The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the Japan Foundation will launch the Tenth International MANGA Award and will be accepting entries for the Award.
Entries will be accepted as follows:
- The application period: From Friday, 1 April 2016 to Thursday, 30 June 2016 (Dateline Extended!)
- The application should be sent to:
Japan Creative Centre (JCC)
Embassy of Japan in Singapore
4 Nassim Road
- Guidelines for Application
- Entry Form
* Details can be found at the website of The International MANGA Award.
The International MANGA Award was established in May 2007 upon the initiative of then Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Taro Aso with the aim of rewarding MANGA creators who contribute to the spread of MANGA culture overseas and international cultural exchanges through MANGA. The Award has been hosted every year since then.
Among entries, the Gold Award will be given to the best work and the Silver will be awarded the three other excellent works. The awardees will be invited to Japan by the Japan Foundation to attend the award presentation 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.