Competition- Digital Craft: Stating different category for entry, “Gift” Theme, International Comic\ Manga Schools contest submission period from January 30, 2019 – May 9, 2019 (Japan time)

International Comic\ Manga Schools contest is from January 30, 2019 – May 9, 2019 (Japan time) and the theme of the contest is “Gift”.

Read the press release below.

This manga, comic and illustration contest is open to students enrolled in an Art/Design school, technical/vocational school, school art club, or extracurricular art program. Submit your work for a chance to win a cash prize, creative software, pen display tablet and even a chance for your artwork to be featured in media publications! We can’t wait to see what you’ll create.

Contest theme


Submission period

January 30, 2019 – May 9, 2019 (Japan time)

Comic Category: An original color or black-and-white comic of 8–48 pages
Webtoon style comics are also accepted (min. 30 panels, max. 690 x 20,000 pixels)
Illustration Category: An original color illustration

You can submit artwork made with any digital or traditional tool or software. If you create your submission using traditional tools, please submit a digital scan of the artwork.

In keeping with the contest theme of “gift,” contest participants can get a free three-month license for Clip Studio Paint EX! A teacher must first register the school or program so that students can apply for this special offer.

Please apply for your copy after your teacher has registered your school or program. (Applications open until April 7)


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