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Announcement of the Application for the 10th International MANGA Award. 2016-04-01

1. Purpose
To spread MANGA culture to overseas and promote international cultural exchanges through MANGA.

2. Prize

(1) The Gold Award of the Tenth International MANGA Award will be given to the best MANGA work and the Silver Award will be given to three other excellent works.


(2) The Gold Award and the Silver Award winners will be invited to Japan on the occasion of the award ceremony for around 10 days as an extra prize (exclude the fine work winners).



3. Conditions of Entry

(1)The MANGA works (24 or more pages) must have been produced outside Japan. Both published and unpublished works are eligible except works which received the past International Manga Awards.


(2)The MANGA works should be produced within three years of date for apply. (2013-2016)


(3)The works must be submitted in printed form. (Submission of data might be required later on.)


(4)Overseas publishing companies can apply for the Tenth International MANGA Award only if they confirm that their MANGA artists agree that their works be submitted.


(5)Only one work may be submitted per person.
Only one work is accepted under one title (or series).
In case a collection of short stories is to be applied, only one story may be applied.
No more than one application per work will be accepted. A second application will be counted as an invalid application.


(6)For the purpose of public relations, the MANGA Award Executive Committee may upload the winner’s MANGA works (partially) on its website after obtaining approval from the artists.



4.How to Apply

(1)Application Period
April 1st 2016 – June 17th 2016 (entries must arrive by this date)


(2)Applications should be sent to either i) or ii) below.


  i) Japanese Embassies or Consulates General (See the website for the address.)
  ii) P.O.Box
    MBE108 The Tenth International MANGA Award Executive Committee
    B1F Yuraku-cho bldg.
    1-10-1 Yuraku-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
    Postcode: 100-0006

(3)Two copies of your work must be submitted.
(Additional copies may be requested for works being considered for an award.)


(4)The entry form, filled in either in English or Japanese, must be attached to your work.
Page numbers must be indicated in every page of your work.
If your work is not in the form of a book, it needs to be indicated clearly if there is any specific two-page spread in your work.



5. Return of Works
The submitted works will not be returned to applicants. Therefore, if your work has not yet been published, make sure that a copy be submitted and the original be retained by the artist. We might donate or exhibit submitted works.

6. Selection
The Tenth International MANGA Award Evaluation Committee will be responsible for the selection procedures.

7. Award Ceremony
The award ceremony is planned to be held in Tokyo in February 2017. (END)


Application form for the 10th International MANGA (MS-Word)