Announcing the Winners of the 2017 Youth Manga Contest!

 

We had 20 entries come in, and there were so many promising stories!
We looked at the technical side of manga-making (storytelling and visual), and decided the winners based on that.
We also added another award: "Ganbatta-sho", meaning "Tried hard (ganbatta) award (sho)", for one of our favorites - One that quite didn't make it to the top scores, but has great potential.
We enjoyed reading all the entries, and thank you for taking interest and participating in our first youth manga contest!
Alisa & Chihiro

 

2017 Manga Contest First Place Winner

1st place: "My Quiet, Lonely Days was Disturbed by a Beautiful, Dark Jasmine"

by Giovanna Gowmez (Tapastic: MeepMop)

 

2017 Manga Contest First Place Winner

2nd place: "Unlikeliest of Roses"

by Madeleine Kneubuehl (Instagram: @maddiekart)

2017 Manga Contest First Place Winner

3rd place: "Spring in the Winter"

by Sarah Watson (DeviantArt: MessyNalaSW)

2017 Manga Contest First Place Winner

Ganbatta award: "When I Climbed the Mountain"

by Sofia Hansen (Instagram: @babu_drawz)