4, October 2019.





23rd Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee

The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts (Media Geijutsu in Japanese) that honors outstanding works from a diverse range of media – from animation and comics to media art and games.

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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 and money for winners.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  •  Art
  • Entertmaint
  • Animation
  • Manga

Required Languages

Japanese or English.

Eligible Countries


Program Period

Entry Period is from Thursday, August 1, 2019 – Friday, October 4, 2019 (18:00 Japan Standard Time).

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • In all divisions professional, amateur, independent and commercial works are eligible for entry.
  • Works must be completed or released between Saturday, October 6, 2018, and Friday, October 4, 2019.
  • Permission must be obtained from the copyright holder for the use of any art, film, photographs, video images, programs music or any other content used in the submitted work. The entrant takes sole responsibility for resolving any third party claims of infringement of rights and/or claim for damages. The organizer shall not be held accountable in the event of any dispute.
  • Depending on the form or type of work, it may be necessary to change the division in which the work has been entered.
  • All entrants must read, understand, and accept the Entry Rules and Regulations before submitting work. By submitting works, the entrant is deemed to have accepted all Entry Rules and Regulations as stated.
  • Special Achievement Award award will be given to the work that has been implemented in society and brought impact and change in the states of media technologies and attitudes of people.
  • U-18 award will be given to the excellent work by an artist born on or after April 2, 2002, or a unit/group that includes him/her as its members.

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Opportunity Cost


  • Grand Prize: Certificate, trophy, 1,000,000 Japanese Yen.
  •  Excellence Award: Certificate, trophy, 500,000 Japanese Yen.
  •  New Face Award: Certificate, trophy, 300,000 Japanese Yen.
  •  Social Impact Award: Certificate, trophy, 500,000 Japanese Yen.
  • Special Achievement Award: Certificate, trophy.
  • U-18 Award: Certificate.

All expenses related to submission of works to the competition (for example delivery cost to the Festival Office) are borne by the entrant.

How to Apply

First Step: Register on this website here and fill out the application form.

Second Step: Enter Information about the author and the work.

Third Step: Submit your work or reference materials.


You may submit entries for multiple works via the same account. Regarding the work with languages other than Japanese, be sure to send the translation or subtitles in Japanese or English.

For more information about what to submit click here.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Esraa Badawi / Egypt

Reviewed by “ Hanine Aymen / Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team