Attention all manga creators around the world!
Global manga talents, get noticed! Japan's leading manga publishers are here to support you!


We're calling for submissions in both free and themed categories.
Exceptional creators might even get the chance to debut, guided by actual editors.

This is your chance to showcase your manga to a global audience!
Don't miss outーjoin us and let your talent shine!

【Contest Period】 From January 10th, 6:00 pm JST to March 31st, 2024, 11:59 pm JST



【Categories】
"If you wish to explore your creative world without constraints, the Free category is ideal for you. For those who enjoy crafting stories around a specific theme, we invite you to participate in the Themed category.
In the Themed category, we are looking for works about “time”.
It could be eons, a fleeting moment, or any other interpretation of time that you can imagine. Unleash your creativity and explore this theme in your own unique way!"



・Free Category
Tag:GlobalComicAwards2024_free

・Themed Category
Theme: Time
Tag:GlobalComicAwards2024_Time



 How to Participate 




1.Register to pixiv and log in.




2.Visit the contest’s special website, select Choose Entry Category, and pick the category you wish to enter.





3.Select the Manga tab, then click on Add Images and choose the image(s) you want to submit. For multi-page works, make sure to select all the pages.




4.Check that the tag for the category you're entering is included in the Tags section. Fill in any other required information and click on Post.




That's itーyour entry is now complete!




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Entry Deadline: February 29, 2024, 14:59 (UTC/GMT)

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Free Category
 
Themed Category
Theme: Time
Grand Prize
1 winner from all works submitted
Free Category Mastery Award
1 winner from the Free category
Themed Category Mastery Award
1 winner from the Themed category
Award of Excellence
10 winners from all works submitted
Prize money: 500,000 JPY (approx. 3,500 USD)
Additional prize: Clip Studio Paint Ex Single-Device Plan 3-Year Edition
Prize money: 150,000 JPY (approx. 1,050 USD)
Additional prize: Clip Studio Paint Ex Single-Device Plan 3-Year Edition
Prize money: 150,000 JPY (approx. 1,050 USD)
Additional prize: Clip Studio Paint Ex Single-Device Plan 3-Year Edition
Prize money: 20,000 JPY (approx. 140 USD)
Additional prize: Clip Studio Paint Ex Single-Device Plan 1-Year Edition
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The pixiv & CLIP STUDIO PAINT Global Comic Awards, officially hosted by CELSYS, Inc. and pixiv Inc., is a manga contest co-organized by both companies. The winner of the Grand Prize will be awarded 500,000 JPY and a three-year CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX single-device plan.

By submitting works to this contest, participants are deemed to have read and agreed to all the terms and conditions of the entry guidelines. Please ensure you read these guidelines thoroughly before participating in this contest.
Period of event
1/10/2024〜3/31/2024 23:59
Application category
Free Category
 
Themed Category
Theme: Time
Uploading format
When submitting your manga works using pixiv's posting feature, please ensure to adhere to the following criteria, tag them with the designated tag, and submit only original creations.

Submission Guidelines
・Format: Submissions must be in a manga format (including ToonScroll format)
・Content: Original works only
・Number of submissions: You may post more than one entry. However, you cannot post the same entry more than once
・pixiv privacy settings: Public
・Age restriction: All-Ages
Specifics
The specifications for the manuscripts are as follows:
・Page count: Any
・Language: English is recommended, but other languages are also acceptable.
・Size: Any
・File format: Must be compatible with pixiv submission formats (JPG, GIF, PNG)

・Free Category
Tag: #GlobalComicAwards2024_free
・Themed Category
Theme: Time
Tag: #GlobalComicAwards2024_Time


Contest Period
From January 10th, 6:00 pm JST to March 31st, 2024, 11:59 pm JST

* Series submissions are also welcome (please tag the first episode of the series).
* Contestants may submit as many works as they like, but each submission must contain only one work (one episode or a series).
* Standalone works and incompleted series are also accepted.
* Please note that works currently under consideration or previously submitted to other contests, initiatives, or manga awards, as well as those intended for future commercial release, are not eligible for this contest, regardless of whether they win an award or not. Participants are requested to refrain from entering their submissions into other contests or from commercializing them during the period extending from the submission phase to the announcement of results.
Offers from Partner Companies
・During the contest period, participants may receive offers from Partner Companies for potential serialization in their media. Participants are expected to give priority to these offers over others from non-Partner Companies, especially from the submission period until the announcement of the contest results.
・If you are unable to accept an offer from a Partner Company, please contact us here.
・Please include your e-mail address, nickname, inquiry, and the subject “About Global Comic Awards 2024”.
Awards
Grand Prize
1 winner from all works submitted
 
Free Category Mastery Award
1 winner from the Free category
 
Themed Category Mastery Award
1 winner from the Themed category
 
Award of Excellence
10 winners from all works submitted
 
1. Definitions
・CELSYS Inc.: Co-organizer of the Contest.
・pixiv Inc.: Co-organizer of the Contest.
・Partner Companies: Publishers, streaming services, and production companies that support the Contest and have been approved by CELSYS Inc. and pixiv Inc. to offer opportunities for outstanding submissions to be featured in their media.
・pixiv: A service operated by pixiv Inc., available at https://www.pixiv.net/.
・The Contest: The Global Comic Awards 2024.
・Application Guidelines: The Global Comic Awards 2024 application guidelines.
・Terms of Use: pixiv Inc.'s terms of use https://policies.pixiv.net/.
・Participants, contestants: the creators participating in the Contest.
・Submitted works, submissions: Works submitted in the Contest.

2. How to Participate
Write a manga in accordance with the format of the Contest, tag it with the entry tag for the appropriate category, then post the work to pixiv within the time frame of the Contest.

Submission Guidelines
・Format: Submissions must be in a manga format (including ToonScroll format)
・Content: Original works only
・Number of submissions: You may post more than one entry. However, you cannot post the same entry more than once
・pixiv privacy settings: Public
・Age restriction: All-Ages
Specifics
The specifications for the manuscripts are as follows:
・Page count: Any
・Language: English is recommended, but other languages are also acceptable
・Size: Any
・File format: Must be compatible with pixiv submission formats (JPG, GIF, PNG)

・Free Category
Tag: #GlobalComicAwards2024_free
・Themed Category
Theme: Time
Tag: #GlobalComicAwards2024_Time
* Please note that submissions for this Contest are limited to works that are original, have not been previously published in commercial magazines, and are under the copyright of the contestant. However, the following actions do not count as “publication”:

1. Works displayed on websites or blogs that are personally managed and operated by the contestant.
2. Works published on non-commercial manga submission platforms (including pixiv) where the contestant can modify or remove their own submissions.
3. Works that have been self-published by the participant in non-commercial, independently produced printed doujinshi.


* Contestants are required to refrain from deleting or setting their submissions to private until the announcement of the contest results. Additionally, awarded works must not be deleted or made private even after the announcement of the results.

* Please note that works currently under consideration or previously submitted to other contests, initiatives, or manga awards, as well as those intended for future commercial release, are not eligible for this contest, regardless of whether they win an award or not. Participants are requested to refrain from entering their submissions into other contests or from commercializing them during the period extending from the submission phase to the announcement of results.
Offers from Partner Companies
・During the contest period, participants may receive offers from Partner Companies for potential serialization in their media. Participants are expected to give priority to these offers over others from non-Partner Companies, especially from the submission period until the announcement of the contest results.
・If you are unable to accept an offer from a Partner Company, please contact us here.
・Please include your e-mail address, nickname, inquiry, and the subject “About Global Comic Awards 2024”.

・Eligible Participants
This Contest is open to all registered pixiv users who have read and agreed to these Application Guidelines.
* Underage contestants should obtain the consent of a guardian before entering.

3. Selection Process
Entries will go through a rigorous judging process before winners are decided.

Grand Prize
1 winner from all works submitted
Prize money: 500,000 JPY (approx. 3,500 USD)
Additional prize: Clip Studio Paint Ex Single-Device Plan 3-Year Edition
Free Category Mastery Award
1 winner from the Free category
Prize money: 150,000 JPY (approx. 1,050 USD)
Additional prize: Clip Studio Paint Ex Single-Device Plan 3-Year Edition
Themed Category Mastery Award
1 winner from the Themed category
Prize money: 150,000 JPY (approx. 1,050 USD)
Additional prize: Clip Studio Paint Ex Single-Device Plan 3-Year Edition
Award of Excellence
10 winners from all works submitted
Prize money: 20,000 JPY (approx. 140 USD)
Additional prize: Clip Studio Paint Ex Single-Device Plan 1-Year Edition

・Selection Process and Announcement of Results
The results will be announced on the pixiv & CLIP STUDIO PAINT Global Comic Awards special website, CLIP STUDIO PAINT-related websites, pixiv, and other websites related to this project.
Award-winning works, including the work itself and the pixiv nickname of the creator, may be featured on pixiv’s official X (formerly Twitter), Facebook pages, and other official pixiv social media accounts, as well as on the pixiv & CLIP STUDIO PAINT Global Comic Awards special website and other related media.
Contests will not be individually contacted about the selection results.

・Eligible works
Works that do not meet the following requirements will not be eligible. These requirements will include but not be limited to the work's title, description, tags, and the creator's nickname. The ineligibility of submitted work will be determined by pixiv. Submitted works may be disqualified for any of these reasons. Additionally, if it is discovered that a winning work should have been disqualified for any of the following reasons, the prize. will no longer be given out and actions will be taken to retrieve prizes already given out.
(1) Works that do not meet the participation requirements
(The following is a limited set of examples)
・The work was determined by pixiv Inc. or CELSYS Inc. to not be related to the theme.
・The work didn't have its contest tags set.
・The work was set to private or my pixiv in the privacy settings.
・The work falls under the viewing restrictions of R-18 or R-18G.
・The work was posted or edited after the posting deadline (including edits for typos, editing the caption, etc.)

(2) Works that fall under Article 14 of the Terms of Use Prohibited Conduct
(The following is a limited set of examples)
・The work may infringe upon the intellectual property rights, (as defined in the Terms of Use, Article 21 Subsection 1), or any other rights of pixiv Inc., CELSYS Inc., or a third party.
・The work contains obscenity, torture, discrimination, and other elements that are potentially offensive.
・The work may infringe on the property or privacy rights of pixiv Inc., CELSYS Inc., or a third party.
・The work slanders, defames, unjustly discriminates against, or promotes the unjust discrimination of, pixiv Inc., CELSYS Inc., or a third party.
・The work violates public order and morals.
・The work is determined to fall under any other item in Article 14 of the Terms of Use.
* As laid out in Article 15 of the Terms of Use, "Treatment of violating work", pixiv Inc. will take the stated measures against works that would be covered by (2) regardless of whether or not it is submitted for this contest.

(3) Other
・The same work was posted multiple times
・The work was created through the request function on pixiv or commissioned in any other way by a third party (Including Request Rewards)
・The work is intended to be commercialized, or is already commercialized
・All or most of the production process is carried out by AI
・The work violates the submission guidelines
・If pixiv Inc. or CELSYS Inc. contacts you, and you do not respond in the time given
・The work is determined by pixiv Inc. and CELSYS Inc. to not be suitable as a submitted work

4. Contest Terms
・International contestants
Contestants from outside of Japan are welcome to participate. Please make sure to read the Application Guidelines.

・Rights to Submitted Works
The copyright of submitted works remains with the contestant. However, in cases where the contestant and a Partner Company reach a mutual agreement, the contestant shall exclusively grant the company the rights to publish, publicly transmit, and make secondary use of the work (including rights specified in Articles 27 and 28 of the Copyright Act). CELSYS Inc. and pixiv Inc. will determine the Partner Companies.
・Winners will not exercise “author’s rights” against CELSYS Inc. as well as CELSYS Inc.’s related parties.
・Contestants, regardless if they win or not, consent in advance to the possibility that their contest submissions, comments on works, and pixiv nicknames, in whole or in part, may be translated into other languages by CELSYS Inc., pixiv Inc., or companies entrusted with their business.
・Contestants, regardless if they win or not, may have their entries, pixiv nicknames, and other related items to the contest, posted to pixiv and CELSYS Inc.’s official X (formerly Twitter), Facebook, and other social network accounts, displayed at exhibitions, and other magazines or books. pixiv Inc. may adapt or minorly edit the work.


・Handling of Information
pixiv Inc. will use the contestant's information solely for the purpose of judging and notifying participating users of their awards.
Personal information collected for the purpose of delivering prizes will be properly deleted as soon as the prize shipment for the Contest is completed. For details on the handling of personal information, please see pixiv's Privacy Policy (https://policies.pixiv.net/#privacy).

In some cases, personal information may be disclosed to CELSYS Inc. for the delivery of certain prizes. If Partner Companies express the desire to contact participants for publication purposes, pixiv and CELSYS Inc. will share the participant's personal information (including but not limited to their name, pixiv nickname, and email address) with the Partner Companies, but only after obtaining the participant's prior consent. Participants are expected to respond promptly to communications from these companies and must agree to a consent form in cases of award reception and when contact is desired by Partner Companies.

5. Disclaimer
・Contestants assume responsibility for their own submissions.
・pixiv Inc. and CELSYS, Inc. will not be responsible for any disputes that may happen between the contestants and any third party, regardless of the reason.
・pixiv Inc. and CELSYS, Inc. reserve the right to suspend or terminate the Contest in case pixiv Inc. and CELSYS, Inc. deem it necessary for any reason, including system maintenance.
・pixiv Inc. and CELSYS, Inc. will not be liable for any damages incurred by the contestants, including but not limited to Contest interruption, suspension, or cancellation.
・Determined by the true terms and conditions including the disclaimers, pixiv Inc. and CELSYS, Inc. will be not responsible for any direct damages caused by willful misconduct or gross negligence caused during the Contest period, regardless of immunity.
・pixiv Inc. and CELSYS, Inc. will not be held liable for any financial costs brought about due to a contestant's entry in this contest.

6. Contest Related Inquiries
・If you have any questions or feedback about the contest, feel free to contact us here.
・Please include your e-mail address, nickname, inquiry, and the subject “About Global Comic Awards 2024”.
・Replies will not be given to any phone calls regarding support issues.
・Replies will not be given to any questions regarding the Contest results.

7. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
The Contest and its terms shall be governed by Japanese law. Furthermore, the Tokyo District Court shall be the mutually-agreed court for any proceedings, with jurisdiction for the preliminary trial in the case of any disputes over contest terms or matters between pixiv Inc. and the contestants.
1. Confirm your application
Entry conditions are different for each contest.
Make sure to read them carefully before planning your submission(s).
2. Create something along this theme
Period of event:1/10/2024〜3/31/2024
Uploading format
When submitting your manga works using pixiv's posting feature, please ensure to adhere to the following criteria, tag them with the designated tag, and submit only original creations.

Submission Guidelines
・Format: Submissions must be in a manga format (including ToonScroll format)
・Content: Original works only
・Number of submissions: You may post more than one entry. However, you cannot post the same entry more than once
・pixiv privacy settings: Public
・Age restriction: All-Ages
Specifics
The specifications for the manuscripts are as follows:
・Page count: Any
・Language: English is recommended, but other languages are also acceptable.
・Size: Any
・File format: Must be compatible with pixiv submission formats (JPG, GIF, PNG)

・Free Category
Tag: #GlobalComicAwards2024_free
・Themed Category
Theme: Time
Tag: #GlobalComicAwards2024_Time


Contest Period
From January 10th, 6:00 pm JST to March 31st, 2024, 11:59 pm JST

* Series submissions are also welcome (please tag the first episode of the series).
* Contestants may submit as many works as they like, but each submission must contain only one work (one episode or a series).
* Standalone works and incompleted series are also accepted.
* Please note that works currently under consideration or previously submitted to other contests, initiatives, or manga awards, as well as those intended for future commercial release, are not eligible for this contest, regardless of whether they win an award or not. Participants are requested to refrain from entering their submissions into other contests or from commercializing them during the period extending from the submission phase to the announcement of results.
Offers from Partner Companies
・During the contest period, participants may receive offers from Partner Companies for potential serialization in their media. Participants are expected to give priority to these offers over others from non-Partner Companies, especially from the submission period until the announcement of the contest results.
・If you are unable to accept an offer from a Partner Company, please contact us here.
・Please include your e-mail address, nickname, inquiry, and the subject “About Global Comic Awards 2024”.
3. Upload your work
Please check if your work meets the conditions required for application before uploading.
4. Applications complete!
Please wait till the judging is finished.
You will receive a notification regarding the contest results.
Choose an entry section