Winners of the drawing contest!

Tears and blood were shed as we struggled to pick which of the amazing entries would be the official poster for Nadeshicon 2018. Okay, maybe not quite, but, as you can tell from the beauty of all submitted pictures, it was quite a difficult decision to make. Before we get to the results of that hard-fought battle, we would like to thank from the bottom of our hearts all the incredible artists who participated in this contest; your work breathes life into this world!
 
Alright, enough poetry, it’s time to announce the winners! In second place, with a stunning rendition of our mascot characters in a warm and welcoming setting, Khadija Boulazhar’s (also known as Nero) beautiful entry!
 
In first place, with the powerful representation of two worlds colliding and yet finding harmony, we have Ikeda’s dazzling illustration! This beautiful entry, which captures the very core of our convention, will become the official poster for this edition of the festival!
 
Congratulations to both the winners! It was a tough time only picking two, but we wouldn’t have it any other way; artists from here are just that talented!
 
Thank you yet again to everyone who entered the contest!

Poster contest entries!

This is one kind of candy you can never get sick of; feast your eyes upon the beautiful creations of our local artists! You may find all the entries in the contest for the official poster for Nadeshicon 2018 in this Facebook album. As per the theme of this year, they feature an amazing blend of Canadian and Japanese cultures and truly bring our community to life. Winners will be selected soon, so keep an eye out for that!

Drawing contest for our promotional poster!

Artist submissions for a space in the Dealers Room may be over, but that does not mean you’re out of options to grab a table at our event! How, you ask? By participating in this very contest for our promotional poster for Nadeshicon 2018! The requirements remain fairly the same, with the exception of this edition’s theme. Thus, your drawing will need the following :
 
  • To star our two mascots, Nadeshiko and Saito.
  • To have one of the two characters wear a traditional japanese outfit, with the other wearing something more modern.
  • To follow this year’s theme of Canada-Japan relations. You will be required to feature our two countries’ cultures; we leave the specifics to your imagination.
  • To be suitable for a general audience.
  • While not required, we invite you to include our two new adorable mascots, Tsuki the fox robot, and Hoshi the Japanese buzzard, both of which live alongside Nadeshiko and Saito!
Of course, when talking about a contest, one has to mention the rewards. Following the same rules as last year, two winners will be selected, instead of one, although only the grand winner’s art will be used. As such, the second place winner will receive :
 
  • One (1) table in our Dealers’ Room, or $50, to their discretion.
The first place winner will be granted :
 
  • $50.
  • Two (2) tables in our Dealers’ Room, each tradeable for $50 instead, to their discretion.
The art of the grand winner will be used for promotional purposes, such as the poster and t-shirts, for which no additional royalties will be awarded. However, as per its uses, it is a great opportunity for visibility, so don’t forget to sign your art! So it can be used for thoses purposes, we also require the grand winner to submit us a high-res, colored version, a PDF version, as well as a vectorial, black/white lineart version for the t-shirts. While only the colored version is required to submit in the first place, we recommend preparing all three versions ahead of time, if not sending them all with your entry to simplify things afterward. Since the poster will be in 11×17 format, please make sure your drawing is of an adequate resolution.
 
Since we will be sharing the entries on our social medias, we encourage you to include in your email the name or nickname under which you wish to appear, and a link to your portfolio, be it Facebook, deviantArt or something else, so that we can credit you appropriately. You have until the end of the month of October to submit your art at contact@nadeshicon.ca
 
You may find some reference pictures included in this post, on top of the designs of Tsuki and Hoshi, by Kunyue, linked before.
Also, as a last bit of news for artists who submitted for a space in the Dealers Room, winners will be selected shortly, so keep an eye on your emails throughout the week.
 
Best of luck to everyone!

Winners of the art contest!

At long last, here are the winners of the art contest for the official poster of Nadeshicon 2017!
 
As you can imagine from all the beautiful works that were submitted to us, deciding on only two winners was no easy feat. With that being said, we are very happy to present to you the winners of this year’s art contest!
 
In second place, Anna Cee!
 
And the grand prize winner, Bich Ngoc Lam!
We would like to thank every artist who participated from the bottom of our hearts, and who submitted such gorgeous works. We are very honored to have such passionate fans, and we might have been a bit moved, seeing Nadeshiko and Saito in all those outfits and situations.
 
Congratulations to the winners and, again, a big thank you to everyone who participated!

Public meeting, and deadline for the art contest!

A public meeting will be held on Thursday, November 24th, starting at 7:00pm in room 3105 of Pavillon Desjardins-Pollack, on the campus of Université Laval. Feel free to come if you have any questions!
 
Also, there are only 2 weeks left to the art contest for the official poster for Nadeshicon 2017! You may find all the info in this post, including the prizes available. We already have received some amazing drawings, but do wish to see even more! You have until December 1st to submit them!

Drawing contest still in progress!

You were unable to book an artist space in time, or simply want to see your art on display throughout Quebec City? Don’t give up yet! The drawing contest for the poster of the 2017 edition of our festival is still ongoing, and will be until December 1st! Prizes include artist tables in our Dealers Room, money, as well as the attention of several hundred people!
 
You may find all the details and requirements in our post from October 1st, linked right here!

Drawing contest for our promotional poster, and date at which reservations for the Dealers’ Room will open!

Following last year’s success, we decided to reiterate the drawing contest for our promotional poster for Nadeshicon 2017! The requirements remain fairly the same, with the exception of this edition’s theme. Thus, your drawing will need the following :

  • To star our two mascots, Nadeshiko and Saito.
  • To have one of the two characters wear a traditional japanese outfit, with the other wearing something more modern.
  • To follow the theme of luck, due to the fact that the year will end in 7.
  • To be suitable for a general audience.
  • To represent japanese culture well, since it is the main focus of our convention!

Of course, when talking about a contest, one has to mention the rewards. Unlike last year however, two winners will be selected, instead of one, although only the grand winner’s art will be used. As such, the second place winner will receive :

  • One (1) table in our Dealers’ Room, or $50, to their discretion.

The first place winner will be granted :

  • $50.
  • Two (2) tables in our Dealers’ Room, each tradeable for $50 instead, to their discretion.

The art of the grand winner will be used for promotional purposes, such as the poster and t-shirts, for which no additional royalties will be awarded. However, as per its uses, it is a great opportunity for visibility, so don’t forget to sign your art! So it can be used for thoses purposes, we also require the grand winner to submit us a high-res, colored version, a PDF version, as well as a vectorial, black/white lineart version for the t-shirts, if possible. Since the poster will be in 11×17 format, please make sure the resolution of your drawing is in an adequate resolution.

You may find some of our previous posters and promotional pictures here, which may serve as both references and inspiration.

You have until December 1st 2016 to submit your art at contact@nadeshicon.ca

Also, in other news, reservations for the Dealers’ Room for Nadeshicon 2017 will open on November 1st for merchants and artists alike, at which date the forms will be uploaded to our website. Don’t miss it, because those tables will be gone pretty quickly!

Best of luck to everyone!

This year’s poster!

We are very happy to present to you the official poster for Festival Nadeshicon 2015, made by our talented graphist William Côté! As indicated on the poster, don’t forget that the festival will be held from April 17th to April 19th!

Also, don’t forget that we are also still looking for volunteers who would be willing to give some of their time to help during the festival! If you want to lend us a hand, please head to the Get Involved section of our website!

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Revealing of the official poster of Festival Nadeshicon 2014!

It’s now time to reveal the official poster of Festival Nadeshicon 2014! The event will be April 4th to 6th, so in 40 days!! Will you be ready for its arrival?

Thank you Véronique Thibault for the poster.
http://pinkviviz.deviantart.com/
Thank you Studio Tiki for the silver sponsorship!
www.tikistudio.ca

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