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Submit Your Design in the Mascot Design Contest for

a Chance to Win $50 Amazon Gift Card!

The winning design will be used for Japan Fair 2020 including merchandise and posters.

2020 is the year of the mouse! We are looking for a mouse themed mascot, along with a Japanese theme to it. Show us your creativity and artistic skills! 


Deadline is Saturday, March 15th, 2020!

Contest Rules:


General Guidelines

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

  • 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 $50 Amazon Gift Card.

  • The Mascot Design selected as the Japan Fair 2020 Mascot will also win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!



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

  • All artists must submit new original entries to participate in the 2020 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 5MB, please contact

  • Mascot must be delivered to us by: Saturday, March 15th, 2020.

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