100 ILLUSTRATORS most attractive in the world

We publish the annual book every year, and post the winners' works of "JIA Illustration Award" and "Illustrator of the Year".
In addition to the winners, we will make public offerings.
Publication of general candidates is only one page.
Not only the members of JIA, but also nonmembers can apply.
This book will be published and sold at Amazon and other book stores in Japan.
We will select from the entries and post them.
Application is free, but if you win the right to post, you have to pay the posting fee.
You can take a look at the image of JIA annual book 2017 on the web.

Application guideline

Please read the following application guidelines carefully.

Post size and the page charge

Please take a look to check the layout below.
(One page and the left side page of spread)

(The right page of spread)

The page layout will be done by the secretariat of JIA.
Please send the image data laying out your works in the workspace to the secretariat.
There is no limit to the number of pieces to be laid out, but you can apply only one file.

Publication contents

You can post the following contents.

(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 copies for free

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

WE will also distribute to the clients of JIA.

Winners can post free of charge

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

(The Illustration Year Prize 2017)
(JIA Illustration Award 2018)

The works can be posted is not limited to the award-winning works.
Award winners please send your image data of layout your works, the photo of your face, and text data which you want to post..

Spread : 16 illustrators 34 pages (winners)
One page : 35 illustrators 24 pages (winners)
One page : 48 illustrators 44 pages (general candidates)

Flow of up to issue from the application

  1. First of all applicant open the entry form and fill up the requiered information and send.
  2. And then send your file of the image layout your works to the person in charge. (Sept.1 to Sept.30)
  3. We select works to be posted from entries. (In early October)
  4. Send the layout data of your works and the text data to the person in charge. (Mid-October)
  5. Secretariat will lay out the pages. (End of October)
  6. Do the calibration of the characters on the web for yourself. (In early November)
  7. After finished the calibration, we will send the data for printing. (Mid-November)
Important point
We will not layout your images for you.
Please make the correct data of layout for printing with your own responsibility.
You can send only one JPEG file laying out your works at the time of entry.

After you get the right to post your works, please send the items as follows.

  1. The text data of introduction of works and profile.
  2. The photo of your face.

Mac can not open the .txt file made by Windows, so please send the Word file or write it in your email directly to the person in charge.

General entry period : From September 1st to September 30th.
The winners also send the posting data in this period.

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.

Cancellation Policy

Applicants can not cancel after they get the right to post their works.
Do not apply if you can not pay the posting fee.

How to make the data

You are responsible for creating your own layout data of your works for the book.
Please check the following way how to make the layout data.

Size, color mode, resolution

In case you make your data with Adobe Photoshop

First you make a new file of the layout space (color mode:CMYK / size:W180mm H230mm / resolution:350dpi).
And then 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.
You do not need to put any 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 here.

In case you make your data with Adobe Illustrator

First you make a new file with CMYK color mode and A4 size.
Then make a rectangle with the space W180mm×H230mm with no lines.
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.
You do not need to put any margin on the top and bottom left and right of the space.
Export the image to the JPEG file.
Make sure that the 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 CS5) from here.

You can 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.
Click this link to download the numbers.
Put the numbers to be aligned the upper left corner of your images.
Finally make your file simple with no layers.

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 posting size_first name_family name".
"_" should be underbar not hyphen.

How to send your images

  1. Make a folder named the same as your file. (for example : a4_andy_warhol)
  2. Put the image of your works and the photo of your face into this folder. (a4_andy_warhol.jpg / andy_warhol_0.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.

Notes

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.
As for posted works, please take responsibility at your own risk.

Open the entry form

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


    

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