Manga Award: How to Submit Your Work to the Consulate General of Japan in Detroit

Applications are now being accepted for the 15th Japan International Manga Award. Please make sure to thoroughly read the guidelines on the official Manga Award website.  

For applicants who live in the US, you must submit your application to your regional Japanese Embassy or Consulate. The Consulate General of Japan in Detroit is accepting applications only from people who reside in either Michigan or Ohio. If you reside in another state, please check the Japanese Consulates in the US list to find the corresponding Consulate in your region. 

Residents of Michigan and Ohio

Please submit applications by July 1st 2021!

Although the application period is open from April 7th - July 8th, to allow time to review applications and send it to Japan, the Consulate General of Japan in Detroit asks that all applications be received no later than July 1st
Required Documents:
Please submit the following two items
  1. Application Form (found on Manga Award website) 
  2. Original Manga - please choose ONE of the following ways to submit your work
    1. TWO printed copies 
    2. ONE copy in PDF format 
    3. ONE printed copy & ONE copy in PDF format 
 *Please refer to the official Manga Award website for the full application guidelines
Sending Applications: 
Please note there are 3 ways to send your applications. Please follow the directions accordingly. 

If you choose option b. please send all your application documents electronically.
  1. Send an email to with the title: 2021 MANGA AWARD SUBMISSION 
  2. Attach your Application Form (Excel) and Original Manga (PDF format)
If you choose option a. or c.
  1. EMAIL your Application Form following the above instructions
  2. PRINT and mail BOTH (1) Application Form and (2) Original Manga
  3. Double check the number of copies
    • Option a. TWO printed copies of your Original Manga
    • Option c. ONE printed copy of your Orginal Manga (email the 2nd copy with your Application Form) 
  4. ADDRESS your envelope to the address below: 
                Attn: Manga Award Submission 
                Cultural and Public Affairs Section
                Consulate General of Japan in Detroit 
                400 Renaissance Center, Suite 1600
                Detroit, Michigan 48243

Good luck! We are looking forward to reading your submissions!

If you have additional questions please email us at or call 313-567-0120 EXT. 226