2nd Kitakyushu International Manga Competition

Division: – General Division
– Junior Division (Age 12 or under)
*Professional and amateur
Theme: Free (Create your manga under your favorite theme)
Genre: Four-panel manga
Work: Original, unpublished work of your own (Works posted in noncommercial media, including coterie magazines, SNS sites, and image posting sites, are considered unpublished works.)
Qualification
Requirements:
None (professional and amateur)
Application
Period:
From Saturday, July 1, 2017, to 2:00 PM (Japan Standard Time) on Saturday, September 30, 2017.
Application
Period:
From Saturday, July 1, 2017, to 2:00 PM (Japan Standard Time) on Saturday, September 30, 2017.
Website: http://kitakyushu-mangataisho.com
Purpose of Kitakyushu International Manga Competition
Widely disseminating the charm and potential of Manga from Kitakyushu in order to spread manga culture throughout Japan and abroad.

Prize

General Division

  • Grand Prize (Grand Prix): 500,000 yen
  • Overseas Participant Award: 300,000 yen (Selected from submissions from abroad.)
  • Manga Museum Award: 200,000 yen
  • asianbeat Fukuoka, Japan Award:
    Round-trip air ticket to and from Fukuoka Selected from submissions in any asianbeat-designated language (Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, English, Thai, Vietnamese, or Indonesian)
  • TOKIWA Creator Award:
    Providing work support under a project to integrate creators in Kitakyushu.

Junior Division

  • Junior Award LCD tablet for drawing use

Final Screening Judges

  • Leiji Matsumoto – Manga artist/Honorary Director of the Kitakyushu Manga Museum
  • Tochi Ueyama – Manga artist
  • Mutsumi Hagiiwa – Manga artist
  • Yuma Komatsu – Editorial Department at Kodansha’s Weekly Morning

Inquiry

City of Kitakyushu – Kitakyushu Manga Museum
Phone: +81 93-512-5077
Email: manga@city.kitakyushu.lg.jp
Address: 2-14-5 Asano, Kokura, Kita-ku, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka, Japan