25th Japan Media Arts Festival


The contest is open to artists worldwide. There four divisions for the contest: Art, entertainment, Manga, Animation. The contest will take place in Japan.

Submissions open:
1 July 2021

Submissions close:
3 September 2021

Who may enter
The competition is open to artists from around the world.

The competition is organized by the Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee.

There are 4 divisions:

• Art Division – interactive art, media installations, video works, video installations, graphic art (including photographs), internet art, media performances, etc.
• Entertainment Division – games (video games, online games, etc.), video/sound works, spatial representation (including special effects videos and directions, performances), products (products utilizing media technologies, R&D devices, etc.), websites, applications, etc.
• Animation Division – animated feature films, animated short films (including opening videos, ending videos, etc.), animated TV series, videos for streaming, etc.
• Manga Division – comics published in a book form, comics published in a magazine (including works still being serialized), comics published online (for computer or mobile devices), self-published comics, etc.

Works must be completed or released between 5 September 2020 and 3 September 2021.

Entry fees
The competition is free to enter.

For each division, a Grand Prize, Excellence Awards, Social Impact Award, New Face Awards, and U-18 Award will be awarded.

• Grand Prize: 1,000,000 Japanese Yen
• Excellence Award: 500,000 Japanese Yen
• Social Impact Award: 500,000 Japanese Yen
• New Face Award: 300,000 Japanese Yen
• U-18 Award: Certificate

Competition website
For further information visit the official competition website.

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