The Illustration Award is an annual contest organised by Japan Illustrators’ Association , the most popular organization of professional illustrators in Japan. Held annually since 2000 , the JIA Award attract thousands of professional and amateur talents worldwide. All entries must be the original work of the entrant, and there is no limit to the number of entries. Images must be in electronic format ( JPEG files ). The width and the heights should be within 2,000 pixels, up to 1MB for each work. The copyright of the images remains with the authors. Please note, entries will be accepted starting from April 1st . Entry fees: • 1 image: 3,700 yen ( approx. 32 USD ) • 2 images: 6,900 yen ( approx. 61 USD ) • 3 images: 10,100 yen ( approx. 89 USD ) • 4 images: 13,300 yen ( approx. 118 USD ) • 5 images: 16,500 yen ( approx. 146 USD ) Eligibility Open to illustrators ( professional or not ) from all over the world. Prize • Grand Prix : 300,000 yen ( approx. 2,660 USD ) • Judge’s Special Prize : 100,000 yen ( approx. 880 USD ) • Holbein Prize : Acryla Gouache 102 Colors • Excellent Prize (10): 20,000 yen each ( approx. 170 USD ) Moreover, there will be an exhibition of winning works at Yamawaki gallery ( Tokyo ) in October , and the prize winners will appear also in the Japan Illustrators’ Association annual book.