The 15th Japan International MANGA Award Competition

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The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced the 15th edition of its International Manga Award competition and is searching for stories told in 16 pages or over from manga creators outside of Japan. Winners in previous years of the competition have visited Japan to receive their prize where they met with publishers and artists, and visited manga-related museums and sites.

There are two ways to enter; entrants may either submit by post two physical copies of their work to International Manga Award, Embassy of Japan, 5 Esperidon Str., Strovolos
2001, Nicosia or send one copy of your entry as a PDF file by email to (if the file is larger than 10MB please contact us beforehand).

The deadline for receipt of entries is Thursday, 8th of July 2021 (All entries must arrive at the Embassy no later than the deadline regardless of the submission method). However, published and unpublished work created within the last three years is accepted.

E-mail any queries you have to

Application Guidelines and Entry Form can be found on this webpage, and the best entries from previous years can be seen here.