Japan International MANGA Award 2024

The Japan International MANGA Award 2024 presents an exciting opportunity for artists passionate about MANGA and comic art to showcase their talent on a global stage. Established in 2007 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Japan International MANGA Award aims to promote cultural exchange and global understanding through the vibrant medium of MANGA.

Japan International MANGA Award
Japan International MANGA Award

Over the years, it has become a symbol of recognition for artists who have contributed significantly to the growth of MANGA culture worldwide. The award features several categories, including the prestigious Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards. Additionally, there’s a Special Encouragement Award for outstanding submissions that may not qualify for the top prizes.

Overview of the Japan International MANGA Award

Winners receive trophies and certificates, with Gold and Silver Award recipients enjoying a fully funded trip to Japan for the award ceremony.

Winners of the Gold and Silver Awards are invited to Japan for a week-long celebration of MANGA culture. They have the opportunity to network with industry professionals, visit publishing houses, and immerse themselves in Japanese art and culture.


Participating in the Japan International MANGA Award program offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Trophies for Gold and Silver Award winners.
  • Certificates to Bronze Award winners.
  • Certificates for Special Encouragement Award winners.
  • Gold and Silver award winners: A fully funded trip to Japan for 7 days.
  • An opportunity to explore Japanese culture and sites.


  • The overall length of the work entries submitted for the award must exceed 16 pages.
  • Both published and unpublished works of art are eligible for submission.
  • Candidates are not permitted to submit material that has previously been honoured with an award.
  • Submitted art must have been produced no more than three years ago.
  • The submitted work must not violate the intellectual property rights of any third party.
  • The candidates alone should have generated the work in the first place.
  • Entries submitted exclusively through AI or any similar programme will be disqualified.
  • Mention artificial intelligence (AI) and the extent to which it has been applied.
  • Works submitted must either be in printed form or PDF form.
  • Only one entry per applicant can be submitted

How to Apply

To apply for the Japan International MANGA Award:

  • Artists can fill out an online application form
  • Submit their work within two weeks
  • Provide relevant details about their experience in cartoon artwork.

Apply Now through the Official Link: https://www.manga-award.mofa.go.jp/index_e.html

Required Documents

Applicants need to submit their MANGA work entries along with a valid passport. Other supporting documents may be required for travelling to Japan.

Deadline for Application

The deadline to apply for the Japan International MANGA Award 2024 is 5th July 2024.


Can I submit both published and unpublished MANGA works?

Yes, you can submit both published and unpublished pieces of art for consideration.

Are AI-generated works accepted?

No, entries created entirely using AI or similar tools will not be accepted.

Can I submit my work in any language?

Yes, submissions can be in any language, but the application form must be completed in English or Japanese.

What happens after I submit my application?

You will receive a confirmation email after successfully submitting your application form and work entries.



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