KLab to Hold “KLab Creative Fes ‘17”
Tokyo, Japan ‐ January 17, 2017 - KLab Inc., a leader in online mobile games, announced today that they will be holding KLab Creative Fes ‘17, a design contest for university students and aspiring graphic artists. The contest is the third in a series that began in 2015 with KLab Creative Fes ‘15.
In addition to the contest itself, participants will also receive the opportunity to take part in a multi-faceted program, including a hands-on learning session with a panel of expert judges featuring world-famous artists such as Eiji Kitada and Kouji Tajima.
About KLab Creative Fes ‘17
KLab Creative Fes is an annual event that provides opportunities for students to show off their technical prowess to the world of professional designers. This year’s event is the third in the series, following the inaugural KLab Creative Fes ‘15 and last year’s KLab Creative Fes ‘16.
The contest is divided into two categories, still images and video, with an array of impressive prizes for winners. The event also features a variety of programs. Aspiring artists are given the chance to receive advice from a panel of expert judges working in the field of design on the global stage, as well as the opportunity to connect with other like-minded participants.
Participation RequirementsPreliminary Round
- Students who have graduated or plan to graduate from high school, university, graduate school, technical college or trade school in 2015 or later
- No professional work experience at time of entry (part-time work excluded)
- Resident of Japan
- Must fulfill all requirements for participating in preliminary round
- Must pass preliminary round screening
January 17 to 11:59 pm on June 30 (UTC+9) Preliminary Round Screening
July 7 Announcement of Selected Candidates
August 5 Championship
Championship Day ProgramMain Event
- KLab Creative Fes ‘17 Championship
- “Sharpening Your Management Skills in the Game Creation Workplace” - Eiji Kitada
- “How to Create Concept Art that Attracts Others” - Kouji Shimada
- Panel Discussion
First Prize JPY 300,000
Second Prize JPY 100,000
Third Prize JPY 50,000
Other Prizes and Honorary Mentions
- Featured in CGWORLD
- Exposure for the artist’s work via KLab’s official website, Facebook page, and other media.
- A job offer to work at KLab Inc.
World-Class Artist Panel of Judges
The list of judges overseeing this year’s championship features a panel of artists that have worked in Hollywood and the world over. This year’s event gives students the chance to receive direct feedback from creators working on the front lines and the leading edge of their respective field.
Additional information on this year’s event can be found on the official site.
KLab Creative Fes ‘17 Official Site
http://www.klab.com/jp/recruit/kcf17/ (Only available in Japanese)
KLab is a leader in online mobile gaming. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Tokyo, the company is listed on the 1st Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. KLab has consistently ranked as one of the top 50 grossing game publishers worldwide since 2012. With its emphasis on quality and innovative games, KLab continues to grow at a rapid pace, expanding beyond the Japanese market with offices in Singapore, Shanghai, and the United States. For more information about KLab, please visit http://www.klab.com/jp/english/.