I’ve noticed that already there are people who have posted and tagged artwork that is not theirs from pixiv and weibo in the contest tag on G+ and as an artist this is incredibly angering to see.
Do NOT submit artwork that is not your own just so you can enter the contest.
It’s unfair to the artists that have worked hard on their art to have someone else claim it as their own, and if Woollim ends up picking an entry that is stolen art as a winner it destroys all credibility this contest has. A similar thing happened with 2NE1 in a fanart contest they held in which the winning artwork was a stolen piece that had the original artist’s name cropped out. I am hoping this fandom will not let something like this happen again, especially given that the prizes for this contest are of very high value.
This is a rare chance for fans, especially international ones, to have something they poured time and effort into be seen by INFINITE themselves. Just because someone feels like they don’t have the artistic talent they think they need to win, does not give them the right to steal someone else’s hard work to better their chances.
Please don’t be that fandom.