In collaboration with UNESCO Asia & Pacific Regional Bureau for Education
Kickstart your professional MANGA making career with generous cash prizes, along with the chance of winning an all-expenses paid trip to Bangkok!
“Promoting peace with the power of Silent Manga!”
DEADLINE: Jan. 31st 2020
In collaboration with UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, the SILENT MANGA AUDITION® proudly presents this special Audition Round, focused on the UNESCO project “Together 4 Peace”.
“Together for Peace”
“Since wars begin in the minds of people, it is in the minds of people that the defenses of peace must be constructed.”
UNESCO Constitution, 1945
Call out to all manga artists for entries that encapsulate the foundations needed to build a peaceful society. Each entry must effectively convey one or more of these foundations promoting a positive message about contributing to peace in our society from the ground up!
EDUCATION We all have the right to learn
COMMUNICATION Peace is a universal language
EMPATHY Celebrating diversity and inclusivity
COOPERATION Working together for peace
UNESCO is a United Nations Agency contributing to peace through Education, Science and Culture to further universal respect for justice, human rights and fundamental freedoms.
Your entries will be judged on how well you capture the theme, your emotional storytelling and your technical ability by both the SILENT MANGA AUDITION® judging panel and a special UNESCO guest judge.
Throughout the “call for entries” period, we will be posting a series of UNESCO Case Studies which will help you better understand “Together for Peace”. Just head over to the Manga Classroom for more details.
Don’t forget to keep an eye on our Social Media channels for Case Study updates.
As part of this pioneering collaboration, UNESCO will invite the winner of the UNESCO Award to the opening of a special SMA13 manga exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand in May 2020!
With the aim of raising awareness for the “Together 4 Peace” campaign, the exhibition will take place at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC). A magnificent contemporary building in the heart of Bangkok, the location offers the chance to introduce visitors of all ages to the power of Silent Manga.
Accompanying the exhibition will be a beautifully produced exhibition catalogue, featuring selected SMA13 works. With the intention of gifting the catalogue to schools in Thailand and the greater Asia Pacific region, it will serve as an educational tool in UNESCO’s mission of laying the groundwork for peace.
Duration: 12th – 31st May, 2020
* Please note, given travel conditions related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), UNESCO’s invitation to the UNESCO Award winner is subject to possible restrictions and recommendations set by the Government of Thailand, the WHO and UNESCO Headquarters.
ROUND EXCLUSIVE PRIZES
The UNESCO Award is given to the work that most impresses the UNESCO Guest Judge, Akané Nozaki. The winner of this special award will receive an all expenses paid trip to Bangkok, where they will be presented with their UNESCO Award certificate during the opening of the “SMA13-UNESCO Round” Manga Exhibition at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC)!
“Jan. 31st 2020”
PM 11:59 / 23:59 (IN YOUR COUNTRY’S TIME ZONE)
1.ONLINE ENTRY (strongly recommended)
Send Application to:
The SILENT MANGA AUDITION Committee
3rd Floor, Kichijoji Zizo bld., Kichijoji-Minami Cho 1-9-9,
Musashino, Tokyo, JAPAN, 180-0003
*If you wish to have your submission returned to you, please provide a self-addressed envelope with appropriate postage. If sending by post we advise you to keep a photocopy of the work, in case there may be problems during transmission.
Creator : “City Hunter”
Co-Creator : “Fist of the North Star”
Creator : “Yoroshiku Mecha-Doc”
Creator : “Koroshi-ya Menkichi (Menkichi the Avenger)”
CEO, Coamix Corp. (Former Chief Editor, “Monthly Comic ZENON”, “Weekly Shonen Jump”, etc.)
Akané Nozaki ( UNESCO Guest Judge )
Originally from Kyoto, Japan, Akané has a BA in Art History and Humanities from New York University, USA, followed by a MA in Art History from University of Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne, France.
Akané joined the UNESCO Culture Sector and then its External Relations and Information Sector at their Headquarters in Paris in 2003, before joining its Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education in Bangkok in 2013 where she now works as the Public Information and Outreach team leader.