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Kyoto International Manga Anime Award 2020 Illustration Contest

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What is Kyoto International Manga Anime Award?

Kyoto International Manga Anime Award is an international competition for aspiring creators and manga artists,

who want to make their professional debut through Kyoto.

This is the second year for the illustration category.

2019 Grand prize winner

徐静(HSU,JING)

The artist will be publishing a drawing tutorial book in China

Illustration contest theme is "KIMONO"

The theme for 2020 is "KIMONO".

We are looking forward to seeing illustrations that is related to "KIMONO"!

The winners will be invited to Kyoto, Japan!

The results will be announced on this page at the beginning of September and the award ceremony will be held in Kyoto.

The round-trip transportation expenses and accommodation fees (for one person per prize) will be taken care of by the organizer! They will also make arrangements for an interpreter.

(There is a possibility that the event may be canceled or held online due to the new coronavirus. The details about that will be updated frequently.) eventPhoto

Your shortcut to a professional debut!

【For the winners】

The prize-winning works of the "Kyoto International Manga Anime Award Illustration Contest" will be recommended to exhibitors of the "Kyoto Anime Game Company Career Forum" organized by Kyoto city. You might get an offer from companies in the game and illustration industries!

【Other options besides winning!? 】Introducing the Illustration Scouting System!

Like the manga contest, the illustration contest also introduces the talent hunting system! If a company in the gaming and illustration industry that participates in the "Kyoto Anime Game Company Career Forum" organized by Kyoto city on September 20 (sun) wants to offer a job to an artist, they can do that through MediBang. Even if you don't win, you might receive an individual job offer!

(There is a possibility that the event may be canceled or held online due to the new coronavirus. The details about that will be updated frequently.)

Special Review!

Judge

Illustrator

Morikuraen

Illustrator. She captures a girl's cutest moments in everyday life, using mild colors, with hair and skin so soft that makes you want to reach for it.
Known for : Character design of the virtual YouTuber, Kizuna AI, Marui commercial and original anime "Neko ga Kureta Marui Shiawase" character design, Japan post service "Nengajo Trade" illustration for a special nengajo, etc.

FUN'S PROJECT | 森倉円

Judge

Representitive of a creative doujin group "Yamyoukan", illustrator

VOFAN

Illustrator from Taiwan. Currently a representative of a creative doujin group "Yamyoukan". He is in charge of the character design of light novels by Nisio Isin "Bakemonogatari series" and "Boukyakutantei series".
Known for : Playstation 4 Taiwan theme wallpaper illustrator | Fujyoushoujyo Xiao man character design | Koloro Culture Maker Co., Ltd. art director | New Empire of angels (1999, character design, Softstar Entertainment Inc) | Empire of angels 3 (2002, Shangri-La Country character design, Softstar Entertainment Inc) | SUME mascot (1999, character design, SUME Co., Ltd.) | Famitsu Family Sanjiemei (2004, Famitsu mascot design) | Jyussei Tensei (Author: Minami Bara) / front cover (Tianshi publication, January 2009) | Boukyaku Tantei series (Author: NIshio Ishin) / front cover | Nijyugo-shu no kizuna (Author: mingrye) / front cover (Tong Li, January 16, 2015) | March Lion (Ending of the 12th episode of the anime) | Darkening of the light:Bone-pickers girl series(Author: Baqianzhi) / front cover (Sharp Point Publishing,August 1, 2019) |

Judge

Creative Freaks: CEO
Creative Freaks Zero: CEO
Infinity Freaks Co., Ltd. : Co-Founder
Trinity Freaks Co., Ltd. : Co-Founder, Director

Sugata Mineaki

While working as a graphic designer in a game developing company, he founded the doujin game circle Creative Freaks. Due to the success of the smartphone app "Burn your fat with me!", he incorporated the doujin circle. Currently working on a background artwork business.

Enter in 4 easy steps

  • 1Draw a illustration

  • 2Check the box next to the banner

    Required!

  • 3Submit the participant formSubmit to ART street

    Required!

  • 4Submit to ART street

    Submit

Submission Details

Entry Period
June 1, 2020 - July 31, 2020 17:00 * Japan time
Entry Format
・JPG, PNG, PSD, MDP(File size: Under 30MB)
・No designated size, but the DPI must be at least 300
・It should be a work in line with the theme.
・Color / Black and white are also welcome.
Qualification Requirements
Applicants who wish to be a manga artist or illustrators who wants to make a professional debut in Japan (nationality is not an issue)
Registration conditions and notes
・ The number of applications is unlimited. We welcome applications for multiple works.
・ Entries must be an original work where the applicant has the copyrights. You may not enter works that have been published in a commercial magazine (including online), won awards in a competition, or currently participating in a competition. You may submit works that you have already posted on an art website, social media, etc.
・Depictions that infringe upon the rights (image rights, copyrights, etc.) of a third party are prohibited.
・ Secondary creation work is not possible.
・Various parts of the prize-winning works (such as the title, pen name, part or all of the work, etc.) may be used as necessary by the organizer for free and without compensation for purposes such as announcing the results of the contest, printed materials, and use on the homepage in order to publicize and record the project.
・Entrants should keep the original file before the results announced.
・The rights of the work submitted for the prize belong to the entrant, however each editorial department may contact the entrant through the organizer for magazine publication.
・The prize may be revoked if we discover that an entry condition was not fulfilled prior to the completion of the judging.
・After the entry period has ended, you may receive a notification from info-contests@medibang.com to the email address registered in your MediBang account. If you do not reply within the reply deadline, your work may be excluded. Check your email and email settings. You can check your registered email address here.
・Entries that are sexual, or might result in causing harm to other people are not accepted. Any entries breaking this rule will be blocked or account suspended.
・Works that are submitted to the contest will be posted for free and without compensation on the website managed by the city of Kyoto and MediBang, Inc., social networking services/sites, catalogs, etc., for purposes such as contest promotion, advertising, announcing the results, etc.
・At the award ceremony, photos of the winners will be taken. Please note that those photos may be posted on websites and social media managed by the city of Kyoto and MediBang Inc.
How to Enter
【Try to enter the contest from from this page】
1.Register or log-in ART street.
2.Click "enter" at the bottom of this page.
3. It will take you to the entry form. Please fill it in.
4.Choose your artwork, upload it and press "Submit (Publish)"

【Try to use artwork been already submitted to ART street】
1.Select "illustrations" from "Your submissions"
2.Choose the submission and press "Details"
3.Add "Kyoto International Manga Anime Award 2020 Illustration Contest" banner from "Apply for a Contest"
4. It will take you to the entry form. Please fill it in.
5. Click "Submit (Publish)".

【Enter from MediBang Paint】
1. Search for "Kyoto International Manga Anime Award 2020 Illustration Contest" under "Contest" or "Apply for a Contest"
2. Click "Yes" when the message "This contest cannot be entered from the app" appears.
3.Click "enter" at the bottom of this page.
4. It will take you to the questions. Please fill it in.
5.Choose your artwork, upload it and press "Submit (Publish)"
Prize
・Grand Prize Award (1 artwork)(for the best content among all the works in the manga, illustration and animation categories): 100,000 yen + invitation to the award ceremony
・ Excellence Award (1 artwork): 50,000 yen + invitation to the award ceremony
・ Runner-up Award (1 artwork): 30,000 yen + invitation to the award ceremony
・ Finalist (3 artwork): 10,000 yen + invitation to the award ceremony
・ Special Jury Award (1 artwork): 10,000 yen + invitation to the award ceremony
* The winners will be presented to the companies that will be exhibiting at the "Kyoto Anime Game Company Career Forum" scheduled after September
* Interpreters will be present to assist the winners
* There is a possibility that the event may be canceled or held online due to the new coronavirus. The details about that will be updated frequently.
How to Claim the Prize
Prize money will be credited to your Medibang account you applied with. To receive the prize money, you need to register a PayPal account or your bank account information. (The transfer fee is borne by the winner.)
Attention!
By entering in this contest, you are agreeing to the Entry Terms , so be sure to read the full text. In addition, about the entered illustration/s, PLEASE NOTE that after the contest recruitment period is over, except for the addition of tags, it can not be edited or deleted.

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