17th Japan Media Arts Festival Issues Call for Entries

Japan Media Arts

The Japan Media Arts Festival  has just launched its annual call for entries to its competition that reaches out to both comic artists and animators worldwide.

A comprehensive festival of Media Arts (=Media Geijutsu), the event honours outstanding works from a diverse range of media – from Animation and comics to media art and games. The festival gives awards in each of its four divisions; art, entertainment, animation, and manga. It also provides a platform for appreciation of the award-winning and other notable works.

Since its inception in 1997, the festival has recognized significant works of high artistry and creativity and in addition to a yearly Exhibition of award-winning works has held other events, such as symposiums, screenings, and showcases.

Festival organizers have begun the 17th edition of the Festival with a call for entries. Entries are sought from professional, amateur, independent and commercial creators from across the globe.

The deadline for submissions is Thursday 12th September 12, 2013 and works completed or released between 21st September 2012 and 12th September 2013 are eligible for entry in the four divisions – Art, Entertainment, Animation and Manga.

• You can submit your entry by uploading data online or by post. For more information about entries, and to complete registration and submission of work and/or reference materials visit the official Japan Media Arts Festival website (English language site): http://j-mediaarts.jp/?locale=en

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