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How to Apply for COPIC AWARD 2024

Application Period for Entries May 10, 2024 (Fri) 12:00 - June 30, 2024 (Sun) 23:59 (JST)
*Application deadline may be extended without notice.
  • There are no restrictions for nationality, age, experience, residence area, etc. Applicants must be individual artists, not groups.
  • Entry is limited to artworks which have not already been made public either though another competition or an exhibition (excluding personal exhibition or own social media pages).
  • Your artwork must have been created using Copic products.
  • The artwork should be no larger than 420mm x 297mm x 300mm and weigh no more than 5kg.
    L420mm x W297mm is equivalent to the international paper size A3. There is no restriction on the orientation of length and width.
    Not only paintings or drawings, but three-dimensional works are also welcome. The base material does not have to be paper, but the use of fragile materials such as ceramic or glass is prohibited.
  • 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 winners of the Grand Prize, Judges' awards and other special prizes.
  4. Winners will be announced on
  • Entries must be original works created by the applicants.
  • Entries that infringe the intellectual property rights or copyrights of others (e.g., plagiarism, imitation, or tracing) will be disqualified.
  • Entries generated using AI will not be accepted as they may infringe on the intellectual property rights of others.
  • COPIC AWARD 2024 Application Rules


  • STEP1


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

  • STEP2

    Submission of Entry

    Only one piece of entry may be submitted per person. 3 still image files of the same entry can be submitted.

  • STEP3


    If you are a Registered Applicant, you can SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY or EDIT PERSONAL INFO on PERSONAL PROFILE page. After you send REQUEST FOR PUBLIC OPENING, we will review whether your entry is appropriate for public opening. If it meets the requirements of Application Rules, the images of your entry will be open to the public on the AWARD website.

Social Media Award

Follow COPIC AWARD account (@copic_award) first. An image of entry must be posted by an AWARD participant by him/herself, with the following hashtags included in the caption: #copicaward2024 and/or #copicaward_insta



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