18th International MANGA Award 2024

May 28, 2024
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About this Program

The 18th Japan International MANGA Award 2024 is a fully funded trip to Japan for artists interested in MANGA and comic art. Established in 2007, the award recognizes artists who contribute significantly to the global growth of MANGA culture. The best cartoon work will receive the MANGA Gold Award, while three outstanding works will receive Silver Awards and eleven other works will receive Bronze Awards. The Japan Foundation will welcome prize recipients to Japan for a 7-day ceremony in Tokyo, where participants will pay courtesy calls to publishing houses and cartoonists.


  • Applicant’s work entries submitted for the award must be more than 16 pages in total.
  • Applicants can submit both your published and unpublished pieces of art.
  • Applicants cannot submit the work that has already been selected for any award previously.
  • Applicant’s work must be created within the last three years, not older than this.
  • Applicant’s work submitted should not damage any third party’s intellectual property rights.
  • Applicant’s work should originally be created by the applicants and not anyone else.
  • Applicant’s entries sent by completely using AI or any other such tool will not be accepted.
  • If AI is used, mention it in the form to which extent it has been used.
  • Applicant’s work submitted should be in printed form or PDF form.
  • Applicants can send only one entry, not more than this.
  • Applicants should not be a national of Japan.


For selected individuals:

  • Trophies will be given to Gold and Silver Award winners.
  • Certificates will be given to Bronze Award winners.
  • Certificates will be given to Special Encouragement Award winners.
  • Gold and Silver award winners will get a fully funded trip to Japan for 7 days.
  • The award program will be in Tokyo.
  • A chance to explore Japanese culture and sites.

Program Duration

The award program duration will take place at Japan Cartoonists Association in Tokyo for 7 days.

Required Documents

  • Valid Passport.
  • MANGA work entries.
  • Supporting travel documents.

How to Apply

Application Deadline

Application Deadline is on the 5th of July 2024.

For more information, you could go to the Official Website.

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