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Art Contests at UniCon 2024

Get ready to showcase your artistic skills at UniCon 2024! Our event features 4 exciting contests in the Art Zone (Zone 59 on the event map). Instructions will be available both on-site and online. Our friendly staff is here to help you choose the right contest and understand the rules. Stay tuned for the schedule, and prepare to bring your artistic A-game!


Full Body Contest

Why Participate: Show off your anatomy skills by drawing a full body of a person. This contest is open to both beginners and pros.

How to Enter: You have 1 hour to draw the full body of a model selected by the Art Staff. The goal is to create a drawing as close to the model as possible, with stylization allowed. Submit your drawing on one piece of paper.

Materials: Any traditional art supplies are acceptable (provided on-site or bring your own). Use A4 or A3 format (paper will be provided).

Schedule: Check the Art Zone contest timetable online or in the UniCon 2024 booklet for a suitable time.

Important: Write your name/nickname and contact information (phone number, Instagram, Twitter) on the back of your drawing for contact purposes if you win and cannot receive the prize during the Ending Ceremony.

Limited Colors Contest

Why Participate: This contest lets you demonstrate your drawing skills with a limited color palette.

How to Enter: Choose 3 pencils or markers (graphite pencils for sketching are allowed). Draw anything you like, using contrasts - outlines, shading, and highlights - to make your piece stand out.

Materials: Any traditional art supplies are acceptable (provided on-site or bring your own). Use A4 or A3 format (paper will be provided).

Schedule: Check the Art Zone contest timetable online or in the UniCon 2024 booklet for a suitable time.

Important: Write your name/nickname and contact information (phone number, Instagram, Twitter) on the back of your drawing for contact purposes if you win and cannot receive the prize during the Ending Ceremony.

30 Seconds - 3 Minutes - 30 Minutes Contest

Why Participate: Demonstrate your drawing skills within limited time frames.

How to Enter: Create a human version (Gijinka) of a fruit or berry. Draw this character three times: in 30 seconds, in 3 minutes, and in 30 minutes, maintaining the same pose, clothing, and background each time. Submit your drawings together on one or up to three pieces of paper.

Materials: Any traditional art supplies are acceptable (provided on-site or bring your own). Use A4 or A3 format (paper will be provided).

Schedule: Check the Art Zone contest timetable online or in the UniCon 2024 booklet for a suitable time.

Important: Write your name/nickname and contact information (phone number, Instagram, Twitter) on the back of your drawing for contact purposes if you win and cannot receive the prize during the Ending Ceremony.

1 Hour Contest

Why Participate: Celebrate the Lunar New Year through art! Illustrate characters, landscapes, and activities inspired by this festive occasion, including the iconic dragon.

How to Enter: You have 1 hour to create your artwork, using colors or black and white. Submit your drawing on one piece of paper.

Materials: Any traditional art supplies are acceptable (provided on-site or bring your own). Use A4 or A3 format (paper will be provided).

Schedule: Check the Art Zone contest timetable online or in the UniCon 2024 booklet for a suitable time.

Important: Write your name/nickname and contact information (phone number, Instagram, Twitter) on the back of your drawing for contact purposes if you win and cannot receive the prize during the Ending Ceremony.

Instructions will be available on the spot and online on our website. Need help choosing the right contest or understanding the rules? Our staff is here to assist you—just ask!

Stay tuned for the schedule, and prepare to bring your artistic A-game. See you at UniCon 2024!

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Arts Zone Photos

A row of easels displaying various paintings, including a whimsical scene with a large cat-like creature and a lighthouse on a rocky shore, at an art exhibit within a convention.
A mixed media artwork featuring a blue dragon and a small winged creature, set against a backdrop of clouds and pastel colors, displayed on a wall.
An artist drawing a portrait of a woman dressed in an elaborate costume with a detailed headpiece, during a live art session at a convention.
An artist sketching a group portrait of attendees wearing cat ear headbands, who are posing and making playful gestures.
A group of artists interacting with visitors at their booth, with framed illustrations of various characters hanging on the wall behind them.
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