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This COPIC AWARD (hereinafter referred to as “AWARD”) is an event aimed at providing an opportunity to publish on the internet the works created using COPIC (hereinafter referred to as “COPIC Works” or entries), connecting COPIC fans all over the world by such works, and celebrating the joy of creativity. Anybody can apply with the COPIC Work, and the COPIC Works applied from across the world can be freely viewed at the special AWARD site (, hereinafter referred to as “Special AWARD Site”).

【Application Method】

  • The applicant to the AWARD (hereinafter referred to as “Applicant” or “you”) shall agree to be bound by this COPIC AWARD Application Rules (hereinafter referred to as “Rules”), by applying from the Special AWARD Site. (
  • Application for participating in the AWARD (hereinafter referred to as “Application”) should be made by filling out the required items on the Application form available on the Special AWARD Site. The application will be accepted only if it is made on the Application form via the Special AWARD Site. The Applicant shall agree in advance that the Application by other methods will not be accepted. By submitting the entry via the application form, the applicant shall be deemed to agree to all of the following terms and conditions.
  • After you make an Application, the Organizer will send a confirmation email.
    Following the instructions in the confirmation email, please upload an image (up to 3 pictures from the same work) of your work. If you have set up a domain designated reception to prevent spam emails, please change the setting so that you can receive emails from “”
  • The image of the uploaded applied work (s) will be displayed on the Special AWARD Site only if the Organizer confirms it fulfills the requirements set forth herein. The Applicant shall agree in advance that if the Application does not fulfill the requirements set forth herein, the image of the applied work will not be displayed on the website.
  • Only one work may be applied by one person.

【Treatment of Applied Works】

  • AppApplied works will be displayed on the Special AWARD Site (
  • Applicants shall grant the Organizer the use of imagery and information associated with applied works, in promotional activities relevant to COPIC AWARD in all media without prior consent. Promotional activities will include use in print and online (public transmission, publishing, broadcasting, social media, the exhibition, etc.) and editing, copying, reprinting, translation, adaptation, and any other forms of secondary use.

【Examination of Applications】

  • Processing of Applications will be conducted in principle in the order of acceptance; provided, however, the order may be changed under certain circumstances.
  • The Organizer may not accept an Application if it falls under any of the following cases:
    1. A false fact is stated in the Application form.
    2. In addition to what is prescribed in the preceding case, it causes a problem for the Organizer’s business, or it is reasonably judged likely to do so.
    3. The Applicant belongs to an anti-social group or is judged to be its member and affiliated party; or
    4. The Applicant does not agree to the Rules, or the applied work falls under the Prohibited Works or does not fulfill other requirements stipulated in the Rules.
  • After displaying the applied work on the Special AWARD Site, if there is a claim by a third party about infringement of rights or other things concerning the said applied work, the Organizer may decide to stop the display of the said applied work.
  • If the Organizer does not accept an Application, the Organizer will notify the Applicant to that effect.

【Qualifications for Application】

There are no restrictions for nationality, age, gender, experience, area of residence, etc. However, the Applicant shall agree that the Application is limited to the Application by an individual only and the Application by any group shall not be accepted.

【Application Fees】


【Application Period】

Friday, May 10, 2024 at noon (12:00 PM) – Sunday, June 30, 2024 at 11:59 PM (Japan time)
*The application period may be extended.

【Period for Display of Works】

The COPIC Works will sequentially be available to the public on the Special AWARD site until it is closed.


Those who receive an Award will be notified by email, and the result will be announced on this special AWARD site.

【Size of Works, Base Materials to be Used】

  • The size of works to be produced should be within 420mm x 297mm x 300mm, with a weight of 5kg or less, or within 17 inches x 12 inches x 12 inches, with a weight of 11 pounds or less.
  • For the base material of COPIC Work, fragile materials such as ceramic and glass are prohibited from use.

【Exhibition of Award-Winning COPIC Works, etc.】

  • Applicants agree that the original drawings of Award-Winning and nominated pieces (hereinafter referred to as the “Selected COPIC Works” or finalist works) will be exhibited at the awards ceremony or exhibition.
  • If the applicant receives an email from the organizer informing that the applied COPIC Work has been selected as a Selected COPIC Work (finalist work), he/she shall send the original drawing of the Selected COPIC Work to the place designated by the organizer at his/her own responsibility and costs (including freight, packing cost, and cost of transportation insurance). Applicants agree that the selection as a Selected COPIC Work may be cancelled if the original drawing is not sent by the date designated by the organizer.
  • After the completion of the exhibition, the original drawing of Award-Winning COPIC Work (entry) or Selected COPIC Work (finalist work) will be sent from the organizer to the applicant at the responsibility of the organizer who will bear the costs required for the shipment including freight, packing costs, and cost of transportation insurance.
  • Applicants agree that the organizer may dispose of the said original drawing at will if the organizer sends the above original drawing to the address registered by the applicant at the time of application but cannot deliver to the said address, or the applicant refuses to accept the delivery of the said original drawing.

Primary judgment: Judges appointed by Too Marker Products. Inc.
Final judgment: Judges appointed by Too Marker Products. Inc.

【Selection method of Award-Winning COPIC Works】

  • There will be primary judgement and final judgement for this Award.
  • As primary judgement, judges appointed by Too Marker Products. Inc. will select Selected COPIC Works through strictly impartial judgment.
  • As final judgement, judges appointed by Too Marker Products. Inc. will conduct a strictly impartial review of the Selected COPIC Works whose original drawings have been sent to the organizer, and select Award-Winning COPIC Works for Grand Prize, Second Prize, Future Generation Art Prize, Judges' Awards, and various Special Awards.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the winners of the Grand Prize, Second Prize, Future Generation Art Prize, Judges' Awards, and various Special Awards.

【Presentation of Prize】

Award-winners will be presented with the following prizes:

The winners will receive the following prizes:

Grand Prize (1 entry)
Cash prize: US$3,000
Plus: A full 358 colors set of Copic Sketch, trophy and more.

Second Prize (2 entries)
Cash prize: US$1,000
Plus: A full 358 colors set of Copic Sketch, trophy and more.

Future Generation Art Prize (Youth Awards): Grand Prize (1 entry)
A full 358 colors set of Copic Sketch, trophy and more.
*The 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 with an autograph of one of the judges, trophy and more.

Finalists (50 entries)
Special edition COPIC AWARD 2024 set and commemorative art book of the Selected COPIC Works (finalist works).
*Entries selected by our panel of judges that pass the first round of judging are considered finalists.

Future Generation Art Prize (Youth Awards) (100 entries)
Special edition COPIC AWARD 2024 set
*The winners will be selected from applicants 18 years of age or younger at the time of entry.

Prizes will also be awarded to the winners of several special awards, including the Regional Awards and the Social Media Award.

【Applied Work】

  • It must be a piece of work made using COPIC.
    *The amount of COPIC used will not affect the result of the examination for awards.
  • It should be an original work created by the Applicant themself
  • There is no specific theme for applications. Please feel free to create your artwork without any limitations.
  • COPIC Works may be three-dimensional or two-dimensional.
  • The size of actual works should be within 420mm x 297mm x 300mm, with a weight of 5kg or less, or within 17 inches x 12 inches x 12 inches, with a weight of 11 pounds or less.
  • The images for the Application should include a maximum of three pieces (e.g. an overview image, close-up, and another angle) submitted in .jpg format. Images other than the AWARD entry are not accepted).
  • The image shall be no more than 5MB per piece, and no more than 15MB in total.
  • Each entry is limited to COPIC Work not already made public through other competitions, exhibitions, and past COPIC AWARDS (excluding public exhibitions organized by Copic affiliates or distributors, personal exhibitions, or own social media pages)
  • Only COPIC Works that do not infringe upon another person's copyright or the intellectual property rights of others may be applied.
  • If the Organizer judges that the applied work does not fulfill the requirements for the Application, it may not accept the Application. In this case, the Applicant will be notified to that effect by email. It is possible to apply again by making necessary changes to fulfill the requirements for the Application.

【Prohibited Works】

All applications shall be prohibited if the works fall under any of the following descriptions:

  • Those that give insult, slander, threat, or an economic or psychological damage/disadvantage;
  • Those which include a sexual or obscene expression violating laws, ordinances, or other standards established by the Organizer;
  • Those that includes a violent expression;
  • Those that forces radical thoughts;
  • Those that includes an expression praising anti-social actions;
  • Those that includes any unfair expression of discrimination against any race, occupation, gender, religion, etc.;
  • Those that infringes on the intellectual property rights or copyrights of others (e.g. plagiarism, imitation, or tracing);
  • Those generated using AI (artificial intelligence) as they may infringe on the intellectual property rights of others;
  • Those that infringes on the portrait right of an individual by imitating an actual person without the permission of the said person.

【Contents of Registration at Application】

Birth date
※You shall agree to receive emails concerning the introduction of COPIC products from the Organizer and its affiliated companies, as well as COPIC distributors.
WEB URL (on a voluntary basis)
SNS URL (on a voluntary basis)
※The listing of WEB URL or SNS URL, which includes the following contents, shall be prohibited:

  • Those that aim for commercial advertisement/publicity or solicitation; or
  • Those that aim for guiding to any link of an affiliates, adult sites, a one-click fraud sites, or sites aiming to distribute harmful computer programs, etc.

【Author information】

Telephone number
Size of the actual work
*Title of the work/entry
*Name of the author
Comments on the background, etc. of creating the applied COPIC Work (No more than 400 characters)
*Key colors
*Copic products used in the submitted entry

- Registration information with * marked above will be disclosed with the applied work, while other information will not.

【Correction of Personal Information and the Applied Work, etc.】

If deletion or correction of information is requested from the Applicant themself, we will deal with it appropriately after confirming the identity of the Applicant and the accuracy of the correction, etc.

【Treatment of Personal Information】

The registered personal information (hereinafter referred to as “Personal Information”) may be provided to the Organizer and its affiliated companies, and individual COPIC distributors listed in the attachment to send informations on COPIC products and a request for cooperation in questionnaire surveys. However, except for cases with legitimate grounds in accordance with laws and regulations, etc., the Organizer will not use the Personal Information for purposes other than as stipulated above, nor provide it to a third party other than the above without the consent of the Applicant.

【Governing Law and Language】

The Rules shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Japan. The governing languages of the Rules shall be English and Japanese. If a translation hereof in another language is made for reference purposes, only the English and Japanese originals shall have the effect, and such translation in another language shall have no effect.

【Conflict Resolution】

The Tokyo District Court, which exercises jurisdiction over Tokyo, Japan, shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute arising in connection with the Rules.


  • Any and all developments of hardware and software, and the prevention of virus infection and unauthorized access, which are required to apply for the Award, shall be conducted at the expense and responsibility of the Applicant. The organizer shall not be involved with the usage environment of the Applicant in any sense, nor bear any responsibility.
  • The Organizer shall bear no responsibility for the damage incurred by the Applicant arising from the Application for this contest when there is troubles including an accident during the transmission of image data of the applied work, destruction of data, infection of a virus, and a failure of the terminal at the time of applying for the Award.
  • If the Organizer or the Applicant receives demand for an injection or damage, complaint, objection, etc. from a third party regarding the literary work, portrait, etc.
    used for the applied work, the organizer shall bear no responsibility, and the Applicant shall, at their responsibility and expense, deal with and solve the demand, complaint, objection, etc., without placing any burden on the Organizer.
  • The Organizer shall bear no responsibility for the unauthorized use of the applied work by a third party due to the display of applied works on the special AWARD website, including downloading a copy of an applied work from the special AWARD Site.
  • In the case of returning the COPIC Works from the organizer to applicants, the original packing materials used by the applicants will be replaced with packing materials chosen by the organizer. The applicants shall agree if the organizer disposes of the original packing materials used by the applicant, and the organizer shall not be held responsible for any claims.
  • The organizer shall not be held responsible for any and all accidents of selected COPIC works at the time of their shipment and transportation from applicants to the organizer.
  • The organizer shall take insurance with the upper limit of 100,000 yen for the accident of Award Winning COPIC Works or Selected COPIC Works at the time of their shipment and transportation; however, the organizer shall not be held responsible for any and all damages exceeding the said amount.


Too Marker Products. Inc.

List of Distributors, etc. to Share Information
The registered information at the time of application will be shared with the following companies affiliated with Too Marker Products Inc. and COPIC distributors in each country. The Applicant agrees in advance that individual distributors may contact the Applicant to introduce COPIC products and request the cooperation in questionnaire surveys, etc.

【Affiliated Companies】

Too Corporation / Japan / G-Too Corporation / Japan / TOOLS INTERNATIONAL Corporation / Japan / Too Corporation Americas /U.S.A. / Too Corporation Shanghai/ China /

【COPIC Authorized Distributors】

Europe, Middle East and Africa

Ltd Pen Box / Armenia /
Smarton Ltd. / Belarus /
S.A. JR PRODUCTS N.V. / Belgium /
Colourstock BV / Benelux, Netherlands /
Art Service Ltd. / Bulgaria /
Trgovina Hobby & Art / Croatia /
Spavento Trading Ltd. / Cyprus /
Zlatá Lod s.r.o. / Czech Republic /
BETHIEN A/S / Denmark /
KUNST & HOBI (formerly Nevskaya Hammond) / Estonia /
TEMPERA OY / Finland /
OZ International / France /
Orgservice Ltd. / Georgia /
Kybos Stationery / Greece /
NEOART KFT / Hungary /
BETHIEN A/S / Iceland /
KM evans / Ireland /
Ventura Art & Design Supplies, Ltd. / Israel /
R. Gallery / Israel /
Mundel Srl / Italy /
TOO MCS / Kazakhstan /
Mogahwi Stationery & Office Eqpt. / Kuweit /
ArtCraft / Kyrgyzstan /
KUNST & HOBI (formerly Nevskaya Hammond) / Latvia /
Meno Muza UAB / Lithuania /
M.T.S. / Malta /
Global hobby og kunst/ Norway /
Estede Poland / Poland /
Quadrimovel, Lda. / Portugal /
ProfiArt / Romania /
Russia “MPM Group” Evgeny Brodyanskiy ( Anna Pletenetskaya (
Jarir Bookstore / Saudi Arabia /
METALIMO / Sweden /
INTER PRODUCTS AG / Switzerland /
PAPIR COLOR doo / Serbia /
Zlatá Lod s.r.o. / Slovakia /
Trgovina Hobby & Art / Slovenia /
Cankardes / Türkiye /
West Design Products Ltd. / United Kingdom /
MacHouse/ Ukraine /


AHT Enterprise Co., Ltd. / Taiwan /
ART FRIEND (BBC) PTE LTD. / Singapore/
PT. Mega Nusa Hadiarta / Indonesia /
THE J.C.C. LTD.,PART / Thailand /
Crown Supply Corporation / Philippines / /
Hakimi Stationers / India /
Sunway / Vietnam /

US and Latam

Representaciones Germania S.A.C./ Peru /
Sertic / Brazil /
Boykot / Chile /
Drechsler&Cia.S.A / Argentina / / Uruguay, Bolivia, Paraguay/


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