APDA Kyoto Award 2019  

 Art / Photography / Digital Arts

You can enter APDA Kyoto Award 2019 as well now !

  1. What is APDA Kyoto Award 2019


  2. Categories for entry


  3. Prizes (for APDA 2019)


  4. Key dates and fees


  5. How to enter APDA Kyoto 2018 - 2019


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APDA Kyoto Award has been launched in 2017 by East West Artlink in addition to their popular EWAAC (East West Art Award Competition) London and will be held every year.. APDA is mainly for photography and digital arts (except some fine arts) in order to help overseas artists to enter and exhibit simply at a low costs. APDA is open to any artists and photographers who wish to exhibit their work in Kyoto and open up new market in Asia. Winners will have a chance to visit Japan and stay in Kyoto for ten days as well as exhibit their works at APDA Kyoto exhibition while stay.
We have the following categories for entry. We have support team to save shipping costs for photography and digital art categories.

1) Photography : Genuine photography and no retouched.
2) Digital photography (with any retouched).
3) Digital Arts: CG, Digitally produced any art works.
4) Fine Art (2D or 3D): Only if the artist can bring it to the gallery (and collect it when close) in Kyoto by themselves.
​5) Fine art prints : you can take a high quality photo from your original art (2D only) and enter as same as digital arts.

  • Grand Prize  : £500 (GBP) cash + free 10 days stay in Kyoto to participate in our AIR (Artist in Residence) in Kyoto in April 2019 programme. Also can exhibit works at APDA Artists Exchange Exhibition in Kyoto and meet manyl artists there.
  • Three top Prize  : Three top winners are able to join the AIR in Kyoto 2019 programme with the Grand Prize winner and can stay 10 days free in Kyoto. Also can exhibit their works at APDA Artist Exchange Exhibition in Kyoto.
  • 30 Selected works : Selected works will be exhibited at APDA  Artists Exchange Exhibition in Kyoto 2019.
  • All selected artists... Colour leaflet will be printed in English and Japanese language and given to all selected artists for their promotion and a memorial to participate in the event.
  Here are the key dates for APDA 2019

  • Call for entries: Deadline for APDA 2019:  31 March 2018
  • Announcement of selected works and Air 2019 : 1st May, 2018
  • APDA Artists Exchange Exhibition 2019 : April 7-11, 2019
  • AIR (Artist in Residence) in Kyoto 2019 : April 4 - 14, 2019*
Fees for entries (images and details) for APDA 2019.
2 entries = £25  3 entries = £38 (minimum 2 entries).
Combined entry fees for both APDA 2018 and APDA 2019
2 entries each = £40  3 entries each= £60
  • Combined discount entree fees will be available until 31 January 2018

RSelected residents for AIR in Kyoto 2016

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Enter APDA Kyoto Award 2019
  1. Download entry form and fill in and attach images of entry works and send with a zip or upload to Wetransfer*
  2. Each images must be in JPEG, 72 dpi resolution and shortest dimention should be 800 pixels minimum and file size is within 0.8 MB for online selection purpose.
  3. Once selected we will inform you immediately together with instruction 'What to do next' so please follow it.
  4. You can still enter APDA 2018 but must hurrey as the entry deadline is 31 January 2018. If you do not have enough time please enter APDA 2019 (deadline is 31 March 2018) and we have combined discount entry fees if you wish to enter for both of them (available untill 31 January 2018).

Entry Deadline

31 March (23:59GMT) 2018

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  • Old work which was produced within last five years will be eiigible but if received any top prizes for any other competitions  in the past is not eligible. 
  • No theme for the entry work for APDA 2018 and 2019.
  • We recommend all selected artists who entered photos and digital arts from outside Japan should use our supporting team service in order to save shipping costs and avoid taxation etc.
  • Maximum size of original 2D work which you wish to bring to the gallery should be within 1 m x 1 m if selected.
  • We recommend all selected exhibitors should take own insurance to cover as we cannot take any responsibility during / before / after the exhibition although we will do our best to handle everything with care.​