JIA Illustration Award 2020

Application guideline for JIAIllustration Award 2020 is in preparation..

You can see the winners 2019.

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Information about JIA Illustration Award

The application for 2019 has been closed.
Application guidelines for 2020 are under preparation.

The guidance of each prize

GRAND PRIX 1 artist Prize money 300,000 yen
Crystal shield
Annual illustration book
Supplementary prize
The most superior work in this competition
Gold award 1 artist Prize money 100,000 yen
Crystal shield
Annual illustration book
Supplementary prize
The second superior work in this competition
Holbein award 1 artist ACRYLA GOUACHE 102 Colors
Certificate of commendation
Annual illustration book
Supplementary prize
The best of the hand-painted works
Silver award 10 artists Prize money 20,000 yen
Certificate of commendation
Annual illustration book
Supplementary prize
Excellent work in this competition
Bronze award 40 artists Certificate of commendation
Annual illustration book
Supplementary prize
Fine works in this competition

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Application essential points of this competition

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.
There is no limit to the number of entries.
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.


We recommend to pay via PayPal, as the fee of banks is expensive.
You can pay the entry fee via PayPal.
In case you pay via PayPal, the entry fee is 3,700 yen for the first piece, and 3,200 yen (2,200 yen for JIA member) for each from the second piece include the remittance fee.

Number non member JIA member
1 piece 3,700 yen 3,700 yen
2 pieces 6,900 yen 5,900 yen
3 pieces 10,100 yen 8,100 yen
4 pieces 13,300 yen 10,300 yen
5 pieces 16,500 yen 12,500 yen
6 pieces 19,700 yen 14,700 yen
7 pieces 22,900 yen 16,900 yen
8 pieces 26,100 yen 19,100yen
9 pieces 29,300 yen 21,300 yen
10 pieces 32,500 yen 23,500 yen
Remittance from overseas banks

If you can not pay via PayPal, please transfer the entry fee to the following bank accounts.
In case you transfer it to the bank account, the bank fee 3,000 yen will be added to the entry fee.

Remittances in either USD or EUR can be made from overseas banks, via a designated intermediary bank.
The information shown below is required to make a remittance from an overseas bank to a Japan Post Bank integrated account or giro account.
Please note that if there are any mistakes or omissions, the remittance may not reach our bank.
In addition, if the money remitted is returned to the sending bank, other charges and expenses may be deducted by the intermediary bank. 
Please note that remittances to Japan cannot be made from certain financial institutions. For details, please ask your local bank.

Currency (*1) USD EUR
Intermediary Bank (*2) Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas NY Deutsche Bank AG Frankfurt
Intermediary Bank BIC(SWIFT Code) BKTRUS33 DEUTDEFF
Beneficiary Bank Japan Post Bank
Branch Head Office
Beneficiary Bank Address 3-1, Otemachi 2-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8793, Japan
Beneficiary Bank BIC (SWIFT Code) JPPSJPJ1
Beneficiary Bank CHIPS UID (*3) 427593
Payee Account Number (*4) Account number consists of the combination of 5 digits and 8 digits (at maximum) .
Name of Payee Account Holder Japan Illustrators' Association President Takahiro Kanie
Payee Address 1908 3-9-3 Hikaragaoka Nerima-Ku, Tokyo 179-0072, Japan
Payee Telephone Number (*5) 03-6338-0127

After you submit fro m the entry form, we inform you the total amount of the entry fee incluide the bank fee.

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 1st to June 30th.
Examination First : The beginning of July
Second : The end of July
The announcement of the winning award works We inform the prize winners via email directly.
Make sure you can receive the email from email address.
If you ca not receive the email, we may assume it disqualification.
We do not email to the losers.
And we will upload the images which win a prize to our website in August.
Prize money and certificate We will send the prize and certificate and annual illustration book by the end of September.
And we pay the prize money via PayPal.
Supplementary award The winners can post their works to the book "100 illustrators most attractive in the world".
Grand PRIX / Gold / Holbein / Silver award winners : double page spread
Bronze award winners : one page
The winning works of Grand PRIX will be used for the cover of the book.
In addition, they may be printed on postcards, tote bags, T-shirts, etc., and make them a return product of crowdfunding.
The winner of GRAND PRIX can take these created illustration goods.
Please check this page about the book.
Privilege In case the winners enroll JIA before the time limit, the enrollment examination and enrollment fee are exempted.
They have to pay the annual membership fee.
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)

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