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  • .. while Manga Jiman takes a break ..

    Enter the Japan
    International Manga Award

    to be in with the chance of winning an action-packed trip to Japan!

    • Entries

      must be at least 16 pages in length

    • Deadline

      8 July 2021

    • Recency

      published and unpublished work created within the last three years is accepted

    • How to enter

      UK residents can submit their entries to the Embassy in London

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Since 2007, the Embassy of Japan in the UK has searched for the best creators of manga (comics) through an annual competition with two categories:

Yonkoma Manga
A comic strip of 4 panels on 1 page, for entrants aged between 11 and 13

Manga Jiman
A short story told across 6 to 8 pages for anyone aged 14 or over

The winners of this year's competition
were announced at on online ceremony
held on 24 February 2021

Watch this short video or
find the full version
on the Embassy's YouTube Channel

Manga Jiman 2020 Winners

Watch videos featuring this year's winning artists

Previous Winners

Read the winning story from every year since the competition began

To the stories!

Prize Sponsors

The following companies have generously sponsored prizes for the winning entries

  • PFU Fujitsu
  • Japanese Gallery Kensington
  • Japan Centre
  • SelfMadeHero
  • Fanfare

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