2008.4.8 – It's that time of the year again when school kids in Japan return to school beneath the showers of cherry blossom petals, and draw hearts on envelopes containing love confessions to their future sweethearts (a few heartbreakers too...but we're optimists here at Wacom). To celebrate this time of year, we'd like to invite anime and manga artists to illustrate your own anime/manga scene of your first love for the 2nd Wacom Anime/Manga Contest on the Wacom Community. Good luck!!
More info and online entry here:
Theme: "My First Love"
Awards: Grand Prize, Most Romantic Moment Award, Kawaii (Cute) Award
Prizes: Intuos3, Bamboo Fun, Imaginary Friends Studios artbook "Prime" (see above link for details)
Deadline: May 31, 2008 (Tokyo time). No entry fee. Eligible to residents of Wacom Asia Pacific countries (Taiwan, Korea, Oceania, Southeast Asia, South Asia; excludes China, Hong Kong & Japan).
About the prizes: Wacom's Intuos3 pen tablets, the prizes for this contest, are used in Japan as a standard tool in the anime/manga industry for producing digital artwork. Wacom's Bamboo Fun pen tablets for hobbyists bring this sophisticated technology to the consumer market. Imaginary Friends Studios is a Singapore-based firm that does concept designs for major animation
studios in Japan and America. "Prime" is their second collection of artwork.
Wacom Company Ltd., (Tokyo Stock Exchange 6727), is a global company based in Japan with subsidiaries in the United States (Wacom Technology Corporation), Germany (Wacom Europe GmbH), China (Wacom China Corporation), Korea (Wacom Korea), Australia (Wacom Australia Pty, Ltd) and Singapore (Wacom Singapore Pte. Ltd.). In addition to these subsidiaries, Wacom has affiliate offices around the world to support marketing and distribution in over 150 countries. Founded in 1983, Wacom's vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world's leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays, and digital interface solutions. The advanced technology of Wacom's intuitive input devices has been used to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and designs around the world and provides business and home users with their leading interface technology to express their personality. Millions of customers are using its cordless, battery-free, pressure-sensitive pen technology.
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