As always, con goers will be able to participate in well-known contests such as the “Cosplay Portrait Contest” and “One-hour Thematic Contest”, but this year we have 2 new contests to test your artistic and creative skills! This year we are adding the “Custom Cup Contest” and “K-pop Drawing Contest”! All contests, except the home contest, will take place during the event and the winners will be awarded with a diploma and prizes during the Awards Ceremony at the end of the 2nd day. Other, smaller contests will be held during the event.
HOME ART CONTEST
“The Best Paperchild Contest” is a UniCon and WinterCon staple! What is a “paperchild”? A paperchild is an already existing or original character that has been drawn on paper, cut out and photographed interacting with its surroundings. The photos can be edited, but minimally. The photos must be good quality, so please avoid sending in phone, webcam or Facebook photos. Works will be judged based on the quality of both the drawing and photo, originality and composition. Any art mediums that can be made or printed on paper (pencils, markers, paints, digital art etc.) are allowed. The finished photo, signed with your name, character information and contact information, must be printed out and brought to “UniCon Café”, Aleksandra Čaka iela 58, Riga (no mailbox) till 15.12.2019! Contact e-mail:
COSPLAY PORTRAIT CONTEST
During event participants will have 30 minutes to draw a portrait of the chosen cosplayer (chosen by UniCon’s art staff). The goal is to emphasize the details of the character without losing the cosplayers natural features. Works will be judged based on the accuracy of the drawing compared to the cosplayer and how complete it is.
ONE-HOUR THEMATIC CONTEST
During event participants have 1 hour to create a drawing based on the given theme, which will be revealed at the start of the contest. Works will be judged based on how well they fit the theme and how complete they are.
CUSTOM CUP CONTEST
During event participants have 30 minutes to customize a paper cup (provided by UniCon’s art staff) in any way they want to. Works will be judged on how creative and complete they are.
K-POP DRAWING CONTEST
During event participants have 1 hour to draw their favourite k-pop group or idol. Works will be judged by how well the drawing matches the group/idol and how complete it is.