Call for entries and public recommendations: 17th Japan Media Arts Festival

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Call for entries and public recommendations:
The 17th Japan Media Arts Festival

Deadline for entries: Thursday, September 12, 2013
Deadline for recommendations: Monday, August 12, 2013

The Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee announced the call for entries for the 17th Japan Media Arts Festival starting in 2014 from July 11, 2013. Works completed or released between September 21, 2012 and September 12, 2013 are eligible for entry in the four divisions—Art, Entertainment, Animation and Manga. Entries are sought from professional, amateur, independent, and commercial creators from across the globe.

In early December, we will announce the winners of the Grand Prize, Excellence Awards, New Face Awards, and Special Achievement Awards, as well as other Jury Selections. The Exhibition of Award-Winning Works, in which these will be presented,will be held from February 5 to 16, 2014, at the National Art Center, Tokyo (our main venue) and other locations.

Entry divisions
The four divisions: Art, Entertainment, Animation and Manga

Art division
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 division
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 division
Animated feature films, animated short films, animated series, 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.

Entry period
Thursday, July 11 to Thursday, September 12, 2013; Late entries will not be accepted.

–Works must be completed or released between Friday, September 21, 2012 and Thursday, September 12, 2013.
–Works completed, changed, renewed, presented or released during the above period are eligible for entry.
–While the number of entries made is unlimited, the same work may not be entered in 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 submission.
–By submitting their work, the entrant is deemed to have accepted all entry rules and regulations as stated.
–In all divisions professional, amateur, independent, and commercial works are eligible for submission.

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 may be awarded on the recommendation of the Jury to an individual or group who has made a special contribution to Media Arts in any of the four divisions.

Grand Prize: Certificate*, trophy, 600,000 Japanese Yen
Excellence Award: Certificate*, trophy, 300,000 Japanese Yen
New Face Award: Certificate*, trophy, 200,000 Japanese Yen
Special Achievement Award: Certificate*, trophy
(*Certificates from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)

How to enter
Entries can be submitted by uploading data online. For more information about entry, and to complete registration and submission of work and/or reference materials please visit the official website.

Public recommendations:
Thursday, July 11–Monday, August 12, 2013
Through the website we welcome recommendations from members of the public of any exceptional works in the media arts.

Schedule and contact
Entry period: Thursday, July 11–Thursday, September 12, 2013
Announcement of Award-winning works: early December 2013
Awards ceremony: Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Exhibition of Award-winning Works:
Wednesday, February 5–Sunday, February 16, 2014
Venue: The National Art Center, Tokyo (Roppongi, Tokyo) and other locations

Organizer: Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee
Contact information: Japan Media Arts Festival Secretariat,

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