The competition is organized by MediBang Inc. based in Tokyo. It is a nonprofit organization that pursues new possibilities for manga and aims to connect the world by creating new content.
There are a variety of people involved with the Manga CPO such as
manga creators, manga researchers, illustrators, and writers.
They participate in events and international exchanges that are held by
or with Manga CPO to discover and develop the talent of the next generation.
There are two sections: Manga Section and Illustration Section.
・You may submit original and complete story in one issue (commercial magazine/ web publication work is prohibited).
・Maximum of 32 pages (including cover).
・The theme is “Journey”.
・You may submit an original work (commercial magazine/ web publication work is prohibited, strictly limited to unpublished works).
・Must be in MDP, JPG or PNG format.
●Must be an original work with the copyright held by the applicant.
（Commercial magazine/ web publication work is prohibited, strictly limited to unpublished works）
●Fan art or work including existing characters/goods is not allowed.
●Must be in MDP, JPG or PNG format (Max. File Size: 30 MB)
●Entrants are welcome to submit as many times as they like.
●Works which have been awarded in previous contests, other than Medibang, will not be accepted.
There is no entry fees to participate!
It’s free to enter!
Who may enter?
The competition is open to anyone.
How to Enter
1. Register as a user on MediBang.
2. Click on Creators Submit here at the top of the MediBang website.
3. Click Submit on the MediBang Creators page.
4. Click on the Illustrations tab and then upload your file as a MDP, JPG or PNG.
5. Give your work a title, and add the tag「3rdMCPOillustration」 before publishing your work.
6. Click on Submit & Publish.
Gold Prize: ¥200,000
Silver Prize: ¥150,000
Bronze Prize: ¥100,000
Gold Prize: ¥150,000+award certificate+invitation to participate in awards ceremony+award (up to 1 work)
・Silver Prize: ¥100,000+award certificate+complimentary ticket to awards ceremony (Up to 1 work)
・Bronze Prize: ¥50,000+award certificate+complimentary ticket to awards ceremony (Up to 1 work)
・Judging committee special award (multiple): Award certificate+souvenir (a signed color board, books, etc)
・Effort Award (multiple): award certificate
to learn more about the Illustration Section of the MCPO Award
to learn more about the Manga Section of the MCPO Award.