Application Outline

Application Outline


To develop the human resources that will form the core of the future contents industry by creating a gateway to internationally recognized success for young moving image creators, and, at the same time, create opportunities for greater interest in and appreciation of contents coming out of Japan by seeking to enhance the computer graphics contents technology that is projection mapping, further its spread, and extend the effort worldwide.


Organizer: Tokyo International Projection Mapping Award Executive Committee (P.I.C.S. Co., Ltd., IMAGICA DIGITALSCAPE Co., Ltd.)


Implementation Method With technology guidance from P.I.C.S. to produce a work. At the screening event, these works will be judged
and the winner of the awards announced.
Production Contents Images for projection mapping.
・ Produced work length—Approx. 2-3 minutes.
・ Size—HD (1920×1080)x 2 sided
・ Frame rate—30fps
Screening, Judging To be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Tokyo Big Sight.


Application Qualifications

  • Must be a student enrolled at university, graduate university, national institute of technology, college or technical college.
  • Must be able to attend on worshop and the day of the screening event and judging at Tokyo Big sight.
  • Participation is on a team basis, even if a team comprises only one person. Applications are to be made by one or more team representatives or faculty members.
  • At a minimum, one person in the team must be able to use 3DCG and 2D animation applications.

(*As a general rule, production of works by persons other than students is prohibited. Where a professional is cooperating, advice from that person is allowed.)


1st Round of Judging: Those persons who are applying for participation through the official website should submit the entry form, plan, and pledge by the due date.

Based upon judgment of these documents, successful applicants will be announced. The successful applicants will produce a projection mapping creation and present their work at the screening event.

Judging at the Screening Event: At the screening event 3 – 5 judges will cast ballots and determine the award winning works. It is planned to present award certificates at that event and in the future show those works at the Tokyo Big Sight.

Judging Criteria

[Judging Criteria for Created Works]

  • Whether the entertainment contents can be enjoyed by both adults and children.
  • Whether the team was able to skillfully utilize 3DCG and animation technologies.
  • Whether there was 3D imagery with a tremendous impact that as projection mapping fully utilized the features of the projection screen.
  • Whether the moving images took full advantage of the high definition and wide color gamut.
  • Whether the work took full advantage of the blending of sound and images.


[Selection Criteria in the 1st Round of Judging]

  • Whether the plan is impressive.
  • Whether the plan utilizes the imagery and features that are central to projection mapping.
  • Whether the work is suitable to be unveiled to a large unspecified audience at Tokyo Big Sight.
  • Whether the team is able to ensure sufficient quality.
  • Whether the team is comprised of members that won’t quit mid-way through production and are able to perform production in line with the production schedule.


Major and Other Prizes

From within the submitted works, at the executive judging committee meeting, the awards and granting of major and other prizes will be decided.
The total prize money will be 1,000,000 yen.

  • Grand Prize Award (Prize money, trophy, award certificate)
  • Other Prize Awards (Prize money, trophy, award certificate)

*On occasion the judges may select special awards and prizes.


Entry Procedures and Schedule

  1. Pre-Entry
    Please perform pre-entry using the official website. Persons who pre-enter from the official site will be given instructions on how to download the 3 documents required to make an application (Entry form, plan format, pledge)and how to submit those papers.
  2. Entry
    As the Entry, submit the required 3 documents. After the 1st round of judging, successful applicants will be notified by e-mail.

    Documents for submission: 1. Entry form, 2. Plan, 3. Pledge (Signed and sealed. *Sending by post required)
    Submission Method: 1. Entry form and 2. Plan—Using the methods designated by the Award Office [Data submission]
    *Submission Period: From Friday, July 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, July 29.
    3. The pledge (Signed and sealed)—to the following address [by post]
    Attn: PMA Management Office, Media Service Division
    8th floor Shibuya Dogenzaka Tokyu Building
    1-10-8 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0043
    *Postmarked no later than Friday, July 29.
  3. The 1st round of judging
    Implement the first round of judging on the basis of the submitted documents.. Passers will proceed to actual production for the screening.
  4. Comprehensive Schedule
    On December 17 at the screening event, the completed works will be shown, judged and the results announced.

1st round selections announcedTue. August 10Passers will received E-mail from us.

Item Schedule Contents
Pre-entry starts Tue. June 1 Pre-entry starts on the official website.
Entry starts Mon.July 3st Entry starts.
Pre-entry cut off Fri. July 21 Pre-entry cut off.
Application period Mon. July 3 – Mon. July 31 Entry form/ plan / pledge submission.
1st round selections announced Tue. August 10 Passers will receive a notice from us.
Work shop TBA Skype orientation about the process of making contents.
Progress check (1) Fri. September 15 Submission of video continuity.
Progress check (2) Tue. October 31 Complete length movie data submitted. (Interim progress report)
Beta version data submission Wed. November 15 Complete length beta version data submitted. (Pre-completion check)
Complete data delivery Thu. November 30 Deliver complete data. (Submit in the designated data format)
Office data check period Early December As projection data, check by the Award Office that it is not incomplete.
Screening event, Awards ceremony Sat. December 16 Live at Tokyo Big Sight.


Participation Regulations

To participate in this competition, upon submitting the entry form and the signed and sealed separately distributed pledge form, it will be deemed whether there is a true intention to participate in this competition and that participation has been agreed to by the enrolled school administration, teacher-in-charge, a representative of the production team and agreements obtained from all team members.


Rights to Images

After the screening event, it is planned to use award winning works for subsequent screening events concerning projection mapping on the Tokyo Big Sight.

The rights to images will vest in the organizer, IMAGICA DIGITALSCAPE, Co., Ltd. and P.I.C.S. Co., Ltd., its group company (Imagica Robot Holdings Inc.) and use right permissions granted to cooperative companies such as the Tokyo Big Sight, Inc., etc.
Further in addition for use in projection mapping, these images may also be used as awards and the abovementioned companies PR activities.
(Website, TV, newspaper, magazine, digital signage, works collections, corporate outlines are envisaged with no restriction on whether still or moving images.)
However, use permission will be granted to the participant themselves for job seeking activities and as production results from a creator’s activities.

*Receipt of a completed entry form will be considered as consent to the above items. The signatories to the pledge will be the stated faculty members, etc., and all the team members who will participate in the production of the work.


Handling of Private Information

At the Award Office, the policies concerning the handling of participants’ private information are as stated below. By strict compliance with these close attention is paid to prevent the leaking, distribution, and falsification of the private information.

1. Private Information Use Purposes

Participants’ private information will only be used within the scope of the use purposes stated below.
(1) Contact for production support.
(2) Notification of judgment results.
(3) Contact concerning check items regarding production works.
(4) Publication in respect of these awards to the mass media and on the website.
(The work title, recipient’s name, school name, enrolled course, etc. Further in this case prior to publication, the team representative will be contacted and details checked.)

Where use for any other purpose other than those stated above, use will only be made upon obtaining the consent of the concerned person.

2. Disclosure or Provision to Third Parties

Every effort will be made to ensure an appropriate system for the management and protection of participants’ private information.
No participant’s private information will be disclosed or provided to any third party without the consent of the concerned person. However, within the scope required for the performance of duties related to office management, there are cases where disclosure is made to a commissioned party.
Further where disclosure is required to protect a person’s life, prevent physical injury or damage to assets and it is difficult to obtain the concerned person’s consent or where an order for disclosure of the private information has been made under law, the above will not apply.

3. Consent of Participants

Participants after confirming the contents of the “Pledge” separately distributed should affix their seal. Submission of the pledge is evidence of obtaining the consent of participants.


Other Important Items

As regards these awards, do not leak any information concerning the work (project plan, moving and still images, etc.) to any party other than a person related to your team.
Generally even after the awards have been made, in respect of the complete package containing projection materials, this should not be published to any third party.

  • While SNS, etc. may be used to write message concerning the awards themselves, prior to the actual screening of the produced works (moving and still images) uploading is prohibited.
  • It is not allowed to publish or upload the completed video data without the permission from us even after the award.
  • Distribution or publication on the internet of the production chart, written materials, sound sources provided by the Award Office is prohibited.
  • The making of slanderous or defamatory comments in respect of the organizer, co-sponsors, cooperating companies, and the schools of other participants is prohibited.

About Pre-entry Form

Pre-entry cut off.
Thank you.