Japan Day Art Contest Deadline Extended to 3/10

Let’s have a JET Alum win this contest two years in a row!

Winner: a pair of round-trip Coach Class tickets to Japan provided by Delta Airlines
Honorable Mention: Digital Camera from Nikon America Inc.

Japan Day is now collecting submissions for the art contest that incorporate the three themes of “ New York,” “Japan,” and “Central Park”. The chosen artwork will become the official image of Japan Day @ Central Park 2013, and will be used for the Official Poster, Program, Flyer and T-shirts. The winner’s award and honorable mentions will be announced by April and will be presented on the day of the event.

Deadline for 2013 Submissions: Sunday March 10th


  • Art must incorporate the themes of  “New York”, ”Japan”, and “Central Park”.
  • Size must be 24″ tall X 18″ wide.
  • Only two-dimensional media is accepted.
  • Only one submission per artist will be accepted.
  • All entries must be the original work of the entering artist.

Full list of rules check website

How to Submit:
Please submit a digital image (JPEG format: 300 pdi or more) of the artwork with an essay (within 500 words) describing the submitted artwork, as well as any notable artistic credits, works and/or awards.  Send via e-mail (info@japandaynyc.org) or mail to the Japan Day Project Liaison Office.  (Attn: Japan Day Art Contest / 226 West 47th Street 8FL, New YorkNY10036) **Please do not send the original artwork. Japan Day Inc. will not be responsible for the return of the works.


*Douglas Blonsky – President & CEO, Central Park Conservancy and Central Park Administrator
*Shigeyuki Hiroki – Ambassador and Consul-General, Consulate General of Japan in New York (Honorary Chairman of Japan Day Inc.)
*David Revere McFadden – William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator and Vice President for Collections and Exhibitions, Museum of Arts and Design
*Cora Rosevear – Associate Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of ModernArt, New York
*Hiroshi Senju – President of Kyoto University of Art and Design, Artist
*Shigeki Terashi  – President and COO, Toyota Motor North America (President of Japan Day Inc.)
*Veronica M. White – Commissioner, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation
*Kumiko Yoshii – President, Gorgeous Entertainment (Executive Producer of Japan Day @ Central Park)


Last year’s winner: Mr. Aaron Porter (JET Alum, Kyoto, 1998

2012 japan day poster2012 Art Collage