Copic Award 2020


The COPIC AWARD is a competition aimed at providing an opportunity to share the diverse artworks created using COPIC products on the web, connecting COPIC fans around the world to inspire each other and helping to make their creative experiences more fun. Entry is open irrespective of age, nationality, experience, or genre. We look forward to receiving your entries!

New copic award 2020 guidelines

The 3rd annual COPIC AWARD will be open for entry starting from May 2020. With some amazing prizes to potentially take home, the 2020 Awards will be judged by some of the most prestigious, leading figures representing a variety of areas of the arts in Japan. Don’t miss our special announcement in March.

Entry Period
From May 1, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. until June 30, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. (Japan Time)


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 (it can be mixed media, but the majority of your artwork must be created with COPIC products).

* The size of artwork should be within L24″ x W18″x H12″ (L420mm x W297mm x H300mm) with the weight of 11lbs (5kg) or less. The specified dimension of artwork has been changed from this year.

* For the base material of artwork, fragile materials such as ceramic or glass are 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.

* Any artwork which infringes upon another person’s intellectual property rights will be disqualified. It is your responsibility to check this in advance.


Copic award 2019: A look back

Last year was the second year of the COPIC AWARDS, and we received over 2,000 entries from 72 countries. Images of all entries are featured on the AWARD site.

award prices

Grand Prize

A cash award of $5,000 USD, invitation to the award ceremony in Tokyo (including round-trip airline tickets and accommodation),a full 358 set of Copic Sketch markers.

Second place

Invitation to the award ceremony in Tokyo (including round-trip airline tickets and accommodation),a full 358 set of Copic Sketch markers.

Judges’ Awards 

Special edition Copic Sketch set.

Special Prizes 

Special edition Copic Sketch set.

Future Generation Art Prize (U-18 Award) 

A full 358 set of Copic Sketch markers.

Special Prize(100 entries total) 

Special edition Copic Sketch 3 color set.

*Prize image shown above is from 2019 AWARD. This image is for illustration purposes only.