The competition is organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
You may submit only one MANGA containing more than 16 pages. There is no specific theme.
Your manga must be submitted in printed form. Both published and unpublished works are eligible.
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 cartoonists, visit publishing companies and make an excursion to local sites.