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How to Apply for COPIC AWARD 2020

ENTRY PERIOD From May 1, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. until June 30, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. (Japan Time)
  • There are no restrictions for nationality, age, experience, area of residence, etc. Applicants must be individual artists, and not groups.
  • Each entry is limited to artworks which have not already been made public either through another competition or exhibition (excluding personal exhibitions or one’s own social media page(s)).
  • Your artwork must have been created using Copic products.
  • The size of artwork should be within L17″ x W12″x H12″ (L420mm x W297mm x H300mm) with the maximum weight of 11lbs (5kg). The specified dimensions of artwork have been changed from the previous year.
  • For the base material of artwork, fragile materials such as ceramic or glass are prohibited to use.
  • No categories, no specific theme – we’ve purposely kept this broad to encourage imagination!
  • Only one piece of artwork may be submitted per person.
  1. Register for the AWARD and submit your entry by clicking on the ENTRY button. Your entry will be open to the public after it has been reviewed to ensure that it meets the AWARD requirements.
  2. Each entry is considered and scored on the AWARD's criteria, then the finalists will be decided by the judges.
  3. Judges review all shortlisted artworks and select the winners of each prize.
  4. Winners will be announced on at a date to be announced.
  • Any entry infringing on intellectual property rights or copyrights of others (e.g. plagiarism, imitation) will be disqualified.
  • By entering the AWARD, you agree to grant the organizers reproduction rights over your entry, including to create a catalogue, archive the images of submitted artworks and publicize artworks online and in any other form of communication chosen by the organizers.
  • All applicants under the age of 13 are required to have the consent of a parent or legal guardian before entering.
  • Please confirm the COPIC AWARD Application Rules.


  • STEP1


    Register for the AWARD and submit your entry by clicking on the ENTRY form. Please read the Terms and Conditions carefully in advance.

  • STEP2

    Registration of Entry

    Only one entry may be registered per person. Up to three image files of the same entry can be submitted.

  • STEP3


    After the registration of your work, the entry process is completed.
    The images of your entry will be open to the public on the AWARD website when your entry meets the requirements of the application rules.

Social Media Award

Post your entry applied to the COPIC AWARD 2020 on Instagram for a chance to win a full 180 set of Copic Ciao markers!
1. Follow COPIC AWARD (@copic_award)
2. Post image of your entry applied to the COPIC AWARD 2020 on your Instagram account, with the following hashtags included in the caption: #COPICAWARD2020/#CA2020
*Winner will be selected based on the total number of post Likes.
*An Instagram account with public profile settings which may be obtained for free at is required.