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JIA Illustration Award 2024

    JIA Illustration Award 2024 | Graphic Competitions
     Category:  Illustration
     Deadline:  June 30, 2024 - expired! June 13, 2024
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    The JIA Illustration Award is an annual competition organized by the Japan Illustrators’ Association (JIA), aiming to spotlight emerging and established illustrators from around the globe. Held annually, this competition welcomes entries in various formats, including hand-painted, digital, and three-dimensional works, encouraging a diverse range of artistic expressions. There is no set theme, allowing artists the freedom to showcase their unique styles and creativity. The competition serves as a significant platform for artists to gain international exposure and recognition in the field of illustration.

    One of the standout features of the JIA Illustration Award is its commitment to discovering and promoting new talent. The competition is open to everyone, from seasoned professionals to passionate amateurs, reflecting JIA’s inclusive ethos. Each year, the award-winning works are exhibited in a high-profile public exhibition in China, providing a valuable opportunity for illustrators to have their work seen by a wide audience, including key figures in the publishing and advertising industries. This exposure is instrumental for many artists looking to advance their careers and secure prestigious commissions.

    In addition to the exhibition, winners receive substantial monetary prizes, further emphasizing the competition’s role in supporting artists. The Grand Prix winner is awarded 500,000 yen, while the Gold and Platinum Award winners receive 200,000 yen and 100,000 yen, respectively. Twenty artists are honored with the Silver Award, and thirty with the Bronze Award, all of whom receive digital certificates and supplementary prizes. The winners also benefit from waived membership fees for the Japan Illustrators’ Association, providing them with ongoing support and resources. Overall, the JIA Illustration Award not only celebrates artistic excellence but also fosters the professional growth of illustrators worldwide.

    Entry fee: 5,000 yen for one illustration; 9,000 yen for two; 12,000 yen for three; 14,000 yen for four; and 15,000 yen for five illustrations.


    Open to anyone, both professionals and amateurs.


    The total prize money is 800,000 yen. The Grand Prix winner receives 500,000 yen, the Gold Award winner gets 200,000 yen, and the Platinum Award winner is awarded 100,000 yen. Additionally, 20 artists will receive the Silver Award, and 30 artists will get the Bronze Award, both of which include a digital certificate and supplementary prizes. Winners also get their works exhibited in China, published in an award collection, and are exempt from certain membership fees in the Japan Illustrators’ Association.

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