《Open Call》11th 1minute Projection Mapping Competition

→ The schedule has not been announced officially yet (Screening of Finalists’ Works and Announcement of Results: Scheduled for mid-September 2023)

The 11th 1minute Projection Mapping Competition, a competition of projection mapping works of 1 minute to 1 minute and 59 seconds, will be held again this year.

Competition Theme: “LINK”

This international competition is not only one of the industry’s leading contest events, but also a creative venue for top creators from around the world and Japan.

Last year’s 10th competition received 241 entries from 55 countries and regions around the world.

In 2023, we are again calling for video works from creators around the world!

For details, please see below.

【 The 11th Competition Theme 】


In many places of the world, the word “divided” has come to abound in terms of politics, economics, poverty, energy issues, and so on. 

However, the human creature needs to be connected, and now is the time to connect and link various things. People, countries, and issues are connected, and these connections lead to the future and happiness. The problems and issues that are happening around the world are not limited to specific countries, but are something that all people must think about and “synchronize” on a global scale, transcending borders and races. 

The theme of this year’s competition, “LINK,” is to “connect” and “synchronize” various things from small “connections” around us to the future with the creators’ sense.

We expect works that connect all areas such as “country,” “era,” “people,” “culture,” “technology,” “expression,” “society,” “issues,” “future,” and “potential,” and that also have diversity and value as visual expressions. 

Please “LINK” to the world and to the hearts of the audience with your projection mapping expression.


 Projection Mapping Venue and Building Size  

Meijijingu Gaien Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery 

Building size of the projection plane: 112m wide and 32.1m high (apex of the central dome)

【 Number of Videos to be Screened 】 

  • Finalists Works: Approximately 18 to 20 Works will be screened.

【 Awards and Supplementary Prizes 

  • Grand Prize: 2 million yen, trophy, supplementary prize, invited as a guest creator for the next competition.
  • Second Prize: 500k yen, trophy, supplementary prize
  • Jury Prize: 200k yen, trophy, supplementary prize
  • Organizer Award: 100k yen, trophy, supplementary prize
  • Audience Award: 100k yen, trophy, supplementary prize

Finalists will receive a subsidy for production costs or accommodation expenses when they visit Japan.

【 Application Period 】 

  • Entry Deadline: June 22 (Japanese time GMT + 9, at 23:59:59)
  • Video Data Delivery for First Screening: July 23 (Japanese time GMT + 9, at 23:59:59)
  • First Video Screening: July 24
  • Announcement of Finalists’ Works: Scheduled for early August
  • Final Video Data Delivery: August 20, 2023 (Japanese time GMT + 9, at 23:59:59)
  • Screening of Finalists’ Works and Announcement of Results: Scheduled for mid-September 2023