Magazine Cover Contest for monthly magazine, Chopsticks New York

New York, NY, December 20, 2007—Trend Pot, Inc.(Tetsuji Shintani, President/CEO) announces Magazine Cover Contest for Chopsticks New York.  Chopsticks New York is a monthly free magazine solely devoted to information about Japanese related shops, restaurants, topics, and events in New York as well as culture, phenomena and trends in Japan. The purpose of this contest is not only to discover an artist who would contribute his/her works for the cover of Chopsticks New York for one year, but also to promote new talents in the art industry.  The final contestants will exhibit their works at an art gallery in New York City.  Anybody can enter the contest.  No experience required as long as they have their own vision for this unique magazine. 

(Entry rules)

Submission materials

  1. A short essay explaining your approach to the cover of Chopsticks New York. Clarify how your artwork represents the concept of the magazine. 
  2. Sample images for the cover (at least one) and your portfolio in digital format (CD).
  3. Your resume.

(Please mail all materials to the following address)

    Trend Pot, Inc.

    Attn: Chopsticks Cover Contest

    30 W. 26th St., 10th Fl.

    New York, NY 10010

Application deadline: March 14th, 2008

No entry fee


1st Prize: One-year contract as the cover artist of Chopsticks New York. 1to 2-week exhibition engagement of your artwork at a gallery in New York City.  $2,000 prize money.

2nd Prize: (2 or 3 people): 1to 2-week exhibition engagement of your artworks at a gallery in New York City. 

*Call or email for the details: 212-431-9970 (x113) or

About Chopsticks New York

Products and culture from Japan are steadily becoming a part of New Yorkers’ lives today, and it is our mission to provide the best guide to Japanese culture. Chopsticks New York features articles on Japanese culture in New York, current atmospher in Japan along with over 800 listings of restaurants, grocery & liquor stores, beauty spas, healthcare providers, and cultural schools of Japanese influence. As the proud publisher of NY Japion, the most popular Japanese weekly newspaper in the Tri State Area, we have the latest and the hottest information in New York. We have over 400 distribution locations, including Gristedes Supermarket, Food Emporium and A&P.
About Trend Pot, Inc.
Since its inception in January 2001, Trend Pot, Inc. has published NY Japion, a free Japanese weekly newspaper, providing information for Japanese community in the Tri- State area. The newspaper has a circulation of 23,000 and is distributed to over 230 restaurants and other businesses. Its editorial team has developed an extensive network with over one hundred high-end restaurant owners and chefs. Trend Pot, Inc. has also expanded its network beyond the Japanese community and into the Chinese, Korean, Thai and other Asian communities. With the infrastructure established with the premier weekly, Trend Pot has decided to launch Chopsticks New York in 2007.

Company Description
Name: Trend Pot, Inc.
Address: 30 W. 26th St. 10th Fl. New York, NY 10010-2011
Telephone: 212-431-9970
Fax: 212-431-9960
Establishment: January 2001
Representative: Tetsuji Shintani, President/CEO
Publisher of Chopsticks New York: Hitoshi Onishi, Vice President