25th Japan Media Arts Festival Call For Entry

July 13, 2021

The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts that honors outstanding works in four main divisions:

Art - Works of art created with new media and digital technologies. Interactive art, media installations, video works, graphic art (digital illustration, digital photography, computer graphics, etc), web-based works, media performances, etc.

Entertainment - Works for entertainment created with digital technologies. Games (video games, online games, etc.), video works (music videos, advertising videos, special effects videos, etc.), gadgets, electronics, websites, application software, etc.

Animation - Animated feature films, animated short films, animated series, etc.

Manga - Comics published in book form, comics published in a magazine (including works still being serialized), comics published online (for computer or mobile), self-published comics, etc.

Works must be completed or released between 5 September 2020 and 3 September 2021. It is possible to submit a work that has been completed in the past but renewed or updated and freshly completed or released during this time frame. The copyright to award-winning works remains with the entrant.

There is no entry fee.


Entries are accepted from across the globe from professional, amateur, independent and commercial sources.


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 (approx. 8,975 USD)
• Excellence Award: 500,000 Japanese Yen
• Social Impact Award: 500,000 Japanese Yen
• New Face Award: 300,000 Japanese Yen
• U-18 Award: Certificate

September 3, 2021 (deadline)

For more Info: https://j-mediaarts.jp/en/contest/

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