15th Manga Jiman Competition Results

img1 1st Place: Edward Welch
img2 2nd Place: Mina Ghosh
img3 3rd Place: Joshua Green
The results of the Manga Jiman Competition were announced at a reception held at the Embassy of Japan on Friday 25 March 2022. Now in its 15th year, Manga Jiman continues to grow in popularity as a comic-writing competition which unearths the brightest talented artists in the UK. Entrants created a short story based on the theme of ‘light’. Visit our exhibition to read all of the winning entries.

Click to watch the video of the awards ceremony on our YouTube channel.

Full List of Winners

Position Title of Manga Entrant
1st Out of the Dark Edward Welch
2nd Suncinder Eyes Mina Ghosh
3rd Sundrop Joshua Green
4th My Best so Far Nasir Ibrahim
5th The Ones Who Run Samuel Dewick
6th Out of the Woods Steven Affleck
7th Before the Light Jenna Clark
8th LURE Benjamin Makinson
9th Happiness is a Bright Light Keith  Jenkins
10th Luminance Hanna Gwynn
Youth Prize Game for Light Jalila Mohammad


Yonkoma 14+ The Speed of Light in a Vacuum Mina Ghosh
Yonkoma Youth Yura's Space Ismat Amoo

Manga Jiman: The Winners' Exhibition

Visitors to the Embassy can enjoy reading all the shortlisted entries in our special exhibition, Manga Jiman: The Winners' Exhibition.

Until mid-June 2022
Open weekdays 09:30 - 17:30, closed weekends
For registration visit Eventbrite.
Admission is free, but photo ID is necessary to gain entry to the Embassy.
Embassy of Japan in the UK, 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT

We would like to thank everyone who took part in the competition, and also the sponsors of the competition to whom we are very grateful. To be the first to hear about future updates on the competition, follow us on social media, or check the official website.