Competition Information

116th Arita International Ceramics Competition – We are calling for submission of entry works

Application Guidelines and application forms can be downloaded from here.

116th Arita International Ceramics Competition – We have published the Application Guidelines

At the previous time, we have received entries from many applicants whose various works were all gathered in one hall.

We are looking forward to your contribution to the further industrial growth  and the appearance of successors of traditional arts that let feel a new era has come.

Arita International Ceramics Competition-Application Guidlines

Application Guidlines(PDF)

At the ceramic competition, there are 2 divisions set up: “Art Crafts and Objects Division” and “Industrial Ceramic Arts Division”.
Please fill out the application form after printing it out. 
Once we have received the application fees in advance, please send the application form to the organizer.
As for the application form, you can also use the input form.
Please apply sending by post or using the input form.
However, the work delivery period will be between April 7th (Sun) and April 9th (Tue). Therefore, please be careful to not mistake the work delivery period.

 

Art Crafts and Objects Division

Every year, we will exhibit the works that were selected by the judge at "The Saga Prefectural Kyushu Ceramic Museum". Award-winning works of each prize category will be selected from the selection of about 90 works.

2019 Art Crafts and Objects Division (entry.example)
2019 Art Crafts and Objects Division (Excel)
Art Crafts and Objects Division Application Form

 

Industrial Ceramic Art Division

It is planned that each entry work that has been applied for the competition will be exhibited. When sending entry works, please make sure to send them to the correct delivery location.
Also, this division is calling for works that can be sold. Therefore, we will contact you if an additional order has occurred.
The exhibition period will be held at the same time as the Arita Ceramics Fair is being carried out and the organizer will arrange the sales procedures. Even in cases it might be difficult to open a store during the Arita Ceramics Fair, it will be possible to sell your entry works. 
For the details, please check the application guidelines as well as the application form. 

2019 Industrial Ceramic Arts Division (entry.example)
2019 Industrial Ceramic Arts Division (Excel)
Industrial Ceramic Arts Division Application Form

 

Please use the “Introduction of the Winning Works” page to your reference regarding winning works etc. of the previous Arita International Ceramics Competition. 

Purpose

This ceramics competition is being held to collect ceramic works from all over the world in Arita Town, Saga Prefecture, the origin of Japanese ceramics, for the purposes of appreciation by the general public, as well as to promote technical exchanges, the improvement of quality and design, the continuation of traditional arts and industrial growth.

Prizes

Art Crafts and Objects Division

Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Prize (application is currently underway) Prize Money 1.000.000 Japanese Yen – After the exhibition, the 1st prize winner will donate this work to the event organizer.
Saga Prefecture Governor’s Prize – Prize Money 300.000 Japanese Yen
Arita Town Mayor’s Prize – Prize Money 100.000 Japanese Yen
International Relations Association of the Porcelain City of Arita Prize (only for applicants with non-Japanese citizenship). 
Total: 15 Prizes

Industrial Ceramic Arts Division

Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Prize (application is currently underway) Prize Money 500.000 Japanese Yen. After the exhibition, the 1st prize winner will donate this work to the event organizer. 
Saga Prefecture Governor’s Prize – Prize Money 300.000 Japanese Yen
Arita Town Mayor’s Prize – Prize Money 100.000 Japanese Yen
International Relations Association of the Porcelain City of Arita Prize (only for applicants with non-Japanese citizenship).
Total: 19 Prizes  (It is possible that the Technique Award will be granted to multiple works)

Work Delivery Period

April 7th (Sun) – April 9th (Tue), 2019
The application form can also be handed in earlier. Please pay the application fee either when delivering the work or transfer the application fee in advance to the bank account described in the application guidelines.
Please send your entry work to the division you applied for or transport it there by yourself. 

If you can not specify the arrival time please contact us by e-mail etc beforehand.

Awards Ceremony 

April, 28th(Sun), 2019.

Starthing time 13:30 (The Kyushu Ceramics Museum of Saga Prefecture)

116th Arita International Ceramics Competition – Exhibition Period

April 29th (Mon) – May 12th (Sun), 2019
※ The same type of the upper 3 winning works at the Industrial Ceramic Arts Division will also be exhibited at the Kyushu Ceramic Museum. After the examination, a notification will be sent to the applicants of these works, who are requested to deliver another exemplar to the Kyushu Ceramic Museum until April 27th. 

Exhibition Venues – Work Delivery Location

Art Crafts and Objects Division

Saga Prefectural Kyushu Ceramic Museum (3100-1 Toshaku-otsu, Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura-gun, Saga-ken),
Postal Code: 844-8585,tel:0955-43-3681
“The same type of work” of the 1st – 3rd winning works at the Industrial Ceramic Arts Division, will be exhibited as well.  

Industrial Ceramic Arts Division

Saga Prefecture Ceramic Manufacturers Cooperative (1217 Hokaomachi-hei, Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura-gun, Saga-ken),
Postal Code: 844-0026,tel:0955-42-3164

Host

Saga Prefecture, Arita Town, Arita Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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▲View of the examination at the Art Crafts and Objects Division 【The Kyushu Ceramic Museum】

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▲View of the examination at the Industrial Ceramic Arts Division 【Saga Prefecture Ceramic Manufacturers Cooperative】

 16th Arita International Ceramics Competition – Judges 

Art Crafts and Objects Division

Judge Name Affiliation

叶 道夫

Kanou Michio

日展特別会員

日本新工芸家連盟副理事長

Special member of the Japan Fine Arts Exhibition and Vice Chairman of the Japanese New Art-Craft Artist Association

神谷 紀雄

Kamiya Norio

日本工芸会

Member of the Japan Kōgei Association

中ノ堂 一信

Nakanodo Kazunobu

京都造形芸術大学客員教授

工芸評論家

 Visiting Professor, Kyoto University of Art and Design University, Craft critic

Industrial Ceramic Arts Division

Judge Name Affiliation

小坂 智子

Satoko Kosaka

佐賀大学 芸術地域デザイン学部長

Head of the Saga University Faculty of Art and regional design

高橋 俊宏

Toshihiroi Takahashi

株式会社ディスカバー・ジャパン
Discover Japan統括編集長

Chief Editor of Discover Japan CO.,LTD.

宮崎 守弘

Morihiro Miyazaki

ミヤザキ食器株式会社 代表取締役社長

President of M.Style MIYAZAKI CO.,LTD.