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Second mt Art Competition
Artwork must be received in the period between Sept. 2, 2019 and Nov. 29, 2019


Artwork must be received in the period between Sept. 2, 2019 and Nov. 29, 2019

Kamoi is advertising for artwork using mt.

The artwork must be received by November 29, 2019
Term of application:From September 2, 2019 (Mon) to November 29, 2019 (Fri)
Qualification requirements:No particular requirements.
Application method:All application must be made by mail.

Any application through e-mails, data delivery service, courier service or direct delivery by an applicant is not accepted.

The result of competition will be announced by late December, 2019.
The awarded artworks will be exhibited at the time of "mt Factory Tour."
For more details, see mt's website or facebook page. Information is coming soon.

Submission requirements:
・Submit an original drawing in an A2 (420 mm x 594mm) format.
・Any type of base paper can be used as long as the size is A2.
 (The thickness must be no greater than 3 mm)
・Be sure to use mt for the artwork.
・mt can be adhered partly or fully.
・One person is eligible for submitting only one work.
・Please be sure to write the following information in the lower left corner on the back side of the work.
 (Please write the information clearly in block letters)

Title of the work and applicant's name, address, phone number and e-mail address.

Rights and precautions:
○The copyright of the design belongs to the applicant, provided that the right to use the design
 will be granted to the organizer for an unlimited duration in which the design is used for the purpose
 of the promotional activities of this design competition, including advertisements, announcements and the exhibition.
○The design work must be original and cannot have been made public prior to the competition.
○The design work must not be made public without the consent of the organizer.
○The awarding of a prize may be rescinded even after the announcement of winners has been made,
 if the entered design work is identical or similar to a design work which has already been made
 public and/or the design work infringes on the intellectual property rights of a third party/person
 (including cases in which the infringement rights happen after the application).
○If there are any matters which are not described in this application guideline and arrangements need
 to be made, the organizer will make the decision.
The applicant may withdraw from the competition if he/she does not agree with decisions made
by the organizer, provided that the organizer is not responsible for
paying any expenses incurred by the applicant in the application process.
○The organizer will, after receiving the artwork, pay special attention to the
 storage and transportation of the work.
 However, it will not be responsible for any damage or loss of the work resulting
 from natural disaster and/or any other causes.
○The design work will not be returned to the applicant.
○Please refrain from inquiring about the result of the competition before the announcement.
○All juvenile applicants need to have the permission of a guardian before applying.
 Juvenile applicants must submit the written consent of his/her guardian if his/her artwork receives a prize.

Organizer :
Kamoi Kakoshi Co., Ltd.
Address for submission:
236 Katashima-cho, Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture 710-8611 Japan
ATTEN: Kamoi Kakoshi Co., Ltd., "Second mt Art Competition"

Second mt Art Competition Bureau 
Phone: 086-465-5800 or +81-86-465-5814 (international contact)
mail to:

Grand-Prix: For the winner
50,000 yen gift voucher

Outstanding-Prix: For two persons
30,000 yen gift voucher

Jury's special award: For three persons
10,000 yen gift voucher

Koji Iyama (Art director / graphic designer)
Graduated from the graphic design course at Tama Art University.
Established Iyama Design after working at Nippon Design Center, Inc.
and atom. Representative works: "Natsuichi" of Shueisha Inc.,
The Institute of Medical Science of the University of Tokyo,
NHK's (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) year-long drama, "Ryoma Den," ANA, "
Inspiration of Japan", ROHTO Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., "AOHA LCLINIC", and others.

Mr. Iyama is currently engaging in general planning at mt.
Awarded various prizes in Japan and the rest of the world:
The new face award of Japan Graphic Designers Association,
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Gold Lion,
New York ADC gold, silver and bronze prizes, England D& AD silver and bronze prizes,
One Show silver and bronze prizes, Spikes Asia 2012 Grand Prix,
One Show silver and bronze prizes, Spikes Asia 2012 Grand Prix,
Japan Sign Design Association Grand Prix, Tokachi Poster Award Grand Prix.

Yukio Tanibuchi (Senior Director of Kamoi Kakoshi Co., Ltd.)
Started working at Kamoi in 1984. Appointed as the senior director after being
the director GM of the sales dept. and managing director. Since joining Kamoi,
he has devoted himself to the business promotion of tape for industrial use and that for insect trap.
After an encounter with three women in Tokyo in 2006,
he focused his attention on the new potential and affinity of Washi paper masking tape.
Created the world's first masking tape brand, "mt," for stationery and chandlery.
Engaged in the planning of various Kamoi's events, such as "mt exhibition" and "mt school,"
held both in Japan and around the world, in addition commercial activities and product development.