Finalists will be announced at….


The committee has checked 80% of all the documents, but there are still more than 60 left to go.

The earliest we can finish looking at them is tomorrow morning.

We will then have a web conference, probably in the afternoon (JST), to decide how we will select the finalists.

To be honest, the level of CVs, proposals, and portfolios is so high that it is not possible to mechanically select the finalists. Too many great artists.

(In such a case, the first thing we do is to reduce the number of candidates based on errors in CV writing and the number of images in the portfolio, but even then, it’s still very difficult)

So we will discuss the policy at tomorrow’s meeting and the final decision may be made on November 5. No later than Nov 5.