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May Illustration Competition Theme: This month our theme is The Olympics!

Continuing our illustration competition series, we are very happy to announce this month's competition theme: The Olympics! The London Olympics are just a few weeks away from beginning and what better way to prepare than to show some pride for your country's olympic team!  You can either draw something related to the national sport for your country, or about the olympic spirit or even about a very famous event in sporting history at the olympics.  Whatever works!

In honor of this once every four years event, we are making this a 3 month competition and upping the prizes too!  This competition will end July 27th so make sure you get your submission in! 

How do I participate in the competition?

  1. Send us an email before July 27th to with your illustration submission URL and include "Illustration Competition submission" in the subject of the email

  2. Our expert panel of artists will review your submission at the end of July and announce the winner in our newsletter as well as on this competition blog!


  • 1st Place: US Dollars cash $400 x1 Prize
  • 2nd Place: US Dollars cash $200 x1 Prize
  • 3rd Place: US Dollars cash $100 x1 Prize
  • picks x 5 Prizes: Choice of any paperback in our online store, includes worldwide shipping

How do I get my illustration URL or how do I upload an illustration?

  • If you do not already have a account, please sign up for one HERE
  • After logging in, click on Your Profile at the top right hand corner of the website.
  • Click on the Add new illustration button in the My Illustrations tab in the middle of the page.
  • Follow the form to upload your illustration.
  • When you successfully submit your illustration, you should see a confirmation page appear.
  • Click on the CLICK HERE link to see your newly uploaded illustration.
  • Go to where you usually type in the link for a website and copy that URL. It should look like: where #### is a number.
  • Copy that URL and visit the competition profile page HERE and follow the submission instructions above!

Competition Conditions:

Participation and prizes

  • Competition begins US Pacific time 12:00am of the first day of the month and ends 11:59pm on the 27th of the month.
  • Any tools or programs are allowed to create the illustration as long as you can upload an illustration to our site.
  •  Prizes must be claimed before the 15th of the following month
  •  Image Dimensions:800 x 600 or 600 x 800 pixels
  •  You must have a Paypal account to receive the cash prize.


  • Illustration can be fan art of existing series but does not have to be. Fan art of non-MangaMagazine related series cannot be of copyrighted material unless you have permission from the author or you own the material.
  • The illustration must be an original work created by you.
  • You must have unrestricted ownership to the illustration you submitted. (You must own the illustration and no one else!)
  • Illustration will remain your exclusive property
  • reserves the right to show your illustration as part of promoting the illustration competition and
  • No pronography or offensive materials of any kind.
  • staff reserves the right to take down llustrations or disqualify a candidate.