The 14th Japan International MANGA Award is organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
Established in May 2007 upon the initiative of the then-Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Taro Aso, the Award aims to award Manga creators who contribute to the spread of Manga culture overseas and international cultural exchange through Manga.
_ You may submit only one MANGA containing more than 16 pages.
_ Your manga must be submitted in printed form.
_ Both published and unpublished works are eligible, but Manga works should have been produced within three years proceeding the date of application (2017-2020), and must have been produced outside Japan.
_ Each applicant can submit only one work under one title (or series).
_ In case your submission is a collection of short stories, you can submit only one story.
There is no specific theme.
here is no entry fee to participate!
Participation in the “ Manga ” Award contest is free.
The Gold Award of the Japan International MANGA Award will be given to the best MANGA work, the Silver Award to three excellent works, and the Bronze Award to other eleven works.
During their stay in Japan (approximately 10 days trip), they will also have the opportunity to exchange ideas with Japanese MANGA creators, visit publishing companies and make an excursion to local sites.
Who may enter ?
Either the comic artist or story writer of the submitted work has to be a foreign national (non-Japanese)
Open Submissions : 6 April 2020
Submissions close : 19 June 2020