The contest began in October last year, the deadline for submission is the end of January 2008. Go here for more information on how to enter the contest.
Arab News has published an article on how for the first time, Saudi comics artists are invited to participate in Japan's Second International Manga Award, which will be held in Tokyo in the summer of 2008:
(JANUARY 7, 2008- New York, NY) - DC Comics announced today the ten entries in the first www.Zudacomics.com contest of the new year. The selected comics are diverse in both their subject matter and tone, spanning a wide variety of genres - from comedy to thrillers, to fantasy and science fiction. Each is the unique vision of an aspiring comics creator.
Spanish publisher Norma Editorial has announced its 3rd Manga Competition for original manga. The deadline is August 31st 2008. It was not specified whether the entry has to be in Spanish. More information available in Spanish at Norma Editorial's Competition page (PDF). The winner of the competition will receive 2000 Euros.
Source: Papo de Budega
The deadline for the second round of Kodansha's International Manga Competition is December 31st. The official site and the rules can be found at http://e-morning.jp/mimc/
Also, reviews of winning works can be found here:
Voting for Tokyopop's Rising Stars of Manga UK and Ireland 3, People's Choice Award is now open to the public. Voting will end at 6pm PST November 30, 2007, and the results will be announced in the first week of December.
Gardena, CA , November 21, 2007 - Ever wonder what it might be like to be a vampire?
If so, Pop Japan Travel and Toon Zone have a contest for you.
Pop Japan Travel, the original pop Japan tour company recently profiled in the New York Times, is asking "Who wants to be a vampire?" to promote its upcoming Cold Steel Tour of Tokyo, Kamakura and Sapporo Jan. 28 to Feb. 6. The tour includes a meeting with Japanese horror icon Hideyuki Kikuchi, creator of "Vampire Hunter D," and "D" manga artist Saiko Takaki, plus a visit to Studio Pierrot ("Naruto," "Bleach"), the Ghibli Museum, the Sapporo Snow Festival, and much more.