Arab News Japan
The Japan International MANGA Awards competition is coming back for its 14th edition this year, with applications open from April 6 until 19.
The Consulate-General of Japan in Dubai recently announced in an Instagram post that they are looking forward to receiving entries from MANGA artists worldwide.
The arts competition was established in 2007 under the initiative of Japan’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Taro Aso. The aim is to reward MANGA artists who contribute in spreading the Japanese MANGA culture in other parts of the world.
Fifteen awards are given, with the best MANGA creator receiving a Gold Award, while the other three receive a Silver Award. The eleven other works will receive the Bronze Award.
The top four winners will be invited to Japan by the Japan foundation for about ten days to attend the award ceremony. According to Japan’s MOFA, the awardees will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with Japanese MANGA artists, visit publishing companies and tour local sites.
Submissions should include artworks produced within the last three years and should be submitted in printed form.
Last year’s MANGA awards received 345 entries from 66 countries around the world.
To find out more about the competition, visit https://www.manga-award.mofa.go.jp