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Manga Jiman 2021 Competition Launched

posted on by Andrew Osmond
This year's theme is light

Details of the fifteenth annual Manga Jiman contest, in which UK artists are encouraged to create their own original strips, have been announced by the Embassy of Japan. The closing date for entries is November 15.

The manga entries should make some reference to light; the theme is open to interpretation.

Entrants 14 and over should create a story told across six to eight pages (full rules).

The first prize will be a special prize chosen for the winner by Japanese Gallery Kensington. Runners-up prizes include: an A3 image scanner, a digital camera from RICOH UK, a set of Manga Shakespeare from Self Made Hero, and others. The winner's work will be displayed in a special exhibition at the Embassy, subject to Covid conditions.

There are also separate categories for entrants wishing to create a yonkoma manga (a story told in 4 comic strip panels on one page). "Yonkoma Youth" is for entrants aged from 11 to 13, while "Yonkoma 14+" is for entrants aged 14 and over. The rules for these categories are available here. Again, the entries must refer to light. The first prizes will be from Cel-ga.com and Manga Originals. Entrants to Yonkoma 14+ are also permitted to submit entries to Manga Jiman, should they wish to do so.

For all categories, the artwork should be sent with an entry form, which can be downloaded from http://www.mangajiman.co.uk/. Entries should be sent to:

Manga Jiman Competition 2021

Japan Information and Cultural Centre

Embassy of Japan

101/104 Piccadilly

London W1J 7JT

'Manga Jiman' means 'Having Pride in Manga.'

They can alternatively be sent by email to [email protected]


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