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14th Japan International Manga Award

    14th Japan International Manga Award | Graphic Competitions
     Category:  Illustration
     Deadline:  June 19, 2020 - expired! April 3, 2020
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    Organised by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, the 14th 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    Both published and unpublished works are eligible, but Manga works should have been produced within three years proceeding the date of application (2017-2020), and must have been produced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. 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 Gold Award and the Silver Award winners will be invited to Japan to attend the award ceremony. 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.

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