The entry period for submission of works to the 20th Japan Media Arts Festival ended on September 9, 2016. As in previous years, the festival drew an enthusiastic response, with a total of 4,034 works submitted. Overseas entries represented an all-time record of 87 countries and regions. With this level of interest from around the globe, the Japan Media Arts Festival continues to evolve as an international competition that broadly showcases the modernistic forms of expression and diversity of the Media Arts.
Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Ghana, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Palestinian Authority, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Syria, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam （Alphabetical order）