Call for Entries to the 4th International Manga Awards

4th International Manga Awards 2010 Japan Embassy

The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Japan Foundation, and the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines, are proud to announce a call for entries to the 4th International Manga Awards.

The International Manga Award was established in 2006, with the encouragement of then Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso, to enhance the understanding of Japanese culture among non-Japanese manga artists. All talented Filipino artists who specialize in or are heavily influenced by the style and aesthetic of Japanese manga are invited to submit entries to the 2010 competition.

Previous winners of the International Manga Awards from the Philippines include Elmer Damaso and Jhomar Soriano whose individual works were selected as Finalists in 2007’s 1st International Manga Awards, and Bronze Prize winner Kriss Sison from 2008’s 2nd International Manga Awards.

This year’s Gold Prize winner and three Silver Prize winners be will invited to a ten-day all-expenses-paid visit to Japan to attend the awarding ceremony and meet with Japanese manga artists and publishing executives. Bronze Prize Winners and Special Awards winners will receive Special Citations and gifts from the organizers and sponsors.

To join, simply fill out this entry form and submit two copies of your original manga. The manga should be at least twenty four (24) pages long when printed and bound. Both published and unpublished works are accepted as long as they have been produced in the past three years, and have not won any of the previous International Manga Awards.

Entries must be received on or before the 31st of May 2010, at the Embassy of Japan, 2627 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City (MAP). For a complete list of rules and other details, you can visit the website of the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines, or the International Manga Awards website.

13 Comments Add yours

  1. kathleen says:

    Are independent comics qualified also in this contest?


  2. if they are drawn manga-style i believe they qualify for the competition.


  3. erica says:

    pwede bang gumawa ng manga in filipino language


  4. yes, the works submitted may be in filipino.


  5. anyajulia says:

    waaaaaaaaaaaaaaah… nanalo si elmer damaso? si Memer….


    miss culture crash nya….


  6. loren says:

    yung ipapasa po bang works kelangan yung original or printed?


    1. you can submit a copy of your finished product and not the original panels you drew.


  7. loren says:

    one more.. should the printed finished product be binded or using clearbook will be ok?


  8. i’m not sure because the competition rules specify binding. try having it ring-bound at national bookstore or any copy center near you — they can finish it in under an hour.


  9. cesca says:

    sigh….hate it…ba’t walang nagsabi sakin nito….ang rami ko ng possible na kwento….sigh may next year pa ba????kung meron, kelan naman????????



    1. a new press release will be published in time for the next contest, if ever. please wait for it next year.


  10. erica says:

    kailan malalaman kung sino nanalo.???


  11. the awarding ceremony won’t be until january 2011.


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