Japan Illustrators' Association Annual book

"Japan Illustrators' Association Annual" is a book of illustration works which is useful for sales promotion of professional illustrators.
Not only the members of JIA, but also nonmembers can participate. (they have to pass the examination)
This book will be published at Amazon in January 2017.
We will send these books for sales promotion to more than 500 companies such as, publishers, advertising agencies, and design production.
You can take a look at the image of JIA annual book 2016 on the web.

Application guideline

Please read the following application guidelines carefully.

Post size and the page charge

You can select one of three different size to be posted.

Please take a look to check the layout.(A3 left / A3 right)(A4)(A5

Publication contents

You can post the following contents. Please refer to JIA annual book 2016 as a reference.

(About the photo of your face)

It must be a photo appears your face clearely.
If you do not want to to publish the photo of your face, you can post your portrait instead of your photo.
But it must be one that is similar to your face recognized by anybody.

You can get the books free

You will receive the books free the following number of copies depending on your size.

It will be distributed to more than 500 companies which nees illustrations in Japan.

Winners can post free of charge

The winners corresponding to the following items can post free of charge.

(The Illustration Year Prize 2015)
(JIA Illustration Award 2016)

The works can be posted is not limited to the award-winning works.
Award winners please apply by the application form.

Flow of up to issue from the application

  1. Entry from the application form.
  2. Send your works and a photo of your face to the person in charge.
  3. Do the calibration of the character and layout on the web.
  4. After finished the calibration, we will traffic the data for printing.
Important point

How to pay the page charge

You can pay the entry fee via PayPal.
We recommend to pay via PayPal, because the fee of bank is expensive.
The name of the person in charge is "Takahiro Kanie" and the mail address is .
In case you pay via PayPal, the entry fee is as follows include the remittance fee.

If you can not pay untill November 30th 2016, please tell the reazon to person in charge.
In case you do not contact us till the deadline, we recognize that you cancel.

Cancellation Policy

If you want cancel your entry, tell the person in charge before November 30th 2016.
We do not refund you the page charge after passed the piriod.

How to make the data

You make your own layout for your self.
Please check the follwing way how to make the layout data.

In case you make your data with Adobe Photoshop

First you make a new file of the layout space.
And then you open the images which you want to post.
Select your image and copy and past on the new file.
You can layout your images freely.
It is not necessary to make a margin on the top and bottom left and right of the space.
When you save the image, integrate the layers and select the JPEG file.
You do not need to check "Enbed color profile".
Image quality 10 "maximum (low compression rate)", and save it to the baseline (standard).
You can download the template from here. (1 page) (half page)

In case you make your data with Adobe Illustrator

First you make a new file which is CMYK color mode and A4 size.
Then make a rectangle with the space you chose. (no line)
And then you open your images created with Adobe Illustrator.
Select your image and copy and past in the rectangle on the new file.
You can layout your images freely.
It is not necessary to make a margin on the top and bottom left and right of the space.
Save the image to the JPEG file.
Image quality 10 "maximum (low compression rate)", the color mode CMYK, the baseline (standard) resolution to 350dpi, and check the "anti-aliasing" and "embed the ICC profile".
You can download a template (Illustrator CS4) from here. (1 page) (half page)

Put numbers on your images

You can put numbers(4mm×4mm) on your images to introduce them.
If you want to put numbers, please download them and be aligned with the upper left corner of your images.
Click this link to download the numbers.

Unify your file name

Make sure the names of your files should be with alphanumeric characters, letters should be all lowercase.
It should be "the paper size_first name_family name".

How to send your images

  1. Make a folder named the same as your file. (for example) : a4_andy_warhol
  2. Put all your images into this folder. (a4_andy_warhol.jpg / andy_warhol.jpg)
  3. And compress it to Zip file.
  4. Attach it to the email and send it to the person in charge. (within 10MB)
    If it is over 10MB, please send it via web site for download.


Please be carefull about the copyright and portrait rights of the image to be posted.
Even if any trouble about the posted work occurs, JIA will not take responsibility.
You need your help by self-responsibility about all the published work.

Open the entry form

Fill up the application form to make a entry.
If you have any question, please ask the person in charge.


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