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AWARD PRIZES

Grand Prize(1 Entry)

Cash Prize of US $3,000
A full set of 358 Copic Sketch markers in a specially made acrylic case, trophy and more.

Second place(2 Entries)

Cash Prize of US $1000
A full set of 358 Copic Sketch markers in a specially made acrylic case, trophy and more.

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

A full set of 358 Copic Sketch markers in a specially made acrylic case.
*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 2022 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, and pixiv's art book "2022 ILLUSTRATORS BOOK"

Social Media Award(1 Entry)

A full set of 180 Copic Ciao markers.

Special Award Selected by Too Corporation Americas(1 Entry)

Copic Sketch 72 colors set and Copic Airbrushing System.

Regional awards(5 Entries)

Copic Sketch 72 colors set.

Kids Award (3 Entries)

A full 180 colors set of Copic Ciao.

Alcohol Ink Art Award(1 Entry)

Copic Ink 100 colors set in a specially made acrylic case.
Judge: Astuary Art by Marissa Recker

Craft Award(1 Entry)

Copic Sketch 72 colors set and Copic Airbrushing System.

JUDGES

HIKARU ICHIJO

Illustrator

In 2018, Ichijo began working as an illustrator. Her illustrations are featured in books, advertisements, and package design. Using techniques rooted in printing technology to explore color expression, she builds bold images of female figures with a fresh, contemporary pop aesthetic. She chooses not to draw their faces, freeing the characters from judgment based on shifting beauty standards.

KOTA NEZU

Designer

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 2014-2021 and has written many books on design and communications.

KAZUTOSHI OSHIMOTO

Associate Professor of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music / Artist

Oshimoto is an associate professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts/Department of Design, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. He is also active as an artist in solo and group exhibitions.

KIMURA ERIKO

Curator

Kimura has been a Curator at Yokohama Museum of Art since 2000 and worked as curatorial head for Yokohama Triennale 2020. Research interest areas include contemporary art, sculpture, photography and video art, experimental art, performance, and contemporary cultural theory.
Recent curated exhibitions include "HANRAN: 20th-Century Japanese Photography" held at the National Gallery of Canada in 2019. (Photo credit: Kato Hajime)

YUKI SUETSUGU

Manga Artist

Suetsugu is a famous Japanese manga artist most known for her hit manga Chihayafuru, published by Kodansha. As of September 2021, 47 volumes of the Chihayafuru series have been published, with more than 27 million copies sold. The series has also been adapted into a TV anime and live-action film trilogy. She debuted in 1992 in Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine with Taiyo no Romance. She won Manga Taisho Award in 2009 for Chihayafuru, and in 2011 she won the 35th Kodansha Manga Award, Shojo (girls) category.

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