The results of the Manga Jiman 2016 Competition were announced at a reception held at the Embassy of Japan on Friday 10 February 2017. Now in its tenth year, Manga Jiman continues to grow in popularity as a comic-writing competition which unearths the brightest, most talented artists in the UK. Entrants aged 11 or over created a short story based on the theme of ‘Sights of Japan’.
The first prize was awarded to Ami Clark for her entry ‘Views of Japan’.
‘God’s Island’, by Shangomola Edunjobi, received the runners-up prize while ‘Views of Sakura’ by Pamela Lokhun was placed third.
The full list of winners is as follows:
|Position||Title of Manga||Entrant|
|1st||Views of Japan||Ami Clark|
|2nd||God’s Island||Shangomola Edunjobi|
|3rd||Views of Sakura||Pamela Lokhun|
|7th||Coming to Life||Huy Hoang|
|9th||Speed and Flight||Keith Jenkins|
|10th||Ordinary Life Limits||Ewan Gallagher|
|Youth Prize||Dreams of the Past,
Hope for the Future
|The Travels of Sushi||Katharine Marshall|
Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in our special exhibition, Manga Jiman 2016: The Winners, in which artwork from every entry we received this year will also be on display.
Exhibition at the Embassy of Japan
Manga Jiman Exhibition: Open until 31 March 2017
Open weekdays 09:30 - 17:30, closed weekends
Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy.
The Embassy of Japan, 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT
For further information and updates on the competition, please see
https://www.facebook.com/MangaJiman and https://twitter.com/mangajiman