According to an announcement (PDF) posted on VOCALOID CHINA’s website, the character for their next sound bank will be designed by fans through a contest. Entries received online by April 31 will be vetted and placed on the contest page for other fans to comment and vote. Several winning designs will be chosen based on public comments and public voting as well as input from the project team. Artists behind the winning designs will be designated official VOCALOID CHINA illustrators for this new visual initiative, and the refined artwork will be used commercially. The official contest page has a snippet of the new sound bank singing Mo Li Hua (Jasmine Flower), a traditional Chinese folk song, along with the character saying “Hey everyone, have you heard me yet? If you have, then we’re friends! *yay* I also like eating xiao long bao~ [small steamed pork buns] I want, I want to sing even better songs. I’m… I’m just different! I’m counting on you to draw a unique me! *wink* ” A gallery of current entires as well as the entry form (a .docx file) are also available on the website, as well as clarification that the character is female and that designs should invoke Chinese characteristics as well as being distinctive enough regardless of wardrobe changes.