13th Japan International Manga Award

    13th Japan International Manga Award
     Category:  Illustration
     Deadline:  June 14, 2019  (expired!)
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    Organised by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, the 13th Japan International Manga Award is open to non-Japanese manga artists.

    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.

    Both published and unpublished works are eligible, but Manga works should have been produced within three years proceeding the date of application (2016-2019), and must have been produced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. Works have to be composed of minimum of 16 pages and must be submitted in printed form.

    There is no entry fee.


    Open to anyone worldwide. Either the comic artist or story writer of the submitted work has to be a foreign national (non-Japanese).


    The best Manga among the submitted works will be awarded the Gold Award. The next three best Manga shall receive the Silver Award.

    Recipients will be invited to Japan by the Japan Foundation to attend the award ceremony held in Tokyo on February, 2020. During the stay in Japan (generally for 10 days), they will also exchange opinions with Japanese Manga creators, make an excursion and visit publishing companies and other places.

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