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Otomachi Una 1st Anniversary Song & Illustration Contest Announced!

This July 30th will mark Otomachi Una‘s very first anniversary! To celebrate the 11-year-old eel girl’s coming of age, Internet Co. Ltd is holding not just one, but two contests for her! One is an original song contest while the other is an illustration contest, and the winning entries of either contest will have the chance to be featured in an upcoming Otomachi Una TV commercial that will begin airing this fall!

Commercial Song Contest

The Otomachi Una commercial song contest is being hosted by Una’s development label, MTK, and the VOCALOID music distribution label, VOCALOTRACKS. The song contest is accepting original Una songs, and the top three winning entries will be heard in a special commercial set to air this fall throughout Tokyo, Shizuoka, and Osaka.

Contest Outline

Entry Period

June 29th, 2017, (Thurs) through August 1st, 2017 (Tues)

Song Entry Requirements:

  • All entries must be original, unpublished songs sung by one of Otomachi Una’s voice banks
  • Songs of any genre are accepted
  • Song entries must not be copyrighted or otherwise contracted to other publishing companies
  • Sound source must be submitted in .wav format (16bit, 44.1kHz, STEREO)
  • File size may not exceed 65MB (roughly 6 minutes in length)
  • Lyrics must be submitted in .txt format
  • Thumbnail image must be submitted in .jpg format (2500×2500 pixels, aspect ratio 1:1)
  • Artist’s photo (.jpg format, 2500×2500 pixels, aspect ratio 1:1) and name/nickname must be submitted to be published on the song distribution site
  • If multiple parties worked on a given song, then all parties must agree to its entry

Prizes (Limited to 3):

  • Song will be played in an upcoming Otomachi Una TV commercial
  • ¥20,000 JPY Amazon gift card
  • Autograph from Una’s voice provider, Aimi Tanaka
  • Limited edition “Otomachi Una Ex Talk Replica Model” smartphone case
    Gold-plated, made of leather, and comes in your choice of iPhone6, iPhone7, or multi-case model (1 per person)

Those who are interested in entering the song contest may visit the official contest site here to register, and to find a complete list of eligible music sites to upload their entry on.

Illustration Contest

The Otomachi Una illustration contest is being held on the image-hosting site, TINAMI. Judges will pick about 50 winning illustrations that will be appearing in the above-mentioned TV commercial. Artists can submit illustrations of Otomachi Una wearing her Sugar, Spicy, or Talk Ex outfits, or an original outfit of their own creation.

Contest Outline

Entry Period:

  • June 16th, 2017, (Fri) through August 1st, 2017 (Tues)
  • Winners to be announced on August 23rd, 2017 (Wed)

Illustration Entry Requirements

  • At least 1000 x 1000 pixels in size
  • Uploaded onto TINAMI with the tag “ct101una”
  • Content must be G-rated
  • All illustrations must be original works, and must not infringe on any third party rights

Prizes

Grand Prize (Limited to 1):

  • ¥20,000 JPY Amazon gift card
  • Autograph with commentary from Una’s official illustrator Naoki Saito
  • Above-mentioned limited edition smartphone case

Runner-ups (Limited to 3):

  • ¥5,000 JPY Amazon gift card
  • Autograph with commentary from Naoki Saito
  • Above-mentioned limited edition smartphone case

Judges’ Picks (Limited to 3):

  • ¥3,000 JPY Amazon gift card
  • Autograph with commentary from Aimi Tanaka
  • Above-mentioned limited edition smartphone case

The contest page mentioned the possibility of more prizes being added in the future.

Those who are interested in entering the illustration contest must first register with TINAMI here, and then enter on the official contest page here, where anyone can also check out all of the submitted entries so far!

Official Links

Otomachi Una’s Twitter

Internet Co. Ltd’s Contest Page

Commercial Song Contest Page on VOCALOTRACKS

Illustration Contest Page on TINAMI

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Hello! You can call me Marumain, and I serve as a translator between VNN in English and VNN in Japanese, translating articles between the two languages. I love pretty much every Vocaloid, though I consider MAIKA to be my favorite!

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