CWAJ established the Young Printmaker Award in 2005 as part of the 50th Print Show celebration to encourage the development of young artists. Eligible applicants are the creators of the top 30 prints selected at the Annual Exhibition of the Association of Japan Art Colleges held in December at the Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts. Selected on the criteria of a project proposal, artistic potential and creativity, the recipient is expected to use the cash award of 500,000 yen within one year for a specific project.


In addition, the recipient has an opportunity to exhibit the award print at the CWAJ Print Show and is also allowed to exhibit a new print three years after receiving the Award. To our great pleasure many of past YPA recipients are flourishing in the print-making world.




2020 Young Printmaker Award Recipient


1985 born in Kitakyushu City; lives in Fukuoka City

2007 graduate from Kyushu Sangyo University, studied under FURUMOTO Motoharu

2021 will graduate from Master of University of Teacher Education Fukuoka, studied under NAKAMURA Takashi

2020 FEI PRINT AWARD (Prize)


Japan Society of Printmaking


田代 ゆかり

1985年 北九州市生まれ 福岡市在住

2007年 九州産業大学 芸術学部 美術学科 卒業、古本元治に師事

2021年 福岡教育大学 教育学研究科(大学院)修了見込み 中村隆に師事

2020年 第9回 FEI PRINT AWARD 入選



[Just by Passing through Interchange]

[Just by Passing through Interchange], 2019

[Just by Passing through Interchange Ⅱ]

[Just by Passing through Interchange II], 2019

[Summer Night]

[Summer Night], 2019

2017 Young Printmaker Award Recipient


1989 born and resides in Okinawa

MFA Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts, studied under Yoshiro Takasaki

2015 Kitagusuku Cultural Association Award

2016 OKITEN, Print Section

2016 Annual Exhibition of the Assn Japanese Art Colleges (Prize)


玉城 綾乃

1989年 沖縄県生まれ、那覇市在住


2015年 北中城文化協会賞

2016年 沖展版画部(入選)

2016年 全国大学版画展(収蔵賞)

Until the dayUntil the day, 2017

Be Over

Be Over, 2018

SYMBOL by Ayako TAMAKI                                              Symbol, 2020