The Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee is now accepting entries for the 21st Japan Media Arts Festival.
All artists around the world, without distinction as to professional, amateur, independent, or commercial, are invited to submit their works to the four divisions — Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga. Eligible are works completed or exhibited within a year before the deadline (10 September 2016 – 5 October 2017).
From each division, the jury committee will select winners of the Grand Prizes, Excellence Awards, and New Face Awards. Each of the winners from the four divisions will receive a trophy and prize money up to 600,000 Japanese yen, and also win an opportunity to present their works at the Exhibition of Award-winning Works in Tokyo in June 2018.
All awards, including Special Achievement Awards and Jury Selections, will be announced in March 2018.
Japan Media Art Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts (Japanese: Media Geijutsu) that honors outstanding works from a diverse range of media – from animation and comics to media art and games. Since its inception in 1997, the Japan Media Art Festival has recognized significant works of high artistry and creativity, and in addition to a yearly Exhibition of Award-winning Works has held other events, such as symposiums, screenings, and showcases.