The competition is organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the Japan Foundation.
The MANGA works (24 or more pages) must have been produced outside Japan. Both published and unpublished works are eligible.
The MANGA works should be produced within three years of date for apply (2013-2016).
The works must be submitted in printed form.
The Gold Award and the Silver Award winners will be invited to Japan 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.