The 3rd Manga CPO Award - MANGA CONTEST

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The Call for Entries titled The 3rd Manga CPO Award is now open!

The 3rd Manga CPO Award

CALL FOR ENTRIES - The 3rd Manga CPO Award, organised by a a nonprofit organization that pursues new possibilities for manga and aims to connect the world by creating new content, invites anyone worldwide, from pros to amateurs to participate with they best work.


The Manga CPO Award has been recently opened for entries in its 3rd edition. This competition is organised by Manga CPO (Manga Contents Promote Organization) a nonprofit organization that pursues new possibilities for manga and aims to connect the world by creating new content.

The goal of the MCPO (Manga Contents Promote Organization) is to actively research, domestically and internationally, new manga which has the potential for success, and promote it worldwide. A contest for artists aiming at going professional, artists who want to test their own potential, artists hoping to confirm the direction of current trends, artists looking for a challenge, or anyone looking to work in earnest.

The Award invites people from all over the world to send their works in two sections:

Manga Section
Illustration Section

Manga Section: Any theme or genre. Manga must be a one-shot story. Max 32 pages (including cover). Must be a completed work (scripts and rough drafts will not be accepted). No designated page order (pages can be ordered from left to right, right to left, or vertically). In the case of vertical orientation, each page must be segmented properly before submission.

Illustration Section: This year the theme is "Journey". Must be in MDP, JPG or PNG format. Maximum File Size need to be 30 MB.

The submission must not have been published in any commercial magazine or on any commercial website. Entrants are welcome to submit as many times as they like

. There is no entry fee to participate!

It's free to enter!

Who can enter?

Both professionals and amateurs are welcome to apply. Teams are also welcome.


The following prizes will be awardwd:

Manga Section:
- Grand Prize: 200,000 YEN
- Excellence Award: 150,000 YEN
- Distinction Award: 100,000 YEN

Illustration Section:
- Grand Prize: 150,000 YEN
- Excellence Award: 100,000 YEN
- Distinction Award: 50,000 YEN

Furthermore, winners will receive critiques and advice from pros (Manga authors, illustrators, editors, designers, etc.)

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