ART BOND reserve their right to alter the bases during the contest only to remove any mistakes, expand its information, etc. They will never eliminate information from the established bases. Any significant change will be announced through Twitter, and both the time and aspects of these will be indicated at the beginning of the bases.
  • GAOMON & THE ART BOND reserve their right to disqualify any participant who has broken any rules of the contest, alter the proper development of the event, etc.

 

RAFFLE

The link to participate is this one:

[Link to the raffle: http://bit.ly/gaomoncontest].

The winner of the raffle will be announced right after the winner of the contest.

KEEP IN MIND

  • It’s mandatory to follow @Gaomonpentablet and @TheArtBond on Twitter, and share the link of the contest (Retweet).
  • You can participate in with a maximum of two accounts, and both have to be active and belong to you.
  • The prize will only be given to accounts that resemble any activity. It won’t be given to accounts without an avatar, description, activity, etc. Please don’t use private accounts to participate.

 

MASCOT CONTEST + RAFFLE

KEEP IN MIND

  • The 72hs established after the announcement of the winners on Twitter will allow people to know the winners and check if they do not comply with any rules stated in the contest bases. If GAOMON & THE ART BOND find out and confirm that any of the winners do not follow the bases of the contest, the status of ‘winner’ will be removed from them.
  • After the (18/09/2018) update, you may send your work via Twitter.com or through a submission box located at the end of the bases. However: we recommend sending them via Twitter for an easier moderation. Thank you.

We hope you enjoy this event as much as we do.

Give us your best! You can do it!

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Vanessa
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Hello

Menma
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Menma

Hi, i got a question, do we have to use orange in are character because GAOMON’s logo is orange or any specific color?

Relki-the-animator
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Lol ok

Tonia
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Tonia

Hello.
What can we do if we don’t own a twitter account?

Kirayni
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Kirayni

It seems it’s open internationally then?

Zirtex
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Zirtex

bonjoue on je peut m’inscrire

Raeda Sarwar
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Raeda Sarwar

Hi there, is there any way to enter the contest without a twitter account? I have an active instagram account but not a twitter.

Esteban
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Hola

Taylor
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I read above you had mentioned “you can submit as many designs as you want”, does that mean the number of designs one can create for a single twitter account is unlimited?

Tuttuys_art
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¿Ya estoy Participando?

Aakriti RaI
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Aakriti RaI

Can all ages join?

Aakriti RaI
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Aakriti RaI

What is “full version of my work”?I don’t get it

Mrwan
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Mrwan

How to participate in the contest

Bluebird
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Bluebird

Can I post my art on my Deviantart ?

JustSmileTM
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JustSmileTM

Is the contest international? And how should i send the written permission (like should i send it from my email or my parents email, twitter account …?)
Oh and please send me the form of the written permission
Thank you ^^

Bronya
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Bronya

We can make a digital art with 3D models ?

Hunter_Yuzuki.exe
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Hunter_Yuzuki.exe

Hello, could explain a little bit more about the descriptions and notes that we must put in our entry? I mean, do we have to explain both of our characters’ design in detail or nah? And what do you mean with “how they behave/ how’s their relationship/ etc,” I got confuse there… 🙁

Bluebird
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Bluebird

I maded my own character in 3D and I maded a video with her that’s a problem ?

sarah the hedgehog
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Soy sarah the hedgehog y quiero particpar en mi twiter deje mi foto

Renren
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Renren

This is one of my entries for GAOMON’s Mascot contest!
I hope you will like it!
Full version of my work:https://www.deviantart.com/renrenr/art/Mao-and-Gon-770347089?ga_submit_new=10%3A1540822928&ga_type=edit&ga_changes=1

Jake Fisher
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Here’s my mascots from Twitter, go to @jrawsJake I hope you like it

HoshiOujo
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HoshiOujo

This is one of my entries for GAOMON’s Mascot contest!
I hope you will like it!
Full version of my work:
http://fav.me/dcrn389

maikol gabriel
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maikol gabriel

This is one of my entries for GAOMON’s Mascot contest!
I hope you will like it!
Full version of my work:https://twitter.com/maikolseq/status/1062571975103655936

Océane Lao
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This is one of my entries for GAOMON’s Mascot contest!
I hope you will like it!
Full version of my work: https://www.wattpad.com/story/167184384-gaomon-contest-mascot

You can also find speed paint of two of the drawings on my youtube channel if you’re interested: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOkz5qFdU4HyFQyfxNZAiSg

Océane Lao
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This is one of my entries for GAOMON’s Mascot contest!

https://blog.gaomon.net/gaomon-mascot-drawing-contest-2018/

I hope you will like it!

#GAOMONMascot #CharacterDesign #Contest #Drawing #Raffle @Gaomonpentablet @TheArtBond.

Full version of my work: https://www.wattpad.com/story/167184384-gaomon-contest-mascot

You can find speed painton my youtube channel right here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOkz5qFdU4HyFQyfxNZAiSg