December 1st, 2013
A Few of my Favorite Things
Today’s #12DaysofACen task is for our talented tweeters. Tweet us at @animecentral with a few of your favorite things about ACen to be entered into the drawing for an ACen Swag Pack. Winner drawn at 8pm December 1st!
Day 1 Winner
Daniel Bejarano @strongmendie A few of my favorite things about ACen are the incredible cosplays, amazin friends and the feeling that indeed, I am home. #12DaysofACen
December 2nd, 2013
Home is Where the Art Is
Calling all ye artists! This year’s art theme is “Sweet Home Chicago”. Your challenge is to create a work of art incorporating our mascots and this theme. Entrants have until 8:00 pm CST on December 4th to enter a piece to email@example.com . If your file is too large to email, please zip it or send a link to a dropbox for it.
A Facebook gallery will be created with Artist’s work on Anime Central’s Facebook where fans can vote on their favorite piece. All pieces for submission must include a Title, Medium, Artist Real Name( you may supply a pen name in addition to your real name if you do not wish your real name to be displayed), and contact email address.
To claim their prize, winner must agree to abide by all rules of the artist alley. Voting will be done by the amount of likes an image receives. All votes (Likes) will be tabulated by December 6th 8:00 pm. The winner will be notified, and receive a free table in the Artist Alley for 2014. This table may not be resold or transferred. Should winner choose to not accept the prize, prize will be offered to the runner up.
By submitting your original concept art you give Anime Central, and Midwest Animation Promotion Society, the explicit permission to use said artwork for convention purposes. Any concept art submitted must be original artwork. Anything that is submitted cannot contain any copyrighted or trademarked material (characters, logos, intellectual property, etc.) with the exception of Anime Central’s mascots (Jaye, Elle, and Kit). Limit one entry per paid attendee. Full legal name must be submitted with any entry. All submissions must be G-rated. Remember we are a family friendly convention (no nudity, suggestive posing, etc).
Day 2 Winner
Ry Spirit Art
December 3rd, 2013
Share with all of your ACen friends a recipe for one of your favorite treats, an while you’re at it let us know what’s so great about it! Contest closes at 8pm CST on December 3rd. Winner receives an ACen Swag pack! To enter use Facebook &Twitter, remember to #12DaysofACen013
Day 3 Winner
Our #12DaysofACen Day 3 winner is Brittany Shonuff with her Magic Marshmallow Cresent Rolls!
December 4th, 2013
Making A List Head over to the 12 Days of ACen store and check out the swag we have to offer. If you could have any 3 items this holiday season from our ACen Merchandise what would they be? If you find yourself the winner of this contest your wish list will be granted, so choose wisely! Contest closes at 9pm CST on December 4th! To enter use Facebook &Twitter, remember to #12DaysofACen
Day 4 Winner
Lindsey Campbell: I would definitely like to get the ACen license plate frame, the zippered hoodie, and the convention fund piggy bank! #12DaysofACen
December 5th, 2013
Reading by a Fire
Share with all of our ACen friends your top three manga picks this holiday season for your chance to win today’s swag pack! Contest closes at 8pm CST on December 5th! To enter use Facebook &Twitter, remember to #12DaysofACen
Day 5 Winner
Allison B. Suggests you curl up with some Fushigi Yuugi, Fruits Basket, and Card Captor Sakura this winter.
December 6th, 2013
*A Gift from Us to You!*
Todays #12DaysofACen contest is A Gift from Us to You! To enter today’s contest, tell us what the first thing you intend to do/go see at ACen is this year! Will you be at opening ceremonies? Or will you be running to a special meet and greet? Winner will receive and ACen swag pack! Contest closes at 8pm CST on December 6th. To enter use Facebook &Twitter, remember to #12DaysofACen
Day 6 Winner
_@OhNuggins: First thing I want to do at @animecentral is find ALL the friends #12DaysofACen _
December 7th, 2013
The Spirit of ACen!
What is ACen to you? Tell us an you could win one of 2 free badges today! Take a picture of yourself with a white board/or piece of paper and let us know what ACen is to you, and share it with us here! Contest closes at 8pm CST on December 7th. To enter use Facebook &Twitter, remember to #12DaysofACen . We may be using these in a video for the convention so don’t be surprised if you see yourself at con!
Day 7 Winners
_ Nicole Y. : ACen is a safe have to me, the sweet relife just after finals where I can feel at home with my Midwest friends and 29000 of my dearest aquaintences._
Stephanie M @stephsmores93 : ACen is a place where I can nerd out and be myself :)
December 8th, 2013
I could have Danced all Night
Anime Central’s giving away a set of Crystal Ball tickets today. That’s right, the winner will receive a ticket for themselves and one for a lucky someone of their choosing. All you have to do is tell us how you would ask someone to join you with that extra ticket to the ball! Be creative and have fun, extra points if you video it or photograph it! To enter use Facebook &Twitter, remember to #12DaysofACen. Contest closes at 8pm CST on December 8th!
Day 8 Winner
@kingofknights02: . #12daysofacen #animecentral pic.twitter.com/ovWzEflbDa
December 9th, 2013
Sharing is Caring
We know many of you are already working happily on your cosplays this year, so in the spirit of sharing…share with us your in progress pics of your upcoming cosplay for ACen and you could find yourself the winner of today’s ACen Swag Pack! To enter use Facebook &Twitter, remember to #12DaysofACen. Contest closes at 8pm CST on December 9th!
Day 9 Winner
@TBKNamedLink: WiP of Ash and MiWiP of Ash and Misty to be worn at ACen with my wonderful girl
EzorYllom also in photo PrincessOfZeal #12DaysofACen pic.twitter.com/4lG3GnHH0F
December 10th, 2013
Share with us your favorite memory or pic from ACen 2013 that really captures the spirit of ACen, and you might find yourself the winner of today’s ACen Swag Pack! To enter use Facebook &Twitter, remember to #12DaysofACen contest closes at 8pm tonight.Don’t be surprised if some of these turn up in the program book this year!
Day 10 Winner
_@lorettadonnelly:@animecentral Fun and full of wonderful strangers who make everything that happens at ACEN seem normal#12DaysofACen_
December 11th, 2013
Today’s #12DaysofACen contest is “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words”. In the spirit of the theme… caption this holiday mascot image(found on Facebook) for your chance at todays prize pack! To enter use Facebook &Twitter contest closes at 8pm CST on December 11th!
Day 11 Winner
Holly Jo C.: Kit should have thought twice before challenging Jaye to a snowball fight.” #12DaysofACen
December 12th, 2013
Sing in the Cheer
Today’s #12DaysofACen challenge Sing in the Cheer is to take a common holiday song and create an ACen parody to it. Winner will receive our largest swag pack yet and a badge to ACen 2014! #12DaysofACen or post below on Facebook, contest closes at 8pm tonight.
Day 12 Winner
Samantha R. with her rendition of ACen Weekend to the tune of O Holy Night
Day 12 Special Mentions
Erica W. with her tune Sailor Bubba the Bearded Senshi who is a member of our staff and very dear to all of us!
We love you guys! A warm thanks to everyone who participated this year!
The 12 Days of ACen Merchandise sale is closed!