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.
Grand Prize: 600,000 Japanese Yen; Excellence Award : 300,000 Japanese Yen; New Face Award: 200,000 Japanese Yen + Special Achievement Award.
Call for Entries : Thursday, July 12 – Thursday, September 20, 2012
Announcement of Award-winning Works : Mid-December, 2012
Awards Ceremony : Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Exhibition of Award-winning Works : Wednesday, February 13 – Sunday, February 24, 2013
More information at http://j-mediaarts.jp/