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67th CWAJ Print Show (2024)
Artwork Submission

The final results of the 67th CWAJ Print Show were e-mailed to all artists by May 24.
If you did not receive the results, please contact here 

CWAJ appreciates your support.

The submissions for the 67th CWAJ Print Show have been closed. We thank you for the many applications we received.

The artwork submission procedures for the 68th Print Show will be available on this page by the end of January 2025.
We look forward to receiving your entries for next year’s show. 

The College Women’s Association of Japan (CWAJ), which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, has held the CWAJ Print Show every year since 1956 to exhibit and sell outstanding contemporary Japanese prints and has helped introduce printmaking to the world. At the same time, CWAJ has used the net proceeds of sales to provide scholarships and grants to a total of over 900 international students, visually impaired students, and print artists. We are grateful to everyone in the art world who supports our activities.

Some of the winning works will be exhibited and sold at Highfield Hall in Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA in 2025.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS (Submissions closed. For reference only)
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• Artwork Submission Procedures (Download Form)

Friday, March 1, 2024 – Thursday, March 28, 2024

Dates: October 16 (Wed) – October 20 (Sun), 2024

Venue: Hillside Forum (Daikanyama)

Hillside Terrace F Building, 18-8 Sarugaku-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Online Gallery: The works will also be available for sale in Japan and abroad through the CWAJ Print Show Online Gallery ( The exact dates will be announced later.

Artists eligible to submit to the annual CWAJ Print Show must be a resident of Japan at the time of submission, an artist who has previously been chosen for a CWAJ Print Show, or an artist who has a return address in Japan.

  1. All print art techniques and mediums are acceptable. 
  2.  Only one print may be submitted.
  3.  The print submitted is preferably produced in 2022, 2023 or 2024.
  4.  Prints previously exhibited at a past CWAJ Print Show or its online gallery are NOT eligible. 
  5. The print must be signed, numbered, and dated (at least with the year). The edition must be available. Mono-prints and A.P. (also called E.A.) are ineligible.
  6.  The paper size should not exceed the maximum allowable size of 90cm x 100cm.
  7. The print must be available for sale.

A print that does not meet all of the above requirements will be considered ineligible.

Selection will be based on a two-stage process, with a first screening of digital images followed by a second screening of actual works. 


All selected artists will be featured in the CWAJ catalogue and will receive an invitation to the opening reception on October 15, 2024.

All selected works will be exhibited and sold at the 67th CWAJ Print Show and its online gallery.

The recipient of the Print Show Committee Award will be invited to exhibit in the 68th CWAJ Print Show in 2025.


  • HANAI Hisaho (Curator, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo)
  • IZUHARA Tsukasa (Professor Emeritus, Kyoto City University of Arts)
  • O Jun (Artist)
  • YANAGISAWA Noriko (Director, The Japan Print Association)
  • Representative of CWAJ


·       How to apply 

You may apply in one of two ways: online or by email.


    — Online Submission


Click on the online submission form link below. You can switch the form to English by clicking on the language flag. Fill in the required information in the order it appears, paste one image file in the designated area at the end, and then click SUBMIT to send it to us. Note: You will not be able to send your entry until we begin accepting applications on March 1, but you may preview the form before that date.

           Online Submissions Form


If you have applied to CWAJ within the past 5 years, please do not use the blank form; at the end of January we will send you a link with your personal data prefilled in the form.

      — Submission by email

Please download the form below and send it as an email attachment along with the image file.

          Print Submission Form (click here for PDF)

The consent form is attached at the bottom of the Print Submission Form. Read it carefully and sign your name. Please send it to:

Use your name as the subject line of your email. Please title the attached files by writing your family name first (all in upper case, Roman alphabet) followed by your given name (first letter in upper case, remaining letters in lower case, Roman alphabet). Please see the examples down below.
Send the Print Submission Form in PDF format if possible.

             The email subject line:      YAMADA Hanako
             The title of the print image:      YAMADA Hanako.jpg
             Print Submission Form:      YAMADA Hanako.pdf


If you have any problems accessing the website to download the Print Submission Form, please contact us by email at Click Here with your name, address, and phone number for a paper application form.

If you have any questions, please contact us at Click Here.

Submitted images will not be returned.


·       Images of the print (jpeg format)


About 5 MB and 350 dpi (catalogue quality) are recommended. The submitted images will be transferred directly to the catalogue.

File name: Family name first (all in upper case, Roman alphabet) and given name (first letter in upper case, remaining letters in lower case, Roman alphabet). Example: YAMADA Hanako jpg

The image should be taken from the front without distortion, including the edges of the paper.

Submitted images will be used in the catalogue. Please send images of a quality suitable for printing.     


A non-refundable Submission Fee of 2,000 yen is required. There are two ways to pay the submission fee. If you are submitting by online form, you may pay by credit card or bank transfer. Instructions are provided in the online form.


If paying the submission fee by Bank Transfer, please submit it to:

          Mitsui Sumitomo Bank
          Meguro Branch
          Account Name:  Ippan Shadan Hojin CWAJ
          Account No: 7198489


Applicants who have passed the first selection are requested to send their artworks to the designated address during the designated period by prepaid postage.
Print should be shipped unmatted, unmounted, and unframed. The print must be dry.
The acceptance period is scheduled for May 7 and 8. The dates and mailing address will be sent to those who pass the first selection.

In principle, when shipped within Japan, the print should be inserted between strong flat boards to avoid damage during unpacking. Make sure to write your name on the boards. If you must use a tube, please wrap the outside of the rolled print with tissue or packing paper before putting it into the tube. Overseas entries should be shipped in plastic/cardboard tubes or between strong flat boards.


Individuals will be notified in late May 2024.
Unselected entries will be returned, postage paid upon delivery, by the end of June 2024.
No inquiries regarding the selection will be accepted.


  1. The CWAJ Print Show is a fundraiser. Selected prints will be available for sale during the show. CWAJ may request artists to send additional editions for sale prior to the show, postage collect.
  2. The selling price of each print should be the same as the gallery price. Prices cannot be changed once the print is received by CWAJ.
  3. The standard policy is that 50% of the selling price without tax goes to the artists and 50% goes to CWAJ Scholarship and Education Programs.
  4. Selected works will be exhibited and sold at the venue and online. Please make sure that your work is free of stains, wrinkles, scratches, tape marks, etc., including in the margins.
  5. All works will be matted for display and sale. They will be restored to their original form when they are returned.


First-time applicants from outside of Japan must have a return address in Japan.
However, if you wish to return a work that was not selected in the second round of judging to a foreign country, you will be responsible for the return shipping costs, as is the case for artists residing in Japan. An invoice will be sent at a later date.
In principle, the same packaging used for the delivery will be used for the return of the work.
Please contact us by e-mail for details on how to pay the submission fee. Inquiry >>


CWAJ reserves the right to photograph and use photographs of the winning entries for the purposes of preparing the show catalogue and promotional materials.

After the selection process, CWAJ may use the winning entries for publicity related to the exhibition, catalogue covers, calendars, cards, posters, websites, etc. In such cases, CWAJ will not be responsible for any copyright fees incurred. Please note that any copyright fees incurred in such cases will be donated to the CWAJ Scholarship and Education Programs. The CWAJ Print Show Committee will contact you in advance if your artwork will be used in a product for sale (calendars, cards, organizers, etc.).

While every care will be taken in handling the works, the organizers will not be held responsible for any accidents or damage to the works during transportation, unpacking, packaging, exhibition, or other handling procedures related to the entry and return of the works. If deemed necessary, the entrant is responsible for insuring his or her work at his or her own expense.

CWAJ reserves the right to cancel the selection of works for reasons such as non-compliance with the entry rules, even after the results of the judging have been announced.


2024 CWAJ Print Show Committee
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Address: 601, 2-24-13-601 Kami-Osaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-0021

All net proceeds from the CWAJ Print Show go to CWAJ Scholarship and Education Programs.

Thank you for submitting your print to the 2024 CWAJ Print Show!