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Copic Award 2021
Copic Award 2021

Copic Award 2021 is Here

The COPIC AWARD is a competition that provides an opportunity to share diverse artworks created using Copic products. It connects Copic fans from around the world to inspire each other and to enjoy a collective creative experience. Anyone can enter regardless of age, nationality, or genre.

How to Apply for COPIC AWARD 2021

ENTRY PERIOD: May 10, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. - June 30, 2021 at 23:59 p.m.(Japan Time) Announcement of the results of the first round of judging: Early August 2021 (tentative) Announcement of final judging results: Late September 2021 (tentative) ELIGIBILITY:
  • There are no restrictions for nationality, age, experience, residence area, etc. Applicants must be individual artists, not groups.
  • Entry is limited to artworks which have not already been made public either though another competition or an exhibition (excluding personal exhibition or own social media pages).
ARTWORK CRITERIA:
  • Your artwork must have been created using Copic products.
  • The artwork should be no larger than L (Length) 420mm x W (Width) 297mm x D (Depth) 300mm and weigh no more than 5kg. L420mm x W297mm is equivalent to the international paper size A3. There is no restriction on the orientation of length and width. Not only paintings or drawings, but three-dimensional works are also welcome. The base material does not have to be paper, but the use of fragile materials such as ceramic or glass is prohibited. For more details, please check the GUIDELINES page: https://copicaward.com/guideline/
  • For the base material of artwork, fragile materials such as ceramic or glass are prohibited to use.
  • No categories, no specific theme – we’ve purposely kept this broad to encourage imagination!
  • Only one piece of artwork may be submitted per person.
TIMELINE:
  1. Register for the AWARD and submit your entry by clicking on the ENTRY button. Your entry will be open to the public after it has been reviewed to ensure that it meets the AWARD requirements.
  2. Each entry is considered and scored on the AWARD's criteria, then the finalists will be decided by the judges.
  3. Judges review all shortlisted artworks and select winners of the Grand Prize, Judges' awards and other special prizes.
  4. Winners will be announced on copicaward.com.
NOTICE:
  • Any entry infringing on intellectual property rights or copyrights of the others (e.g. plagiarism, imitation) will be disqualified.
  • By entering the AWARD, you agree to grant the organizers reproduction rights over your entry, including to create a catalogue, archive the images of submitted artworks and publicise artworks online and in any other form of communication chosen by the organizers.
  • All applicants under the age of 13 require the consent of a parent or legal guardian.