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[APPLICATION CLOSED] The 10th International MANGA Award

NOTE: Deadline has been extended to 30 June, 2016.

The 10th International MANGA Award is now open for entries. Established in 2007, it aims to honour comic artists who contribute to the continued popularity of manga overseas and is considered the world's most prestigious accolade for non-Japanese professionals.

Many Malaysians have found success at the competition; namely two-time Silver Award-winner Ben Wong (for Atan in 2014 andLe. Gardenie in 2007), ZINT (2013 Bronze Award for User, Volume 1), Puyuh and Core (2012 Bronze Award for From the Netherworld: Tales of Terror!), Neko (2011 Bronze Award for Ice Cream Baby), Tan Zien Yun and Sherlock (2011 Bronze Award for X-Venture: Terror Raptor), and Keith Chong (2007 Bronze Award for Wasabi).

Prize

1. The best manga among the submitted works will be presented with the Gold Award. Three runners-up will be given the Silver Award. 2. Gold and Silver Award winners will be invited to Japan to attend the award ceremony. During their stay, they will also have the opportunity to engage with manga creators as well as visit manga publishing companies and related places.

Eligibility

The submitted manga must have been produced outside of Japan and created within three years from the date of application (20132016).

Both published and unpublished works are eligible for entry.

Application Procedure

Send the following... a) Application form, completed in either English or Japanese (download here) b) Two copies of your work ... by 17 June 2016 to either... a) Japanese Embassies or Consulates in your respective country (i.e. Embassy of Japan in Malaysia, Consulate-General of Japan in Penang, and Consular Office of Japan in Kota Kinabalu) OR b) The Tenth International MANGA Award Executive Committee (postal address here)

Enquiries & More Information

Official website: http://www.manga-award.jp/contents/whats_e.php Enquiries: a) Embassy of Japan in Malaysia No.11, Persiaran Stonor, Off Jalan Tun Razak, 50450 Kuala Lumpur Tel:03 2177 2600 b) Consulate-General of Japan in Penang Level 28, Menara BHL, No. 51 Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 Penang Tel: 04 226 3030 c) Consular Office of Japan in Kota Kinabalu No. 18, Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, 88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Tel: 08 825 4169

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