To all UK manga and comic artists of ages 11 and over! The Embassy of Japan is holding another Manga Jiman competition! \o/ And they are also introducing the brand new Yonkoma Competition!
As the 1st Place Winner of Manga Jiman 2013 I was asked to draw the new design for the 2014 competition :> So here are three little girls stumbling upon a fallen star, filled with hopes and dreams and potential wishes :> Please share this post with fellow UK artists and let’s get cracking some fabulous manga! \o/
THIS YEAR’S THEME: 一期一会 (ichigo ichiei) -This can be interpreted as ‘Once in a Lifetime’ or ‘A Chance Encounter’
MANGA JIMAN COMPETITION 2014Draw a 6-8 page comic based on 一期一会 (ichigo ichiei). The prizes are:
- 1st Prize: Two return air tickets to Japan, courtesy of All Nippon Airways.
- 2nd Prize: TOSHIBA laptop computer
- 3rd Prize: RICOH digital camera
- Runners-up will receive a selection of manga publications, available in the UK from various UK manga publishers amongst other prizes.
***Entrants for the Manga Jiman Competition must be UK residents of ages 14 and over.***
YONKOMA COMPETITION 2014Draw a 4-panel comic on one page based on 一期一会 (ichigo ichiei). The prizes are:
- 1st Prize: A print from the Japanese Gallery
- Runners-up will receive a selection of fantastic manga-related prizes.
***Entrants for the Yonkoma Competition must be UK residents of ages 11-13***
For more information on both competitions, visit www.uk.emb-japan.go.jp/en/even…
I’m itching to see all of your entries! So if you fancy a go at this, remember!The DEADLINE is 5pm Monday 3rd November 2014!!!
Let’s get sharing this fantastic opportunity to all of your artsy friends, and if you fancy teaming up with somebody, collaboration comics ARE allowed, and you can submit MULTIPLE ENTRIES!
Let's see this happen :>
Star-picking © Katja Hammond