Silent Manga Audition Contest 2021

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Silent Manga Audition Contest 2021

Silent Manga Audition Contest 2021 now is over!

Silent Manga Audition Contest 2021: The 15th Silent Manga Audition hosted by manga Japanese publisher Coamix has been recently opened for entries inviting all manga creators to submit they best works, themed ’Moments of CRYING, SMILING or LOVE’.

Short description

The Silent Manga Audition is an international manga competition hosted by manga Japanese publisher COAMIX Inc. Open to anyone worldwide, this contest invites you to submit a story told entirely through illustration, without the use of dialogue.

The theme of the 2021 edition is "Moments of CRYING, SMILING or LOVE". Organiser wants to see a short, dialogue-free manga that encompasses one of these key emotional elements.

Moments of CRYING, SMILING and LOVE cover a wide and varied spectrum of emotions. These three fundamental elements are also the cornerstones of every Japanese manga published, ensuring the work contains one of the most important aspects of storytelling… RELATABILITY. There are no limitations to what you can draw, as long as it’s an original creation that perfectly captures the theme. Study the theme and create an entertaining and easy to understand manga.

You can submit 5 – 17 pages. Black and white works are recommended.

Evaluation Criteria:

The works will be judged mainly on “the creator’s ability to direct an effective narrative through an entertaining story”. As a creator, your story should be able to ignite your reader’s imagination!

The Audition Judges assess each entry for… “its message and how it makes the reader feel within a short, limited number of pages”.

Who may enter?

This competition is open to anyone worldwide.


Grand Prix: 500,000 YEN
Grand Prix Runner-Up: 300,000 YEN
Excellence Award: 100,000 YEN
Excellence Runner-Up: 30,000 YEN
Honourable Mention: 10,000 YEN

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