JIA Illustration Award 2021

Call for entries from April 1 to June 30.

You can see the winners 2021.

If you can read Japanese, click here.


Information about JIA Illustration Award

The application requirements for 2022 is in preparation.

The guidance of each prize

GRAND PRIX 1 artist Prize money 400,000 yen
Crystal shield
Supplementary prize
The most superior work in this competition
Gold award 1 artist Prize money 200,000 yen
Crystal shield
Supplementary prize
The second superior work in this competition
Silver award 20 artists Certificate of commendation
Supplementary prize
Excellent work in this competition
Bronze award 30 artists Certificate of commendation
Supplementary prize
Fine works in this competition

Application essential points of this competition

Please read carefully the application requirements below.

Qualifications Anyone, professional or amateur, can apply.
The genre of the works You can apply for works of any genre, including hand-painted works, digital works, and three-dimensional works.
Conditions of the works that can be applied They must be original works which have not been used for jobs.
The images you show on your web site are OK.
The limit to the number of entries is 8.
Hand drawing works Scan them or take photos and turn them into digital data.
Three-dimensional works Take 3 photos of each work from 3 directions and make them one set.
Digital data Make your works JPEG files, color mode should be RGB.
Data size The width and the heights should be within 2,000 pixels.
The name of the files First name_Last name_number.jpg (ex. andy_warhol_1.jpg)
The entry fee You have to pay the entry fee from April 1st to June 30th.


You can pay the entry fee via PayPal.
In case you pay via PayPal, the entry fee is 4,200 yen for the first piece, 3,200 yen (2,200 yen for JIA member) for the second third piece, and 2,200 yen from fourth piece include the remittance fee.

Number non member JIA member
1 piece 4,200 yen 4,200 yen
2 pieces 7,400 yen 6,400 yen
3 pieces 10,600 yen 8,600 yen
4 pieces 12,800 yen 10,800 yen
5 pieces 15,000 yen 13,000 yen
6 pieces 17,200 yen 15,200 yen
7 pieces 19,400 yen 17,400 yen
8 pieces 21,600 yen 19,600yen

JIA member means a member of Japan Illustrators Association.

Matter of list in the entry form

Name / gender / email address / real address / phone number / the title of the works / used art supplies or application soft / how you pay the entry fee / etc.

How to send your works Attach your works to the entry form.
If you can not send them via entry form, you can make entry by email.
Write "the matter of list in the entry form" into your email, and attach your works, and send them to the following email address. email address
The application period We accept the entry from April 2 to June 30.
Examination First : The beginning of July
Second : The end of July
The announcement of the award winning works We inform the prize winners via email directly.
Make sure you can receive the email from email address.
If you can not receive the email, we may assume it disqualification.
We do not email to the losers.
Then upload the award winning images to our website in August.
Prize money and certificate We will send the crystal seald or certificate by the end of September.
And we pay the prize money via PayPal.
Supplementary award In case the winners enroll JIA during the specified period, the enrollment fee and annual membership fee will be exempted.
GRAND PRIX, Gold award,Silver award : Both of the enrollement fee and annual membership will be exempted.
(In case the winner is a JIA member already, the annual membership fee will be exempt from the next renewal. )
Bronze award : Only enrollement fee will be exempted.
An enrollment guide is on this page.
Copyright The copyright of the images for this competition belongs to each illustrators.
Japan Illustrators' Association have right to use the copyright of the prize winner.
Sponsorship Japan Illustrators' Association
email address

open form (Validity from April 2 to June 30)

Judge method details

A screening committee will be formed and will be conducted strictly.
Five judges will give points to writers selected from among those who have passed the first screening.

points artists
10pt 1
8pt 2
6pt 5
4pt 10
2pt 15
1pt 20

Each prize will be decided in descending order of the number of points earned by each artist.

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