The Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee is now accepting entries for the 25th Japan Media Arts Festival. All artists around the world, without distinction as to professional, amateur, independent, or commercial, are invited to submit their works. Eligible works are completed or released within a year before the deadline (September 5, 2020 – September 3, 2021).


From each division, the jury committee will select winners of the Grand Prizes, Excellence Awards, Social Impact Award, New Face Awards, and U-18 Award. All awards including Special Achievement Awards and Jury Selections will be announced in March 2022. Each of the winners from the four divisions will receive a trophy and prize money up to 1,000,000 yen, and also win an opportunity to present their works at the Exhibition of Award-winning Works in Tokyo.


In addition to the four divisions: Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga, there will be an open call for Festival Platform Award, which is an award given to brilliant new exhibition plan that utilize the characteristics of its facilities of organizations in liaison with the Japan Media Arts Festival.

Qualifications & Requirements 

Materials and information to be submitted vary depending on the division and the screening category of the work. Refer to the table of screening categories below and submit the appropriate materials for your work. The submitted work will be reviewed based on both the registration information and submitted materials.


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

* Works completed, changed, renewed, presented or released during the above period are eligible for entry.

* While there is no limit to the number of entries each entrant makes, the same work may not be entered in multiple divisions.


How to Apply

[Art, Entertainment, Animation, Manga Divisions, and Festival Platform Award]


■ Entry Period:

July 1, 2021 – September 3, 2021 (18:00 Japan Standard Time)

■ Awards:

Grand Prize, Excellence Awards, Social Impact Award, New Face Awards, and U-18 Award


Entries must be submitted online. Submission of entries is free of charge.


Entry site: https://entry.j-mediaarts.jp/en


Deadline: 03/09/2021 12:00 am (Timezone: Asia/Tokyo)

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