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Artistic Envelope Contest

The artistic envelope contest is back to celebrate Japan Expo's 20th Anniversary. Send us your creations on the themes of the Future or the 20th Anniversary of the festival to win your entrance ticket to Japan Expo and a prize!

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If you feel like an artist, don't miss the envelope contest! For the 20th Impact, two themes are proposed: the Future and Japan Expo's 20th Anniversary. Both are featured in the festival program, through the presence of prestigious guests like Harlock's creator Leiji Matsumoto, or Gô NAGAI, the famous author of Goldorak. You will also be invited to discover activities and events organize to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Japan Expo.

Vous l'aurez compris, on vous laisse le choix entre ces deux thématiques pour réaliser une superbe enveloppe en faisant apparaître au moins une fois une mascotte de Japan Expo (Chibi Dino, la geisha, le samurai ou l’écolière). Pour le reste, donnez libre cours à votre imagination ! On attend vos œuvres avec impatience : tentez votre chance pour gagner votre entrée à Japan Expo et un cadeau. Deux sessions sont organisées avec trois gagnants à l'issue de chaque session.

Choose your favorite theme among the latter two to make a beautiful envelop which will also feature at least one of Japan Expo’s mascots (Chibi Dino, the geisha, the samurai, or the school girl). For the rest, give your imagination free rein! We can't wait to see your work: give it a try to have a chance to win your entrance ticket to Japan Expo and a prize. Two sessions are organized with three winners for each session.


The rules are simple: you must decorate an envelope you own way (drawing, collage, fabric, painting) and send it to us.

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Japan Expo or the Future!

You can choose between these two themes. The envelope must also include at least one character from Japan Expo (Chibi Dino, the geisha, the samurai, or the school girl).

You must decorate the front of your envelope, meaning the side including our address and the stamp. The back of your envelope can remain blank. Let your imagination take over: originality will pay off!

The envelope must remain as it is (do not put it in another envelope).

All formats are accepted (standard size, handmade…) as long as it is an envelope.

Send your work to the following address:
Japan Expo
Concours d'enveloppes artistiques
14 place Georges POMPIDOU
93160 Noisy-le-Grand – France

Do not forget to include in the envelope a piece of paper with your personal details: name, surname, age, email and postal address and/or write them at the back of the envelope.

Two sessions will be organized from May 15 to June 16, 2019:​

  • May 15  to May 30
  • May 31 to June 16

Mails sent after June 16th 2019 will not be considered as valid.


The 3 winners of the two sessions will get a free access to Japan Expo 20th Impact, which will be available on a day of their choice (Thursday, Friday or Sunday) and be sent to the address indicated in their entry after the contest closing date. They will also receive a surprise gift that will be collectable at the Activities Desk, upon presentation of an ID.

Winners of the first session are:

  • 1rt – Ibtissam H. (Val-de-Reuil - 27)
  • 2nd – Samantha P. (Lieusant - 77)
  • 3rd – Élodie C. (Jouy-le-Moutier - 95)

Winners of the second session are:

  • 1st – Mélanie F. (Marcq-en-Barœull - 59)
  • 2nd – Han Nhu P. T. (Saint-Maur-des-Fossés  - 94)
  • 3rd – Manon D. (Aix-en-Provence - 13)

Good Luck!


Q. : I’m afraid my envelope will get damaged during its journey. I want to put it in another envelope, what do you think about it?                                                                            A. : The rules do not allow it. The envelope must be sent as it is. However you can include a message for the postman to handle it with care.

Q. : I have already bought a ticket for the festival. Can I give it to a friend if I win?
A. : Yes of course, the tickets are not personalized.

Q. : Can we use computer devices for this contest?
A. : Yes, you can use all the techniques you want, as long as it is on an envelope and that it is sent by post.

Q. : Collage is allowed so I can make a drawing and glue it on the envelope, this is regarded as collage isn’t it?
A. : No, collage means there are decorative materials (glitters, fabric, pearls…)

Q. : Can I reproduce a drawing?
A. : Yes. It is the global originality of the envelope that will be rewarded

Q. : Can I make the envelope myself?
A. : Yes.

Q. : Does the envelope need to be made of paper or can I create a patchwork with different materials (as long as it has the form and rigidity of a paper envelope)?
A. : Be creative, the envelope can be handmade.

Q. : Do I also need to decorate the back of the envelope?
A. : It is not an obligation but you can do it.

Q. : Will the back of the envelope be taken into account if I decorate it?
A. : We take into account the totality of your work but 90% of the judgment will be based on the front.

Q. : When will the results be submitted?
A. : In general, one week after the end of the session the latest.

Q. : When do I get the free entry if I win?
A. : After the end of the contest, we will mail you your invitation according to the address mentioned on (or in) your artistic envelope.

Q. : Can I take part in every single session?
A. : Yes, you can take part in every session, but you must send a new envelope every time.

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