Since 2010, Snow Miku has been a fixture at Sapporo’s annual tradition known globally as the Sapporo Snow Festival. With a new design released annually, Good Smile Company and Piapro are once again asking for talented fans to submit designs for next year’s new Snow Miku.


This year’s theme will be “Hokkaido Winter Sports”, and artists joining the contest are encouraged to include knit-caps in their designs. They can submit designs for either Snow Miku or her pet, Rabbit Yukine, as long as they feature next year’s selected theme.


The artist whose design is picked as the new design for Snow Miku 2016 will not only get his work featured as an official Hatsune Miku design, but will also be receiving figures from GSC. Interested contestants must submit their works before the contest ends on 11 May 2015. Their works can be submitted via Piapro’s official website.

The winning Snow Miku 2016 design will be decided through online voting in the Japanese streaming website, Niconico. The winner will then be announced in a special Niconico program event, which will be held sometime in May. The winning designs for both Snow Miku and Rabbit Yukine will also be featured in next year’s Snow Miku snow sculpture for the Hokkaido Snow Festival. Of course, the design will also be translated into a new Nendoroid figure, just like all the other official Snow Mikus.

So get your artistic juices flowing, because who knows? Maybe your winning design will get chosen, and the prizes aside, that itself is a huge honor indeed.

source: Piapro Blog