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New Global Comic Awards Opens for Comic and Manga Creators Worldwide! Offering cash prizes and a chance to debut in industry media

Celsys today opens the new Global Comic Awards, a comic and manga contest for creators worldwide offering cash prizes, media placement opportunities, and creative software, providing a chance for enthusiastic young creators to learn new techniques and connect with influential media organizations. This special first round of the contest is hosted jointly by pixiv, the largest art social network in Japan with 98 million users. 

The Global Comic Awards expand upon the International Comic/Manga School Contest, a contest for students around the world that was held by Celsys from 2018 to 2023. From this year, the contest is open to all comic creators for the first time, to be hosted jointly with a variety of partners. By collaborating with art hosting platforms, Celsys will encourage artists to make their debut and present their creations. This first edition of the contest is jointly hosted by pixiv Inc, a platform with more than 98 million users in 230 countries and regions around the world, with the hope that participating artists can have their artworks seen by many.

Open to all ages, the contest is accepting comic, manga, and webtoon submissions on pixiv from today. The contest includes an open category and a “Time” theme category." 
35 Japanese and international companies in the comic industry are supporting the contest and will view participating entries.

Prize winners will have chances to have their entries published in sponsors’ media outlets. In addition, US$3,300 in prize money will be granted to the overall Grand Prize (1 person), as well as cash prizes for the Theme Category Award (1 person), Open Category Award (1 person), and Excellence awards (10 people).

pixiv × Clip Studio Paint’s Global Comic Awards


Through these events, Celsys, together with leading figures in comic culture both in Japan and across the globe, continues to support young creators aspiring to become professional artists.

pixiv × Clip Studio Paint’s Global Comic Awards
■ Contest categories and prizes

Grand Prize
1 winner chosen from the Open Category or Theme Category
Prize money: US$3,300
Prize: Clip Studio Paint EX (Single-device plan, three years)

Open Category Award
1 winner from the Open Category
Prize money: US$1,000
Prize: Clip Studio Paint EX (Single-device plan, three years)

Theme Category Award
1 winner from the Theme Category
Theme: Time
Prize money: US$1,000
Prize: Clip Studio Paint EX (Single-device plan, three years)

Excellence Award
Total of 10 winners from the Open Category and Theme Category
Prize money: US$120
Prize: Clip Studio Paint EX (Single-device plan, one year)

Entry Period: Jan 10–March 31, 2024, 23:59 (JST)
Results announced: Mid-April 2024 (Announcement date subject to revision as of April 17, 2024)

■How to Enter
Sign up for pixiv and submit an original comic with the contest hashtag
Please see here for more information.

Open Category
Contest tag: GlobalComicAwards2024_free
Theme Category
Contest tag: GlobalComicAwards2024_Time

■Submission settings
・Upload as a Manga post on pixiv (webtoons are also accepted)
・Check the “Original work” checkbox
・Multiple entries may be submitted (the same work cannot be submitted multiple times)
・Set to “Make public” on pixiv
・Set as visible to all ages.

・Number of pages: Unrestricted
・Language: English is recommended, though other languages are also accepted
・Size: Any
・ File formats: Any format supported by pixiv

Supporting Media
JumpTOON, KADOKAWA, TATESC COMICS, Ki-oon, Weekly Shonen Sunday, Weekly Young Jump, Digital Margaret, FUNGUILD Inc., COMIC GROWL, STUDIO ZOON, en-dolphin Corp., GA COMIC, EARTH STAR COMICS, Mangatari .Inc, RIBON, Cycomi, MangaPlaza, MontageOrange Co., Ltd., RED SEVEN Editorial Department, SORAJIMA Inc., Cheese!, YOUNG Magazine, AlphaPolis Co., Ltd., Daphy, Sideranch Inc., MAGCOMI, monthly comic magazine Comic Garden, U-NEXT Comic, Gangan ONLINE, Monthly Shonen Gangan, Gangan Pixiv, MANGA COMPLEX, NCOMIC, TMSLab, Manga Mee



pixiv Inc.

About pixiv
pixiv is an artist social networking community focusing on supporting communication through artwork. Launched in September 2007, pixiv’s service started from the idea of “a place where creating is fun!” pixiv has since grown to over 98 million members. 

About CELSYS, Inc.
Celsys, with a mission of “Creating a more passionate world,” provides solutions for creative activities through online Clip Studio services and Clip Studio Paint drawing app for illustration, manga, webtoon, and animation production. Celsys supports people all over the world to enjoy creating more and all the experiences that come with it.


For media inquiries
Celsys Media Relations press@celsys.com