Art Gala

Awaji Creative Collective – Youth Art Gala 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.

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

The Art Competition: where students will submit their own original art pieces online

The Exhibition: where the selected pieces and the Top  winners from each category will be displayed in Awaji island, Japan.


Gratitude for Nature, Dreams and Aspirations, Community and Neighborhood

Call for Entries

Entries open from May 10th to June 7th, 2024


  1. Digital Art
  2. Photography (Smartphone photography accepted)
  3. Painting

Eligibility Criteria

  • Age: 12 – 17
  • Enrolled in a recognized School
  • Open to anyone living in Japan


The artworks will be judged by a panel of Eminent Artists from Japan and abroad from June 8th to June 13th, 2024.

Exhibition period

The winning paintings (within Japan) will be shipped to Awaji island, the cost of which will be borne by Awaji Creative Collective. The digital art and photographs will be printed in high quality and framed.

The exhibition will be held at Awaji Island, Japan. The Event details will be announced shortly.


Download Guidelines Japanese

Download Guidelines English

Workshops for participants

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


21 Finalists


  • Win Exciting Prizes and Vouchers!
  • Get your Artwork exhibited in the Art Gala in Awaji, Japan!
  • Display of art piece in the first edition of the  Awaji Youth Art Gala digital art book, commemorating the celebration of the art Gala
  • Display of art piece in special edition prints, available for purchase
  • Certificate of participation from Pasona Group and Awaji Municipal Government
  • Potential to display the art piece during the Osaka World Expo 2025, as part of the Pasona pavilion. 
  • Ownership: The ownership of the artwork after the submission, sales of merchandise will be Pasona.
    Pasona has the publishing and displaying rights of art.

Apply Now

Applications is now open until June 7th,23:59


Please name the files the following way:


E.g.: 16_Miu Ikeda_Miuchan_Kyoto