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AWARD PRIZES

Grand Prize(1 Entry)

Cash Prize of US $3,000
A full set of 358 Copic Sketch markers, trophy and more.

Second place(2 Entries)

Cash Prize of US $1000
A full set of 358 Copic Sketch markers, trophy and more.

Future Generation Art Prize(Youth Award): Grand Prize (1 Entry)

A full set of 358 Copic Sketch markers.
*Winner will be selected from applicants 18 years of age or younger at the time of entry.

Judges’ Awards(5 Entries)

Special Edition Copic Set and with an autograph of one of the judges, trophy and more.

Future Generation Art Prize (U-18 Award): Special Prize(100 Entries)

Special 2021 edition Copic set.
*Winners will be selected from applicants 18 years of age or younger at the time of entry.

pixiv Award(1 Entry)

Copic Sketch 72 colors set.
Free 12-month subscription to pixiv premium.
An exclusive interview on pixivision.
pixiv's art book「VISIONS2021 ILLUSTRATORS BOOK」

Social Media Award(1 Entry)

A full set of 180 Copic Ciao markers.
>>About Social Media Award

Craft award selected by Japan Hobby Association(1 Entry)

Copic Sketch 72 colors set.
Airbrushing system.

Craft Award selected by Too Corporation Americas(1 Entry)

Copic Sketch 72 colors set.
Airbrushing system.

Special award selected by Holly Nichols(1 Entry)

Copic Sketch 72 colors set and autographed copy of Holly Nichols' book "Modern Fashion Illustration"

Regional awards(5 Entries)

Copic Sketch 72 colors set.
>>About Regional Awards

Finalists(number of finalists: TBA)

Special 2021 edition Copic set.
*All finalists' entries will be returned framed.

JUDGES

Oh! great (Ito Ogure)

Manga Artist

Ogure (known as Oh! great) made his debut inManga Hot Milk magazine back in 1995 with a manga calledSeptember Kiss. Since then, he has been working not only on manga but also on character designs for games and anime. He is best known for his manga seriesTenjo Tenge, Air Gear, andBiorg Trinity with Otaro Maijo. Currently,Bakemonogatari (the adaptation of the novel series by Ishin Nishio) is being serialized inWeekly Shonen Magazine.

Kota Nezu

Designer

The Tokyo native Nezu worked for Toyota Motor Corporation as a designer before starting his own design firm Znug Design in 2005. He has been involved in the development of the zecOO electric motorcycle, LOVOT family robot, Toyota concept car, Thermos portable mug, and many other products. Nezu is also a jury member for the Good Design Award 2014-2020 and wrote many books on design and communications.

Chiaki Harada

llustrator/Manga artist

Harada is known for her unique “bad-mouth" style and has published numerous manga/art books including classics likeTekara Dokugaderu Neko No HanashiandDarenimo Mitsukarazuni Naiteiru Kimiwa Yasashii. She also works in a wide range of fields, including apparel and curation. Since 2019 Harada has been a lecturer at the Kyoto University of the Art.

Kei Matsushita

Art director/Professor of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (design department)

Matsushita graduated in general design from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1985 and then, in 1987, completed his postgraduate studies. Matsushita was also awarded with prizes including the JAGDA New Designer Award, the TOKYO ADC Awards, the Education Minister’s Award and the Good Design Award.

Tomoko Yabumae

Curator of Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

Yabumae has curated a number of innovative exhibitions. Most recently, she was in charge of the overall planning and organization of the exhibitionEiko Ishioka: Blood, Sweat, and Tears—A Life of Design held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. Her writings on modern and contemporary Japanese art have appeared in many art magazines/websites in Japan.

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