This is a reminder that the Japanese embassy has launched its 6th Manga Jiman competition which offers British manga artists the chance to win a selection o pretty awesome prizes including two return air tickets to Japan. The deadline for the competition is the 01st of November. Here are the details:
<strong>MANGA JIMAN COMPETITION 2012</strong>
The Embassy of Japan is once again launching the major manga-writing competition, MANGA JIMAN 2012, with fantastic prizes and open to anyone fourteen (14)* years of age or over.
• The amazing First Prize is two (2) return air tickets to Japan, courtesy of All Nippon Airways!
• The Second Prize is a fabulous TOSHIBA laptop computer.
• Third Prize is a superb digital camera from RICOH UK Ltd
• Runners-up will receive and a selection of manga publications, available in the UK from various UK manga publishers amongst others prizes.
The winners’ works will also be displayed in a special MANGA JIMAN EXHIBITION at the Embassy of Japan.
This competition is open to all UK residents. All creations should be original and between six (6) to eight (8) A4-sized pages in length and drawn so that it reads from left to right. The manga should in some way make reference to ‘GANBARE!’. ※ It is Japanese for ‘good luck!’, ‘do your best!’ or ‘come on!’.
The closing date for the submission of entries is Thursday, 1 November 2012.
Should you wish to enter, please read the full <a href="http://www.uk.emb-japan.go.jp/en/event/manga/2012/2012_rules_regulations.pdf">MANGA JIMAN COMPETITION 2012 RULES & REGULATIONS</a> (pdf) and then carefully fill out and submit the official <a href="http://www.uk.emb-japan.go.jp/en/event/manga/2012/2012_Application_Form.doc">2012 APPLICATION FORM</a> (Word doc) along with your entry by post or in person to:
Manga Jiman 2012 Competition
Embassy of Japan
Please contact <a href="http://manga@LD.mofa.go.jp">manga@LD.mofa.go.jp</a> with any queries about the competition.