The Agency for Cultural Affairs has been organizing Japan Media Arts Festival annually since 1997 with the aim of promoting the creation and development of the media arts. The Japan Media Arts Festival makes awards for outstanding creative works in the divisions of Arts, Entertainment, Animation and Manga, and provides opportunities to introduce these works through the award announcement, ceremony, and exhibition of the award-winning works.

Categories

  • Art Division: artwork created with computers or other electronic devices
  • Entertainment Division: entertainment created with computers or other electronic devices.
  • Animation Division
  • Manga Division

Awards

For each division, one Grand Prize, four Excellence Awards and three New Face Awards
will be awarded on the basis of artistic quality and creativity.
In addition, a Special Achievement Award will be awarded on the recommendation of the jury to a person or group having made a special contribution to media art in the four specified divisions.

  • <Grand Prize> Certificate from Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Trophy ¥600,000
  • <Excellence Award> Certificate from Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Trophy ¥300,000
  • <New Face Award> Certificate from Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Trophy ¥200,000
  • <Special Achievement Award> Certificate from Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Trophy

Jury Selection Works considered to have special merit will be exhibited or screened along with the award-winning works at international media art and film festivals in Japan and elsewhere.