Japan Illustrators' Association
Japan Illustrators' Association (JIA) is the most popular organization of professional illustrators in Japan.
Looking for Japanese illustrators?
The number of the members of JIA is about 400.
If you are looking for Japanese illustrators, you can look their works at the gallery page.
When you find your favorite illustrators, you can contact them directly via their own web site which is linked on the web site of JIA.
If you look for the illustrator whom you already know his (her) name and would like to contact him (her) , you can search the name in the JIA members list.
If they do not understand English, contact us by email, so that we can manage in English.
JIA Illustration Award
Japan Illustrators' Association hold the contest of illustration every year.
The application requirements for 2022 is in preparation.
The guidance of each prize
|GRAND PRIX||1 artist||Prize money 400,000 yen
|The most superior work in this competition|
|Gold award||1 artist||Prize money 200,000 yen
|The second superior work in this competition|
|Silver award||20 artists||Certificate of commendation
|Excellent work in this competition|
|Bronze award||30 artists||Certificate of commendation
|Fine works in this competition|
2005| |Winners 2006| |Winners 2007|
2009| |Winners 2010|
|Winners 2011| |Winners 2012| |Winners 2013| |Winners 2014| |Winners 2015| |Winners 2016|
|Winners 2017| |Winners 2018| |Winners 2019| |Winners 2020| |Winners 2021|
You want to become a member of JIA?
We accept illustrators not only in Japan but also from foreign countries.
The condition of the enrollment needs the results that are more than three years as a professional illustrator.
Privilege of the member
１．We mediate the work of the illustration in JIA.
２．We show illustration works and the profile of the member of JIA on web site..
３．In case you have your own web site, we link on JIA web site.
４．You can apply for "The illustration year prize" with a member special price.
５．You can get the latest information about illustration by the mailing list "JIA tushin".
６．You can exhibit your works to the exhibition of Japan illustrators' Association.
７．You can place a your works on the anthology "Japan illustrators' association annual".
８．In addition, you can participate in various events including the exchange meeting.
Application for JIA enrollment examination
We want you to show us your profile and your works at first.
For further information, please check the page of "guidance of enrollment".
Japan Illustrators' Association Annual book
We publish the annaul books of illustrations.
You can buy it on the website of Amazon.
If you want to post your works to this book, please check this page.
Illustrator Of The Year
This is the most prestigious award to evaluate the work that professional illustrators have done in this year.
We recruit candidate works. (Until December 31)
|Illustrator Of The Year||1 artist||The most popular illustrator of the year|
|Best Illustration in Advertisement||1 work||The best illustration for advertise of the year|
|Best Illustration in Editorial||1 work||The best illustration for book of the year|
|Best Illustration in Goods||1 work||The best illustration for goods of the year|
|Best Illustration in Screen||1 work||The best illustration for web or screen of the year|
|Excelent Illustrators in this year||5 artists||Illustrators that was active beyond genre this year|
Work of Japan Illustrators' Association
Japan Illustrators' Association(JIA) is established to realize the following in 1999.
- JIA hold contest of illustration for professional and amateur illustrators.
- JIA evaluate the works of professional illustrators' and commend excellent illustrators.
- JIA defend Illustrators' rights.
- JIA aim at the further improvement of their status, and increase of their income also.
Please ask us if you have any questions.
We are glad to cooperate with you.
Every art and illustration in this site must not be reprinted without permission by JIA.