The 10th International MANGA Award

The Embassy of Japan in Bosnia and Herzegovina announces call for entries for the Tenth International MANGA Award. Application deadline is Friday, June 17, 2016.

Application guidelines and application form can be downloaded from the 10th International MANGA Award website http://www.manga-award.jp/index.php?lng=e or from the Embassy of Japan in BiH website. Applications should arrive by post at the Embassy of Japan in BiH (Bistrik 9, 71 000 Sarajevo) or at the post office box of the Tenth International MANGA Award by June 17, at the latest. Please indicate 'Application for the 10th International MANGA Award' on your envelope.

The MANGA judged the best among all the submitted works will be awarded the Gold Award, while the next three will receive the Silver Awards. The awardees will be invited to Japan by the Japan Foundation to attend the award ceremony. During their stay in Japan (generally for 10 days), they will also have the opportunity to exchange ideas with Japanese MANGA creators, visit publishing companies and make an excursion to local sites.

The International MANGA Award was established in May 2007, upon the initiative of then Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Taro Aso, with the aim of rewarding MANGA creators who contribute to the spread of MANGA culture overseas and international cultural exchange through MANGA. The award has been held every year since its establishment.