Mermay 2022 Art contest rules

Welcome to the MerMay 2022 art contest!  We are excited to have Wacom join us as an official sponsor of our art contest once again!  Even more, we are excited to see the wonderful mermaid artwork that will be produced in May from all over the world!  

​ JUDGES FOR MERMAY 2022:

 

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?

That’s easy- Create artwork of a mermaid and post it on Instagram and/or Tik Tok with the hashtags #MerMay, #MerMay2022 , #WacomMerMay2022 , and #MadeWithWacom (if applicable). There will be four winners (prizes listed below) in TWO different categories announced by JUNE 1st.

TO QUALIFY for the CONTESTS, you MUST post ORIGINAL artwork (none of the art can be reused or based off of other’s artwork) on INSTAGRAM and/or on Tik Tok (as many art pieces as you would like) from May 1- May 31st on your own page.   (You can post on other social media sites, but only Instagram and/or Tik Tok posts will qualify for the contest). The artwork can be traditional or digital and does not have to be based off the Official Prompt List (found here on the mermay.com website).  Judging and announcement of the winner will happen by midnight of June 1st, Central time.  Winners will be announced here on the mermay.com website and on Instagram at @mermay_official .  MOST IMPORTANTLY, you MUST use the hashtag: #WacomMerMay2022 in your post captions for each piece submitted to qualify for the ILLUSTRATION contest.  For the ANIMATION CONTEST, Artists MUST use the #AnimateMerMay2022 to be considered. Additionally, in order to qualify to win, you must  follow @Wacom on Instagram or TikTok 

Judging will be compiled throughout May but judged on May 31st by the panel of pre-selected judges.

There are TWO CATEGORIES: Illustration and Animation:

ILLUSTRATION category -  includes all forms of media (except photography) from digital to traditional art media.  A mermaid/merman should be included in the illustration in some way. Artists MUST use the #WacomMerMay2022 to be considered.

ANIMATION category - Those participating need to post to Instagram and/or Tik Tok, a 1-minute (or less) short, animated film involving a mermaid(s) in some way. Creativity and storytelling are key. These shorts need to be posted by 10 am Central time, Monday, May 27th, to give judges time to choose the winners. All forms of animation are accepted (2D, pencil test, full color, CG, stop motion, etc.).  Artists MUST use the #AnimateMerMay2022 to be considered.  

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2nd-4th Prize

Grand Prize

ILLUSTRATION

Grand Prize- a Wacom Cintiq 22

 

Second- Wacom One creative pen display

Third- One creative pen display

 

Fourth- Wacom One creative pen display

ANIMATION

Grand Prize -  Wacom Cintiq 22, Toonboom Harmony 21 Premium one year license and Storyboard Pro 20 One year license and your animation is shared on the Pencilish Studios YouTube channel with full credit to you.

 

Second Prize - Wacom One creative pen display, Toonboom Harmony 21 Premium one year license and your animation is shared on the Pencilish Studios YouTube channel with full credit to you.

 

Third Prize - Wacom One creative pen display, Toonboom Harmony 21 Premium one year license and our animation is shared on the Pencilish Studios YouTube channel with full credit to you. 

Fourth Prize – Wacom One creative pen display, your animation is shared on the Pencilish Studios YouTube channel with full credit to you.

*All sponsors will be responsible to delivery/shipment of prize fulfillment.  Though this IS an international contest, Wacom cannot ship to everywhere in the world.  Below are the places Wacom CAN ship to.  Make sure you have an address in one of these locations to qualify.  

AMERICAS

US

Canada

Latin America (except Venezuela)

 

AP

Australia

New Zealand

Singapore

Japan

 

EU/EEA

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden plus the two EEA countries Iceland and Norway.

 

UK


For prize fulfillment, we will need the winners full name, shipping address (not PO box), phone number and email address.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US!  Have a great MerMay 2022!  Please share this event and contest with your artist friends.

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-Tom Bancroft 

Animator, Character Designer, Creator, #MerMay