'GIGAZINE Manga Award' with the prize amount up to 1 million yen Recruitment started in July 2021 & Announcement of Manga Award winning works

From the works that were submitted to the GIGAZINE Manga Award in the first half of 2021, the works that advanced to the final judging and won the 'winning prize' appeared for the first time this year. The comments of

GIGAZINE Secret Club (GSC) members and guest judges, and the points of judging by the editorial department are also described, so if you want to refer to the work you apply for or look forward to the new manga serialization, please do Please see from the prize-winning work announcement . In addition, as 2021 will reach the second half of the year, the application guidelines for the GIGAZINE Manga Award have been renewed to the form that we would like to apply for, such as raising the prize amount to a maximum of 1 million yen. Now it is possible to proceed from application to examination at once and start serialization within the year, so please take this opportunity to check the application guidelines.

◆ Click here for the application guidelines for the 'GIGAZINE Manga Award'

I have already read the application guidelines, so apply anyway! Please use the application form .

◆ Send a portfolio and apply for drawing / name composition / drawing help

◆ Click here for the application guidelines for novels and screenplays

◆ July 2021 GIGAZINE Manga Award 'Winning' work announcement
From the entries submitted in April 2021, Junta -san's 'Anyway, I want to bully Asahina-san' was selected as a 'winning prize'.

Hikaru Asahina, the only daughter of a millionaire, has been spending a little time with Yuhi Yahashi since she was a child. Scribble on your desk, sneak a scary dog, or buy up your bread. However, behind that, there is a far-reaching ambition of Hikaru who loves Yuhi ...?

In the final selection, in addition to the editor-in-chief's examination, the GIGAZINE Secret Club (GSC) examines from the reader's point of view, and Yumeki , who is in charge of drawing ' Ameame Fure Fure Usoyande ', which won the grand prize in the drawing category in 2018. In 2020, Mr. Sukoyaka , who won a prize with the original name and is planning to serialize it, gave a review comment, so I summarized the points of evaluation.

Points of examination by the editorial department
First of all, there was overwhelming drawing power. Although it is not a picture of a beautiful character with a high head, it is unique, cute and stable. Even in the play, the four-frame interaction and gag are laughable, and the so-called 'emotional' relationship is interesting. If any of 'Character', 'Drawing power', and 'Scenario' is good, you can see the serialization, but I think that all of them were satisfied to a high standard. However, there was room for further ingenuity in the composition and presentation of each story when thinking in the form of serialization of manga, and in the first and second episodes, the important interaction and the number of gag steps have greatly decreased. It's a pity that it has the power to become the ground, so I wanted to see more of the strength of the 'story'.

Commentary by the editor-in-chief
The element 'bullying' in the title is out of the world if you make a mistake, but you can attack it so that you can avoid it with a deformed character. If there is an 'expression that can only be done by manga,' I think that it is exactly the advantage. Even if it is sticky in terms of development, you can see that it is devised because it changes the punch line repeatedly with a story in between, and you can understand the character and relationship of the two main characters in one episode. The reason why it is highly evaluated is that it is easy to read and understand, such as the fact that the character's deformation and the overall atmosphere are well unified. After that, I would like to expect it because the ability is asked about how long I can continue with this glue.

GIGAZINE Secret Club (GSC) Closed evaluation summary
It's easy to understand, and it feels good after reading. The scope of the examination was up to episodes 1 and 2, which was quite interesting as an introduction, but there were already a few points where the flow of 4 frames and the punch line felt like one pattern. It seems that the quality of the work will depend on how it develops while maintaining the settings in the next and subsequent episodes. Also, despite the composition of the two main characters and the sub-characters related to it, the two main characters are rather discommunication due to the setting, so I felt unsatisfactory when I saw them.

Yumeki ('Ameame Fure Fure Usoyande' drawing) Judging comment
I personally like 'honwaka everyday' like this one, and I think it suits GIGAZINE. The reason for 'bullying' is easy to understand, and I think it's very good that the girl is drawn cutely! I think that you will feel more relaxed if you can feel more love through the interaction between the two characters, and if you show the goodness of the two characters and the aspect of Mr. Asahina's dere. Also, in terms of drawing, I thought that it would be better if there were more variations in facial expressions because the characters were drawn cutely.

Healthy (Original name of 'Secret Miyazono') Judging comment
The deformed girl is cute and the conversation of words is fun. It is easy to read with a small number of characters and an easy-to-understand setting, and when you think about it, I felt that it has a good characteristic in that even heavy settings can be developed smoothly. In the following story, a new character will appear and the relationship between the two will change drastically, so I'm worried about what will happen, so if you include that development, I would like to read that Ochi expanded a little more than originally expected. I did.

We will continue to aim for serialization in the future, so we hope that both members who participated in the judging and those who do not can look forward to the development.

◆ 'GIGAZINE Manga Award' application guidelines

・ When you serialize manga on GIGAZINE ...?
・ Completely remote and work timing

・ Since the serialized manga will be published in GIGAZINE, you can read it first.

・ There is no strict deadline and it is easy to schedule

・ There are no restrictions on genres or targets, anything is OK as long as it is interesting.

・ Equipped with an assistant who can handle coloring and background (no need for own expense)

・ Because it is a young label, it is easy to pass opinions and requests like a venture company!

・ For those who are worried about going freelance, such as 'I don't know about laws and taxes, but is it okay?' And 'How about serializing with editing?', According to the guidelines of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. We have released 'Guidelines for creating an environment where you can work with peace of mind as a freelancer'. Please check the Q & A for points that are likely to cause doubts and anxieties.

Guidelines --GIGAZINE Manga Award

etc. If you have any other questions, please click here to contact us.

・ Basic conditions:
・ It is assumed that it can be read on a smartphone (no spread, vertical scrolling standard)

・ Full color, full digital (in the case of black and white, it may be treated as the 'original', but the application itself is welcome)

-The genre is free and it must be the completed manuscript of 'Episode 1' and its making materials . For making materials, please send the character design and settings, as well as the outline of the entire story in the range of about 200 to 800 characters. Please note that it may not be possible to proceed with the examination if there is a shortage in the application content.

・ Manuscript format:
Please refer to ' Princess and Gamer ' for the aspect ratio, file size, and resolution.

・ Number of manuscripts:
freedom. Any number of pages is OK.

・ Primary creation OK that has already been announced on other media and platforms

・ It is also OK to have a work that was published in a magazine but was not made into a book or was discontinued due to unforeseen circumstances. Please do not give up.

·The deadline:
Saturday, July 31, 2021, 23:59:59

・ Examination process:

After the first selection by the editorial department, the following examination process is planned. The examination process and stages are subject to change, so we will send you a separate explanation and confirmation before the first stage examination.

Stage 1: Evaluation by closed environment that can only be viewed by GIGAZINE secret club members + Evaluation including making materials by the editorial department

Second stage: Judging after adding necessary items such as 'Episode 1 manuscript' and 'Plot until the final episode' in a format that is more conscious of serialization. At the stage of advancing to this point, I promise to serialize in almost some form.

Final stage: A serialized manuscript will be judged by the editor-in-chief of GIGAZINE + evaluation by GIGAZINE secret club members + guest judgment such as writers serialized in GIGAZINE will be conducted to determine the grand prize winner comprehensively. In addition, we promise to serialize when it remains in the final stage.

・ Reward:

Everyone who passed the first screening and was selected for the first stage:
Prize money 30,000 yen

Stage 2 advancement:
Additional prize money of 20,000 yen + editing in charge for serialization

Final stage advancer:
At the time of advancing to the final stage, an additional prize of 50,000 yen (100,000 yen in total) + a commitment to serialize after brushing up the submitted work

Winning or above:
Additional prize money from 100,000 yen + serialization promise

Grand Prize:
Prize money 1 million yen + commitment to serialize the submitted work as it is

・ Selection result of submitted works
For works that will proceed to the first stage of judging, we will contact you about the details of the judging by the end of the month following the month of application to the email address at the time of application.
In other cases, please note that we basically do not notify you of the examination results.

・ Flow after receiving the award
After finishing the publication in the serial format on GIGAZINE, it will be converted into an electronic book and sold on Amazon. We will pay the prescribed manuscript fee and royalties for each. GIGAZINE is also responsible for selling and promoting e-books.

・ Question reception form:
If you have any questions about applying, please click here to contact us. If similar questions continue, we will summarize them in the FAQ, so we appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

・ Manga Award application form:

Click here

◆ In charge of drawing, name composition, application for drawing help

・ 'Drawing only' application method:
It is OK if you can show the URL of the portfolio and the collection of works on the Manga Award application form . Please write 'Apply only for drawing' in the 'Other' column. There is no limit to the number of illustrations and manga for the portfolio, and there is no line that requires more than one, but the more you have, the easier it is to get an evaluation.

・ How to apply for 'name composition'
We are also looking for a 'name composition' that uses the original script of the text as the name. As with drawing only, please send as much as you can about your portfolio, past work names and manga works.

・ Examination flow for 'drawing only' and 'name composition':
We will contact you by the month following the submission of the form regarding the portion that passed the first stage examination when looking at the portfolio, so we will ask you to actually draw with the trial original in the second stage examination, and after passing, the final stage voting examination Turn to.

・ Reward:
Passed the first stage portfolio examination and participated in the second stage:
Prize money 50,000 yen
* Since the examination here requires additional manuscript work, incentives will be given to everyone who has advanced or participated in the second stage.

Winning at the final screening or higher:
Additional prize of 100,000 yen + serialization promise

Grand Prize:
Additional prize of 200,000 yen + serialization promise

* Due to the circumstances of the original script, it may not be possible for you to start the serialization immediately, but we promise to serialize it in the form of giving priority to proposals.

・ Help application procedure:
We are also looking for help to help you create full-color manga. Undercoating of characters, text placement, and background help are also welcome. You can participate only when possible while staying at home completely remotely.

・ Conditions :
None. Since the flow is 'If you can work, select the one to be undertaken from the task list and work', it is possible to not participate during busy times.
It is also OK to create an original work and propose it for editing while participating in help and earning money and improving skills.

・ Reward :
'Coloring help' and 'Background help' calculate the hourly wage with work management software. The hourly wage is initially set as a trial period, and from there it will be increased according to the work skill and the number of contributions that can be made.
In the case of 'name structure', it is calculated by the manuscript fee per page.

・ How to apply :
From the GIGAZINE Manga Award application form , paste the URL where you can browse 'color manuscripts and portfolios you have worked on in the past' instead of 'address / URL for downloading work files'. Also, in the last 'Other necessary information that you need to know', enter 'Coloring help', 'Background help', 'Name structure', which one you want.

・ Manga Award application form:
Click here

◆ Original script application guidelines

・ In addition to the first episode manuscript , prepare a plot (synopsis) from the first episode to the final episode . For the synopsis, please describe the flow of the entire work in detail on the first page of the manuscript in 100 to 800 characters.

・ In the first screening, we will see the fun of a simple story and the completeness of one story. If you proceed from the second screening to the final screening, you will be conscious of actually creating the original manga, and will judge 'Is it possible to constantly create a script written by To?' Until the final episode.

・ If you are applying for 'original only' and only text, it is okay if you paste the text in Google Docs and then enter the address of the shared link in the application form. In that case, please do not edit the document after applying.

-Make sure that Google's sharing setting is 'Everyone who knows the link'. If it remains 'restricted', you will not be able to read the submitted work. For more information, check 'Share files to the public' in Google Docs Help .

・ Reward:
Everyone who passed the first screening and was selected for the first stage:
Prize money 30,000 yen

Stage 2 advancement:
Additional prize money of 20,000 yen + editing in charge for serialization

Final stage advancer:
At the time of advancing to the final stage, an additional prize of 50,000 yen (100,000 yen in total) + a commitment to serialize after brushing up the submitted work

Winning or above:
Prize money 100,000 yen + serialization promise

Grand Prize:
Prize money 200,000 yen + commitment to serialize the submitted work as it is

* Due to the matching with the person in charge of drawing, it is not always possible to get the serialization immediately, but we promise the serialization in the form of giving priority to proposals.

Click here for the application form

The selection flow for the Manga Award includes 'GIGAZINE Secret Club (GSC) Closed Judgment'. Not only GSC members, but also those who are not yet members, please take this opportunity to become a member of GSC and witness the birth of future masterpieces. Click here to register for GIGAZINE Secret Club.

Well then, we are looking forward to your application from the bottom of our hearts. thank you.

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