The 17th Japan International MANGA Award

The 17th Japan International MANGA Award
The 17th Japan International MANGA Award is seeking the very best of international manga creating talent, and is currently accepting submissions from across the world, including those from Ireland.

The prestigious competition was established in 2007 by the then Foreign Minister of Japan ASO Taro, as a means of encouraging those with manga creating talent outside of Japan. The competition is often very competitive, with professional artists and comic makers entering published work. Unpublished comics and work created especially for the competition are also encouraged, and have been successful in previous years.

How to enter

This year, entrants are being encouraged to send their manga entries as one copy of the printed work and one copy in electronic form (PDF) where possible.

Application Period: 14 April - 7 July 2023 (entries must arrive during this period)

When you apply, submit the following two documents;
1) Application Form (Entry via Forms)
2) Manga Work

The work should be submitted in one of the three ways described below;
a) TWO copies of the printed work
b) ONE copy in electronic form (PDF)
c) ONE copy of the printed work and ONE copy in electronic form (PDF)

The email address for electronic copies is :
(If your artwork files are over 10mb, please contact us in advance to receive instructions on how to send us the artwork.)

The postal address for printed copies is:
FAO International Manga Award
Embassy of Japan
Nutley Building, Merrion Centre,
Nutley Lane, Dublin 4, D04 RP73

Note: Publishers acting on behalf of comic artists and all entrants MUST read all of the information on the official website before entering. If you have any questions, please email the Embassy of Japan at