To recognize the vast talents of the many artists within the D.O.A.
club and around the province OtaFest is holding its own competition. Here artists can submit their works, as many as they
would like, to compete in a variety of categories... the only stipulation being that it has to be in anime/manga style of
course. So get your school uniform models and hyper-dimensional fortress frames out and let it rip!
There are six categories to enter into for the competition, including, Male Characters, Female Characters,
Super-Deformed Characters, Manga Strip, Creatures and Anthromorphs, and Mecha(had to be there). Most of these are
self-explanatory I would hope, but a couple need explanation. For the Manga Strip we are looking for a short, one or
two page, strip to highlight your skills at portraying the combination of art, action, and story. For the Creatures
and Anthromorphs category this includes almost everything that could not be included anywhere else... from dragons to
just plain weird looking dudes. The choice of what to draw is entirely up to you, all that we ask is that NO explicitly
sexual poses or sequences be submitted to conform with club and Student's Union policies. If you have questions as to
what is appropriate please email the DOA club(firstname.lastname@example.org).
So you're asking why you should do all this work, right? Well fear not, for there are prizes to be had!
Some of these prizes include G-kits, magazines, and videos so far. There will be one winner in each category, with the
winner chosen by a panel of judges. The sooner you get your entries in the better, as the judges will become more
familiar with you work... plus it gives you a chance to submit even more stuff. One more bonus for you artists is
that all entries will be eligible to be entered in the anime auction the following day, should you so wish it. So
even if you don't get a prize, someone may pay money for your work! Well that's it... again, contact the D.O.A. club
for more details on this competition.
For those of you who have been active members of the DOA,
you will remember our last anime auction at the end of February, and the great success it was. Basically the
anime auction is a open, public silent auction. Essentially this means that we will be taking items from
everywhere, as long as they relate to anime, and will be auctioning them off to anyone who shows up. As a
silent auction there will be small forms on which you place your bid information and hand it to one of the
attendants. The current bid will be constantly updated on each of the items, so as to give you all the
opportunities to gain your prize. The highest bidder at the end of the auction period wins the item... simple,
ne? Just to make things more interesting their is a condition where an item will go up for vocal auction, where
you can compete vocally against each other in a battle of wits, skills, and nerves. Should an item reach more
than five silent bids then it will go to vocal auction.
Note, you must be there to claim your items as the club will not forward them to you. Should you
fail to be present then the runner-up will have the chance to buy the item instead. Those are the rules in a
nutshell, everything else is pretty standard.
We are always looking for item entries for the auction. If you are interested please contact either
the DOA club(email@example.com) or Mike Youngberg(
firstname.lastname@example.org,). Please provide a list of the items you wish to enter, along with a brief description if
possible, and the minimum bid you are willing to accept. From here we will negotiate a commission for the club...
to help pay for the festival expenses; this typically ranges from 15% to 33%, but it is flexible. So go raid the
dark recesses of you closets and dressers, the more we have the better it will be for everyone!