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Anime & Manga Matsuri 2010!

Cherry blossoms are in bloom, which can mean only one thing: it’s time for the Second Annual Matsuri at Calvert Library!

On Tuesday, March 30, 2010 from 7:00 to 8:30pm, we’re celebrating everything Japanese with food, more food, anime, and Pocky. We’re even going baka with three different contests!

On or before March 1, submit a piece of artwork for our artwork contest and/or enter a submission for our manga storyboard contest. Plus, you can come dressed up on March 30 for our cosplay contest! All ages welcome.

Space is limited so be sure to register.

Good luck!!

Questions? Email Allyson at aevans@somd.lib.md.us


Of course, there's always this nonsense to add to the hilarity of it all...

Artwork Contest

Eligibility:
The Calvert Library Manga Contest is open only to Calvert County residents of all ages. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Contest Rules.
Each participant may submit ONE entry. Each member of a group must fill out an entry form. All Entry Forms must be received AND artwork must be delivered to Calvert Library Prince Frederick no later than March 1. Late entries will not be accepted. All submissions must be original work of the entrant (s).

Release forms will be requested of the winners to display the artwork on our website


Photocopies:
Only original artwork can be accepted. We cannot accept photocopies or other reproductions. The original art will be returned at the March 30 Matsuri event. If you cannot attend the event, we will make every effort to return the artwork to you. To help us find you, please fill out the entry form as accurately as possible.


How to Enter:
On or Before March 1, 2010,
1. Bring in your artwork to Calvert Library Prince Frederick
2. Fill out this entry form
3. Hand in both to your librarian


Artwork Criteria:
All artwork must:
1. Be original! Any media (pencil, pen, crayon, coal) is acceptable.
2. Be no smaller than 2 by 2 inches and no larger than a legal size sheet of paper (8.5 by 14 inches)
3. Not contain graphic violence, sexuality or other adult themes. Think of The children!
4. Any questionable entries WILL BE left to the discretion of your librarian


Judging:
The artwork will be judged on a viewer’s choice basis. Library customers will have a chance to vote one time for their favorite piece of art. The three artists with the highest votes will win awards, with a prize going to the artist with the highest vote.
There will also be a category for “Awwww.” Calvert Librarians will vote for the piece of art which makes them hold their cheeks and squeal “Kawaii!”


Prizes:
Mostly cool Japanese food and stuff. I haven’t really decided yet. XD
Winners announced at the March 30 Matsuri. You do not have to be present to win.


GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN!!

 

Storyboard Contest

Not an artist? Then maybe our storyboard competition is for you! Provide us with a manga storyboard (following the right-to-left manga format if you wish) of at least one page for us to judge your storytelling skills.

What are we looking for? You've read manga, right? So . . . something along the lines of (fill in unexpected hero) finds themselves in (fill in unexpected situation) and, beyond all comprehension, they have to (fill in unexpected goal). Or just make us laugh. That works, too. :)

Here are some resources:

How To Write Your Own Manga
http://anime.about.com/od/manga/ht/ht072404.htm

Simple Storyboard Example 1
http://tars.rollins.edu/it/video/storyboard2.jpg

Simple Storyboard Example 2
http://roshanpatel.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/storyboard.jpg

Eligibility:
The Calvert Library Manga Contest is open only to Calvert County residents of all ages. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Contest Rules.
Each participant may submit ONE entry. Each member of a group must fill out an entry form. All Entry Forms must be received AND storyboards must be delivered to Calvert Library Prince Frederick no later than March 1. Late entries will not be accepted. All submissions must be original work of the entrant (s).


Release forms will be requested of the winners to display the storyboard on our website


Photocopies:
Only original storyboards can be accepted. We cannot accept photocopies or other reproductions. The original art will be returned at the March 30 Matsuri event. If you cannot attend the event, we will make every effort to return the storyboards to you. To help us find you, please fill out the entry form as accurately as possible.


How to Enter:
On or Before March 1, 2010,
1. Bring in your storyboard to Calvert Library Prince Frederick
2. Fill out the entry form
3. Hand in both to your librarian


Storyboard Criteria:
All storyboards must:
1. Be original! Any media (pencil, pen, crayon, coal) is acceptable.
2. Be Any length. We will make a photocopy of each page to display in our case.
3. Not contain graphic violence, sexuality or other adult themes. Think of The children!
4. Any questionable entries WILL BE left to the discretion of your librarian.


Judging:

The storyboards will be judged by a panel of manga– and comics-reading librarians. Judging will be based on (1) creativity, (2) humor, (3) use of manga/japanese culture, and (4) overall awesomeness.

Prizes:
Mostly cool Japanese food and stuff. I haven’t really decided yet. XD
Winners announced at the March 30 Matsuri. You do not have to be present to win.


GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN!!

 


For more information about these programs
call (410) 535-0291