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Ghost in the Shell Competition

Wednesday 4th January 2017

Are you an anime fan that dabbles in design, fawns over fanart and, most importantly, geeks out over Ghost in the Shell?

This January, we're bringing the anime classic Ghost in the Shell to UK cinemas for one night only, and want you to get involved!

Design your own variant Ghost in the Shell poster artwork and submit it to us for a chance to have your artwork printed and displayed in cinemas up and down the country, as well as on the big screen before the film!

The winner will also receive a pair of tickets to the Ghost in the Shell screening of their choice on the 25th January!

Make sure to submit your designs, compliant with the below instructions, to originalgits@substanceglobal.com before midnight on the 17th January.



Overall Size: 348.9 mm (w) x 514 mm (h)

3mm will be cropped on all sides when printed.

Print Size: 342.9 mm (w) x 508mm (h) (Half of Actual size 685.8mm x 1016mm)

All images must be at 300dpi

• Please keep all important text and images within a safe area of 12 mm approx from sides, unless it is the desired effect for text to run off the page. Please bleed the background colours/images up to the Overall Size.

Allow space for the Title Treatment, credit block and other info at the bottom of the poster. (Or Poster can be designed to move Title Treatment to different position)

• Please do not include the Title Treatment, credit block etc. on your final design. These are on a layer that needs to be hidden when preparing your design to be sent. Please send your design without this layer visible.

Acceptable Formats:

Adobe InDesign (with collected image folder & Fonts folder, or create outlines of any fonts)

Adobe Photoshop, Tif, Jpeg (high resolution)

Adobe Illustrator (Please embed all images also create outlines of any fonts)


Download Title Treatment templates here.



Entrants must adhere to the design guidelines to ensure their entry meets requirements for the prize.

This competition is open to UK residents aged 15 and over.

The deadline for all entries is midnight, Tuesday 17th January 2017.

Entries must be sent to the email address provided to be considered.

Winners will be picked by the Manga Entertainment UK team.

Judges decision is final and there is no alternative or runner-up prize available.

Winners will have their designs displayed on holding screens and in cinema foyers in cinemas across the UK showing Ghost in the Shell on 25th January which are participating in the competition with Manga Entertainment UK

Winners will also be provided with two tickets to see Ghost in the Shell at their nearest cinema chain where the film is being shown on 25th January 2017. There is no guarantee that this cinema will be one of the branches that is participating in the exhibition of the winning poster design. No other date is permitted for these winning tickets and no other prize will be offered under any circumstances.

Your design will be owned by you and only used by Manga Entertainment UK in the promotion of Ghost in the Shell and all activities relating to this competition and film campaign.

Your entry to the competition means you allow Manga Entertainment UK to use your image in their marketing materials for Ghost in the Shell and all activities relating to this competition and film campaign.

Travel and accommodation is NOT included.

There is no cash or other alternative to the prizes and the tickets are not transferable.

No recording allowed. By attending the screening you agree to not bring audio or video recording equipment into the cinema. Use of such devices will result in immediate removal from the cinema and confiscation of equipment.  You may also be liable for criminal and civil liability.


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