8 July 2021
Who may enter
The competition is open to non-Japanese manga artists.
The competition is organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
You may submit only one MANGA containing more than 16 pages.
There is no specific theme.
Both published and unpublished works are eligible.
Your MANGA should be produced within the past three years (2018-2021).
The competition is free to enter.
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.
For further information visit the official competition website.