Guidelines

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Period for Application

Starts on 28th of July. and ends at 23:59 on 17th of Oct, 2021 (Japan time).
→The deadline for applications has been extended to October 24, 2021 (JST 23:59 ). 

The deadline for entries has expired. We thank all entrants for their submissions.

Categories

Acceptable formats

General Category Still Images/Moving Images/Interactive Art/Entertainment(Applied Industry)
Student Category Still Images/Moving Images/Interactive Art/Entertainment(Applied Industry)

General Category

For those who aim for being a professional creator with high artistic skill.

Still Images
Works created by computer graphics and digital imaging
Moving Images
Works created by computer graphics, video editing as well as other digital techniques such as animating.
Interactive Art
Works with applying media technology and adopting interactivity, focusing on mutual relationship such as "human and machine" or "human and human" (Performing art or installation art).
Entertainment(Applied Industry)
Works produced or prototyped for industrial applications, such as video games, Smartphone App, TV/Web commercials, and promotional images.

Student Category

For students who are interested in digital art and have just started their career. Entries by pairs or groups are also accepted.

Still Images
Works created by computer graphics and digital imaging
Moving Images
Works created by computer graphics, video editing as well as other digital techniques such as animating.
Interactive Art
Works with applying media technology and adopting interactivity, focusing on mutual relationship such as "human and machine" or "human and human" (Performing art or installation art).
Entertainment(Applied Industry)
Works produced or prototyped for industrial applications, such as video games, Smartphone App, TV/Web commercials, and promotional images.

Awards

Asia Digital Art Award
  • Awarded to the most excellent work from all categories [General] [Student].
  • Prize Money 500,000 yen granted from the KAKIHARA Science and
    Technology Research Foundation
Grand Award
  • Each 1 from General and Student Category except the work which has won the Asia Digital Art Award.
  • Each 1 from General and Student Category: 1 from either Still or Moving Images Section...The MInister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award Certificate.
  • Each 1 from General and Student Category: Interactive Art Section...The Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Award Certificate.
  • Each 1 from General and Student Category: Entertainment Section...The Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award Certificate.
  • Student Category: Prize Money 50,000 yen granted from the KAKIHARA Science and Technology Research Foundation to each Grand Award winner as a support for the next generation.
Excellence Award
  • 2 from General and Student Categories respectively.
Finalists Award
  • Around 10 from all works
Fukuoka Governor's Award Certificate
  • Awarded to 1 excellent work from all categories [General] [Student] that has advanced and superior digital technology and will be useful for the future development of the digital industry.
Fukuoka Mayor's Award Certificate
  • Awarded to 1 excellent work created by an creator who works, goes to school, or lives in Fukuoka City from all categories [General] [Student].

Judging Process

The winners will be selected through two rounds of judging (Preliminary and Final). The screening will be done only by the submitted date of the registration and the work itself.

Judges

KAWAGUCHI, Yoichiro

Emeritus Professor, University of Tokyo/Digital Content Association of Japan Chairman/Kirishima Open -Air Museum Director

NAKAYA, Hide

Professor,International Professional University of Technology in Tokyo/Specially Appointed Professor,Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability,Kyoto University

NAKAJIMA, Shinya

TOHOKUSHINSHA FILM CORPORATION President and Chief Executive Officer

NAKAO, Tomomichi

Fukuoka Asian Art Museum curator

NAKAMURA, Shunsuke

SHIKUMI DESIGN Inc., Chief Executive Officer

JO, Kazuhiro

Associate Professor, Faculty of Design, Kyushu University

TAKAYAMA, Joe

Professor, Musashino Art University

MAKI, Nahomi

Lecturer, Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts

MYOKAM,Hiroko

Eizo Workshop LLC President / Media Art Researcher

GOTO,Moe

DENTSU INC. CX Creative Center / Dentsu Lab. Tokyo Communication Planner