Announced during today's 2010 Haropro Egg Norimen Live Ni-gatsu concert, and on S/mileage's official site is the challenge that Tsunku has given to S/mileage. Since a part of the S/mileage name stands for "smile", he is asking for 10,000 smile pictures from people around the world. Tsunku wants to see what the S/mileage girls can do to accomplish this. In return, he will let S/mileage major debut in May. This campaign begins now and will end on March 25th midnight, Japan time. All the pictures collected in this campaign will be made into a mosaic board of size 2 meter by 4 meter big. The final result will be announced during the Mano Erina and S/mileage concert on April 3rd.
Update According to the video from the announcement during the Egg concert (video below), the four S/mileage girls will have to glue each submitted photo onto the 2 x 4 meter board themselves.
A website has been set up for submitting smile photos, which accepts pictures from mobile phones, computers, and smart phones. For many of us living outside of Japan, we must use the computer submission method.
*German users having trouble submitting photos with a .de email address can sign up for an email account at GMX or www.mail.com. Thank you Ine for this information.