Anime/ Manga Illustration Contest

On the occasion of the New J-Pop Corner @ Library Opening, we will organize an Anime/ Manga Illustration Contest. Fan art copied from popular Japanese anime and manga, or original illustrations from the applicants will be accepted.

Duration: Works will be accepted from September 29th (Thur.) to October 10th (Mon.), 2011
Applicants should bring their works to the Reception Desk at the Japan Foundation Cairo Office
(Working Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 9:00 am to 8:00 pm)

Categories:
• Fan Art:
Illustrations copied from previously created Japanese anime or manga.
The title of the original anime/ manga, and the name of the character must be clearly stated on a blank space inside the illustration itself. (In Arabic or English or Japanese)
• Only hand-drawn illustration will be accepted. Illustrations made with the use of any computer software will not be accepted.

• Original Illustration:
Original creations of the applicant, and not copied from any anime/ manga.
• Use of computer software in illustration is allowed.
Title of the work must be written on a blank space inside the illustration itself. Applicants must also state whether illustration is hand-drawn or created with computer software on the same space.
(In Arabic or English or Japanese)

Paper:
Illustrations in both categories must be submitted on A4 size paper in color or in black & white.
(Applicants can freely choose paper type and materials)

Number of Works to be accepted:
One entry per category.

For Application:
On a separate sheet of A4 paper applicants must write the following information and hand it in with their illustration.
(In English or Arabic)
1- Name

2- Age

3- Occupation (or name of School/ Faculty & University)

4- Telephone number

5- E-mail address

6- Explanation of illustration and comments on Japanese anime and manga

 

Exhibition and Awards:
The winning illustrations will be chosen from the entries, and will be exhibited in the Japan Foundation Cairo Office Library for one month; from October 20th to November 20, 2011.
Three winners will be chosen as follows:
Fan Art Category: 1 winner
Original Illustration Category: 1 winner
The Japan Foundation Cairo Office Director’s Special Prize: 1 winner
Winners will be invited to the J-Pop Corner Opening Ceremony on October 20th where the awards will be handed out.
Prizes: Book on how to draw manga (in English).
Remarks: Submitted illustrations will not be returned to applicants.

Example Entry and Application Form

Application form
①Name Taro Yamada
②Age 20
③Occupation/Name of School University student
○○○University Faculty of Arts
④Tel No 02-0000-0000
⑤E-mail address Pokemon-fan@jfcairo.org
⑥Comment
(About my work/
Japanese Manga and animation)
Pika Chu is so cute. So I tried to draw him cute and lively.
I am crazy about ”POKE MON”.

 

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