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!