Calling all artists and manga enthusiasts!
The Embassy of Japan is now accepting entries for the 12th Japan International MANGA Award until 6 June 2018.
One Gold winner and three Silver Award winners will be invited to Japan for a period of 10 days to attend an awarding ceremony, which will be held in Feb 2019, and meet fellow manga art creators from around the world.
Interested to join? Here’s how:
1. Submit a completed ENTRY FORM and TWO (2) HARD COPIES of the original MANGA work composed of more than 16 pages. Kindly include page numbers on every page of the printed material. Also, an English or Japanese translation must be provided if the MANGA is written in the artist’s local language.
2. Strictly one entry per applicant. Note that only work produced within the last three years (2015-2018) will be accepted. Both published and unpublished works may be submitted.
3. Mail your applications to either of the following addresses:
Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC)*
Embassy of Japan in the Philippines
2627 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City
*Applicants may also submit their entries in-person at the JICC Library.
The Twelfth Japan International MANGA Award Executive Committee
Shinjuku Oak Tower 2F, 6-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
About the contest
The Japan International MANGA Award was introduced in May 2007 upon the initiative of then Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Taro Aso. The objectives of the Award are (1) to help further spread MANGA and Japanese culture overseas and (2) to promote international cultural exchanges through MANGA art. The Award has been held annually since its launch.
Information extracted from Press Release issued by the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines.