2023 Anime Fusion Art Contest!


Hello, artists! It’s that time again! Anime Fusion is in need of a featured artist for our 2023 cycle. Our featured artist creates the artwork that is used on the year’s T-shirt (also printed on our program guide cover), and a set of 9 small illustrations for our membership badges. The selected artist will receive a FREE table in our 2023 Artist Alley!

Artist Alley tables are a $100 value. They include 2 artist badges, electricity, an 8-foot table, and a chance to sell your artwork to the 1000+ person community of Anime Fusion! In addition, you can expect some extra promotion for being our featured artist.

To submit your artwork for consideration, please create a concept image for our T-shirt design. This can be basic line work. We want to see your style and ideas! The image should feature one or more of our mascots (see reference images below) and should fit this year’s theme, “This Con Goes to 11.” We’re looking for something music-themed (think rock bands, pop idols, anything music-related). Please note that AI-generated art is not permitted and will result in an automatic disqualification.

Concept images should be sent to af_art@animefusion.net with the subject “AF Art Contest.” The contest will close on May 15th at 11:59 PM. All artists will be notified of whether or not they are the winner by the end of May. Entrants who intend to apply to our Artist Alley regardless should still submit their application through our normal process in May; if you are chosen as the contest winner we will comp your table.

The finished T-shirt/program guide cover artwork will be needed in July, and the badge artwork will be needed in August. You will also be expected to check in with our team periodically, and to notify us if anything comes up that would cause you to miss the deadlines. If you have any questions, please email af_art@animefusion.net.

Please note that finished artwork provided by our featured artists may be reused for other purposes in future years.

We’re looking forward to seeing your designs!

Reference images are below. Our standard mascots:

Our staff mascot:

You can also see examples of our previous program guide covers on our History page.