Selfies are already a passé and the latest craze for youth are the stickers and GIFs, thanks to their uniqueness and instant connect through visuals. To capture this trend, WeChat has launched a creative sticker design challenge for all Indian students studying design to create quirky and fun animated stickers for WeChat users. The winning sticker entry will be featured in the sticker gallery of WeChat, one of the most innovative communication apps in the world. Not only will the students get a chance to showcase their talent through this platform, but the winners will also get an exciting prize money worth Rs. 5 lakhs. 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’s animated stickers are the app’s one of the most popular feature and are very popular among youngsters. Till date, WeChat has launched over 40 sets of local animated stickers in India showcasing several moods, one-liners, and the ever popular Bollywood style. Out of these, some of the popular stickers are – Angry Aunty, Mona Darling, Jabbar, Nautanki Baba, and also local lingo stickers like Bol Daal and many more.
WeChat has announced this challenge in various colleges of India as well as online. The unique sticker challenge invites students from 1800 colleges across India (including art, design & animation institutes) to showcase their artistic and creative talents. The competition would shortlist the best animated stickers based on theme, mood, color, 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 Rs. 10,000 each. Furthermore, they will also be empanelled in the future design work of WeChat, the only messaging app to start such student centric initiative in India.
The entries for the initial round of WeChat Sticker Challenge have opened from 2nd June and will close by 15th July 2015. WeChat will give the final voting rights to WeChat users to decide the winners of WeChat Sticker Challenge final round. For more information & to submit your stickers log on to: www.wechat.com/stickerchallenge
So get set to create imaginative and expressive stickers, and be famous on WeChat.