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The Third Annual asianbeat 4Koma Manga Contest - Summary

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Multilingual pop-culture website, asianbeat; manga, illustration and novel posting site, DreamTribe; and Kitakyushu subculture hotspot for manga artists and illustrators alike, The Kitakyushu Manga Museum, are banning together to sponsor a manga based cultural exchange known as the “4koma Manga Contest,” in hopes of deepening mutual understanding among young people overseas.

- Grand Prize
100,000 Yen & An "Arty ONE IC Tracing Board" (1 work selected)
Judges will choose the piece that they find to be most interesting and unique.
*The winner will be determined by the review comittee.
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- For outside Japan
30,000 Yen, a pack of Fukuoka Goods & an "IC ART Kit Thumbnail Note" (1 work selected)
This award is for the piece that gets the most votes from outside of Japan.
*The winner will be determined by number of votes over the web.

- Fukuoka Award
30,000 Yen, a pack of Fukuoka Goods & an "IC ART Kit Thumbnail Note" (1 work selected)
Judges will choose the piece relating to Fukuoka that they find most interesting.
*The winner will be determined by the review comittee.

- Kitakyushu Manga Museum Award
30,000 Yen & Museum goods & "IC 4ko MEN(A4) Thumbnail Note" (1 work selected)
Judges will choose the piece they find to be most skillfully done 4koma manga.
*Selected by examination of the president of Kitakyushu Manga Museum.

- asianbeat Award
30,000 Yen & asianbeat goods & "IC 4ko MEN(A4) Thumbnail Note" (1 work selected)
This award will go to the piece that gets the highest number of votes. (Any works that have already won another prize will be excluded.)
*The winner will be determined by number of votes over the web.

- Prize offers (Art Kits) - are sponsored by IC, Inc.

< Schedule >
(1) < Registration Opens >
October 1st (Wednesday) until November 17th (Monday), 2014.
* Please note that the closing time for registrations on November 17th is 2 pm(JST).*
* The submitted works that passed Preliminary screening will be posted on the asianbeat website.

(2) < Themes for Submissions >
Theme is Free-style, so use your imagination!

(3) < Preliminary Screening Result Announced >
November 26th, (Wednesday), 2014
* Entries that have passed the preliminary screening will be announced on the asianbeat website.

(4) < Second Screening (Online Voting & Voting at the Kitakyushu Manga Museum 6F Reading Zone) >
November 26th, (Wednesday), 2014 to January 16th, (Friday) 2015 
* Entries that have passed the preliminary screening will then be voted for on the asianbeat website and at the Kitakyushu Museum 6th floor Reading Zone.

(5) Announcement of Prize Winners
January 30th, (Friday), 2015
* Winners will be announced via the asianbeat, Kitakyushu Manga Museum and DreamTribe websites.

(6) Popular works of art will be put on display under the name, "The Third Annual asianbeat 4Koma Manga Contest ."
*Dates: January 31st (Saturday) to the end of March.(TBA) Place: Kitakyushu Manga Museum

< Main Sponsors >
 asianbeat, Kitakyushu Manga Museum, DreamTribe

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