This year's contest, now in its third annual edition, welcomed a distinguished panel of illustrators and corporate sponsors and attracted a record number of 900 entries.
We're proud to announce the talented winners of the contest. The sheer power of these illustrations made the jury wonder whether the participants were really just high school students!
Here's a look at the eminent board of illustrators who have been judging the contest's entries
First prize: 100,000 JPY
The jury's critique
A comment from the winner: Ishida
Illustrators Jury Awards (Amazon gift card worth 20,000 JPY)
Naoki Saito Award
Masayoshi Tanaka Award
Seiji Yoshida Award
Mai Yoneyama Award
Also, I've seen many candy apples in this contest, but the ones by this artist (Hachi) were the most delicious-looking. (laughs)