Manga Jiman 2011 Winners Announced

I don’t often write about manga (Japanese or Japanese influenced comics) here at Haikugirl’s Japan. That’s not because I don’t like manga. I do like manga (or at least manga-style art), but I don’t know much about it. However, one recent competition has caught my eye: Manga Jiman 2011. This yearly competition, run by the Embassy of Japan in the UK, offered an amazing first prize this year: two return flights to Japan!

The 2011 contest was on the theme of “New Beginnings”, and the winners, judged by a panel of manga experts, have just been announced:

Position Name Title of Artwork
1st Miss Elena Vitagliano ‘The Deep Needs Train’
2nd Mr Lorenzo Fruzza ‘Heart’s Orbit’
3rd Mr Dean McKnight & Miss Jade Sarson ‘Shear Brilliance’
4th Miss Vivian Truong ‘Moving On’
5th Mr Byron Reynolds ‘Crash Course’
6th Miss Gillian Sein Ying Ha ‘To The Girl With The Butterfly Ears’
7th Ms Anya Zhuravskaya ‘Storyteller Sisters’
8th Miss Ami Clark ‘The Flower That Held Its Breath’
9th Miss Rebecca Burgess ‘Letters From England’
10th Miss Sarah Burgess ‘The Man and his Shadow’
Special Prize for most impressive Manga by entrant aged 14-16: Miss Megan Wheeler ‘A Harvest Love’

A big “congratulations” to all of the entrants listed above! Here are samples of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners’ work:

1st: Miss Elena Vitagliano, “The Deep Needs of Train”

2nd: Mr Lorenzo Fruzza, “Heart’s Orbit”

3rd: Mr Dean McKnight & Miss Jade Sarson, “Shear Brilliance”

If you want to know more about Manga Jiman, you can read the 2011 rules and regulations here, and click here for more information about the winners. Keep an eye on the Embassy of Japan’s website for details of future competitions!

The Manga Jiman 2011 Exhibition is on at the Embassy of Japan in the UK until 28th February.

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