Submissions MangaHelpers Winter Art Contest - Freestyle: Goodbye 2021 and Welcome 2022!


The Golden Witch
英雄メンバー / Eiyuu Menbaa / Hero Member
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Oct 2, 2016
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MangaHelpers Winter Art Contest - Freestyle: Goodbye 2021 and Welcome 2022!
Hi everyone! Welcome to the last (and very first) contest of the year. With a fitting theme, this contest has you say goodbye to 2021 and say hello to 2022. It's a freestyle contest, so you can create anything you like! 🎆

Normally, the winter art contest is a duo or team contest. This year however, we'll leave it up to you. Do you want to work with someone else on the submission? Or perhaps you rather work alone? You get to decide!

The deadline for this contest is January 19th, 23.00 GMT

Category: Freestyle
Theme: Goodbye 2021, Welcome 2022

What do I need to know?
  • All members are welcome to join the contest. There is no minimum post or user status you need to have to participate.
  • Entries for the contest must be posted in this thread.
  • Each participant can only submit ONE ENTRY and it should be a new piece. So don’t try to be smart and enter a piece used in past contests.
  • Use MangaHelpers’ Media Gallery to upload your entries. Any problem with uploading, let us know.
  • Submissions not following the weeks theme will result in disqualification. If you have any question about the contest, you can ask it here.
  • For any submission that is a picture (avatar&signature set, photography, banner, badge): Use MangaHelpers’ Media Gallery to upload your entries. Any problem with uploading, let us know. You must credit the artist of the stock images you’re using (see example below). This goes from renders to brushes and textures. If it’s all original art, write so in the credits.
  • For avatar and signature set: Forum Rules are applied unless stated otherwise. That means your signature must not exceed 600 x 200px and 500KB. For avatars, the maximum size is 150 x 300px and 100KB.
  • For banner: The image size is 1200 x 120px. MangaHelpers Community logo must be in it (you can use this PSD file).
  • For drawing: Drawings can be done on paper or computer. You must credit the artist of any images you use as inspiration. If it’s all original art, write so in the credits.
  • For photography: Color corrections and native camera filters can be used, but no excessive manipulation in Photoshop and similar softwares.
  • For badge: The dimensions for forum badges is 28 x 28px
  • For video: upload your video to a site that supports, e.g: YouTube, Twitter, etc and link it to this thread
  • For Writing: Maximum text length is 50 lines or 3000 characters (with space)
  • No excessive, suggestive, spoiler, or porn-related imagery in the contest.
  • Plagiarizing will result in immediate disqualification from this contest and possibly future contests also. Leadership point deductions, loss of artist status and badges, and/or account bans may also occur.

    Submission is open until January 19th, 2022, at 23:00 (GMT)

How do I upload and submit my entry?
  1. For avatar & signature set, photography, banner, drawing and badge: Go HERE. (07- Sets & Wallpapers Contest). For drawing: Go 01- Fanart: Coloring & Drawing Contest. For photography: Go 05- Photos & Videos Contest.
  2. Click the "Upload Image" button.
  3. After upload is completed, you'll be shown your uploaded image with an edit box for commentary/additional information. After adding necessary information you wish, click "Save Media" and you'll be brought to the sharing media page.
  4. Choose the "Share BB Code" and post within this thread; choosing this will save you having to select any additional codes you want to post here.
  5. For more information on how to use the media gallery and uploading, go HERE.

Post Format:
"Theme Name" - "Work Title" by "Artist Name"

(Large size thumbnail - upload image to image gallery.)


ExampleFemale - Sayuri by Leen


Voting Details:

  • Voting will commence after submission period is over, that is January 19th, 2021 at 23:00 (GMT).
  • Announcement of winners, next contest dates and theme will be done soon after the voting period is over.
Good Luck, Everyone!
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Savage Huntress
有名人 / Yuumeijin / Celebrity
Feb 20, 2012
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The Wall
Winter Art Contest - Freestyle: Goodbye 2021 and Welcome 2022! : Happy Nyaa Year (Tora Year) by Erin'

Credits :

Comments ; I love Ukiyo e art, and wanted to make something around Chinese New Year so I decide to try something with Asian aesthetics visuals.
I cropped, added effects etc with online tools on. And did add some vintage effect on the avy to make it more like some Japanese art style.

Source and credits :
Avy : original pic.
Signature : Gion Shrine by Utagawa Hiroshige (1834) (public domain)