2nd MCPO AWARD Manga Section|Contest - MediBang! We’d like to thank everyone for participating.
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The creativity of your manga will shape the future!

The MCPO AWARD was previously held in 2016 and 2017 and received a great deal of submissions.
Now it’s back once again! We encourage people from all over the world to send in their work to the manga and illustration sections for the 2nd MCPO AWARD.
This time there are even more chances for previous winners to show off their stuff.
New prizes are also available which has increased your chances of winning an award!
We want everyone to turn their passion into something amazing and send us their best work.

What is the Manga CPO?

Manga CPO is the official name of the Manga Contents Promote Organization.

It is a nonprofit organization that pursues new possibilities for manga and aims to connect the world by creating new content.

There are a variety of people involved with the Manga CPO such as manga creators, manga researchers, illustrators and writers. They participate in events and international exchanges that are held by or with Manga CPO to discover and develop the talent of the next generation.

Check out Manga CPO’s website

What is the MCPO AWARD?

We think that the outstanding manga and illustrations
that we have are like “content seeds”
that will grow in connection with animation, games,
and a variety of other media.
The MCPO AWARD was created to find the
next generation of creators and produce new “content seeds”.

Our hope is that this contest will be the start of a content
business that goes beyond all borders.
We look forward to your submissions.

The last thing that we’d like to say is a sincere
thank you to MediBang and all of the people who helped to
make this collaboration possible.

Thank you very much.

MCPO Executive Committee

Manga Section

We want to receive manga that move us! Think of manga that include things like first encounters, exciting moments and ambition!

Grand Prize
¥300,000 and Worldwide Publication!
Excellence Award
¥200,000
Distinction Award
¥100,000
Special Prize
GANMA! Prize: Published on the GANMA! website

Submission Details

  1. Any theme or genre
  2. Manga must be a one-shot story
  3. No longer than 30 pages in total
  4. Must be a completed work (scripts and rough drafts will not be accepted)
  5. No designated page order (pages can be ordered from left to right, right to left, or vertically)

These are the special judges for the Manga Section of the MCPO AWARD.

  • Tochi Ueyama

    Tochi Ueyama is the creator of Cooking Papa, a manga that was serialized for 30 years before it won the Special Award in the 39th Kodansha Manga Awards of 2015. The 139th volume was published on November 22, 2016 just after KochiKame and Golgo 13 were issued. Cooking Papa currently holds the record as the longest running cooking manga in the world. A weekly recipe is published in the manga such as Onigirazu, which consists of rice and filling held together by seaweed on the outside.

    Major Works:
    ・Cooking Papa: 143 volumes published in Morning KC by Kodansha
    ・Ōaza Aza Basarachū Zaisho: 4 volumes published in Morning KC by Kodansha
    ・Guts Benkei: 3 volumes published in Shonen Champion Comics by Akita Shoten
    ・Buttobi Hiromi-kun: 2 volumes published in Morning KC by Kodansha

  • Kōshi Rikudō

    Kōshi Rikudō made his debut in 1993 with works such as Municipal Force Daitenzin and Death Less. His 27-volume masterpiece, Excel Saga, has sold over 3.5 million copies. The manga was then adapted into an anime series in 1999. He also worked with Shirō Masamune and created the popular manga series Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn which aired on TV as an anime in 2016.

    Major Works:
    ・Excel Saga: 27 volumes published in Young King Comics by Shōnen Gahōsha
    ・Holy Brownie: 6 volumes published in Young King Comics by Shōnen Gahōsha
    Ongoing Works:
    ・Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn: 11 volumes published in Kadokawa NicoNico Ace (anime aired in 2016)
    ・Super Cartesian Theater published by Shōnen Gahōsha

  • Suu Minazuki

    Suu Minazuki made his debut in 2001 with Night Keeper which was published in Gan Gan Powered by Square Enix.

    His 20-volume masterpiece, Heaven’s Lost Property, has sold over 3 million copies. The manga was adapted into an anime that aired in 2009 and a second season was broadcasted in 2010. The manga had a movie adaptation in 2011 and a second movie was released in 2014.

    He is also the author of the shōnen manga Plunderer, which already has 8 volumes out and is currently being published in Shônen Ace.

Public Judging and Awards Ceremony

July 1st 2018 Fukuoka Art Museum

福岡市科学館

Judging begins at
10:30 a.m.
Award Ceremony starts at
3:00 p.m.

Illustration Section

Enter in 3 easy steps

  • 1Draw a manga!

  • 2Add a tag!

    2ndMCPOmanga

    Required!

  • 3Submit to MediBang!

    Submit

Users outside of Japan can use MediBang translation

  • 1Submit manga

  • 2MediBang
    translates

  • 3Judging commences

*Limited to English, Japanese, Korean, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional).

Submission Details

Entry Period
January 12th - March 31st 2018 at 23:59 (JST)
Entry Format
Manga Section
・Manga must be a one-shot story

・No longer than 30 pages in total
・Must be a completed work (scripts and rough drafts will not be accepted)

・No designated page order (pages can be ordered from left to right, right to left, or vertically)

Illustration Section
・Must be in JPG or PNG format (Max. File Size: 30 MB)
How to Enter
Manga Section
1. Register as a user on MediBang.
2. Click on Creators Submit here at the top of the MediBang website.
3. Click Submit on the MediBang Creators page.
4. Go to the Comics tab, select your file type and then upload your file(s).
5. Click Submit when you're finished.
6. On the Submissions page, scroll down to Details and then click Edit.
7. Give your work a Title and add the Tag「2ndMCPOmanga」 before saving your settings.
7. Click Complete.
8. Click Publish on MediBang when you are finished.

Illustration Section
1. Register as a user on MediBang.
2. Click on Creators Submit here at the top of the MediBang website.
3. Click Submit on the MediBang Creators page.
4. Click on the Illustrations tab and then upload your file as a JPG or PNG.
5. Give your work a title, write a description under Desc and then add the tag「2ndMCPOillustration」 before publishing your work.
6. Click on Submit & Publish.
How to Claim the Prize
The prize money will be sent to the entrant's MediBang account using their PayPal, or wired to their bank account (the winner will accept the responsibility of any associated wiring fees).
Qualifications
Participation is open to everyone from pros to amateurs.

Entrants may enter as a team.

Entrants must own all the rights to the work that they submit and publish it as free to read. The submission must not have been published in any commercial magazine or on any commercial website.
Prize
Manga Section
Grand Prize: ¥300,000 and Worldwide Publication
Excellence Award: ¥200,000
Distinction Award: ¥100,000
*Special GANMA! Prize: Published on the GANMA! website

Illustration Section
Grand Prize: ¥150,000 and Worldwide Publication
Excellence Award: ¥100,000
Distinction Award: ¥50,000
Entries that are not in Japanese
Entries that are in English, Korean, or Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) can be submitted as is.
The MediBang translation team will handle them.
Attention!
By entering in this contest, you are agreeing to all the terms and conditions detailed in the Contest Rules, so please read them thoroughly before you enter.

With the cooperation of:
Fukuoka Asian Urban Research Center, MediBang Inc., Beaglee Inc., Sougeisha Inc., Busan Manga Solidarity, and Cross FM
Supported by:
Fukuoka City, Nishinippon Shimbun Co. Ltd., Kyushu Economic Federation, Asianbeat Fukuoka Japan, and Television Nishinippon Corporation
Sponsored by:
Kyushu Asahi Broadcasting Corporation Co. Ltd., Wacom Co. Ltd., SKO Co. Ltd., Kureomiku Co. Ltd., Miyake Kampo, WAO! Co. Ltd., JTB Kyushu Corp., and Kappado Honpo Co. Ltd
Presented by:
Manga Contents Promote Organization and the Fukuoka City Science Museum