Blue Period International
Be a part of a photomosaic art piece on a global scale, made with everyone’s submissions!
To celebrate the broadcast of the Blue Period anime, MyAnimeList is hosting a global art contest! The theme of the competition is “blue”.
Any kind of artwork can be submitted — illustrations, fanart, photography — so anyone is welcome to take part!
Everyone’s submissions will be combined to create one big photomosaic art piece!
What is Blue Period?
Yatora Yaguchi is a well-liked second-year high school student with perfect grades, spending his days hanging out on the town with his wayward friends.
Even though his life seems picture-perfect,
Yatora can’t help but feel like something is missing.
By chance, Yatora happens across a painting in the art room and is mesmerized.
Realising that painting could be a way for him to express his true feelings, a deep interest in the fine arts awakens inside of Yatora as he finds himself drawn to the canvas.
Impassioned, Yatora sets his sights.
A 20:1 acceptance rate and just 650 days until entrance exams.
Capture your “Blue”
A blue sky, an azure ocean, sapphire eyes,
a teal cityscape, indigo sunsets…
Like our main character, Yatora
Something that feels “Blue” to you
Please submit your artwork, its title, and a short narrative* to the form on this page. It can be a painting, illustration, fanart, photograph — whatever medium you are most comfortable with.
The piece doesn’t have to look blue to be blue, just so long as it feels “blue” to you. Show the world what “blue” means to you.
Just what kinds of “blue” are there in this world? Expand your “blue” horizons alongside fellow anime fans across the globe!
*A story, commentary, or explanation for your artwork. Please tell us about your piece in 280 characters or less.
Canvas board signed by Tsubasa Yamaguchi
3 winners will be selected at random and receive a canvas board print signed by the manga author Tsubasa Yamaguchi
* Actual prize will differ from the above image.
* Tsubasa Yamaguchi will sign the board directly.
Script signed by voice actor Hiromu Mineta
5 winners will be selected at random and receive a copy of the Blue Period anime script signed by voice actor Hiromu Mineta (voice of Yatora Yaguchi).
Blue Period International Art Exhibition
30 submissions selected by the MyAnimeList community will receive a canvas board print prize
Submitted artworks will be combined into a piece of photomosaic art. The completed photomosaic will be published on MyAnimeList. Create a piece of art with Blue Period fans all around the world and celebrate the anime release!
Plans are underway to produce some exciting merchandise of the photomosaic art. More information will be shared at a later date, so please look forward to it!
How to Enter
Create your artwork and narrative
Submit your work via the submission form
You can make as many submissions as you like.
|■ Theme||Please express your “blue”. Even if the piece doesn’t look blue or isn’t blue-colored, as long as it feels “blue” to you, you can submit it. Whether it’s a photograph, a painting, Blue Period fanart, a drawing, or any other way you like to express yourself, tell us about your “blue” with your submission.|
|■ Mission||Relive and experience the key theme of the story and deepen your connection and understanding. See what kinds of “blue” can be found all over the world and broaden your horizons!|
|■ Application period||October 1, 2021 18:00 PT - October 31, 2021 17:59 PT|
|■ Entry requirements|
|■ Artwork format|
|■ Application Terms and Conditions|
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
BY ENTERING OR OTHERWISE PARTICIPATING IN THIS EVENT, ALL ENTRANTS AND OTHER PARTICIPANTS AGREE TO ABIDE BY THESE OFFICIAL EVENT RULES, WHICH ARE FINAL AND BINDING ON ALL MATTERS PERTAINING TO THIS EVENT.
Blue Period International Art Exhibition (“event”) is sponsored by MyAnimeList Co., Ltd. (“MyAnimeList”, “Sponsor”, “we”, “us” or “our”). The event is void in whole or in part where prohibited by law. In the event of changes to the event, we will announce them on the event page and Twitter.
This event is open to individuals who are 16 years of age or older at time of entry. Individuals who are minors in their jurisdiction must have their parent’s or legal guardian’s consent before entering the contest. Further, children under age 16 in Europe or under age 13 in the United States and other countries may participate, but only with verifiable parental consent. We shall have the right at any time to require proof of age, parental consent, identity and/or eligibility to participate in this event. Failure to provide such proof or insufficient proof may result in disqualification from the event in our sole discretion. All information requested by and supplied to us for the purpose of the contest must be truthful, complete, accurate and in no way misleading. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant from the event should such an entrant at any stage supply unsatisfactory, untruthful, incomplete, inaccurate or misleading information. Sponsor’s employees and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate in this event.
◆Terms of Application
Please read and confirm all the terms below to confirm that your work meets all criteria before submitting.
＜Event period and submissions＞
□Works must be submitted between 18:00 PDT on October 1 and 17:59 PDT October 31, 2021 in order to be eligible.
□ Application to this event must be made by following our instructions and providing the necessary information and submitting your entry via the web page designated by the Sponsor.
□ We do not take ownership of your submitted work and the copyright in your work will not be transferred to the Sponsor as a result of the submission. However, by submitting your work to us for the event, you agree that the Sponsor may use, reproduce, publicly transmit, display, distribute, and/or adapt the submitted work for the following purposes without compensation to you or any third party, without limitation as to region, period, or mode of use:
□Applicants are prohibited from performing any of the following acts:
The prizes available for this event are the following:
Prize description: Canvas Board signed by Tsubasa Yamaguchi
Prize description: Script signed by voice actor Hiromu Mineta
Prize description: Canvas Board
*The estimated value provided is for an unsigned item and any difference in value due to the item being signed is unknown.
＜Selection of Winners and Odds of Winning＞
Once the submission period for the event ends, Sponsor will review the eligible submissions and may disqualify any ineligible submissions or Applicants. Winners of the canvas board and script prizes listed above will be randomly selected. Odds of winning are dependent upon the number of eligible participants. 30 submissions will be selected by the MyAnimeList community for the MAL prize, i.e., the Blue Period International Art Exhibition listed above. Odds of winning are dependent upon the number of eligible submissions and the selection by the MyAnimeList community.
＜Regarding handling of personal information＞
□Information we collect
□Reasons for use of Personal Information
□Disclosure to third parties
By applying or entering this event, you release the Sponsor and its employees, officers, directors, managers and agents from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with this event or the transmission, failed transmission or acceptance of any prize, whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or any other theory.
□Applicants may not transfer or assign their rights and obligations related to this application to any third party.
□ Contact Information
18:00 (PT) October 1
To commemorate the Blue Period International Art Exhibition, MyAnimeList will be inviting Blue Period director Koji Masunari and starring voice actor Hiromu Mineta for a special event to be streamed live worldwide! We'll get to hear some behind-the-scenes stories and even see Mineta perform a live reading of some of Yatora's dialog. Leave your questions for the pair in the chat during the stream for a chance to get them answered live. This event will be brought to you with live Japanese-English interpreting.
- Event title: BLUE PERIOD × MyAnimeList Special Livestream
- Koji Masunari（anime director), Hiromu Mineta（voice of Yatora Yaguchi), Kenta Suzuki (MC)
- Start time: 18:00 (PT) October 1 2021 (To last approx 1 hour)
- Catch-up stream: Until 17:59 (PT) October 31
Note: Schedule is subject to change
©Tsubasa Yamaguchi, KODANSHA /
Blue Period Production Committee.