LEGAL : Submission agreement – SILENT MANGA AUDITION®︎

By submitting work to the SILENT MANGA AUDITION®, you agree to be bound by the following agreement with COAMIX Inc., herein called “COAMIX”. COAMIX, together with its affiliated companies, owners and other parties involved in the SILENT MANGA AUDITION® and their editors, officers and other employees are collectively called the “SILENT MANGA AUDITION® Committee.”

If you are submitting on behalf of a team, you must designate one member with whom we will communicate, however all members must submit the entry form and be bound by this agreement. If you are not legally an adult in your jurisdiction, your parent or guardian must consent. By submitting the manga you are representing that it is solely your work, that it has not yet been used or otherwise published anywhere else and that it is not an imitation, parody, or otherwise a version of existing published work.

You acknowledge that SILENT MANGA AUDITION® Committee receives many submissions and may separately develop a manga similar to yours. You agree that nothing you submit will be returned. All of the information in your submission (including your legal name) is correct.

If you are awarded a prize, without further compensation you grant SILENT MANGA AUDITION® Committee a perpetual, worldwide, exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable right:

  • To edit, translate, modify and publish your manga in magazines and other printed media, including stand-alone manga book volumes.
  • To edit, translate, modify and distribute your manga as an e-book or in other electronic form.
  • To edit, translate, modify, publish, distribute, copy, adapt, and otherwise use your manga, including any elements of your manga alone or in combination with other material commercially or otherwise and in video, collaborative events* or any other media, provided that the principal purpose is promoting your manga, the concept of silent manga, the SILENT MANGA AUDITION®.

If you are awarded a prize, for any use of your manga other than those mentioned above, you also grant SILENT MANGA AUDITION® Committee, without further compensation, an exclusive option right to enter into agreement with you on business arrangement regarding such use under reasonable terms and conditions. (This includes cases where you wish to use the submission in some way—you may not publish or use in any way the manga you submit without our agreement.)

Regardless of whether you are awarded a prize, by submitting your manga, you grant the SILENT MANGA AUDITION® Committee, without compensation, the non-exclusive right to publish, use, adapt, edit and modify your manga, including by displaying your manga on the internet, and to use your name, age, country and other information you provide in connection with your work or the SILENT MANGA AUDITION®. The submission will be considered as published in Japan first, and will therefore be subject to the copyright law of Japan.

Should either of the following circumstances apply to a submission, it will be disqualified:

  • Your submission was already submitted to another manga contest, or was otherwise already published or used.
  • Your submission belongs to, or in some way infringes on the rights/profits of or defames, a third party.

The SILENT MANGA AUDITION® Committee bears no liability for any loss caused from downloading any material from the SILENT MANGA AUDITION® web site or from the content of third party web sites that may be linked to the SILENT MANGA AUDITION® web site by a hypertext link. The SILENT MANGA AUDITION® Committee reserves the right to cancel or modify the SILENT MANGA AUDITION® if fraud, technical failures, commercial practicability or any other factor, in the SILENT MANGA AUDITION® Committee’s reasonable judgment makes its conduct impractical. The SILENT MANGA AUDITION® Committee assumes no liability whatsoever for losses incurred as a result of cancellation or modification of the SILENT MANGA AUDITION®.

By acceptance of any prize, you agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless the SILENT MANGA AUDITION® Committee from any liability arising from your participation in the SILENT MANGA AUDITION®.

This is a legal agreement that will be interpreted in accordance with the law of Japan. This agreement may not be terminated, revoked or waived without a written letter signed by you and COAMIX, and there is no other agreement, written or otherwise, between us on this subject matter. Any dispute between you and any SILENT MANGA AUDITION® Committee party that cannot be resolved by discussion shall be resolved in Tokyo District Court.