JIA Future Artists Award 2024

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JIA Future Artists Award 2024

JIA Future Artists Award 2024 is now open for entries!

JIA Future Artists Award 2024: JIA Future Artists Award, organized by the Japan Illustrators' Association (JIA), recently opened for entires aims to discover future talents in illustration art, commend outstanding young creators, and build an international cultural and artistic exchange platform using illustration as a medium.

About Competition


JIA Future Artists Award, organized by the Japan Illustrators' Association (JIA), collects children's artworks globally. It aims to discover future talents in illustration art, commend outstanding young creators, and build an international cultural and artistic exchange platform using illustration as a medium.

The Japan Illustrators’ Association (JIA), established in 1999, aims to discover and encourage outstanding illustrators worldwide, promote exchange among illustrators, cultivate young talents, protect the rights of illustrators, and enhance the status of the profession.

There are no themes and you can apply for works of any genre. All types of artwork are accepted, including but not limited to: hand-drawn, CG, printmaking, and three-dimensional works. For flat works, the paper size should be between A4 (210×297 mm) and A2 (420×594mm), with a thickness of less than 5mm.

Announcement of the winners will be made in early July.

Winning young artists will receive cash prizes, certificates, and free participation in large-scale illustration exhibitions. Their works will be showcased in touring exhibitions in cities such as Beijing and Shanghai.


Submission requirements


All entries must be the original work of the entrant, and you may submit a maximum of 5 illustrations. Images must be in electronic format (JPEG files). The width and the heights should be within 2,000 pixels.

If your work is hand drawing works you need to scan them or take photos and turn them into digital data. If your work is three-dimensional works you can take 3 photos of each work from 3 directions and make them one set.





Eligibility


Children and youth aged 6-16 (born between March 1, 2008, and May 31, 2018) is eligible to partecipate in this competition. Submissions can be made as follows individual applications or group submissions.



Prize


Prizes are divided into three age categories (6-8 years, 9-12 years, and 13-16 years) with each category offering a Gold Prize of 130 USD, Silver Prizes, and Bronze Prizes, all including certificates and exhibition catalogs. Group submissions from educational institutions can also win a Best Institution award. Additionally, all awarded artworks will be displayed in exhibitions, promoting significant international exposure for the young artists.



Entry fees


Entry fee is 25 USD per artwork.

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