It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2019 panel of judges for the Short Anime Film Competition and the 4-Koma Manga Competition.
2019 Competition Judges
Queenie Chan was born in Hong Kong, and migrated to Australia when she was six years old. Her first published work was 'The Dreaming', a mystery-horror series for LA-based manga publisher TOKYOPOP, which has since been translated into multiple languages. She then collaborated on several manga with best-selling author Dean Koontz for his ‘Odd Thomas’ series, as well as with author Kylie Chan for ‘Small Shen’. After that, she worked on several anthologies, and completed a fairytale inspired fantasy series called 'Fabled Kingdom'.
She is currently studying a Masters of Research degree at Macquarie University, and creating a series of non-fiction children's comics about historical queens. Please visit www.queeniechan.com for more information.
Queenie Chan will be a judge for the 4-Koma Manga Competition, as well as doing a talk at the festival in
"Manga, Anime, Gaming and the Future of Drawing":
1st Place: $300 + Sponsorship Prize Pack
2nd Place: $100 + Sponsorship Prize Pack
3rd Place: Sponsorship Prize Pack
Audience Award: $100 + Sponsor's Prize Pack*
*to be conducted at the AnimeGO! Japan Pop Culture Festival
Read terms & conditions for full prize details
The top 20 4-Koma manga entrants will be on display at the AnimeGo! Festival. One will be chosen by the guests as the Audience Award.
Judging Criterial & Panel
Entries will be judged on the use of the cultural theme and the basis of originality, storytelling, character design, manga artistic ability and style.
JAFA will appoint a judging panel to judge the manga entered in the AnimeGO! 4-Koma Manga Competition. This panel will be comprised of industry professionals and JAFA committee members and others (Panel).
How to Enter
To enter the AnimeGO! 4-Koma Manga competition you must register and submit your artwork before August 31st 2019.
Please read the latest terms and conditions to ensure your entry will be accepted.