Illustraor Of The Year

This is the most prestigious award to evaluate the work that professional illustrators have done in this year.
We call for the candidate works. (Until December 31)


The winners can get the crystal shield with your name carved on.

You can see the works of winners in 2016 here.

Explanation of each prize

Illustrator Of The Year 1 person The most popular illustrator of the year
Best Illustration in Advertisement 1 person The best illustration for advertise of the year
Best Illustration in Editorial 1 person The best illustration for book of the year
Best Illustration in Goods 1 person The best illustration for goods of the year
Best Illustration in Screen 1 person The best illustration for web or screen of the year
Excelent Illustrators in this year 5 person Illustrators that was active beyond genre this year

Each genre

We will classify the works into the following four categories and conduct judging.

Advertisement Poster / Storefront advertisement / In-car hanging advertisement / Billboard advertisement / Flyer / Leaflet / Pamphlet / catalog / Newspaper advertisement / Magazine advertisement / signboard (For promotional purposes)
Editorial Books / Magazines / Mooks / Picture books / Publications magazines / Brochures Illustration of in-house newspaper / Articles Illustrations of industry newspapers (illustrations not aimed at promoting companies or products)
Goods

Jigsaw puzzle / Poster for sale/ Calendar / Character goods / T shirt / Smart phone case / CD jacket / (Goods directly printed with illustrations) / Sale of original drawings

Screen Internet / mobile social game / video / DVD / TV (other than print media)

Prizes and benefits

Winners can receive the following prizes and benefits.

Award
賞品および特典
Illustrator of the year Crystal shield with your name carved on.
Japan Illustrators' Annual books 2013〜2018.
Free of admission fee and annual membership fee of JIA for one year.
Free of entry fee for one peace into JIA Illustration Award 2018.
Free of posting fee for two-page spread of the book "100 most attractive Illustrator in the world".
Free T shirt with your works piinted all over, and right to sell at JIA shop.
Best Illustrator in Advertisement Crystal shield with your name carved on.
Japan Illustrators' Annual books 2013〜2018.
Free of admission feer of JIA.
Free of posting fee for two-page spread of the book "100 most attractive Illustrator in the world".
Free T shirt with your works piinted all over, and right to sell at JIA shop.
Best Illustration in Editorial Crystal shield with your name carved on.
Japan Illustrators' Annual books 2013〜2018.
Free of admission feer of JIA.
Free of posting fee for two-page spread of the book "100 most attractive Illustrator in the world".
Free T shirt with your works piinted all over, and right to sell at JIA shop.
Best Illustration in Goods Crystal shield with your name carved on.
Japan Illustrators' Annual books 2013〜2018.
Free of admission feer of JIA.
Free of posting fee for two-page spread of the book "100 most attractive Illustrator in the world".
Free T shirt with your works piinted all over, and right to sell at JIA shop.
Best Illustration in Screen Crystal shield with your name carved on.
Japan Illustrators' Annual books 2013〜2018.
Free of admission feer of JIA.
Free of posting fee for two-page spread of the book "100 most attractive Illustrator in the world".
Free T shirt with your works piinted all over, and right to sell at JIA shop.
Excelent Illustrators in this year Certificate.
Japan Illustrators' Annual books 2013〜2018.
Free of admission feer of JIA.
Free of posting fee for one-page of the book "100 most attractive Illustrator in the world".
Free T shirt with your works piinted all over, and right to sell at JIA shop.

Precautions concerning prizes and benefits

  1. Designs of crystal shields and carved letters are subject to change without notice.
  2. JIA 's membership fee will be free only if non - members join by March 2018.
    If JIA members win "Illustrator of the Year", annual fee will be free when renewing in 2018.
  3. It is not necessary to be a winning work that can be posted for free in "100 Most Attractive Illustrators In The World".
  4. We want the winners to make the data for the T-shirt. Please take a look about JIA shop.

Application requirements

Please read the following items carefully, and apply after confirming that there are no mistakes.

Qualification requirements

Only professional illustrators can make an entry.
Nationality does not matter. Those who work overseas can also apply.
We do not ask members or non-members of the Japan Illustrator Association.

Submission works

Entry works have to be the ones which have delivered between January 1st and December 31st 2017.
Please make the work data to JPEG file with RGB mode, resolution 72 dpi.
The size of the work should be 700 pixels wide and 1,400 pixels height.
JIA members use member number_serial number as file name.
(Ex. 091231_1.jpg, 091231_2.jpg, 091231_3.jpg)
Non JIA members make it first name_last name_serial number.
(Ex. Andy_Warhol_1.jpg, Andy_Warhol_2.jpg)
If you have the printed matter, it becomes the material for judgment.
Please layout the data of the works and the printed matter into one file.
It will be one submission work with one job.
One job should be ordered bt the same client, of the same medium, and in the same period of delivery, or continued to be producted within three months.
In the following cases, please pick up some of them and lay it out freely in one file.

If the your illustration was used on multiple media, you can apply for multiple genres.
Please make the layout file within 1MB, attach it to the application form and send it.
In case you submit multiple works, please send them from different application forms each.

How to apply

Please fill out the required information below into application form and attach your work and send it.
If you can not send your works by the application form, please email to attached your works, and fill in the following necessary information in your email.

Number of works

There is no limit to the number of works.
Entry fee for each genre is required in case you apply for one work in multiple genres.

Application deadline

December 31st 2017.

Listing fee

You can pay the entry fee via PayPal.

PayPal

5,200 yen for 1 work if you are a member of JIA. (Including PayPal fee)
7,300 yen for 1 work if you are none member of JIA. (Including PayPal fee)

Competition review

It is decided by the vote of the director of the Japan Illustrators' Association.
"Illustrator of the year" is given to the illustrator who did the best job in a year beyond genre.
The judges select 3 works in each department and put 5pt, 4pt, and 3pt in order from the top.
And they add 6pt to the work that they think is appropriate for "Illustrator of the Year" in 5pt winning works of each department.
And then they add 5pts, 4pts, 3pts, 2pts, 1pts, to the top five works in remained 11 pieces excluding the work which added 6 pts to the total of 12 points of 3 pieces of work selected by each department.
Aggregate all points and certify "Illustrator of the year" illustrator with the most points earned.
Besides "Illustrator of the Year" winner, we will certify the highest point winning work in each division for each department award.

Announcement of award winning work

It is scheduled to be announced on the website and Facebook page of the Japan Illustrators' Association in February 2018.

Past prize winners

Winners 2016 / Winners 2015 / Winners 2014

Winners 2013 / Winners 2012 / Winners 2011 / Winners 2010 / Winners 2009

Winners 2008 / Winners 2007 / Winners 2006 / Winners 2005 / Winners 2004

Application

Please push the button below to open the application form and fill in the necessary information and send it.
Then send the image of your work attached email to .

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