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Kasai SALIENT Contest Winners

It’s with great excitement that we announce the winners of the Kasai SALIENT art contest!

Firstly, let’s begin with the artwork we received!

princeofarkham/stormilove

We love the ties into Kasai’s extended backstory here! The bright and beautiful colors are very eye-catching, and the inclusion of Kasai’s other friends makes us rather emotional.

@SherbetBomb42

This piece is absolutely adorable, and it really reminds us of Kasai’s growth as an UTAU as she looks back at her past self, so very far away now. The art style is super duper unique, and the colors and composition are really eye-catching!

@eggsinarow

We love the vibes on this piece, so sweet and soft! The cloud wings are such an adorable touch as Kasai stands against the skyline. You can see the newfound freedom and joy in her eyes as she stands atop her dark past. A bright, happy future awaits her here, bright as the shimmering sky above!

@alex21346587

This piece brings us such peace! It’s such warm, calming artwork that brings out the collected, heartfelt side of Kasai. Seeing this side of her warms our hearts in a way we can’t quite describe!

Final Words

Ceren:

Ok, I’ve got to say, it’s incredibly heartwarming to receive work from these recognizable names. I’m pretty stand-offish and shy, but I pay really close attention to who has given love to our girls over the years. It brings me immense joy that every person who submitted an entry is a name I recognize, and I just want to let you all know how much I appreciate all your support for so, so long now. Every single entry is so beautiful.

And the results…

The goal of our contest was to spread some love, which is why we wanted to give 3 winners prizes. Depending on how many entries we received, our original intent was to add more winners as we reached a certain number of submissions. Because of this, and because, in all honesty, the goal of this contest was to spread some love, we have decided to announce all four entries as our winners, and all will be receiving a physical Kasai SALIENT box!

Our top three placements will receive an additional Kasai chibi button with their prizes. Placements were decided by several people. We had a super hard time since we loved all the entries, so it was incredibly difficult!

Rankings

1st Place: @SherbetBomb42!

2nd Place: @eggsinarow

3rd Place: princeofarkham/StormiLove!

4th Place: @alex21346587

As promised, prizes will be shipped out in early July. We are currently working on the finishing touches and will be in contact with our winners over the next few days. Thank you all so much for your entries, we are truly humbled by your love and support! Please be on the lookout for an email from STUDIO OGIEN in the next few days to confirm addresses and shipping time frames that work best for you.

Are you interested in upcoming contests?

STUDIO OGIEN is hosting a video+cover contest this summer, but this time with some awesome cash prizes! Winners will be chosen by our audience via popular vote. Details will be released at the end of June 2021. STUDIO OGIEN’s first annual “Ogien Festival” is coming your way!

Kasai SALIENT UTAU Voicebank Releases May 15th + CONTEST Information

Kasai SALIENT will be releasing on May 15th, 2021 to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

To celebrate her release, we will be holding a small contest!

An art contest will be held by STUDIO OGIEN from today until May 31st, 2021. Art must feature Kasai in her SALIENT outfit (reference sheet on Kasai’s page). Members of STUDIO OGIEN not competing will act as the judges. Entries will be judged by originality and ties to the theme.

THEME:

Rebirth, renewal, freedom

Kasai SALIENT boxart preview
Kasai SALIENT boxart preview

PRIZES & RULES:

Three winners will be chosen, and all three will receive a free physical copy of Kasai SALIENT’s new boxart! So long as your country can receive mail from the United States and you are 18 or older (or have parental permission), you can participate!

We ask you to keep your entries appropriate for all ages (NO R-18). Winners announced June 5th. Prizes will be shipped in early July.

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