The Embassy of Japan is inviting all creative and innovative Filipino manga artists to intensify their imaginative skills and make their own original masterpieces and join the 6 th International Manga Awards.
Now on its 6th year, the International MANGA Awards was established to share Japanese pop culture and to further promote understanding of Japan. It was created to recognize the contribution of manga artists and their significant role in the promotion of manga worldwide.
Manga is the Japanese word for “comics” consisting of caricatures and print cartoons. At present, manga has remarkably reached its ultimate hype and popularity and still continues to influence many comic book artists from around the world.
In the Philippines, Filipino manga artists continue to take pride in creating unique masterpieces that eventually lead to global recognition. For two consecutive years, 2007 and 2008, Filipino artists received recognition from the International Manga Awards.
This year, the 6th International MANGA Awards Committee will give the Gold award to the best manga and approximately three works of merit will receive the Silver Award. Winners will be invited to Japan for around ten days as supplementary prize for the award ceremony. The Awarding Ceremony will be held in Tokyo in January 2013.
Entries to the 6th MANGA Awards can be submitted until June 5, 2012 to the following addresses:
Japan Information and Culture Center
P.O. Box 414 Pasay Central Post Office
Embassy of Japan in the Philippines
2627 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City
The Sixth International MANGA Award Executive Committee
P.O.Box MBE 703
Yanagiya Taiyo Building 1F, 4-3-16 Nihombashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0022, JAPAN
Further information regarding the previous International MANGA Awards can be read at www.manga-award.jp . Please click the links below to download the application guidelines and the registration form: