32th Celsys International Illustration Contest

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32th Celsys International Illustration Contest

32th Celsys International Illustration Contest now is over!

32th Celsys International Illustration Contest: Celsys recently has opened its 32th International Illustration Contest, inviting submissions from around the world for illustrations on the theme of “Under the water”, inviting all artists worldwide to participate.

Short description

The 32th International Illustration Contest, organised by the Celsys, now is calling for entries!

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

Each participant may submit one or more illustrations on the theme: 'Under the water'.

Organizer is looking for your underwater illustrations - whether it's a deep, powerful ocean, waves crashing on the shore, or even playing in the pool, organizer wants to see what you come up with.

Contestants are also invited to submit timelapse videos recording their creative process for a chance at winning a Timelapse Award.

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 #cspcontest30 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.

Who may enter?

The competition is open to illustrators from around the world.


The winner of the Grand Prize will receive US$2,000. The winner of the Timelapse award will win a Clip Studio Paint activation code and will be chosen at random from among all the contestants who submit a timelapse video of their creative process.

Grand Prize: USD $2,000 cash prize and Clip Studio Paint EX Activation Code
Runner-up Prize: USD $500 cash prize and Clip Studio Paint EX Activation Code
3rd–5th place: USD $200 cash prize and Clip Studio Paint EX Activation Code
6th–10th place: USD $100 cash prize and Clip Studio Paint PRO Activation Code
Honorable mentions (10 winners): Clip Studio Paint PRO Activation Code

Entry fees

There is no entry fee to participate!

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