Winterfest

February 24, 2018

RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Ave., Winnipeg

Exhibitors > Artists

Artists

Winterfest 2018 Art Table Sale Date

 

Please read full artist information package and rules here: Winterfest 2018 Artist Info Package

Winterfest Art Table Sales

  • Art tables for Winterfest will go on sale at 2:00 PM (CDT) on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
  • 60% of artist tables will be available via a first come, first served system. The remaining 40% of tables will be allotted via a lottery draw one week after applications open (December 9, 2017). All remaining requests will be put on a waiting list based on timestamp basis.

Purchasing Guidelines

  • Registration applications will be submitted via form located at: Winterfest 2018 Art Table Application. The form will be activated at 2:00 PM (CDT) on Saturday, December 2, 2017. As the form will not be activated prior to this time, all entries submitted will be considered.
  • All forms must be complete with the correct table size selected. Incomplete forms will not be considered for an artist table.
  • If duplicate forms are sent from the same artist, the form with the later time stamp will be considered.
  • Artists will be notified of status within 48 hours after application form submission. If accepted, artists will be emailed a link to our online registration and payment form. Artists must complete and submit the form and payment by January 6, 2018.
  • Cancellations made after February 3, 2018 are non-refundable.
  • Unless special arrangements are made, all artists are required to sign in, in person, for their table upon arrival at Winterfest or considered forfeit.
  • Ai-Kon and the Artist Coordinator reserve the right to remove an artist’s application for an art table should an applicant not abide by the 2018 Winterfest rules and regulations.


This is the form for WF 2018. The rules and regulations will be available on the actual form. The same fields are available for all table choice selections.

Please email art@ai-kon.org with any questions!

 

Double Art Contest Announcement!

 

AI-KON 2018 MASCOT CONTEST

 

We’re looking for a new design of Aiko, the Ai-Kon mascot, for uses on the convention’s promotional materials and merchandise. Aiko appears on a variety of Ai-Kon promotional materials, including t-shirts, posters, flyers, badges, programs, and the Ai-Kon website.

The sound of bells and prayers is in the air! It’s festival time and this year we are celebrating the festival of Aiko, our beloved and benevolent kami. Aiko has bestowed a harmonious and bountiful year for Ai-Kon and she will appear before her adoring followers at these annual celebrations! At the deity’s matsuri, priestesses and shrine maidens gather to send their hopes and wishes for a happy 2018. As she appears, the masses grow silent in wonder. This year’s theme is Kami/Matsuri Aiko.

Generally, Aiko is a cheerful, stylish, energetic anime girl with pink hair and blue eyes. Please keep the eye and hair colour but feel free to change the attitude to suit the theme. Also remember that Ai-Kon is a family friendly convention.

What is a kami? A kami is a Japanese god/goddess, divinity, deity or spirit. While kami traditionally possess both positive and negative traits, this year’s theme will focus on a benevolent Aiko in all her glory. A matsuri is a Japanese festival or festive occasion. You may also choose to design Aiko not as a kami, but as a human attending a festival – this may include shrine maidens, priestesses, or general festival attendee in yukata or furisode.

When choosing an Aiko, the Ai-Kon committee considers many aspects, including relevance to the theme, colour palette, pose, lines, anatomy, and overall effect. We favour entries that appropriately represent Aiko in age, physical attributes, and personality and that will represent Aiko well to our audience. In addition, we look for an entry’s ability to be placed on promotional media, including the badges, posters, and t-shirts.

Rules and Requirements

  1. Full-body entries only
  2. Entries must have a transparent background
  3. No entries featuring poses, outfits and/or hair styles of copyrighted characters, or copyrighted characters themselves. Any entries featuring copyrighted material will not be accepted.
  4. No adult-themed entries will be accepted. This will be at the discretion of Ai-Kon executives. Please ensure entries are suitable for all ages.
  5. A maximum limit of three entries per person will be accepted. Please note that all entries should be individual and not adjustments (i.e. palette swaps) of a previous entry.
  6. Entries must be full-colour, 300 dpi resolution or higher, and submitted electronically in vector, PNG or PDF format. A smaller version of your entry may be submitted for judging as long as a higher resolution version is available.
  7. Mascot should fit comfortably in a space of 11×17 inches without loss of quality
  8. Do not use a watermark or a signature on your submission.
  9. When submitting entries, please use the following naming format for your file: firstname_lastname_01.jpg.
  10. All entries and rights to the images become property of Ai-Kon.
  11. Ai-Kon may request a compensated commission of an alternate configuration of the winning mascot design from the winning artist. This second design will be used for promotional and/or merchandising purposes. Ai-Kon respects the artist’s right to refuse this request.

Entries to the 2018 Mascot Contest are due December 9, 2018.

Prizes

The winner will receive: a free art table, two (2) artist weekend admissions to Ai-Kon 2018, and an Ai-Kon 2018 t-shirt. The winning entry will be used for Ai-Kon 2018 promotional materials and merchandise.
The two runners-up will receive: A free half art table at and an artist weekend admission to Ai-Kon 2018!

 

WINTERFEST MINI MASCOT CONTEST

 

This year’s Winterfest is approaching fast and we want you to design Doug, our lovable and mischievous Winterfest mascot, in a food theme!! What would our little scamp Doug like to eat? You may design Doug entirely as a food item, or in a food-themed outfit, or in a food-related style. Be as creative as you like and keep in mind that Doug is a young, white-haired boy with a penchant for being mischievous and tricksy.

Entries can be of any medium! Entries for the Mini Art Contest are due no later than Saturday, November 25, 2017. Winner will receive a free table and one (1) artist pass to Winterfest on Saturday, February 24th, 2018 at the RBC Convention Centre!

Rules and Requirements

  1. Full-body entries only
  2. Entries must have a transparent background
  3. No entries featuring poses, outfits and/or hair styles of copyrighted characters, or copyrighted characters themselves. Any entries featuring copyrighted material will not be accepted
  4. No adult-themed entries will be accepted. This will be at the discretion of Ai-Kon executives. Please ensure entries are suitable for all ages
  5. A maximum limit of one entry per person will be accepted.
  6. If drawn, entries must be full-colour, 300 dpi resolution or higher, and submitted electronically in vector, PNG or PDF format. A smaller version of your entry may be submitted for judging as long as a higher resolution version is available
  7. If prepared in 3D format, please ensure the picture you take of your entry is clear and not blurry, and in front of a white background.
  8. Mascot should fit comfortably in a space of 11×17 inches without loss of quality
  9. Do not use a watermark or a signature on your submission.
  10. When submitting entries, please use the following naming format for your file: firstname_lastname_01.jpg
  11. All entries and rights to the images become property of Ai-Kon

Entries to the 2018 Winterfest Mini Mascot Contest are due November 25, 2017.

Prizes

The winner will receive: a free art table and one (1) artist pass to Winterfest 2018! The winning entry may be used for promotional materials and merchandise.

How to Enter

You can now enter both these contests online by using our submission form on our website:

Click here to submit your 2018 Aiko entry or enter below. Entries must be received no later than Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 11:59 pm and will be judged by the Ai-Kon committee.

 

Click here to submit your 2018 Doug entry or enter below. Entries must be received no later than Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 11:59 pm and will be judged by the Ai-Kon committee.


The winners will be announced one week after!

All entries to past years’ Mascot Contests can be found here.

 

Winterfest art table sale date Saturday, Dec 2 at 2:00 PM!