Call for Submissions

Open Call: International Ceramics Competition Mino, Japan

International Ceramics Festival Mino, Japan

4-2-5 Higashi-machi
Tajimi, Gifu, Japan 507-0801


Jan 31, 2024


Mar 14, 2023

The International Ceramics Exhibition Mino, Japan” is the main event of the “International Ceramics Festival Mino, Japan,” which is held with the aim of supporting the growth of the ceramics industry and the enhancement of culture through the global exchange of ceramics design and culture. This is the 13th international ceramics competition since the first one was held in 1986.

Each competition is judged by a panel of distinguished judges from around the world, and entries are received from various countries. In the last competition, they had amazing 2,435 entries from 1,292 applicants coming from 64 countries and areas around the world. The scale and high quality made our ceramics competition truly the representative of the world today.

About 200 excellent works, selected from the competition, will be exhibited at Ceramics Park MINO in Tajimi City, Gifu Prefecture from October to November 2024. We hope to welcome as many guests as possible to view the competition, not only from Japan, but also from all over the world. Recently, new developments have been required in the ceramics field with new materials, new technologies, and moves towards more borderless in the domain. We look for entries that suggest us more unconventional ideas and open the door to the future of the ceramics.

The Grand Prix winner will be invited to attend the award ceremony. (The round-trip transportation and the accommodation fee will be
covered by the organizer.)
*Prize money may be subject to taxation.
*One catalog of this exhibition (hereinafter referred to as “catalog”) will be presented to each of the award-winning works and the selected works.


➀ Being a work mainly made of ceramics.
➁ Produced after the end of the application period of the previous competition. (i.e., after January 11th, 2020)
➂ Not selected in other public competitions.
➃ The size, weight, and shape of the work must not interfere with its transportation or indoor exhibition. The guideline is a floor space of 4m² or less, a height of 4m or less, and a weight of 100kg or less. (100kg or less per part for an assembled work.)