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The Embassy of Japan is once again launching the major manga-writing competition, MANGA JIMAN 2011, with fantastic prizes and open to anyone fourteen (14)* years of age or over.

The amazing First Prize is two (2) return air tickets to Japan, courtesy of All Nippon Airways!**

The Second Prize is a fabulous TOSHIBA laptop computer.

Third Prize is a superb digital camera from RICOH UK Ltd

Runners-up will receive and a selection of manga publications, available in the UK from various UK manga publishers amongst others prizes.

The winners�� works will also be displayed in a special MANGA JIMAN EXHIBITION at the Embassy of Japan.

This competition is open to all UK residents. All creations should be original and between six (6) to eight (8) A4-sized pages in length and drawn so that it reads from left to right. The manga should in some way make reference to ��new beginnings��.

The closing date for the submission of entries is Tuesday, 1 November 2011.

Should you wish to enter, please read the full MANGA JIMAN COMPETITION 2011 RULES & REGULATIONS and then carefully fill out and submit the official entry form along with your entry by post or in person to Manga Jiman 2011 Competition, JICC, Embassy of Japan, 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT.

Please contact manga@LD.mofa.go.jp with any queries about the competition.

* The competition is open to all legal residents of the United Kingdom who are, or will be, over the age of fourteen (14) by 1 January 2012.

**Terms and conditions apply.