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Copic Award 2024
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Copic Award

What is a Copic Award?

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. 

COPIC AWARD 2024 Key Dates 

Copic Award Key Dates

Let's Copic!

Copic is holding the annual COPIC AWARD to spread the joy of creativity with Copic and provide an opportunity to showcase your artistic expression to the global art community.

Within this global platform, we connect in a collective creative experience and synergize by learning from each other. Grab your markers, start bringing colour to your ideas, and inspire others with your entry at COPIC AWARD.

Copic Markers

What is Copic?

Copic is a brand of professional quality markers founded in 1987 by the Too Group in Tokyo, Japan. Our durable graphic markers are alcohol-based, refillable and available in various designs and in 358 colors to suit individual needs.

Prizes and Judges

Copic Award Prizes


Grand Prize(1 Entry)

Cash Prize of US $3,000
A full set of 358 Copic Sketch markers in a custom acrylic case, a trophy, an art book of finalists' work, and more.

The winning entry will be selected from the finalist works that passed the first round of judging.

Second Place(2 Entries)

Cash Prize of US $1,000
A full set of 358 Copic Sketch markers in a custom acrylic case, a trophy, an art book of finalists' work, and more.

The winning entries will be selected from the finalist works that passed the first round of judging.



Manga Artist

Paru Itagaki is a Japanese manga artist. In 2016, Itagaki debuted with BEAST COMPLEX, a short manga in Weekly Shonen Champion (Akita Publishing Co., Ltd.). In the same year, the serialization of Itagaki's critically and commercially acclaimed series BEASTARS began.

The work has won numerous awards, including the New Face Award for Manga category at the 21st Japan Media Arts Festival, the 11th Manga Taisho, and the New Creator Prize at the 22nd Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize. BEASTARS has also been adapted into a TV anime series. Itagaki is currently working on a manga series called SANDA in Weekly Shonen Champion.




After graduating from the Department of Production Design at Tama Art University with a major in product design, he began working as a painter in 2018.

Characterized by dynamic and unpredictable shapes, three-dimensionality, and strong line drawings, he has expanded his activities internationally, including contributing his work to JOOPITER, a digital auction house hosted by Pharrell Williams.


How to Apply for COPIC AWARD 2024

Application Period for Entries May 10, 2024 (Fri) 12:00 - June 30, 2024 (Sun) 23:59 (JST) May 9, 2024 (Thursday) 8PM PST - June 29, 2024 (Saturday) 7:59PM PST *Application deadline may be extended without notice.
  • 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).
  • Your artwork must have been created using Copic products.
  • The artwork should be no larger than 420mm x 297mm x 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.
  • No categories, no specific theme – we’ve purposely kept this broad to encourage imagination!
  • Only one piece of artwork may be submitted per person.
  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.
  • Entries must be original works created by the applicants.
  • Entries that infringe the intellectual property rights or copyrights of others (e.g., plagiarism, imitation, or tracing) will be disqualified.
  • Entries generated using AI will not be accepted as they may infringe on the intellectual property rights of others.
  • COPIC AWARD 2024 Application Rules 

Copic Award Entry Flow

Step 1: Registration

Register for the AWARD and submit your entry by clicking from the ENTRY form.
Please read the Terms and Conditions carefully in advance.

Step 2: Submission of Entry

Only one piece of entry may be submitted per person. 3 still image files of the same entry can be submitted.

Step 3: Complete!

If you are a Registered Applicant, you can SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY or EDIT PERSONAL INFO on PERSONAL PROFILE page. After you send REQUEST FOR PUBLIC OPENING, we will review whether your entry is appropriate for public opening. If it meets the requirements of Application Rules, the images of your entry will be open to the public on the AWARD website.

Social Media Award

Follow COPIC AWARD account ( @copic_award ) first. An image of entry must be posted by an AWARD participant by him/herself, with the following hashtags included in the caption: #copicaward2024 and/or #copicaward_insta

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