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Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

#Sakura100Years contest
  1. Royal Talens is the organiser of the creative art contest for the 100th anniversary of Sakura in 2021 (hereinafter ‘THE CONTEST’)
  2. The contest will be executed by Royal Talens.
  3. Artists from the following countries may participate: Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic Of Belarus, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates (UAE), United Kingdom
  4. Participation in the contest is possible from January 1st 2021 until December 31st 2021.
  5. The 3 monthly prize winners will be announced in the first week of the following month. The winner of the grand prize will be announced in the first week of January 2022.
  6. By participating in the contest, the participants confirm that they are legally permitted to participate in the contest and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  7. There is no registration fee to participate in this contest.
  8. Contest applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time of registration.
  9. Participants must use mainly Sakura products in their contest entry or entries. Participants may choose from the complete Sakura product portfolio distributed by Royal Talens.
  10. The Work must be the original creation of the participant. If the Work is a copy of another work in content or similarity, it will be disqualified and the participant must return any incentives and/or privileges provided to the participant.
  11. Participants must observe the following procedure:
    1. Take a photo/photos of the Work
    2. Upload the Work on Instagram or Facebook
    3. Describe the Japanese inspiration for the Work
    4. Add #Sakura100Years, # …your home country…, @sakura_europe
    5. Name the products used in the hashtags (#pigmamicron, #gellyroll, #pentouch, #koiwatercolors, etc.)
    6. Send the photo with the artist's name and address to
  12. If a contest applicant, due to an Instagram and/or Facebook defect or for whatever other reason, cannot upload a photo/photos of the Work on those media, participation in the contest will not be possible. Royal Talens accepts no responsibility for such events causing an inability to participate nor does it accept any liability for any and all consequences thereof.
  13. Participants may enter multiple Works per month. A Work may only be submitted and will only be admitted to the contest once.
  14. The contest Jury consists of Technical Advisors of Royal Talens.
  15. The criteria to be evaluated by and at the sole discretion of the Jury are the following: 
    1. Originality of the Work
    2. Creative process
    3. Description of the inspiration
  16. The three monthly prizes that can be won during the term of the contest (see point 4) consist of a preselected collection of Sakura products with a value of €150 (RRP in Northern Europe).
  17. The unique and one-off grand prize awarded by the Jury is a Trip to Tokyo in 2022. This prize consists of:
    1. 2 return tickets to Tokyo International Haneda Airport from an International Airport in the winner's home country
    2. 7 nights hotel accommodation (minimum *** rating) in/near Central Tokyo, based on one room for 2 persons up to a maximum of €100 p.p.p.n.
    3. €500 total travelling expenses
  18. The ‘Trip to Tokyo’ will take place in 2022. The exact dates of the trip to Tokyo will be agreed with the winner.
  19. Royal Talens accepts no responsibility or liability for damages incurred in connection with the journey to, stay in and return from Tokyo.
  20. In the event that restrictions from (local) authorities or any other form of ‘force majeure’ make it impossible to travel to Tokyo in 2022, an alternative prize will be awarded to the winner of the grand prize. The alternative prize will consist of a voucher to spend on Sakura products (listed in the Royal Talens catalogue) and Royal Talens products up to a total value of €2500 (RRP in Northern Europe).
  21. If a winner of a prize does not respond to Royal Talens within a month of the announcement of the winners, the prize will expire.
  22. The results are final and are not subject to correspondence.