About the Japan Prize
Japan Prize is an international competition dedicated to educational content.
Since its establishment in 1965, the competition has supported the power of the media by awarding outstanding works that expand the possibilities of education.
Every year, more than 300 entries are submitted, with a view to winning a prize: the Best Works in 5 Divisions, Special Prizes, the Best and Excellent Proposals, and above all, the Grand Prix Japan Prize.
Amid today’s dramatic social changes, the human life cycle inevitably changes, thus bringing about changes in the style of education and learning.
It is the mission of the Japan Prize to acknowledge these nuanced changes, advance the quality of educational content around the world and contribute to the promotion of better international understanding.
Involving producers and researchers from all over the world and all the people who have an interest in education, the Japan Prize continues to move forward.
Platform for everyone interested in education
During the festival week in November, the Japan Prize hosts screenings, sessions, and workshops.
“How does the world convey diversity to children?”
“How can digital media contribute to the possibilities of education?”
The platform is intended for everyone who has an interest in education to explore leading content and ideas and to exchange opinions about the value of education.
History of the Japan Prize
Japan Prize began as a competition for TV and radio programs.
Along with changes in our society and the media, the Japan Prize has also changed. Currently, it targets educational content that uses images and sound.
In addition to TV programs, movies and video works, the number of entries in the field of digital content such as websites, web games and game apps has increased.
Also, in 2003, the Japan Prize established the Proposal Division which helps to support production of programs for countries and regions in need.
Every year, finalists from each country and region come to Japan with their unique proposals and they inspire one another.
Japan Prize will pay close attention to developments in education as we continue to grow together.