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Young Love Original Comic Contest

Starting August 26th, Monthly Shounen Magazine, Dessert Magazine, and pixiv are hosting the “Young Love Comic Fes,” a contest looking for young love related original comics. The contest is looking for fresh new talent that could be printed in Monthly Shounen Magazine or Dessert Magazine.

With “young love” as a theme, the Grand Prix prize is getting published in Japan and a 200,000 yen (About $2000 USD) monetary award.

Adachitoka (creator of Noragami) and Taamo (creator of Taiyou no Ie/House of the Sun) will be judging entries from the contest. Both comics, Noragami and Taiyou no Ie are serialized in either Monthly Shounen Magazine or Dessert Magazine.

【Contest Period】
Monday, August 26th 2013 to Monday, October 28th 2013 23:59 Japan Standard Time

【How to Enter】
(1) Using the theme of “young love,” illustrate an original story in comic form.
(2) Upload your comic to pixiv using the manga uploader and attach the below contest tag.
Contest tag: 青春ラブコメフェス

【Submission Format】
There are no size restrictions.
Multiple entries: You may enter more than once as long as entries are not duplicates.

※Grand Prix winner may need to provide high resolution files of their comic for printing. Monochrome comics need to be in 2 colors, including gradients and at least 600 dpi. Greyscale or color comics need to be at least 350 dpi.
If your work will be used, the details of how to format your work will be explained. For now, please submit your work in any size or format.

【Selection Process】
The winners will be selected after a rigorous review of all the entries.

○Grand Prix Prize
Your work printed in Dessert or Monthly Shounen Magazines, maybe a special edition print. Awarded 200,000 yen (About $2000 USD).

○Dessert and Monthly Manga Prize
Your work published on pixiv Comic and awarded 50,000 yen (About $500 USD)

○Judge’s Award
Your work published on pixiv Comic and awarded 50,000 yen (About $500 USD)

※For more details, please read the Terms and Conditions.
We’re looking forward to all of your entries!

◆Contest Outline (Japanese)
◆Submitted Entries
◆Terms and Conditions (Japanese)
◆Kodansha Comic Rex (Japanese)
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