Are you ready for another beautiful summer full of idols and fun? So are we! That’s why we’ve decided to celebrate this sunny season with a photography contest!
Use your creativity to think of a beautiful summer-themed photo with one or more of the characters from one of the Circles family websites, and then make it come to life with your own camera!
Share your art with the rest of the community, and help us spread excitement for another exciting idol-filled summer! And of course, win amazing idols-themed prizes!
July 1st - July 31st
Countdown before the end
To enter this contest, all you will need to do is make an activity on a Circles website that features a character from a Circles website, and share the photo with the tag, "PetiteIdolStudioSummer"!
Show off your photography skills with the best location, perfect lightning, best angle and overall beautiful photo!
Stick to the summer theme, drive to the nearest beach, or wait for a sunny day to take your merch to the best summer party they've ever had! (Or sickest winter slopes, if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere)
After stocking up on merch for so long, today's your time to brag! Show off your extensive collection and dedication to your favorite idols to win!
You have until the end of the giveaway to get as many "likes" as you can on your activity. So share it with all your friends to get likes!
There will be 1 winner + 1 runner-up per category.
Winners per categories will be decided via a vote from staff members and contributors.
Prizes will be distributed based on how many staff points an entry received. The winner with the highest score gets to pick their favorite prize first.
There will be 1 winner + 1 runner-up per website.
The top 2 activities per website with the most likes will be the 1st and 2nd winners.
In total, we will have 16 winners.
1 black ITA bag with a transparent front
1 transparent ITA bag with pockets for items
1 mini white ITA bag (~2 nendoroids)
1 Lumiace Dial live light stick (10 colors)
1 6-pack of mini star transparent acrylic stands
If you're not interested in any of the items we have, you can get the 2nd prize instead, or a custom digital drawing or edit
1 high quality print of a custom illustration by one of our artists, made just for you
1 round/square keychain or round badge featuring the same illustration
Their choice of official merch from a selection per license
If you're not interested in any of the official merch we have, you can get a custom digital drawing or edit instead
A custom digital drawing or edit
What if it isn’t summer where I live?
Hey mate, you are free to do winter instead, and will be able to enter the "Summertime Sweetheart" category just like the other summer pictures. We just want you to capture the essence of your current season!
I don't feel like taking summer-themed photos, can I just take normal photos of my merch?
Yes. It will not qualify for the "Summertime Sweetheart" category, but you still have a chance to win in the other categories!
Do I need a good camera and good photography skills?
Any camera will do. If the quality ends up not being so good, you won't be able to win the "Picture Perfect Idol" category, but you can still use your creativity and take your chance to win in the other categories!
What if I don't have a lot of merch?
You don’t need “a lot” to do well in this contest! Even one item is fine. It might not get you to win the "SUPER OSHI" category, but we care about quality over quantity, so get creative, and see what summer-themed things you can create, or show off your photography skills!
What if I don't have any merch, at all?
Get creative, create your own! Printed characters work too! (As long as you use official images, your own art, or fan-art with the artist's consent + credit)
Do I have to use official merch only, or fan-made are allowed?
Fan-made merch are allowed, but we insist that you should do your best to find the artist and link to their store. Of course, you are also allowed to use your own merch.
Can I re-use old photos?
Yes, but they need to match the theme and you need to take them yourself. We might ask you for proof or retakes if we can't say for sure that you took them, and we may eliminate you if we find out you didn't.
I am not able to give you my address, can I still participate and get a prize?
We will be able to give you a digital prize instead, so feel free to join.
Most BanG Dream! characters are not idols, and Pokémon are not idols, can I still enter with a BanG Dream! / Pokémon themed photo?
Yes! We are aware that not all of them are idols, but we use this word because it's an easy shortcut.
Do I need to specify which category I'm entering?
You don't need to specify which categories you're entering.
Can I photoshop or edit my photos to add decoration, stickers, etc.?
You may add decorations, stickers, or do any kind of post-processing if you'd like. However, for the "Summertime Sweetheart" category, we will only take into account summer-themed decorations that are in the actual photo.
Can I include people in the photo?
Yes, you can include whatever you want in the photo as long as it's aligned with the general rules for activities and it contains some merch of any kind.
Any other question?
Reply in the comments section and we will do our best to help you.