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Meet the official

 Virtual Japan Fair 2021 Mascot! 

Chief See-cattle
Designed by Hiroko Nagano

Thank you everyone for your submission! 

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Submit Your Design in the Mascot Design Contest for

a Chance to Win $100 Amazon Gift Card!

The winning design will be used for Japan Fair 2021 including merchandise and posters.

2021 is the year of the Ox! We are looking for an ox-themed mascot, along with a Japanese theme to it. Show us your creativity and artistic skills! 

Who can participate? ANYONE that has interest in art and a creative mind!


Submission is now closed. 

We will announce the results shortly!

Thank you!

Contest Rules:


General Guidelines

  • The Mascot should reflect the Japanese theme of Japan Fair and the zodiac for this year; the ox.

  • No animated formats or copyright-protected characters may be submitted; all art and characters must be original compositions.

  • All submissions become property of Japan Fair for use in promoting our event, website, and related activities. Japan Fair reserves the right to make slight alterations and modify the original design for promoting the fair, website, and related activities.

  • Once the winner has been decided, all rights to the drawings will return to the artist, except for the winner, which will be returned after the following contest concludes.

  • Any nudity (implied or actual), drug paraphernalia or other non-family friendly content in submissions will be grounds for removal of those images from the contest. Japan Fair reserves the right to remove any submission it deems inappropriate.

  • The final winning mascot will be chosen by vote of Japan Fair staff.

  • All submissions will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

  • The Mascot Design selected as the Virtual Japan Fair 2021 Mascot will also win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!



  • Fill out the submission form and upload your file to this Online Form

  • All artists must submit new original entries to participate in the 2021 contest. Each design must be a separate entry. Multiple entries will be accepted from each artist.

  • Submitted art must contain no background, be full body characters, and should be 8.5" X 11" size and at least 300dpi (roughly 2500x3300 pixels).

  • Only electronic submissions will be accepted. pdf, ai, jpg, png, gif. To submit an entry, you must fill out the form and upload your submission.

  • As all your information is recorded in the database for this contest, you do not need to upload anything except the artwork you are submitting via our entry form.

  • If your submission is larger than 10MB, please contact

  • Mascot must be delivered to us by: Sunday, February 28, 2021. - Submission is closed! Thank you!

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