About The Contest:
For over 13 years, the on-going manga and anime has followed Ichigo Kurosaki and fellow Soul Reapers on their fight against the Hollows to maintain the balance between the world of living and the world of the dead. WeLoveFine would like to proudly present our first ever BLEACH Design Contest, where YOU can release your inner Bankai and create designs that will have a chance of becoming officially licensed BLEACH t-shirts / merchandise. Not only will you have the chance to make these officially licensed BLEACH product, but one lucky winner will receive the chance of being flown out to Lovely California where you will go to ANIME EXPO 2014, meet with the Viz Media team, WeLoveFine Team, and enjoy all things Anime / Manga for the weekend.
So grab your pens, tablets, mouse, or Zanpakutō, and create that design!!
SPECIAL GUEST JUDGES
TITE KUBO: Bleach is author Tite Kubo's second title. Kubo made his debut with ZOMBIEPOWDER., a four-volume series for Weekly Shonen Jump. To date, Bleach has been translated into numerous languages and has also inspired the animated TV series that began airing in Japan in 2004. Beginning its serialization in 2001, Bleach is still a mainstay in the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump. In 2005, Bleach was awarded the prestigious Shogakukan Manga Award in the shonen (boys) category.
YUJIRO HATTORI: Editor of Bleach. His birthday is on April 3, 1982, his favorite tv show is Hell's Kitchen, and his favorite character is Byakuya Kuchiki. "I am looking forward to designs that will turn heads in the streets of Shibuya, Tokyo!"
MASASHI KUDO: Made his debut in character design with BLEACH, demonstrating his skill by successfully animating the essence of the original manga. He is the artist of the moment, with past work including Director and character design of "Hayate the Combat Butler! CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU. "
HOT TOPIC: It all started in 1988. A ton of teen retail accessory stores filled the malls, but there wasn't a cool music-inspired accessory store for both guys and girls. Then came Hot Topic. As 1990 rolled around, adding apparel seemed like a no-brainer. What better way than to add the ultimate music fan essential - band tees. Imagine how our customers flipped when they were able to get Bauhaus, The Cure, TSOL, and Depeche Mode T-shirts at Hot Topic. Within a year, we had about 50 different band titles, along with rock-inspired clothing lines like Lip Service and Serious. As we expanded, we discovered that customers were equally drawn to the underground cartoon, cult movie, and comic book scenes. It was a unique culture fans could call their own, so we brought the world of South Park, Care Bears, Superman, SpongeBob and tons of other pop icons into our Hot Topic stores.
CRUNCHYROLL.COM: Crunchyroll.com is an official, legal streaming anime videos including Naruto Shippuden, Attack on Titan, Sword Art Online, Skip Beat, Bleach, and Shugo Chara. Start watching now.
©Tite Kubo/Shueisha, TV TOKYO, dentsu, Pierrot
DOs & DON'Ts
1. Don't: Use the "BLEACH" logo. When creating your design imagine its a part or within the world of Bleach.
2. Do: Use any other logos or icons that can be found in the series. Please, however, do note that if it's a fairly simple or generic logo, make sure that we do not already have it on the website.
3. Don't: Submit similar versions of the same design. Sometimes people submit the same design, but with small changes. This will only divide your votes and hurt your chances of winning rather than help it.
4. Do: Make something original. Research to make sure your idea isn't already out there.
5. Don't: Use any copyrighted, 3rd party or inappropriate materials. This contest is to submit art designs to be officially licensed. If it is too obscene or mixes 3rd party, or copyrighted materials, it will NOT be approved.
6. Don't: DO NOT CROSS reference other Viz Media licenses with Bleach. Also, do not add the creator(s), voice actors, celebrities within your design.
7. Do: Make stylized art!
8. Don't: Use any original artwork from Bleach manga or anime. Please also do not edit the original manga art nor anime art and use it as a part of your design.
FAQ - To see our full set of Contest FAQ, please click here.
Q: How many designs can I submit?
A: You may submit up to 5 entries per person
Q: What file format do you accept?
A: All entries must be in one of the following file formats: GIF/PNG/JPG
Q: Is it ok for me to promote my designs to people I know to come and help rate my designs?
A: We encourage every artist submitting to the contest to promote themselves and their designs to friends, family and followers. Through our experience we have found that more ratings help determine what the fans really want as your winners! So please promote yourselves!
Q: It’s been more than 2 business days and I don't see my design on the site. What’s going on with my design?
A: We review every submission we get before they are made live for viewing and rating. We sometimes reject designs for obvious reasons. If you’ve done any of the following don’t even bother asking why your design was rejected.
- Your design has inappropriate materials.
- Your design uses other copy righted material. This means you are using other people’s intellectual property in your design you do not have the right to. NO MASH UPS!!!
- It’s not a design. A direct photograph or a scribble you just drew on a piece of paper is not considered a shirt design.
Q: I see people cheating. What should I do?
A: Please email [email protected] detailing what you are suspecting. More details you can give the better we can make our decision.