The results of the Manga Jiman 2013 Competition were announced at a reception held at the Embassy of Japan on Friday 21 March. The major manga-writing competition, now in its seventh year, continues to grow in popularity and unearth young, upcoming manga artists in the UK.
The first prize was awarded to Katja Hammond for her entry ‘Oh Crumbs!’. Manga artist, Kiriko Kubo, one of the five judges of the competition, commented that the winning entry contained “skillful and beautiful drawing, very lively characters, a nice layout, and also, her story is well planned, with a clever twist and fine landing at the end. Miss Hammond’s work is excellent and we (all the judges) agreed to her winning (the competition).”