Manga Jiman

Create an original story within 6, 7 or 8 pages for a chance to win superb prizes! This category is for artists aged 14 or over.

Loren Lam

Yonkoma Youth

Yonkoma is a comic strip of four panels arranged vertically. The Yonkoma Youth category is for artists aged 11, 12 or 13 to create an original story within this format.

Yonkoma 14+

As the name suggests, Yonkoma 14+ is a category for those aged 14 or over to compose an original yonkoma strip.

Theme for 2023

All entries must be original stories. Each story must include a reference, either written or visual, to this year's theme. So what is the theme for this year?

What is Yonkoma?

Watch this short video to learn how to construct a yonkoma comic.

The Manga Community

Enter the competition and become part of a vibrant community of manga artists where you can meet like-minded people.

Prize Sponsors

The following companies are all generously sponsoring prizes for the competition.

Japanese Gallery Kensington
Japan Centre
Manga Originals
Minamoto Kitchoan

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