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Announcing “European comic schools contest” comic and illustration contest for European art schools

CELSYS is pleased to announce the “European comic schools contest” for students of European art schools that teach manga, digital art and illustration production. Three Monochrome/color comics and three illustrations with the theme “Buddies” will be awarded cash prizes and more. Application starts from January 31 (Wed) and ends May 10 (Thu).

  Contest website: https://www.mangadraft.com/contests/european-comic-schools-contest-2018.en

“European comic schools contest” entries will be released on one of France's largest manga posting sites, MANGADRAFT (https://www.mangadraft.com/). Entries will be judged based on the votes of MANGADRAFT users, a cartoonist Ken Niimura, Europe-based manga artist/painter Yoshiyasu Tamura, and sponsors and supporting companies. Other than the offered prizes, entries may be eligible for publication on our sponsors’ Japanese media channels. Schools in France, Italy, Spain and Switzerland have currently shown interest, and we expect many more to follow.

Additionally, CELSYS’s manga production software “CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX 6-month version” will be available to all applicants. Through this contest, CELSYS aims to cooperate with each of the sponsors to extend and support the base of comic and illustration creators in Europe.

European comic schools contest


Comic Category    
Original color or monochrome comic 8 to 16P

Illustration Category
Original color work

-Entry period
2018, January 31(Wed) - May 10(Thurs), 23:59 (JST)

-Reader vote
May 11(Fri)- June 10(Sun), 2018)

-Result announcement  
Late June

Prizes and Cash    
Comic Category (3 winners):€1,000 cash, Comic & Illustration Software CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX, Wacom Intuos Pro (Paper Edition)
Illustration Category (3 winners):€200 cash, Illustration Software CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO, Wacom Intuos Pro (Paper Edition)
* Depending on the content, works may be promoted on Japanese media channels. 

Ken Niimura
Cartoonist/illustrator. His graphic novel “I Kill Giants” was adapted into a live action feature film in 2017.       
Yoshiyasu Tamura
Manga artist, illustrator, painter. Holds worldwide exhibitions, and illustration/manga workshops at events and schools.

Global provider of "CLIP STUDIO PAINT"*1, the top selling/share illustration/comic software in the graphics software field. 

Amutus Corporation
Provider of “Meccha comics”, one of the most accessed e-manga distribution services in Japan’s e-book market.

One of the largest digital content download shops in Japan. Available in English and other languages.

Wacom Co., Ltd.
Global leader in pen tablets, pen tablet displays and digital interface technology.


Toutlemonde Production Co.,Ltd.

Entry Process  
(1)Please send an email with the following contents to the European comic schools contest administrative office ( frederic@toutlemondeprod.com ) and register your school. 
(2)Title: European comic schools contest school registration
(3)Body: Country name, school name, name of teacher in charge, school e-mail address, telephone number, school website URL 
(4)The administrative office will confirm school participation by email.
(5)Submit works according to the instructions included in the email.

Application Rules(Summary)
-Submissions may be digital or analog, and made with any medium.  
-Submissions must be original works suitable for all ages.
-Awarded works may be used for promotion purposes by CELSYS,Inc. and other sponsors.
-ubmitted works may be translated into different languages for individual countries.

*1 Winner of the 2015/2016/2017 "BCN Award" for graphics software, based on Amazon and retail sales

CELSYS supports creators globally by the production, the browsing and the distribution of graphic contents utilizing IT technology.
We also offer services to support their creative activities by illustration, manga and animation production software “CLIP STUDIO PAINT”, web service “CLIP STUDIO”, as well as the e-book solution, “BS Reader” for content creation, distribution and browsing.

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