JIA Illustration Award 2023

Call for entries from April 1 to June 30.

This is an illustration contest (competition) that the Japan Illustrators’ Association (JIA) recruits from all over the world once a year.
The total prize money is 700,000 yen, and there are also supplementary prize.
Anyone, professional or amateur, can apply.
This open call for participants exhibition is being held to discover new illustrators.
This is a public exhibition that will be a gateway for illustrators who have the ability but have not yet seen the light of day, and who cannot meet big jobs.
Many people involved in publishing and advertising are paying attention.
The winning works will be exhibited at the “JIA Illustration Award winning works Exhibition” in China.

Information about JIA Illustration Award

Please read carefully the application requirements below.

The guidance of each prize

GRAND PRIX – 1 artist

Prize money 500,000 yen – Supplementary prize

The most superior work in this competition

Gold award – 1 artist

Prize money 200,000 yen – Supplementary prize

The second superior work in this competition

Silver award – 20 Artists

Certificate – Supplementary prize

Excellent work in this competition

Bronze award – 30 Artists

Certificate – Supplementary prize

Fine works in this competition

Application essential points of this competition


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.
Works that use AI even in part are not permitted.
The images you show on your web site are OK.
The limit to the number of entries is 5.

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.
However, if the background is changed or the layout is changed, it will be regarded as another work.

Digital data

Make your works JPEG files, color mode should be RGB.
Put one illustration in a file without any text in it

Data size

The width and the heights should be within 2,000 pixels.
If you apply for more than one files, put them together in one folder and compress it to send.

The name of the files

First name_Last name_number.jpg (ex. andy_warhol_1.jpg)

How to pay the entry fee

You can pay the entry fee via PayPal when you apply .

Entry fee

NumberGeneralJIA member
1 piece5,000 yen4,000 yen
2 piece9,000 yen7,000 yen
3 piece12,000 yen9,000 yen
4 piece14,000 yen10,000 yen
5 piece15,000 yen11,000 yen
Matter of list in the entry formName / gender / email address / real address / phone number / the title of the works / used art supplies or application soft / Comment on your works/ etc.
How to send your worksAttach 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 periodWe accept the entry from April 2 to June 30.
ExaminationFirst : The beginning of July
Second : The end of July
The announcement of the award winning worksWe inform the prize winners via email directly.
Make sure you can receive the email from email address.
If you can not receive the email, we may assume it disqualification.
We do not email to the losers.
The progress will be reported on the Facebook page at any time, so please click the “Nice!” button.
Then upload the award winning images to their website in August.
Prize money and certificateWe will send the crystal seald or certificate by the end of September.
And we pay the prize money via PayPal.
Supplementary awardIn case the winners enroll JIA during the specified period, the enrollment fee and annual membership fee will be exempted.
GRAND PRIXGold award,Silver award : Both of the enrollement fee and annual membership will be exempted.
(In case the winner is a JIA member already, the annual membership fee will be exempt from the next renewal. )
Bronze award : Only enrollement fee will be exempted.
An enrollment guide is on this page.
CopyrightThe copyright of the images for this competition belongs to each illustrators.
Japan Illustrators’ Association have right to use the copyright of the prize winner.
ExhibitionAward-winning works can be exhibited free of charge at the “JIA Illustration Award Winning Works Exhibition” held in China.
Winners will be contacted directly by At Design Co.,Ltd the organizer of the exhibition.
The content entered in the work entry form and the exhibitor contact form (published when the winners are announced) will be used as the caption for the exhibition, as well as the manuscript for the catalog and website.
Since the award-winning works will be printed in China, please send data in A3 size, 300 dpi resolution, and CMYK mode.
For further information, click this link.
SponsorshipJapan Illustrators’ Association
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Please register the email address that can be contacted. (PC recommended)
If the application name and PayPal account name are different, please let us know.
In case we cannot confirm the entry fee, you will be disqualified.

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