2023 IYAC Kyoto International Art Exchange Competition



2023 IYAC Kyoto國際藝術交流展
IYAC Kyoto International  Art Exchange Exhibition

The 2023 IYAC Kyoto International Art Exchange Exhibition is jointly initiated by the New York Contemporary Art Center in the United States, in collaboration with the Kyoto International Conference Center, the Kyoto Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Academy, and the Japan Chinese Literature and Art Association, among other institutions. It is a high-profile academic event, with competition zones established in various countries and regions including China, the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Singapore, Russia, Japan, Australia, Canada, Germany, Malaysia, Thailand, and more. The 2023 IYAC Kyoto International Art Exchange Exhibition revolves around the core of art education, focusing on students’ artistic education in schools. Through the competition and exhibition formats, it aims to facilitate a global discussion and exchange on the beauty of art.

High-profile International Exhibition and Award Ceremony
The 2023 IYAC Kyoto International  Art Exchange Exhibition will hold its award ceremony as scheduled on November 28, 2023, at the Kyoto International Conference Center.

International Art Organizations
Jointly established by international art centers, including the New York Contemporary Art Center, the Kyoto International Conference Center, the American Asian Artists Association, the Kyoto Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Academy, and the St. Petersburg Art Center in Russia.

Competition Area Containing Dozens of Countries
The IYAC organizing committee conducts activities in dozens of countries and regions, including China, the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Singapore, Russia, Japan, Australia, Canada, Malaysia, Thailand, and more. It is considered a prestigious art event, regardless of participation scale, artwork quality, or influence, in the Asia-Pacific region and worldwide.

Acclaimed Judges and Evaluation
The competition features a panel of internationally acclaimed judges, consisting of more than 30 artists from five continents, as members of the evaluation committee. The expert panel adheres to international standards, including USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice), and has jointly developed new proprietary evaluation criteria, emphasizing dimensions such as “artistic innovation,” “material expression language,” and “creative transformation form.”




International Recognition | Limited Edition
Exhibition certificates will be awarded, and stamped by the Kyoto International Conference Center. The 2023 IYAC Kyoto International  Art Exchange Exhibition trophy is designed by top international designers.
Award certificates include the names of the awardees and photographs of their exhibited artworks. These certificates can be verified online, featuring unique exclusive codes and anti-counterfeit steel stamps to ensure the uniqueness of each certificate. The certificates are signed and stamped by the joint international organizing units, confirming their international certification and broader recognition. They serve as a solid foundation for participants’ future applications to prestigious schools and their journey toward becoming international elites.




Themes of Artworks

● The Growth of All Things – Ocean Pollution 
● Evolution Equation – Art of Time and Space 
●Tang and Song Styles – Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Subjects

Requirements for Exhibition Artworks:
– Original artworks for exhibition; the core of the artwork should be A3 or A4 in size, framed with cardboard.
– For oil paintings and acrylic artworks, the dimensions should be within 55/46; no inner or outer frames are required.
– For Chinese painting and soft brush calligraphy artworks, the core size should not exceed four feet and three openings (46/69cm); all should be vertically framed.
– Procreate digital artwork submissions should be printed in high-definition on paper.

Registration for Schools and Institutions
➢Artwork sizes: A3, A4
➢Submit competition entries, indicating age and nationality
➢Submission categories:
Children’s   group (under 8 years old)
Primary school group (9-10 years old)
Junior high school group (11-12 years old)
High school Group (13-19 years old)

Types of Artworks:
Illustrations, calligraphy, cartoons, oil paintings, creative sketches, ink paintings, photography, and other flat artwork forms.
AI artworks are prohibited.

Grand Rewards and Awards

●  Awards:
International Academy Award

International Innovation Award
International Visual Award

Academy Gold Award

Academy Silver Award

Academy Bronze Award

Excellent Award

Rising Star Award

● Honorary Certificates &Academic Guidance Award:
Instructors of award-winning works have the opportunity to be awarded the 2023 IYAC Kyoto International Art Exchange Exhibition Academic Guidance Award, jointly presented by the New York Contemporary Art Center and the Kyoto International Conference Center, with an honorary medal.

●Honorary Awards: Global Outstanding Pioneer Art Institution
The 2023 IYAC Kyoto International Art Exchange Exhibition Committee will select recipients of the Global Outstanding Pioneer Art Institution Award, jointly presented by the New York Contemporary Art Center and the Kyoto International Conference Center, featuring authoritative plaques.


Timeline
➢Preliminary Evaluation Stage (First Round of Review): September 20, 2023 – November 1, 2023
➢Semi-finalist Evaluation Stage (Second Round of Review):November 1 – November 15, 2023
➢ Final Evaluation Stage (Third Round of Review): November 26, 2023 – December 6, 2023

Requirements for Semi-Finalist Submissions
➢Semi-finalist submissions must be scanned and in high resolution (minimum 300 dpi, higher is better), in digital format (JPG, TIFF, PDF, or EPS).
➢Dimensions must be accurately measured, with a minimum width of 12.8 inches (325.12 mm) and a minimum height of 8.8 inches (223.52 mm).
➢Content requirements include Artwork, Application Form, and a Statement of at least 50 words.

Participation Fees
Preliminary judging is conducted by participating organizations or schools.
Semi-final judging: $55 SGD per entry, per person (includes international exhibition, participation certificate, expert judging, award certificates, trophies, etc.).Tip: There is no additional participation fee for the exhibition.


ORGANIZATIONS

国际联合主办Co-Hosted Organizations
美国纽约当代艺术中心Contemporary Art Center of New York
日本京都国际交流会馆Kyoto International Conference Center
 国际联合协办Assisting Organizations
俄罗斯圣彼得堡美术中心St. Petersburg Art Center of Russia
新加坡青少年与儿童教育协会Singapore Youth & Children Education Association
中国美术学院古文字书法创作研究中心Ancient Chinese Calligraphy Research Center of CHINA ACADEMY OF ART
中英国际交流协会Sino-UK Culture Exchange Association
中德国际交流协会Sino-German Culture Exchange Association
日本中華文學藝術家連合會Japan Chinese Literature and Artists Federation
日本南风水墨画会Japan South Wind Ink Painting Association
日本东京醉墨会Tokyo Drunken Ink Association 
(社)京都中国书画院Kyoto Chinese Painting And Calligraphy Academy




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