Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Natsume Contest for Harvest Moon Art!!!
Natsume is running a contest for fans of Harvest Moon. From the official Press Release on 2 September:
Natsume Hosts Drawing Contest in Honor of Harvest Moon's 10th Anniversary
Submissions will be judged by Natsume; 20 winners will receive Harvest Moon 10th Anniversary prize packages.
Natsume, a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, announced today that in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the award-winning Harvest Moon franchise, the company is holding a Harvest Moon Drawing Contest.
Over the years, a variety a different characters and animals have appeared in the many Harvest Moon installments; now it's time for the fans to show Natsume who their favorite characters and animals are! To participate in the Harvest Moon 10th Anniversary Drawing Contest, participants must draw a picture of their favorite Harvest Moon character and their favorite Harvest Moon animal. Submissions must be received by Natsume no later than Friday, 17 October 2008.
All drawings will be judged by the staff at Natsume, and the 20 best entries will be selected. The 20 selected winners of the Drawing Contest will receive a Harvest Moon 10th Anniversary prize package that includes:
10th Anniversary DS Lite Kit,
official Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility Strategy Guide, (written by Freyashawk)
official Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness Strategy Guide,
10th Anniversary plush Harvest Moon Cow,
10th Anniversary plush Harvest Moon Chicken,
and additional goodies!
In order to qualify, all drawings must include the following:
1. At least one character from any of the Harvest Moon games over the past 10 years.
2. At least one animal from any of the Harvest Moon games over the past 10 years.
3. The size of your drawing should NOT be bigger than 8.5 x 11 inches (letter size paper).
4. On the back of the drawing, participants should include their name (first and last), age, and mailing address. For those who do not want their real name posted if they win, please be sure to include a nickname. (For winners who do not include a nickname, only their first names will be posted.)
5. Entries should be sent to:
Attn: Harvest Moon 10th Anniversary Drawing Contest
1818 Gilbreth Road, Suite 229
Burlingame, CA 94010
6. All entries must be postmarked by or before October 17th, 2008.
The winners of the Harvest Moon 10th Anniversary Drawing Contest will be posted on Natsume's website on October 31st, 2008!
Any submissions that do not meet the requirements will be automatically disqualified.
Only one submission per participant.
No submissions via e-mail.
For more information on the Harvest Moon Drawing Contest, please visit www.natsume.com or http://www.clevercomm.com/Natsume/.
Natsume Inc. is a worldwide developer and publisher that specialize in unique and family-oriented interactive entertainment software for a variety of platforms. Most known for publishing Reel Fishing and Harvest Moon, Natsume is dedicated to producing quality video games. For more information about Natsume Inc., visit www.natsume.com
End of Press Release
The little note to the effect that the Tree of Tranquility Guide was written by Freyashawk is NOT part of the official press release, by the way. I wish I were more talented at drawing. I dearly would love to make a successful entry. Too bad there is no contest for stories about Harvest Moon. In any case, I urge all fans of Harvest Moon to enter this wonderful Contest.
The photograph posted here shows one of the items that the winner will receive. It's a DS Lite Kit created in honour of the 10th Anniversary of Harvest Moon. I believe it is available for purchase as of today at Amazon and Gamestop and other retail outlets. According to the description of the kit, it includes the Protection case for the DS itself, 3 Harvest Moon game cases for DS cartridges, 12 interchangeable and customisable graphics featuring Harvest Moon characters, a Harvest Moon stylus with enhanced grip and a '2 in 1 wrist strap and screen wiper'.
Apart from the Strategy Guides and the DS Lite Kit, the two very special Harvest Moon plush animals the winner will receive is further motivation to enter the Contest. Show your support of Natsume and Harvest Moon!