Anime Weekend Atlanta®
September 24th-27th, 2015 | Atlanta, Georgia
Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel + Cobb Galleria Centre
+ Sheraton Suites Galleria
AWA Artwork


Art courtesy of Becky Daly

Are you an aspiring artist? Want to get your work seen by thousands of anime fans, just like you? Enter AWA's annual art contest for a chance to have your creation featured on AWA's con shirt, con guide, post cards and more!

In honor of our 21st birthday, the theme is Games of Chance. Dress up Ai (the red headed girl) as a black jack dealer, put Wa (a panda cub) in a cute card themed outfit, whatever your heart desires.

Now for the technical stuff. First we'll list general rules, then specific things to keep in mind if you want to be considered for the conshirt or program guide.

General rules

  • Images must be 600dpi CMYK
  • Images should incorporate one or more of AWA's motifs. These include Ai, Wa, and peaches.
  • While not required, adhering to the theme will give you much higher chances of having your art selected.
  • All submissions must be family friendly.
  • Do not make references to existing anime, manga or other works. For example dressing the awa characters in clothes belonging to your favorite character
  • Prizes will go to submitting artist. We cannot give multiple prizes, so collaboration works are not encouraged.
  • Make a copy! We can't return originals so make sure you have more than one copy before sending in your submission.
  • All submissions should include your first and last name, the title of your art, as well as your phone number and email you can be reached at.
  • All submissions become property of AWA LLC and may be altered.

Tshirt designs

If you would like your design to be considered for use for our con t shirt, please adhere to the following:

  • Utilize 1-4 colors in your design. The t-shirt will be black, so your design should be created with that in mind
  • Must adhere to all general rules provided above

Con guide

If you would like your design to be considered for use for our conguide, please adhere to the following:

  • Your submission should be an 8.5 x 11" fullpage design.
  • The con guide cover will be printed in full color
  • You must provide a layered raw image



To submit your art by email, attach your file (double check it's there!) and include:

  • First and last name
  • Phone number you can be reached at
  • Art work name in the body copy

You can send your art to


If mail is more your thing, seal it up and send it to:

AWA Art Contest
PO BOX 332
San Mateo, CA 94401

Please make sure to include, name, phone number, and title of your artwork as well!