Fan art contest

Anime St. Pete is a two-day celebration that will honor anime and the cosplay it inspires. The new event is on September 17-18 at the Coliseum and tickets are on sale now. Guests include six popular anime voice actors and a roster of Florida’s top cosplayers. Additionally, the robust programming schedule of panels and contests provides fans with constant anime activities both days. Anime St. Pete is especially excited to introduce a Fan Art Contest where creators can compete for $200 in cash prizes!

What is fan art?

Fan art is any artwork featuring characters from the anime and manga we love! It’s how many artists begin drawing and a great way to make friends in the community! 

fan art contest

Attendees of all ages are welcome to enter the Anime St. Pete Fan Art Contest on Sunday, September 18th at 2:00pm in the Pelican room! Please keep fan art related to anime, manga, or video games of Japanese and/or Asian influence. 

This contest is an in-person and timed, art race where contestants will compete for $200 in cash prizes. Please remember art isn’t about being the “best.” It’s about having fun and expressing yourself! We want to see all kinds of creations!

How to Enter

Stop by the Information Desk Sunday morning to sign-up for the Art Contest. 

The contest will be held at 2:00pm in the Pelican Room of the Sunshine Center. 

Art materials will be provided, but only consist of paper, colored pencils, crayons, graphite pencils, and markers. 

You will have 45 minutes to complete your artwork

We look forward to seeing all of the incredible talent! 

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