call: 22nd Japan Media Arts Festival
Deadline: 5 October 2018
call for entries
22nd Japan Media Arts Festival
The Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee is now accepting entries for the 22nd Japan Media Arts
Festival. All artists around the world, without distinction as to professional, amateur, independent, or
commercial, are invited to submit their works to the four divisions Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga.
Eligible works are completed or exhibited within a year before the deadline (October 6, 2017 – October 5, 2018).
From each division, the jury committee will select winners of the Grand Prizes, Excellence Awards, and New
Face Awards. All awards including Special Achievement Awards and Jury Selections will be announced in March
2019. 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 June 2019.
About the Festival:
The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of “Media Arts” (Media Geijutsu in Japanese) that
recognizes 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.
Last year, the 21st Festival received 4,192 entries from 98 countries and regions around the world. Over the
years, the festival has earned international recognition as one of the most prominent showcases in the field of
“Media Arts” surveying the latest artistic expressions that continue to diversify in today’s ever-changing world.
For more information about the festival, visit the official website: http://festival.j-mediaarts.jp/en/
Deadline: by 18:00 on Friday, October 5 (JST)