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Competition

JMAF Contest Office - Japan / Tokyo

24th Japan Media Arts Festival

Deadline

9/4/2020

Details

The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts (Media Geijutsu in Japanese) that honors outstanding works in its four divisions: Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga. The festival has awarded prizes to significant, creative works of artistic value since its establishment in 1997, and through its annual Exhibition of Award-winning Works, it has offered the public an opportunity to directly appreciate these celebrated works, and also to participate in related events such as symposia and artists’ lectures.
The Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee is now accepting entries for the 24th Japan Media Arts Festival. All artists around the world, without distinction as to professional, amateur, independent, or commercial, are invited to submit their works. Eligible works are completed or released within a year before the deadline (October 5, 2019 – September 4, 2020).
From each division, the jury committee will select winners of the Grand Prizes, Excellence Awards, Social Impact Award, New Face Awards, and U-18 Award. All awards including Special Achievement Awards and Jury Selections will be announced in March 2021. Each of the winners from the four divisions will receive a trophy and prize money up to 1,000,000 yen, and also win an opportunity to present their works at the Exhibition of Award-winning Works in Tokyo.
In addition to the four divisions: Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga, there will be an open call for Festival Platform Award, which is an award given to brilliant new exhibition plan that utilize the characteristics of its facilities of organizations in liaison with the Japan Media Arts Festival.

[Art, Entertainment, Animation, Manga Divisions]
■ Entry Period: July 1, 2020 – September 4, 2020 (18:00 Japan Standard Time)
■ Awards: For each division, a Grand Prize, Excellence Awards, Social Impact Award, New Face Awards, and U-18 Award will be awarded on the basis of artistic quality and creativity. In addition, Special Achievement Awards (Certificate, trophy) will be awarded on the recommendation of the Jury to individuals or groups who have made a special contribution to Media Arts in any of the four divisions. Other outstanding entries will be chosen by the Jury as Jury Selections.
- Media Arts Festival Award
Grand Prize: Certificate, trophy, 1,000,000 Japanese Yen
- Excellence Award: Certificate, trophy, 500,000 Japanese Yen
- Social Impact Award: Certificate, trophy, 500,000 Japanese Yen
* This award will be given to the work that has been implemented in society and brought impact and change in the states of media technologies and attitudes of people.
- New Face Award: Certificate, trophy, 300,000 Japanese Yen
- U-18 Award: Certificate
* This award will be given to the excellent work by an artist born on or after April 2, 2003 or a unit/group that includes him/her as its members.

Entries must be submitted online. Submission of entries is free of charge.
Entry site: https://entry.j-mediaarts.jp/en

For additional information, visit the website: https://j-mediaarts.jp/en/contest/entry_guideline/

Contact

JMAF Contest Office
jmaf@caNUgartJ5hs.or.jp
Japan / Tokyo
https://j-mediaarts.jp/en/contest/