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March 20, 2017


The 11th International MANGA Award

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the Japan Foundation have launched the Tenth International MANGA Award and started accepting entries for the Award.



To spread MANGA culture overseas and promote international cultural exchange through MANGA.



(1) The Gold Award of the Eleventh International MANGA Award will be conferred upon the best MANGA work and the Silver Award will be granted 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).


Conditions of Entry

(1) The MANGA works (16 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 Both published and unpublished works are eligible except works which received the past International Manga Awards.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 preceding the date of application (2014-2017).

(3) The works must be submitted in printed form. (In certain instances, submission of data may 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) Either the comic artist or story writer of the submitted work has to be a foreign national. Also the representative who will participate in the invitation program given to the Gold / Silver Award winners must be a foreign national.

(6) Each applicant can submit only one work under one title (or series). In case a collection of short stories is to be applied, only one story may be applied. Duplicate application will be invalid.

(7) 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.

How to Apply

(1) Applications should be sent to either i) or ii) below:

 i) Embassy of Japan in Riyadh
  Culture Section, Embassy of Japan in Saudi Arabia
  A-11 Diplomatic Quarter, P.O. Box 4095, Riyadh 11491

  Entries must arrive by Monday, May 28, 2017

  • For other Embassies and Consulates General, please check the due date of each well beforehand.
  •  ii) P. O. Box in Japan
      The Eleventh International MANGA Award Executive Committee  
      B1F Yuraku-cho bldg.
      1-10-1 Yuraku-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN, 100-0006

      Entries must arrive by Friday, June 16, 2017

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

    (3) Others

  • The entry form, filled in either English or Japanese, must be attached to your work.Write in Block Letter
  • Page number must be indicated in every page of your work.
  • If your work is not in the form of a booklet, any specific two-page spreads in your work must be with clear indications.

    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 is submitted and the original is retained by you. We might donate or exhibit submitted works.



    The Eleventh International MANGA Award Evaluation Committee is in charge of the selection process.


    Award Ceremony

    The award ceremony is planned to be held in Tokyo in February, 2018.


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    (c) Embassy of Japan in Saudi Arabia