The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles is launching a logo contest to celebrate forty years of promoting Japanese language and culture throughout the United States!  We encourage participants to create designs inspired by JFLA’s history as a gateway to “Your Japan” right here in America!

The contest is open to all ages. Winners will be decided by an internal committee of Japan Foundation, Los Angeles staff that takes public feedback into consideration.  One winning design will be used for promotion throughout the year, including event signage and social media posts. Winners will receive a prize and can opt-in to being interviewed and featured on our website and social media.

The deadline to submit is May 31st, 2023!

How to enter:
1. Read our Rules and Guidelines
2. Fill out the Entry and Release Form
3. Submit your design via our Google Drive!

Design Theme

We encourage submissions that reflect our mandate to promote international cultural exchange and the spread of Japanese language and culture in the US.


Submission Criteria

  1. Limit of one entry per person.
  2. Existing Japan Foundation iconography (the Japan Foundation butterfly logo) may not be included in a submission.
  3. Design must be an original work containing no copyrighted or trademarked content.
  4. Submissions are highly encouraged to be sent as PSD, AI, EPS, XCF or PDF.  JPEG and PNG are also accepted.
  5. Submission should scale well and be easily distinguishable at a multitude of sizes.  Minimum resolution of 2000 x 2000 pixels if not submitted as a vector.
  6. Submissions may not contain artist names, signatures, or dates.
  7. Collage and photography-derived entries will not be accepted.

Event Details:

  • Date Mar 25 -May 31 , 2023
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