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Calling for all applications.

First awarded in 2011, this year the Tokyo Frontline Photo Award will mark its seventh anniversary and prestigious jurors will be invited. The award is known for singling out photographers that strive for the highest quality and present innovative ideas, and it is bestowed upon those who will break new ground for the future of photo art. We aim to discover and support these ambitious, talented artists who will take on the world.

We look forward to your application.

Submission Deadline: Monday, Jul 31, 2017
Public Screening: Friday, Aug 11, 2017




Kohei Nawa (Sculptor, Artist)

Takashi Honma (Photographer)

Masaya Chiba (Associate Professor of Philosophy, Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, Ritsumeikan University)

Atsushi Sasaki (Critic and Professor, School of Culture, Media and Society, Waseda University)

Kohei Oyama (Founder, Newfave)

Yuri Mitsuda (Art critic)

Shigeo Goto (Editor, Creative Director and Professor at Kyoto University of Art & Design)



Application Process

1、The application is open to all, irrespective of age, nationality, or career level (professional, amateur).

2、Please write all the necessary information on the application form and send it along with your portfolio to the committee’s office.
*Applications must arrive no later than Monday, Jul 31th. Download the application form here.

3、Submission limit: only 1 portfolio or Photo zine within A3 size, with a maximum of 50 pages may be submitted.

4、Application Fee: 5,000 JPY (including tax).

5、Portfolios or Photo zine will be sent back at the end of the public screening. 
*Please include either a self-addressed stamped envelope, or cash on delivery slip (with the address written).


Address to send portfolio and submission form to

G/P gallery (Attn: Mr. Nishimoto)
NADiff A/P/A/R/T 2nd floor
1-18-4 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0013

Tel: +81 (03) 5422-9331

Bank Transfer Account
Bank, Branch Name: Mizuho Bank, Ebisu Branch (188)
Account Number: (Basic) 1376209
Recipient: artbeat publishers Co., Ltd.

*Please cover the handling fee.


Grand Prize: 1 winner
Jurors’ Award: 7 winners

Winner’s Privilege

-Artist name  who won the Grand Prize will be announced officially on the TOKYO FRONTLINE HP/Facebook page.

-G/P gallery (newroom) in Ebisu will produce a solo exhibition for the artist who received the Grand Prize.

-Excellent artwork selected by the jurors will be assisted in producing photo zine by G/P gallery (newroom) .

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