Silent Manga Audition Competition

Opportunity type: Competition

For: Illustrators 

Deadline: 04/12/23

Rewards: Up to $3,425 + merchandise + editorial feedback + more

Location Eligibility: Worldwide

About this opportunity

In its current iteration, the competition embarks on a creative journey inspired by the theme “Memorable Smile.” Entrants are invited to craft their tales using a palette of emotions reflected in smiles—happy, amused, sad, confused, embarrassed, threatening, and beyond. With a requirement of 5 to 17 pages, each artwork adheres to the traditional manga reading order from right to left and maintains a monochrome aesthetic, celebrating the raw essence of artistic expression. As the pages unfold, readers are drawn into the subtle nuances of the narrative, appreciating the artistic prowess required to convey profound stories without relying on words. The Silent Manga Audition not only opens doors for established manga creators but also extends its welcoming hand to emerging talents, both domestically and internationally.


The prizes include Grand Prix (500,000 YEN, approx. 3,425 USD), Grand Prix Runner-Up (300,000 YEN, approx. 2,055 USD), Excellence Award (100,000 YEN, approx. 685 USD), Excellence Runner-Up (30,000 YEN, approx. 205 USD), and Honourable Mention (10,000 YEN, approx. 70 USD). Special prizes include merchandise for selected entrants. All entrants receive professional editorial feedback and a free 3-month trial of Clip Studio Paint EX.


18 or older.

.Entry Fee


How to Apply

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All questions regarding this competition should be sent to


Dec 04 2023

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Cash Reward,
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