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JAPAN'S SHONEN JUMP is looking for the next manga star with the INTERNATIONAL MANGA COMPETITION! The next manga star could be you!

Get ready to submit your masterpiece for competition and win cash, prizes and a publishing opportunity! Put up or shut up! Good luck! :-D

ALL INFO HERE:

mangaaward.shonenjump.com/en
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:iconmichaeldearon8:
michaeldearon8 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
Not working.
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:iconsour-shock:
Sour-Shock Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm just wondering which of my stories would fit best and which one I have enough ideas for to make a complete one-shot! And I hope I can get it done in time!
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:iconleonidas666:
Leonidas666 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If only I was younger and not full with regrets... :(
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Sour-Shock Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student General Artist
I don't think there is an age limit in the contest, so I think anyone can join :)
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:iconcisco9630:
Cisco9630 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I am soo entering! I ordered some manga supplies and I'm designing characters and the story.

Guy the deadline is October 1 so we have a good amount of time to polish our skills. Also, if your worried about Shonen Jump taking your story, don't use that story. Make a different one. Don't let the opportunity slip away.

Well, may the best mangaka wannabe win! >=D
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:iconphoenixroy:
PhoenixRoy Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll try my hand at this. It will get me to practice much more in the coming months.
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:iconinkthinker:
Inkthinker Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Be interesting to see what comes from it. I hope it's actually high-quality work.
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:iconcjjuzang:
cjjuzang Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the info bruh> Taking one of my other Ideas that I am NOT going to publish for my own company and try a fifteen pager just to see what happens yo
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Stupidartpunk Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student Filmographer
I want to do this really bad, but this line freaks me out

"All rights including the publication rights, the screening stage rights, adaptation to animation or live action video of the submitted works shall belong to Shueisha."

Do I risk one my solid ideas!?! And if I lose do they still retain the rights? I'm trying to get the full legal on this but I can't find it. It's one thing to risk it with a win, but I'd hate to lose rights to an idea with a loss of the contest.
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GaiaX2 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Too suspicious. I don't want to risk humiliating myself with a bad story, I would rather perfer it to do the longer route up.
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:iconsolomonmars:
SolomonMars Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Filmographer
weird.
cool and fun.
but weird.


of them to do. not you.
:3
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:iconleseanthomas:
LeSeanThomas Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Weird compared to what other comic company looking for the next, new talent w/ international appeal?
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:iconsolomonmars:
SolomonMars Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
haha no... not by a long shot.
i've just never seen them openly search for talent.
it always seems like they find new talent at conventions
in the manga scene.
then again this is international.
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:iconleseanthomas:
LeSeanThomas Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Welcome to Globalization, ha ha. ;-)
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:iconsolomonmars:
SolomonMars Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
indeed.
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:iconmizzcookielover:
mizzcookielover Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist
Thanks for making this known, my friend is in the process of making one and this is a really good opportunity so I definitely let him know. Not sure if he's actually gonna enter but I hope he does.
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interstateninja Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student General Artist
WHAT?!?!? Now, that's what I'm talking about... for me it all started with the Shonen Jump storyboard contest back in 2011!! This is EPIC! XD
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:iconavirextin:
avirextin Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
....
That's it.
Time to grab a hold of my pride and do something with my life.

It's me Vs. Procrastination.
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:iconnecrostigman:
Necrostigman Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do we need to draw it left to right or right to left? I can't find that specification anywhere! D:
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:iconelsevilla:
elsevilla Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
THATS NICE MAN, THANXS FOR SHARING.
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:iconmetadime:
MetaDIME Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i need this
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:icon00ji:
00ji Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
thank you for the information
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:iconprojectzuel:
ProjectZuel Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I better adjust my drawing so that I draw right to left, the proper manga way.
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:iconprojectzuel:
ProjectZuel Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for posting this LeSean. I better practice a little before fleshing out a comic idea I've been toying around with.
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:iconkingofanime7:
kingofanime7 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
alrighty I'm pumped I shall give it my all. It will be a learning experience for me ^_^
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:iconk-hermann:
K-hermann Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I need some help please?
For the rights and all
That's means we can still publish the comic on deviantart before sending to the contest ?
Or not publish at all ?

thanks for answering me
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SaigoNakisage Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Holy Crap. Thank you for posting this. Now I know I have the opportunity. I can't believe SJ finally let us in on this one!
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:iconmarvelleftw:
marvelleftw Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Watch out man, you are what you eat or so they say... ;)
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:iconthesprayah:
TheSprayah Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hold on, look in the fine print..

Entering this gives them all rights to your creations forever. I want exposure as much as the next guy but this deal doesn't seem fair...
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Brain-Hemorrhage Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
That's what I was thinking too. It just...doesn't seem worth it. I was super excited for this opportunity too but it's just basically handing all rights to Shueisha....doesn't sit well with me D:
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awrugro Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Filmographer
I really love your journals, you always share info about art opportunities out there that really help out a lot. Not just this but in general I mean. Thank you for sharing all of these!
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mextag00 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Sounds interesting. I don't see the harm in trying. :D
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:iconleseanthomas:
LeSeanThomas Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Here's a chance for the many, wannabe mangakas out there with a high opinion of their own work pit their's against the best internationally. May the best mangaka win!
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Brain-Hemorrhage Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Hi LeSean! I was wondering, how do you feel about the rules of this contest? I read over submission rules and entering relinquishes all rights to the original artist:

"All rights including the publication rights, the screening stage rights, adaptation to animation or live action video of the submitted works shall belong to Shueisha."

That...really killed my enthusiasm as an artist to enter this entirely even though I love Shounen Jump and would love the honor to be a part of it (if I have a chance to win lol ) I really wanted to enter but I don't want to lose my rights to do so. What do you suggest? Is it worth it to give it a shot even if it costs an original idea? You're a very talented artist in the field and been around so I wanted to hear from someone who'd know more about this.
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vinhluanluu Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
I emailed Jump and got this response:

You own the copyright of your works whether you win the award or not.
And, there is no restriction to apply your this [sic] work to a other competition or publish for yourself.
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:iconbrain-hemorrhage:
Brain-Hemorrhage Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
That sounds great! Hmm, however, I'm still a little concerned though because even getting this response by Jump through personal email legally they don't have to follow what they told you since the official rules state otherwise, you know? Unless they actually alter the official rules to state this it's hard to feel comfortable that what they stated to you is completely true. It sounds like they are saying the exact opposite of the rules which is also concerning.

Was their response run through a translator as well? I ask since the sentence structure/brackets for something that seems to not have translated well. I could be wrong though xD But if it was that also leads to concern since it could have translated wrong. In the end it's a decision to really consider but thank you! I really appreciate your response to my concern :)
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:iconvinhluanluu:
vinhluanluu Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
No worries. I had thought about entering it myself, but read through the rules just to make sure. There's usually some pretty standard legal language when it comes to these sort of contests. I found it pretty weird that it was not included, hence why I had emailed them even before I saw this journal entry. I emailed them through their FAQ (mangacompetition_support@shonenjump.com); so who knows is answering their emails. Since this is for the Japanese competition, they may treat the stories differently. This is a country that doesn't crack down on all the doujin floating around. So who knows. Just passing along information.
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:iconbrain-hemorrhage:
Brain-Hemorrhage Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Wow, that's true! Thank you so much for your insight and help, I will consider that :D You have a point about how rules apply can differ based on the country. also, if you decide to enter I wish you luck! ^w^
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:iconmizzcookielover:
mizzcookielover Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh wow I didn't know all of that. I'm glad you pointed that out.
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:iconbrain-hemorrhage:
Brain-Hemorrhage Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
With art contests I always go over all the rules because stuff like this is usually always a condition upon entering :C I don't know, feels like artists can;t actually in in contests these days. One a good note, great recognition and a huge accomplishment as an artist but to what extent if the idea of yours will be taken completely? It sounds like it's just giving them ideas to expand SJ although doubt they need that since the SJ runs with so many popular manga already. I don't know, it's weird to me. Reason I was looking for an answer from LeSean about it but no luck yet.

Glad I could help, it definitely is something to think over before rushing into enter if you don't want to lose a valued original concept.
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mizzcookielover Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist
That's a shame though :/ I originally was excited because my friend has a comic he was/is working on and he wanted my help with it and I thought this would be perfect for him, but now I gotta tell him this, and I hope it doesn't deter his passion and stuff.
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Brain-Hemorrhage Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
I know what you mean, I feel the same way with something I had in mind too...Like, this contest is so cool and an honor win or lose but the rules/conditions for entering sucks if what it states is in fact true. I wish you and your friend luck though in getting your stuff out! I don't think he should let this take away his or her passion to get his story out or get out there in the art world. Even if you both decide not to enter you can still make your work and publish it by another means. If his or her passion is in his or her story then your friend won't be discouraged by this. Not by a long shot ^ ^ Whether you enter or not I wish you both luck and really hope you don't stop doing what you're doing :)
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mizzcookielover Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist
Awww I really appreciate the encouragement :thanks: thank you! And we'll see what happens. And that is the good thing that there are other avenues out there so it wouldn't be the ed of the world.
Wish you the best in everything! :D
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Brain-Hemorrhage Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Your welcome! I agree, with so many options out there you both can make it no matter how it's done ^ ^ Thanks as well! ^w^ Let's all do our best and whether through this contest or by our own means get our stuff out there =D
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Kura-Kichi Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student
Thanks for the info!! Im so hyped I wont be able to sleep. My schedule for the next 4 months is set in stone.
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dmitsuki Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
I ain't got the high opinion, but no harm in trying right!
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KonekoRyu Featured By Owner May 26, 2013   General Artist
mm... based on what I've seen and heard about the stress mangaka go through, I don't think my epileptic body could take it ^^; too many stress disorders '_';
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zeroxtb Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thinkin about this

i should spread this ish on tumblr
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peterryczkowski Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
passed this around, thanks for the heads up
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DanteDemolition Featured By Owner May 26, 2013   General Artist
No guts, no glory!
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