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A Tale of Two Contests

Are you a crafty person, or perhaps nimble with your words? Whether you are simply a beginner or an adept expert at either of those, the Contests Department invites everyone to participate in the two contests that are going on right now.

Mixed Up! is an art contest where the object isn’t to draw or paint a picture, but to craft one together using paper, glue, glitter, pasta, fabric, or whatever you have lying around. If you remember doing macaroni art back in early elementary and want to it another go, or just simply enjoy making messes, then this is the contest for you.

A Tiny Tale is our writing contest, where we are giving our attendees the ability to write the official back story behind our theme, “The Dark Carnival of Pigs.” The catch though is that you have to keep it at one hundred words or less. It is easy to come up with an idea, but the real challenge lies in communicating it within those restraints.

So come one, come all to participate in these two amazing contests. Further rules and details are found in the forum threads linked above. And to all of our participants, we wish you the best of luck.

AnimeIowa Pokemon Go Gym Leader Challenge!

Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm, and AnimeIowa is no exception. The Marriott Hotel is lucky enough to have two Gyms and a plethora of Pokéstops  just outside along the Iowa River Landing Sculpture walk. We invite con-goers to compete over control of those two gyms, and will offer badges to any players who manage to get their gym up to level 10. And starting at 10 a.m. on Friday the first two players to be the leaders of either gym when it gets to level 10 will be named that gym’s Official Leader and get a free t-shirt! Stop by the Pokémon Go desk next to the AnimeIowa Info Desk to learn more, and grab a piece of Pidgey candy.

For more information, please see the forum thread!

AnimeIowa Micro-Fiction Story Contest

Tell us your fictional, AnimeIowa story in 100 words or less! Micro-Fiction is a very abbreviated story that is often difficult to write, and even harder to write well. Ernest Hemingway mastered this in his 6 word micro-story: “For Sale: Baby shoes. Never Worn.”  Be our AnimeIowa Micro-Story Master and win Prizes!! Details Here: http://www.animeiowa.com/cgi-bin/smf/index.php/topic,10399.0.html

Forum Art Contest 2016

This year’s convention theme is AnimeIowa Levels Up!  Celebrating the 20th year of AnimeIowa!  So we invite everyone to take a deep breath, focus their chakra, and enter our…:

“Buu-chan Levels Up” Forum Art Contest

We need you to show us how Buu-chan (our cosplaying piggy mascot) levels up or transforms.  Is Buu-chan a powerful fighter, increasing his energy when necessary?  A magical pig, changing in time of crisis?  A gamer, advancing his character?  Or just going hog wild?   Unleash your art skills and amaze us with Buu-chan’s evolution, to win fame and cash prizes!  For full contest details, please visit our contest info thread on the AnimeIowa Forums.

Marriott Contests!

Staying at the Marriott for AI 2015? Wondering exactly what we could possibly do to make your hotel stay just as great as the convention itself??

 

You’re in just the right place! The Marriott is throwing two contests for this year! These contests apply to any Marriott reservation terminating on Sunday, and that’s a lot of excitement for quite a few of our attendees! Click here: Marriott 2015 Contest! for details!

Or, you can view the document below!

Document: Marriott Contest

Enter “The Legend of Buu-chan the Ninja” Art Contest!

It’s time!  His ninja training is complete.  For this year’s Forum Art Contest, we invite you to join Buu-chan on a very dangerous mission!  Of course we have prizes, with a very special one for our first place winner.  We also know this…

Buu-chan had trained for years, mastering dozens of martial arts and fusing them into a style uniquely his own.  His porcine body was honed to perfection, every part a potential weapon.  Ancient masters had taught him how to use the shadows, employ fear, and focus his internal fire to power his attacks.  Buu-chan had become ninja, and he knew he was ready to begin the mission.
But we need YOU as an artist to show us the mission!  Did Buu-chan find fame as a undetectable assassin?  Was he less of a fighter and more of a mysterious lover?  Was the mission a comedy rather than an action-packed success?  CLICK HERE for details, to join Buu-chan on his ninja mission, or to watch from a safe distance!  But the Legend of Buu-chan the Ninja MUST be told!

Announcing the First Ever AnimeIowa KARAOKE CONTEST!

What is it?: Join in AnimeIowa’s first ever Karaoke Contest! This contest is not about who has the best singing voice, but who can hold the best performance. Contestants choose one of four songs to perform at a panel during the convention for the chance to win awesome prizes while having fun with friends.

Where is it?: The Karaoke Contest will take place at AnimeIowa 2015 in Programming Room 4.

When is it?: The Karaoke Contest will occur on Friday July 24th from 7:30pm-8:30pm.

Awards: While all contestants will get a prize for participating, there are 5 individual awards that can be won. Best Overall, Best Performance, Most Entertaining, Judges Choice, and Audience Choice. Each award gets an additional awesome prize!

How do you join?: Interested in participating? All you need to do is email the Paneling Team (paneling@animeiowa.com) with your full name, cell phone number, which of the four songs you plan to do, if you would like the karaoke version or the normal version and what you would like your stage name to be/ introduction you would like during the contest (yes, you can script out a paragraph!). Entries are accepted until Wednesday July 15th to ensure that prizes are purchased.

Remember, this is a fun event not based upon one’s singing ability, but their ability to have fun with a song, entertain the audience and win awesome prizes for FREE.”

Forum Art Contest 2013

AnimeIowa invites all artists to enter our 2013 fan art contest!  This year’s theme is:

Buu-chan at Café Ai!

The Forum Team joins forces with AnimeIowa’s very own Maid Café, to ask the question “how would we see Buu-chan at Café Ai?” Would he be a Maid or Butler? Would be he the one being served the delicious sweets? Or would he be dancing to the Hare Hare Yukai or maybe Gangnam style to entertain the Masters and Mistresses? Show us with your contest art! For full contest details, and to learn about our AMAZING FIRST PRIZE, please visit our contest info thread on the AnimeIowa Forums.