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FLANart Competition 2020 - 10th Anniversary! - WINNERS!
FLANart Competition 2020 - 10th Anniversary! - WINNERS!
18th March 2020 by Adam
18th March 2020 FLANart competition returns! by Adam
FLANart competition returns!
In the year of 2018, the world was changed forever by a competition held by Tofu Cute. Some say that the FLANart awards literally made the Academy Awards reconsider what they were doing - others say that that FLANart competition made the AMUSE company reconsider the FLANS they were making, slowing the production of the next series in order to consider all the amazing ideas you had.

The 2020 FLANart competition is now over, with over 150 unique FLANS submitted to us. We were astonished by how much work went into these fantastic FLAN designs, and how many original designs we received! We had all kinds of FLAN designs in a variety of different themes and styles - we were really impressed by the quality and range of entries we received.

You can see all of the entries we've received so far in our Facebook Album - we're still updating it with some entries, but rest assured every FLAN submitted was seen! If you're still not seeing your FLAN in the album by Wednesday, please send us an email at adam@tofucute.com, and we'll get that corrected.

The 1st place winners of the FLANart competition will receive a FLAN Giant plush from their new 10th Anniversary FLAN party series as a prize. Those who come in 2nd and 3rd place in each category will get the choice of two unreleased Small Plush from the popular AMUSE Loppy and Hige Manju Cat series! The 4th place entries will receive some tomodachi points. We've begun contacting the winners already to ensure you receive your prizes ASAP!

It was really difficult for us to choose a winner, but we feel that the winners chosen have gone above and beyond in terms of design, execution, theming and general cuteness. Please understand that although we've chosen some winners. we've loved every FLAN not mentioned here! We hope you've enjoyed the competition as much as we did, and that it brought a little bit of joy into your month!
Honourable Mentions
Choosing the winner was so difficult that we've decided to also give out some honourable mentions for FLANS which we thought were especially unique but didn't quite make the cut for our top FLAN nominees.

Our first honourable mention is Puzaru-chan by Beatrice Condell - an excellently colourful FLAN that has been transformed into a jigsaw puzzle! This awesome FLAN really put the template the good use in a creative way, and we think it's well worth recognising. Cool FLAN!

Our next special mention goes to the Peko-Flan by Ruth Poole, which turns one of our favourite candy mascots into an adorable FLAN! This is the sort of excellent crossover we love to see!

Another special mention goes to Gamer FLAN by Drita. This excellent FLAN brilliantly incorporates imagery from the new Animal Crossing game, something that a lot of Team Tofu are fans of right now! Nice design, nice FLAN!

The final FLAN I'd like to give an honourable mention is FLANtin the Sloth by chxrlie_kiwi on Instagram - another excellent crossover which combines Tofu Cute mascot Quentin The Sloth with a FLAN, and gives them a very fancy outfit, too! As Quentin's best pal I couldn't let this FLAN go unrecognised!

There's plenty more FLANs we'd love to give a shout out too, but there's simply not the time or space - each member of Team Tofu had their own favourites, and deciding which ones to even give this special mention was incredibly tough! But as we move onto the nominees for Best FLAN, remember that every FLAN is special and deserving of love. Thank you all for your entries!
Best Bear Template FLAN - Nominees
The four FLANS we've chosen as nominees for the best FLAN using the bear template are as follows:

Boba Bear by Esme Lumb

FLANtaro the Sushi Maker! by Charlotte Wu

Wooly & The Puppers by Imly Links

Candy FLANicorn by thisverybadartist on Instagram

But who will claim 1st place and win the illustrious FLAN? Scroll down to find out..
WINNER - Wooly & The Puppers by Imly Links
That's right, our first place winner is the amazing Wooly & The Puppers by Imly Links, which decided to depict our new Tofu Cute mascot dog Wooly as a FLAN! But they didn't stop there - this amazing hand-drawn FLAN entry combined a Wooly FLAN with other iconic 'puppers' from Tofu Cute history including Pometan, Yeastken and Mametaro! I love dogs, so I was really impressed with how adorable this entry was. Congratulations Imly Links!

We've decided to award second place to FLANtaro the Sushi Maker by Charlotte Wu! This incredible entry is another excellent dog themed entry, this time placing Mametaro from the Mameshiba series in an eccentric and detailed sushi chef outfit. They've even turned the Tofu Kun into a delicious looking nigiri!

Our third place entry is Boba Bear by Esme Lumb! This amazing FLAN adopts a unique concept by mixing Bubble Tea with a FLAN with cute details like small tapioca pearls floating around in the bottom of the FLAN and a straw sticking out the top of its head. I really liked the neat concept of this entry, especially as I've been really craving some bubble tea lately.

Our fourth place entry is Candy Flanicorn by @thisverybadartist on Instagram. This fantastic FLAN really goes intense on the 'cuteness' factor, offering up a cornucopia of pastel colours and an adorable unicorn theming which utilises the party hat on the bear template as the shape for the horn. Excellent work!
Best Bunny Template FLAN - Nominees
The four FLANS we've chosen as nominees for the best FLAN using the bear template are as follows:

FLANarchy by Cassie Ward-renshaw

Usagi-chan by Seiya Alionet

FLAN-Q-NHS by Ruth Poole

FLANrth by Rosita A.C.

But who will claim 1st place and win the illustrious FLAN? Scroll down to find out..
WINNER - FLAN-Q-NHS by Ruth Poole
Whilst it wasn't the first entry we received, FLAN-Q-NHS by Ruth Poole was one of the first FLANS we uploaded to our Facebook Album, and it remains one of the most liked FLANS in the entire album, so clearly there's a lot of love for this FLAN and its message. We think the way that the name pun, design and colour choice go together in order to make a FLAN with a message is really nice, and so we've decided to award it the other first place price. Congratulations Ruth Poole!

We've decided to give second place to FLANrth by Rosita A.C., an amazing FLAN that almost took the win with its intricate cross-section of Earth. This amazing FLAN is packed with colour and detail - I like the fossils included in the ground, as well as the way the trees were painted. I'd love to see this FLAN get made!

We've decided to give third place to FLANarchy by Cassie Ward-Renshaw - this excellent FLAN is bursting with personality and punk-rock liveliness that we really enjoyed. There's so much detail here, from the cute jacket, pin badges, and green mohawk Tofu-kun. It's radical!

Last but not least, fourth place goes to Usagi-chan by Seiya Alionet. This delightful Flan combines colourful aesthetics with cute floral notes and an adorable kimono style outfit. It's one of the more stylish FLANS we've seen in the overall lineup - good job!
Thus concludes our FLANart Competition for 2020! We hope we can do another again in the future! We've said it a few times already, but we're really grateful for all the FLAN entries you made. You're all FLANtastic artists! We're glad we were able to spread the joy of FLANS. If you want, you can even keep designing them for fun - we'd love to see any FLAN designs you have, even though the competition has ended!

Until next time, stay FLANtastic!
In the year of 2018, the world was changed forever by a competition held by Tofu Cute. Some say that the FLANart awards literally made the Academy Awards reconsider what they were doing - others say that that FLANart competition made the AMUSE company reconsider the FLANS they were making, slowing the production of the next series in order to consider all the amazing ideas you had.

The 2020 FLANart competition is now over, with over 150 unique FLANS submitted to us. We were astonished by how much work went into these fantastic FLAN designs, and how many original designs we received! We had all kinds of FLAN designs in a variety of different themes and styles - we were really impressed by the quality and range of entries we received.

You can see all of the entries we've received so far in our Facebook Album - we're still updating it with some entries, but rest assured every FLAN submitted was seen! If you're still not seeing your FLAN in the album by Wednesday, please send us an email at adam@tofucute.com, and we'll get that corrected.

The 1st place winners of the FLANart competition will receive a FLAN Giant plush from their new 10th Anniversary FLAN party series as a prize. Those who come in 2nd and 3rd place in each category will get the choice of two unreleased Small Plush from the popular AMUSE Loppy and Hige Manju Cat series! The 4th place entries will receive some tomodachi points. We've begun contacting the winners already to ensure you receive your prizes ASAP!

It was really difficult for us to choose a winner, but we feel that the winners chosen have gone above and beyond in terms of design, execution, theming and general cuteness. Please understand that although we've chosen some winners. we've loved every FLAN not mentioned here! We hope you've enjoyed the competition as much as we did, and that it brought a little bit of joy into your month!
Honourable Mentions
Choosing the winner was so difficult that we've decided to also give out some honourable mentions for FLANS which we thought were especially unique but didn't quite make the cut for our top FLAN nominees.

Our first honourable mention is Puzaru-chan by Beatrice Condell - an excellently colourful FLAN that has been transformed into a jigsaw puzzle! This awesome FLAN really put the template the good use in a creative way, and we think it's well worth recognising. Cool FLAN!

Our next special mention goes to the Peko-Flan by Ruth Poole, which turns one of our favourite candy mascots into an adorable FLAN! This is the sort of excellent crossover we love to see!

Another special mention goes to Gamer FLAN by Drita. This excellent FLAN brilliantly incorporates imagery from the new Animal Crossing game, something that a lot of Team Tofu are fans of right now! Nice design, nice FLAN!

The final FLAN I'd like to give an honourable mention is FLANtin the Sloth by chxrlie_kiwi on Instagram - another excellent crossover which combines Tofu Cute mascot Quentin The Sloth with a FLAN, and gives them a very fancy outfit, too! As Quentin's best pal I couldn't let this FLAN go unrecognised!

There's plenty more FLANs we'd love to give a shout out too, but there's simply not the time or space - each member of Team Tofu had their own favourites, and deciding which ones to even give this special mention was incredibly tough! But as we move onto the nominees for Best FLAN, remember that every FLAN is special and deserving of love. Thank you all for your entries!
Best Bear Template FLAN - Nominees
The four FLANS we've chosen as nominees for the best FLAN using the bear template are as follows:

Boba Bear by Esme Lumb

FLANtaro the Sushi Maker! by Charlotte Wu

Wooly & The Puppers by Imly Links

Candy FLANicorn by thisverybadartist on Instagram

But who will claim 1st place and win the illustrious FLAN? Scroll down to find out..
WINNER - Wooly & The Puppers by Imly Links
That's right, our first place winner is the amazing Wooly & The Puppers by Imly Links, which decided to depict our new Tofu Cute mascot dog Wooly as a FLAN! But they didn't stop there - this amazing hand-drawn FLAN entry combined a Wooly FLAN with other iconic 'puppers' from Tofu Cute history including Pometan, Yeastken and Mametaro! I love dogs, so I was really impressed with how adorable this entry was. Congratulations Imly Links!

We've decided to award second place to FLANtaro the Sushi Maker by Charlotte Wu! This incredible entry is another excellent dog themed entry, this time placing Mametaro from the Mameshiba series in an eccentric and detailed sushi chef outfit. They've even turned the Tofu Kun into a delicious looking nigiri!

Our third place entry is Boba Bear by Esme Lumb! This amazing FLAN adopts a unique concept by mixing Bubble Tea with a FLAN with cute details like small tapioca pearls floating around in the bottom of the FLAN and a straw sticking out the top of its head. I really liked the neat concept of this entry, especially as I've been really craving some bubble tea lately.

Our fourth place entry is Candy Flanicorn by @thisverybadartist on Instagram. This fantastic FLAN really goes intense on the 'cuteness' factor, offering up a cornucopia of pastel colours and an adorable unicorn theming which utilises the party hat on the bear template as the shape for the horn. Excellent work!
Best Bunny Template FLAN - Nominees
The four FLANS we've chosen as nominees for the best FLAN using the bear template are as follows:

FLANarchy by Cassie Ward-renshaw

Usagi-chan by Seiya Alionet

FLAN-Q-NHS by Ruth Poole

FLANrth by Rosita A.C.

But who will claim 1st place and win the illustrious FLAN? Scroll down to find out..
WINNER - FLAN-Q-NHS by Ruth Poole
Whilst it wasn't the first entry we received, FLAN-Q-NHS by Ruth Poole was one of the first FLANS we uploaded to our Facebook Album, and it remains one of the most liked FLANS in the entire album, so clearly there's a lot of love for this FLAN and its message. We think the way that the name pun, design and colour choice go together in order to make a FLAN with a message is really nice, and so we've decided to award it the other first place price. Congratulations Ruth Poole!

We've decided to give second place to FLANrth by Rosita A.C., an amazing FLAN that almost took the win with its intricate cross-section of Earth. This amazing FLAN is packed with colour and detail - I like the fossils included in the ground, as well as the way the trees were painted. I'd love to see this FLAN get made!

We've decided to give third place to FLANarchy by Cassie Ward-Renshaw - this excellent FLAN is bursting with personality and punk-rock liveliness that we really enjoyed. There's so much detail here, from the cute jacket, pin badges, and green mohawk Tofu-kun. It's radical!

Last but not least, fourth place goes to Usagi-chan by Seiya Alionet. This delightful Flan combines colourful aesthetics with cute floral notes and an adorable kimono style outfit. It's one of the more stylish FLANS we've seen in the overall lineup - good job!
Thus concludes our FLANart Competition for 2020! We hope we can do another again in the future! We've said it a few times already, but we're really grateful for all the FLAN entries you made. You're all FLANtastic artists! We're glad we were able to spread the joy of FLANS. If you want, you can even keep designing them for fun - we'd love to see any FLAN designs you have, even though the competition has ended!

Until next time, stay FLANtastic!
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