Awaji Youth Federation

Art Fest

Awaji International Students’ Art Festival 2024 represents Pasona’s latest initiative to contribute to the revitalization of the island. Our goal is to cultivate and showcase artistic talent from Japan and across the globe.

This event is dedicated to showcasing and celebrating children’s art from both Japan and worldwide. The primary objective is to harness the transformative power of painting to inspire the dreams and creativity of young children. Simultaneously, the festival aims to promote a cultural appreciation for the diverse array of global cultures and lifestyles. The festival consist of two main moments:

– The art competition: where students will submit their own original art pieces

– The exhibition: where the selected 20 pieces and the top 3 winners will be displayed in Awaji island, Japan


In Gratitude: 
Embracing Nature, Dreams and Aspirations, Community Connections

Call for Entries

Entries open from April 29th to May 26th, 2024


  1. Photography
  2. Painting
  3. Digital Art

Eligibility Criteria

  • Age: 12 – 16
  • Enrolled in a recognized School
  • Open to all nationalities


The artworks will be judged by a panel of Eminent Japanese Artists and intellectual experts pertaining to that field.

Exhibition period

July 7th to July 9th 2024
Permanent exhibition in Awaji Youth Federation headquarters.

Workshops for participants

As part of the Festival, all participants will be able to join for 
FREE online workshops about various topics.


21 Finalists


  • Exhibition of art piece during the Awaji International Students Art Fest 2024 in Awaji Island, running from June 3rd to June 14th. 

  • Display of art piece in the first edition of the  Awaji Students Art Festival art book, commemorating the celebration of the art festival. Winners and selected artists will receive a physical copy of the Art Book.

  • Display of art piece in special edition prints, available for purchase both during the festival and online 

  • Certificate of participation from Pasona Group and Awaji Municipal Government
  • Potential to display the art piece during the Osaka World Expo 2025, ar part of the Pasona pavilion. 

How to apply

Applications will be open on April 29th