August 17, 2012 - Japan Media Arts Festival - Call for entries
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August 17, 2012

Call for entries

The 15th Festival’s Grand Prize winning works by: Yamamoto Yoshihiro, Oyagi Tsubasa / Baba Kampei / Nozoe Takeshi / John Powell, Shimbō Akiyuki, Iwaoka Hisae.*

The 16th Japan Media Arts Festival: call for entries​

Application deadline: September 20, 2012
Announcement of award-winning works: Mid-December, 2012
Awards ceremony: Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Exhibition of award-winning works: February 13–February 24, 2013 (Closed Feb 19)

The National Art Center, Tokyo
7-22-2 Roppongi
Minato-ku, Tokyo
106-8558 Japan

www.j-mediaarts.jp
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The Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee announces the call for entries for the 16th Japan Media Arts Festival.

The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts that honors outstanding works in the four divisions of Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga, as well as providing a platform for appreciation of the works that have won awards. The 15th Festival received a record 2,714 works from 57 countries and regions around the world, demonstrating its continuing evolution as an established annual international festival.

For the 16th Festival, entries are sought in various disciplines of Media Arts including interactive art, video, websites, games, animation and comics, and from professional, amateur, independent and commercial sources.

Entries will be accepted from Thursday, July 12 to Thursday, September 20 (please note that late entries will not be accepted). The award-winning works will be announced in mid-December. The Exhibition of Award-winning Works, with approximately 150 award-winning works and jury selections, will be held at The National Art Center, Tokyo from February 13 to 24, 2013.

*For more detailed information about the entry process, please check the Guidelines for Entry (PDF) on the Japan Media Arts Festival official website.

Organizer
Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee

Contact Information
Japan Media Arts Festival Secretariat [c/o CG-ARTS]: jmaf@cgarts.or.jp

The Four Divisions

Art Division
Works created with new media and digital technologies. Interactive art, media installations, video works, digital photographs, graphic art, web-based works, media performances, etc.

Entertainment Division
Entertainment works created with digital technologies. Games (video games, online games, etc.), video works (music videos, advertising films, computerized special effects videos, etc.), gadgets (including figurines), websites (including advertisements), application software, etc.

Animation Division
Animated feature films, animated short films, animated TV series, animated series or films released in home-video formats, etc.

Manga Division
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.

*Note that in all divisions professional, amateur, independent, and commercial works are eligible for submission.

Eligibility
Works must be completed or released between Friday, September 23, 2011 and Thursday, September 20, 2012.
–Please confirm the work fits the above timeframe.
–Works that were renewed, changed, completed, presented or released during the above time period are eligible for submission.
–While there is no limit on the number of submissions made, the same work may not be submitted to multiple divisions.
–The entrant must hold the copyright to the submitted work. If the work is submitted by a representative, permission from the copyright holder must be obtained.
–Each entrant must read, understand, and accept the Entry Rules and Regulations before submitting work. (please click here to view the Entry Rules and Regulations)
–By submitting their work, the entrant is deemed to have accepted the Entry Rules and Regulations as stated.

Awards
For each division, one Grand Prize, four Excellence Awards, and three New Face Awards will be awarded on the basis of artistic quality and creativity. In addition, a Special Achievement Award will be awarded on the recommendation of the Jury to a person or group having made a special contribution to Media Arts in each of the four specified divisions.

Grand Prize: Certificate from Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Trophy, cash prize
Excellence Award: Certificate from Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Trophy, cash prize
New Face Award: Certificate from Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Trophy, cash prize
Special Achievement Award: Certificate from Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Trophy

*Images above: The 15th Festival’s Grand Prize winning works.
Upper left: Yamamoto Yoshihiro, Plain voices. © the artist. Bottom left: Oyagi Tsubasa / Baba Kampei / Nozoe Takeshi / John Powell, Space Balloon Project. © Samsung Electronics Japan. Center: Shimbō Akiyuki (director), Puella Magi Madoka Magica. © Magica Quartet / Aniplex, Madoka Partners, MBS. Right: Iwaoka Hisae, Saturn Apartments. © Iwaoa Hisae / IKKICOMIX (Shogakukan).

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