The 18th Japan International MANGA Award 2024

Are you an aspiring manga artist looking for a platform to gain international exposure? The 18th Japan International MANGA Award is the perfect opportunity for you! This prestigious award seeks to promote manga culture globally and foster international cultural exchanges.

This article provides all the essential details you need to participate, from award categories to submission guidelines.

Categories & Prizes

  • Gold Award: Awarded to the best manga work. The winner will receive a certificate, a trophy, and a trip to Japan for about 7 days to attend the award ceremony.
  • Silver Award: Given to three outstanding works. Each winner gets a certificate, a trophy, and also an invitation to the ceremony in Japan.
  • Bronze Award: About eleven works will receive this award, coming with certificates.
  • Special Encouragement Award: This may be awarded to a noteworthy entry that doesn’t reach the silver but stands out among the bronze entries, accompanied by a certificate.

Who Can Apply?

  • Open to non-Japanese manga artists or writers holding the necessary rights to their submissions.
  • Both published and unpublished works over 16 pages long are eligible, provided they have been created within the last three years and have not previously won this award.

How to Submit Your Manga:

  1. Application Deadline: July 5, 2024.
  2. Submission: When you apply, submit the following two documents.
  3. Methods:
    • Option 1: TWO printed copies of the manga.
    • Option 2: ONE electronic copy in PDF format.
    • Option 3: ONE printed and ONE electronic copy.
  4. Where to Send Your Work:

Selection Process & Award Ceremony

After an initial review by the Association of Japanese Manga Publishers, the selection committee will choose the winners. The award ceremony is planned for early 2025 in Tokyo.

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