28th Celsys International Illustration Contest

by on
28th Celsys International Illustration Contest

28th Celsys International Illustration Contest now is over!

28th Celsys International Illustration Contest: Celsys, the makers of popular creative software Clip Studio Paint, opens its 28th International Illustration Contest, inviting submissions from around the world for illustrations on the theme of “Flowers”.

Short description

The 28th International Illustration Contest, organised by the Celsys, the makers of popular creative software ’Clip Studio Paint’, now is calling for entries!

This contest aims to support creators around the world and encourage more artists to create illustration.

The theme for this year competition is “Flowers”.

Submission requirements:

Both digital and traditional artwork entries are permitted.
Submissions may be created with any software/app. For those who do not own any digital software, users can try creating their submission with Clip Studio Paint’s free trial, which allows up to 6 months free use.
Clip Studio Paint is compatible with Windows, macOS, iPad, iPhone, Galaxy, Android and Chromebook devices, so contestants can even create illustrations on their smartphones or tablets. Contestants using the Windows, macOS, and iPad versions who have already used up their Clip Studio Paint free trials can reactivate their free trial period with a special promotional offer available now to draw and submit their entries.
Submited works need to be up to 5 MB in .png or .jpg format.
You can submit illustrations of any size, but it is recommended A4 size entries at 300dpi (2480 x 3508 pixels). You can also submit smartphone-size images of 854 x 480 pixels.

Contestants must post their entries on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with the #cspcontest28 hashtag within the submission period.

Evaluation Criteria:

The winning pieces will be judged on quality, thematic relevance, and originality. Although not a deciding factor, retweets and likes will also be taken into consideration during the judging process.

The winners will be announced on August 12, 2021.

Who may enter?

This International Illustration Contest is open to artists worldwide.


The Grand Prize winner will receive US$2,000. Contest winners will receive also the other prizes as well as having their work shown to a wider audience through various media such as Facebook and Twitter.

More Competitions: