Social messenger platform WeChat has launched a creative sticker design challenge for all Indian students studying design, to create quirky animated stickers for WeChat users. The winning sticker entry will be featured in the sticker gallery of WeChat.
The students will not only get a chance to showcase their talent through this contest, but also stand to win ₹5 lakh as prize money. Animated stickers are uniquely available only on WeChat among all messaging apps available in India, and hence the challenge gives a chance to Indian design students to get their stickers recognized and used by millions of youths and WeChat users in India.
WeChat has already launched over 40 sets of local animated stickers in India showcasing several moods, one-liners, and the ever-popular Bollywood style.
The competition would shortlist the best animated stickers based on theme, mood, colour, personality, message and connect with Indian audiences. Apart from the top three winners, other 10 shortlisted sticker entries in the final round will be rewarded ₹10,000 each. Further, they will be empanelled in the future design work of WeChat.
The entries for the initial round of WeChat Sticker Challenge opened from 2nd June and will close on 15 July, 2015. WeChat will give the final voting rights to WeChat users to decide the winners of WeChat Sticker Challenge. For more information, participants can log on to www.wechat.com/stickerchallenge
WeChat is a free-to-download social messenger app available for Android, iOS, Blackberry and Windows Mobile platforms.