General Division: Free
（Create your manga under your favorite theme）
Junior Division: Seed
（Expand your imagination
and create your own work from this word!）
Original, unpublished work of your own * Works posted in noncommercial media, including coterie magazines,
SNS sites, and image posting sites, are considered unpublished works.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.
None (professional and amateur)
From Saturday, June 1, 2019, to 2:00 PM (Japan Standard Time) on Monday, September 2, 2019.
General Division(each work)
Grand Prize (Grand Prix) 300,000 yen
Overseas Participant Award 200,000 yen (Selected from submissions from abroad.)
Manga Museum Award 100,000 yen
asianbeat Fukuoka, Japan Award
Round-trip air ticket to and from Fukuoka Selected from submissions in any asianbeat-designated language (Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, English, Thai, Vietnamese, or Indonesian)
TOKIWA Creator Award: Providing activity support under a project to integrate creators in Kitakyushu.
Junior Division(about five works)
Manga Artist Introductory Set
The organizer will conduct an initial screening.
The judges will conduct the final screening of works passing the initial screening.
【Chief Judge】Leiji Matsumoto ＜Manga artist/Honorary Director of the Kitakyushu Manga Museum＞
Tochi Ueyama＜Manga artist＞
Mutsumi Hagiiwa＜Manga artist＞
Editorial Department at Kodansha’s Weekly Morning
Awarded works and excellent works will be announced and
published on the official website of Kitakyushu International
Manga Competition (kitakyushu-mangataisho.com) early in
November 2019. Furthermore, winning entries will be posted in
the Nishinippon Shimbun, a Japanese language daily newspaper.
An awards ceremony will be held early in November 2019.
(Award Winners of the General Department will be invited.
*The asianbeat FUKUOKA, JAPAN Award Winner is excluded.)
All applications will be accepted on the official website.
Fill out the application form and upload the data file of each work.
Each work must be a four-panel manga strip.
Each four-panel manga must consist of a single page, but
each panel can be in any shape, size, and arrangement.
Each applicant can submit up to five works. Each work
must be comprised of four panels. Each work must be
completed in four panels. (You may use the same
character and world view in all your works.)
Create and save each work in accordance with the following data format guidance.
Number of pixels: Around 3,000 px × 4,500 px
Image format: JPEG format (in RGB or grayscale)
*No works in CMYK format or 2-gradation (monochrome) will be accepted.)
Works in color or monochrome and any language are acceptable.
Input necessary items into the form at the time of posting.
Works contrary to the purpose of the contest may not be
accepted, e.g., those containing expressions promoting violence,
slander, discrimination, obscenity, or offensive to others.
Any work that is found to be entered in other contests will be
disqualified even if their winning entry is chosen.
Entries must not infringe on the copyrights, portrait
rights, or other rights of third parties.
For each work submitted, a copyright will be issued and belong to the applicant on the condition that Kitakyushu City may use the work (i.e.,
exhibit, print, publish, and display the work on the Internet) without the applicant’s permission being required.
Personal information on all applicants will be handled properly in compliance with the Act on the Protection of Personal Information and no personal information on any applicants will be used for purposes other than the Kitakyushu International Manga Competition.