Date: 2014 April 02 16:03
Posted by Joe
The Embassy of Japan in London announced on Friday 21st March 2014 the winners of the prestigious Manga Jiman Art Competition. 10 winners were selected for the main category, winning prizes ranging from gift vouchers to a return flight to Japan.
1st place winner is Katja Hammond with Oh Crumbs! This was her third time entering the competition. Having read her submission, it's clear that this was something special, it could have been easily published and enjoyed as a children's book. She joined with other artists to form the Cross#atch Manga and Comics collective.
2nd place winner is Rachel Dunn with her story The Apocalypse and Key, an imaginative sci-fi tale of a pub that forms a hub to other dimensions.
3rd place winner was Selina Dean with her story A Beautiful World, a tale of travel water and romance. Readers familiar to the UK fan scene will know her from her work at Sweatdrop Studios.
Megan Brennan-Dent deserves a special mention, she won the prize for the most impressive Manga by an entrant aged between fourteen and sixteen. She also won 6th place overall, competing against everyone! This has not happened before at the Manga Jiman. Megan is indeed an up and coming talent and one to watch.
Details as follows:
The results of the Manga Jiman 2013 Competition were announced at a reception held at the Embassy of Japan on 21 March. Please see our website (http://www.uk.emb-japan.go.jp/en/webmagazine/2014/04/manga.html) for the list of winners.
The exhibition of winning entries is currently on at the Embassy until late April; open weekdays 9.30am to 5.30pm.
Future updates on the competition can be found on https://www.facebook.com/MangaJiman and on https://twitter.com/mangajiman.
Thanks to you all for making MJ13 another successful competition!