Hello creators! There's a variety of opportunities, contests, and competitions afloat, just in time for summer in the northern hemisphere! If you're a competitive sort, why not give them a look?Be sure to read the official rules for each contest!
Manga-Apps is not affiliated with any
of these contests, so we regrettably cannot answer specific questions about expectations, entry information, etc.
International Manga AwardInformation
: www.manga-award.mofa.go.jp/ind…Entry Period
: April 2nd 2018 to June 15th 2018Prizes:
"The awardees will be invited to Japan by the Japan Foundation to attend the award ceremony. During their stay in Japan (generally for 10 days), they will also have the opportunity to exchange ideas with Japanese MANGA creators, visit publishing companies and make an excursion to local sites." (It is unclear if the trip expenses are paid or not.)Submission Requirements
: Eligible MANGA works need to be composed of more than 16 pages. Both published and unpublished works are eligible to apply, excluding the past winning works of Japan International Manga Awards.How to Submit
: Mail TWO copies of your entries WITH an entry form:
P.O.BoxEntry Form Download
MBE193 The Twelveth Japan International MANGA Award Executive Committee
Shinjuku Oak Tower 2F,
6-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
You may also mail your entries to your country's Japanese Embassay or Consulate General.Language Requirements
: English OR JapaneseIMPORTANT
: DO NOT SUBMIT ORIGINALS. YOUR WORK WILL NOT BE RETURNED.
: www.webtoons.com/en/notice/det…Official Rules
: www.webtoons.com/en/notice/det…Entry Period
: June 11, 2018 - November 16, 2018 Age Requirement
: 14 and olderPrizes
:Awarded in rounds; info here: www.webtoons.com/en/notice/det…
Round 1 winners will get $5,000 USDLanguage Requirement
Round 2 Winners will get an additional $25,000
The Grand Prize Winner will get an additional $50,000
: Submissions must
be in English.Content Requirements
: If your comic is...
...Thriller/Horror/Supernatural/Mystery/Crime, you need to submit episodes that are 40+ panels in length; minimum 5 episodes
...Comedy/Slice of life, you need to submit episodes that are 12+ panels; minimum 8 episodes
...Fantasy/Sci-fi/Action/Superhero you need to submit episodes that are 35+ panels; minimum 4 episodes
...Drama/Romance/Family, you need to submit episodes that are 40+ panels; minimum 6 episodes
You can upload files that are 800px wide and 1280px long, and under 2 Megabytes in size when submitting.How to Submit
: "During the Submission Period, go to www.webtoons.com/challenge/pub…
and follow the on-screen instruction to submit your episodes. All entries must be submitted in digital format through our online uploading process which allows up to 20MB in total per episode, with each file up to 2MB. Only online entries will be accepted. No hard copies of entries will be accepted for judging."Important
: If you are chosen as a prize-winner, you will be given 30 days to accept your prize -- if you accept the prize, you grant Webtoon a 5-year non-exclusive right to use their work for any
media connected with their services. (read: 8. RIGHTS, OBLIGATIONS AND WARRANTIES in their official rules)
If a submission is selected as a prize-winning work, each entrant acknowledges and agrees that the submission may be posted on the Service; and entrant(s) grant to Sponsor a non-exclusive, worldwide, and royalty-free right to use, copy, reproduce, distribute, publicly display, edit, modify, and adapt the submission in connection with the Service in any form and media, and/or with reference to the Service, for a period of five (5) years.
The entrant or team of entrants will have thirty (30) days to formally accept LINE Webtoon’s offer to become a Featured series as a condition to accepting the Genre Winner Prize and Grand Prize.
1st Hikariko Design ContestDesign a character and their Hikariko (a special creature)! Character profile details are required.Rules & Details: medibang.com/contest/1stHikari…Entry Period
: April 27, 2018 - June 11, 2018Language Requirements
: Your entries will be translated to Japanese for judging.IMPORTANT
: Make sure to read the Submission Details section for exactly what you need to submit!
First Place: ¥100,000 (~$900 USD)
Second Place: ¥50,000 (2 winners) (~$450 USD)
Third Place: ¥20,000 (3 winners) (~$180 USD)
Note: Sorry for the late notice, this contest just came to our attention!
Kyoto International Manga ContestRules & Details
: medibang.com/contest/kyoto-man…Entry Period
: May 22nd 2018 at 4:00 p.m. - July 20th 2018 at 4:00 p.m. (JST)Prize
: Invitation to the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair (for one person per winner);
Prize winners will be introduced to all the editorial departments that will participate in the Manga Business Trip Editorial Department at Miyako Messe on September 15, 2018 (This is not
a guarantee of publication or job offers.)Submission Information
: To enter, sign up for Medibang's website and upload your comic. Tag it with
You will also need to fill out a supplemental questionnaire: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAI…Page Requirements
: No length limits, but recommended 16~45 pages.Language Requirements
: Submit in one of these languages: Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Korean, English, or French
Medibang will translate entries to Japanese as needed.Misc Requirements
: Entries must be your original work -- no fan comics will be permitted. The submitted work can also not be previously published in Japan, or have won another Japanese contest.Rights
: It appears you maintain rights to your intellectual property, but you may be asked for permission to republish. Please read the rules carefully.
Medibang Debut CupRules & Details
: medibang.com/contest/debutcup/Full Rules
: medibang.com/terms/contestEntry Period
: May 24th 2018 - 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 30th 2018 (JST)Prize
Grand Prize: ¥300,000 + serialization with MediBang! (up to 1 work) (~$2,700 USD)Submission Information
Excellence Award: ¥50,000 + an editor will be assigned to you! (up to 3 works) (~$450 USD)
Distinction Award: ¥10,000 + the possibility of having an editor! (up to 10 works)(~$90 USD)
: To enter, sign up for Medibang's website and upload your comic. Tag it with
: minimum 8 pages, maximum 40 pages.Language Requirements
: Submit in one of these languages: English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional).Misc Requirements
: Entries must be your original work -- don't infringe on other people's intellectual property! Entries cannot have been entered into another contest or published elsewhere.Rights
: You maintain rights to your intellectual property, but by submitting, you grant Medibang the right to use your work for promotion.
Silent Manga Audition: Round 10Details
Tell a good story without using words!
THEME: “FRIENDSHIP” / “EFFORT” / “VICTORY”Deadline
: 30th SEPTEMBER, 2018Prizes
GRAND PRIX : JPY 500,000 (~$4,500 USD)Where to Submit
GRAND PRIX RUNNER-UP : JPY 300,000 (~$2,700 USD)
EXCELLENCE : JPY 100,000 (~$900 USD)
EXCELLENCE RUNNER-UP : JPY 30,000 (~$270 USD)
HONOURABLE MENTION : JPY 10,000 (~$90 USD)
: Online: entry.smacmag.net/
The SILENT MANGA AUDITION CommitteeHelpful information
3rd Floor, Kichijoji Zizo bld., Kichijoji-Minami Cho 1-9-9,
Musashino, Tokyo, JAPAN, 180-0003
*If you wish to have your submission returned to you, please provide a self-addressed envelope with appropriate postage. If sending by post we advise you to keep a photocopy of the work, in case there may be problems during transmission.
: If you get a prize, you grant SMA (and anyone they give rights to) the exclusive right to publish/translate/edit your work.
They can adapt it into other media to promote you.
If you want to use your submission in other ways or publish it elsewhere, you must
to obtain permission from them.
Review their submission agreement: www.manga-audition.com/legal-s…
NATTO ScholarshipDetails & Rules
: June 30, 2018What to Submit
A portfolio of work (hosted through a website, do not send us images) with up to 12 pieces of art. Portfolio should include examples of sequential work, but this is not necessary for submission. Some example free portfolio sites include: DA Portfolio; Webflow; Tumblr.How to Apply
A short essay of no more than 500 words on the type of sequential art you hope to make or to continue making in the future. Please mind spelling and grammatical errors when submitting through Going Merry.
Go to nattosoup.com/scholarship
Click "Apply Now", enter your e-mail address and click "Notify Me"
You will receive an e-mail shortly after from our host site, Going Merry. Please click on the invitation link in the e-mail.
This will take you to a sign up page. Complete the information on there and click "Sign Up"
Go to "Qualified Awards" and select the National Art and Trade Tuition Opportunity Scholarship.
MAGIC International Manga ContestInformation
The contest is not yet open for 2019, but keep your eyes peeled!
Tapas Creator IncubatorRules and Details
Tapas is looking to take on creators for their Incubator program, to help produce new and original works for the website.Application Period:
June 1, 2018 ~ July 1, 2018Example Pitch
(you will be prompted to download a zip file)FAQ & Info
If chosen, you will be offered an opportunity to work with Tapas on contract. Please review any offered contract carefully.
If you know of other contests going on, let us know in the comments!