Illustrator of the year

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


We will give you the crystal shield with your name carved on.

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 2013〜2017.
T shirts with the logo of JIA piinted on.
Free of admission fee and annual membership fee of JIA for one year.
Free of entry fee of JIA Illustration Award.
Free of posting fee for spread of JIA annual book.
Free of the entry fee of a JIA seminer.
Best Illustrator in Advertisement Crystal shield with your name carved on.
Japan Illustrators' Annual books 2013〜2017.
T shirts with the logo of JIA piinted on.
Free of admission feer of JIA.
Free of posting fee for one page of JIA annual book.
Best Illustration in Editorial Crystal shield with your name carved on.
Japan Illustrators' Annual books 2013〜2017.
T shirts with the logo of JIA piinted on.
Free of admission feer of JIA.
Free of posting fee for one page of JIA annual book.
Best Illustration in Goods Crystal shield with your name carved on.
Japan Illustrators' Annual books 2013〜2017.
T shirts with the logo of JIA piinted on.
Free of admission feer of JIA.
Free of posting fee for one page of JIA annual book.
Best Illustration in Screen Crystal shield with your name carved on.
Japan Illustrators' Annual books 2013〜2017.
T shirts with the logo of JIA piinted on.
Free of admission feer of JIA.
Free of posting fee for one page of JIA annual book.
Excelent Illustrators in this year Certificate.
Japan Illustrators' Annual books 2013〜2017.
T shirts with the logo of JIA piinted on.
Free of admission feer of JIA.
Free of posting fee for half page of JIA annual book.

Precautions concerning prizes and benefits

  1. Designs of crystal shields and carved letters are subject to change without notice.
  2. There are three sizes of the T - shirts "S - M - L".
    But as there is a limit of number of each size, you can not choose your size if the size of T-shirt runs out.
  3. JIA 's membership fee will be free only if non - members join by April 2017.
    If JIA members win "Illustrator of the Year", annual fee will be free when renewing in 2017.
  4. It is not necessary to be a winning work that can be posted for free in the Japan Illustrator Association annual book.
  5. If the seminar is canceled, you can not participate.

Application requirements

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

Qualification requirements

It is aimed at professional illustrators.
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 2016.
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 vertical.
For JIA members, please use member number_serial number as file name.
(Ex. 091231_1.jpg, 091231_2.jpg, 091231_3.jpg)
Non JIA members, please make it last_name_first name_serial number.
(Ex. suzuki_ichiro_1.jpg, suzuki_ichiro_2.jpg)
If you have the printed matter, it becomes the material for judgment.
Please layout the data of the works and the data of 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 in one file freely.

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 2016.

Listing fee

You can pay the listing fee via PayPal.

その他のオプション

3,153 yen for 1 work if you are a member of JIA. (Including PayPal fee)
5,235 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 of the Japan Illustrators' Association in February 2017.

Past prize winners

Illustrator Of The Year & Best Illustrators Winners 2015

Illustrator Of The Year & Best Illustrators Winners 2014

Illustrator Of The Year & Best Illustrators Winners 2013

Illustrator Of The Year & Best Illustrators Winners 2012

Illustrator Of The Year & Best Illustrators Winners 2011

Illustrator Of The Year & Best Illustrators Winners 2010

Illustrator Of The Year & Best Illustrators Winners 2009

Illustrator Of The Year & Best Illustrators Winners 2008

Illustrator Of The Year & Best Illustrators Winners 2007

Illustrator Of The Year & Best Illustrators Winners 2006

Illustrator Of The Year & Best Illustrators Winners 2005

Illustrator Of The Year & Best Illustrators Winners 2004

Application

Please push the button below to open the application form and fill in the necessary information, attach the work data and send it.
Please compress the work data as necessary so that it will be within 1MB.

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