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Awarded works

Put all your power into the four panels.

Purpose of Kitakyushu International Manga Competition

Widely disseminating the charm and potential of Manga
from Kitakyushu in order to spread manga culture throughout Japan and abroad.

Application Requirements

Division
General Division
Junior Division (Age 12 or under as of April 1, 2023)
*Professional and amateur
Theme
“JUMP” (theme for the general and junior categories)
*We are not accepting free choice themes.
Genre
Four-panel manga
Work
Original, unpublished work of your own
* Works posted in noncommercial media, including coterie magazines,
SNS sites, and image posting sites, are considered unpublished works.
There are no limits on how old your work is, but your most recent
creation is preferred.
Application period
From Wednesday, June 1, 2022, to 2:00 PM (Japan Standard Time) on Thursday, September 1, 2022.
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Final screening Judges

Seizo Watase

<Honorary Director, Kitakyushu Manga Museum>

Kitakyushu has a "vibrant energy of its locale" to nurture the arts and has produced many artists and cartoonists, and the Kitakyushu Manga Museum plays a part in this by supporting cartoonists who have passion and aspirations. The four small panels are large canvases with unlimited possibilities containing colors and stories. Express yourselves with unrestricted ideas and imagination, just like the starry sky in a faraway distance.

  • Tochi Ueyama
    <Manga artist>
  • Mutsumi Hagiiwa
    <Manga artist>
  • Koji Tabuchi
    <Editorial Department
    at Kodansha’s Weekly Morning>

Inquiry

Organizer
Kitakyushu Manga Museum
5F/6F Aru Aru City, 2-14-5 Asano,
Kokura Kita-ku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture
Cooperation
Kodansha Ltd.,
The Nishinippon Shimbun,
asianbeat FUKUOKA, JAPAN,
COLT
文化庁