New Contests for Hatsune Miku U.S. Version and Banners

Piapro.jp and New People are collaborating to hold a contest to decide on a design for Hatsune Miku U.S. Version, along with a banner design for the J-POP SUMMIT Festival. Read on for more details.

The first contest is to design a U.S. version of Miku. The grand prize winner receives a round trip ticket to San Francisco (travel dates are flexible) which will be presented by Crypton Future Media, Inc. If the winner happens to already live in San Francisco, they will instead receive a special prize (no more details have been given).

Below are the fine details about this contest (pulled directly from the website).

Submission Period: Friday, June 24 – Monday, August 1 (By 5:00pm sharp – Tokyo time)

Size, Format and Other Requirements:
– Design using characteristics of Hatsune Miku (only)
– Miku’s fashion, hairstyle, and background are designer’s choice
– There is no size or format requirement for this design file
– Design must include an image of Hatsune Miku from head to toe
– Please note, the chosen design is subject to be changed or adjusted at times
– Please note, the chosen design is subject to use in promotions outside of Japantown, San Francisco
– Multiple submissions are welcome
– Submission must be tagged “2011USMIKU”

You can view all submitted entries by clicking here.

The other contest is for banners that will be featured at the J-POP SUMMIT Festival (a pop culture-themed street fair) held in San Francisco Japantown, to be held from August 27 to August 28 this year.. The theme is “Hope for Japan’s Recovery.” The chosen design will also be used on goods that will be sold at the event to raise relief fund money. As with the previous contest, the grand prize will be a round trip ticket to San Francisco (travel dates are flexible) which will be presented by NEW PEOPLE, Inc. & Japantown Merchant Association. If the winner happens to already live in San Francisco, they will instead receive a special prize.

Below are the fine details about this contest (pulled directly from the website).

Characters to Use for Design:
Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, Megurine Luka, MEIKO, or KAITO
(use at least one of these characters)

Submission Period:
Friday, June 24 – Tuesday, July 19 (By 5:00pm sharp – Tokyo time)

Size, Format and Other Requirements:
– 36 inches wide x 72 inches tall (the size of the street banner)
– Submit design file at 72dpi
– Chosen design will be requested for resubmission at above 300dpi and in CMYK color mode
– Use the text “Japapntown” somewhere in your design
– The design requires an imagery or theme that supports Japan’s recovery efforts
– Multiple submissions are welcome
– Entries must be tagged “SFBannerDesign”

You can view all submitted entries by clicking here.

Before entering we suggest carefully reading everything on the official website. Good luck on your entries!

Info Sources: NEW PEOPLE, Anime News Network.

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13 thoughts on “New Contests for Hatsune Miku U.S. Version and Banners”

      1. Please God be right. Changing her design for good would be a nightmare, and would most likely emotionally scar me.

  1. Tch…I don't think a design change is necessary. It won't matter how she looks, she'll sell just the same.
    At the very most, I hope it's a design like the Toyota illustrations. It's got the same characteristics, hair, and clothes as the original, but it's just drawn differently.
    I support orginal Miku.

  2. I need help! I can't read japanese but I want to submit my artwork for the contest! in order to do that, I have to Tag it 2011USMIKU but I don't know how to tag… 🙁

  3. hopefully it’s just like the other costumes and an alternate to the regular miku that we usually see. like, she’ll be in the outfit for a couple songs and everyone will go ‘yay america’ and she’s back to her good old self. @28fa9884299106800cf74e57c8dd5576:disqus , im pretty sure a couple people did re-draw the original and say miku shouldn’t change.
    now that the contest over, im generally unimpressed by all the entries. >< when will they realize that not all americans are into cowboy hats and boots, don't actually care for things that look super patriotic, and don't really think much about bacon wrapped hotdogs. the contest worries me cause im not sure i could really grow to like many of the outfits..

    ..cept maybe the family guy consuela one. for some reason that one really cracks me up.

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