BLUE HUNTER Art Contest Award Ceremony
The BLUE HUNTER Art Contest was honored to receive almost 700 wonderful pieces of art brimming with innovative ideas. We are so grateful for every single person who took part and would also like to express our thanks to everybody who took part in the voting for the MAL User Prize.
Below you can find a video of the Award Ceremony to commemorate the winning works. We have comments from the winners themselves, so please be sure to enjoy them together with their entries which can be found down below.
Art Contest Winners
Art Contest Winners
Manaaki is a seeker who originally belongs to a small village in Hawaii not too far from GRAND/MW. Growing up, he was named the Kraken for his electronical armor E-AS gear and the frequent success he had in his missions. However, his position as Captain had been suspended due to revalation of his suspicious involvement in an expirament at a young age; resulting in him possessing blue blood which allows him to survive, similar to octopuses, in extreme temperatures in the water. Being the sole survivor of his guild, Manaaki is determined to come to terms with his past as well as coming into recent contact with ΨORCA as well as to find the truth behind the suspicious irregularities in the fracture zone under the depths of the ocean.
moving city model 227
Moving City Model 227
Since the world is drowning due to global warming all goverments in the wolrd have funded this project so they can save humanity from extension. It uses solar panels as an energy source.
Originally made as a classic oil rig, Amaiai was later turned into a multi-purpose station. The rig still drills for oil, but rather than for making petrol it's now used as a propellant for High-Efficiency Hydrogen Fuel production units. The hydrogen fuel made here is compressed into capsules which are used as a common source of power for majority of current vessels around the globe. Another part of the rig is equipped with a water desalination unit which allows the inhabitants of the rig to survive and which brings them sizeable income from fresh water trade. The rig is mobile and feeds on the very last residues of oil left in the world. Since the existence of the rig is crucial for the sailors to survive on the open sea, it's considered to be untouchable by any means of force. Special rules apply as soon as you enter its deck, including the one which doesn't allow you to stay longer than 30 hours at once.
Used to latch onto large animals harmlessly to get to them or get DNA, the base attaches to the thrower or a vehicle.
A submersible capable of copying various identified species with the help of the technology similar to the Nanoballs. Used to avoid provoking nearby animals.
Due to the rising sea level and negligience by the old government, the people who aren't wealthy enough to go to a better place, had to rebuild a community using the high rise residential building that has been abandoned. Run by an asian group made up of Japanese, Indian and Chinese. Use hydroeletricity as the main source of energy. A lawless territory. Really hate "wealthy" people. Love cats
High spirited and dependable person; can stay underwater without equipment or kurage. He joined Blue Hunter to fulfill his brother's wish and wears kurage made by his brother.
3 bullets. Within 100 meters, Interposer generates an energy to decrease sea creatures activeness. (no side effect) For Protector to complete capture mission easier.
Many Coralback Turtles suffer from coral bleaching. The main cause is the rising water temperature caused by global warming and pollution.
Pearloon is a toothless piranha that finds it difficult to stay in the ocean with other similar species for its weak system and vulnerability, unlike other marine creatures they can create large bubbles in which they can swim inside and be more protected. Due to their very ambitious personality, once they grow older they start making even bigger bubbles to go out of the ocean and start exploring the skies. The more time they spend outside, the more their structure becomes bubbly with a clear color. Despite the rather soft look, they can be very distrustful and wary, hence the difficulty of capturing them.
Art Contest Overview
|Themes||The BLUE HUNTER Art Contest is looking for entries that express original ideas, designs, and settings that will drive the future technology of the ocean. |
Use your imagination to create a piece of BLUE HUNTER art that fits one the themes below. Your free thinking will create the future of the ocean!
(1) Hunter Item Category
Introduce items and equipment that Blue Hunters can use in their missions and more.
(2) Future Vessels and Transport Category
Invent transport and other vehicles to be used in the world of BLUE HUNTER.
(3) Undiscovered Marine Life Category
Invent as-of-yet undiscovered marine life that could appear in the world of BLUE HUNTER.
(4) Future Landscape / Architecture Category
Bring us new visions and landscapes that push the world of BLUE HUNTER forward, such as urban landscapes affected by global warming and rising sea levels, or even buildings and infrastructure in a world where global warming has been solved.
(5) Blue Hunter (Original Character) Category
Design a new ‘Blue Hunter’ character that can “Lead the future of the oceans” in the world of BLUE HUNTER.
|Prizes||・BH Grand Prize 300,000 JPY|
・Judges’ Special Prize 40,000 JPY
・Narrative Prize 20,000 JPY
・Hunter Item Category Prize 20,000 JPY
・Future Water Vessels and Transport Category Prize 20,000 JPY
・Undiscovered Marine Life Category Prize 20,000 JPY
・Future Landscape / Architecture Category Prize 20,000 JPY
・Blue Hunter (Original Character) Category Prize 20,000 JPY
・Under-20 Prize 20,000 JPY
・MAL User Prize 20,000 JPY
|Preliminaries||July 8 - September 9, 2021|
|Results of Preliminary Selection||October 14, 2021|
|MAL User Web Vote Selection|
|October 14 - October 21, 2021|
|Announcement of Winning Works||December 5, 2021|
|Number of Entries||691|
Congratulations to all the winners! We hope that BLUE HUNTER has helped to bring attention to environmental issues affecting our oceans, and has brought us a step closer towards a bright future.