The Japanese company Celsys (who developed the painting software Clip Studio Paint) is pleased to announce the 2nd edition of International Comic/Manga Schools Contest 2020, comic and manga contest, open to students worldwide.
The contest is an opportunity to have your work judged and critiqued by professional creators and boost your skills. This contest also aims to support young creators around the world and encourage more artists to create comics and manga.
This year theme is "Promise".
This year there are six categories:
• Comic Category (Color)
• Manga Category (Black and White)
• Bande Dessinée Category (Color)
• Webtoon Category (Color)
• Storyboard Category
• Illustration Category
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. Paper submissions will not be accepted.
There are no requirements for language depicted in works. However,
Submissions must be unpublished original artworks that have not won other contests and must be suitable for all ages. (You may submit artwork that has been published in fanzines or on websites that do not offer compensation for artwork)
Comic / Manga / Bande Dessinée Categories
You need to submit 8-16 page original work, submissions may be formatted for right-to-left or left-to-right reading. There are no restrictions on language depicted in works. File need to be saved in
An original Webtoon (sized 690 x 16,000 pixels). There are no restrictions on language depicted in works. File Formats need to be saved in PNG, JPEG or CLIP (CLIP STUDIO format), less than 32MB per page.
An original color illustration saved in PNG or JPG format, less than 5MB. There are no size restrictions, but it is recommend the below size - A4 sheet, 300dpi (2480 x 3508 pixels).
There is no entry fee to participate!
International Comic/Manga Schools Contest 2020, manga contest is open worldwide to students enrolled in an Art/Design school, technical/vocational school, school art club, or extracurricular art program.
A teacher must first register the school or program so that students can apply for this special offer.