Wedge Holdings: Notice of Asian Largest Illustration Contest “Illustrator contest Asia” in Vietnam



TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Wedge Holdings CO., LTD (JASDAQ:2388)(HQ: Chuo-ku, Tokyo Japan) will host illustration contest ”Illustrator contest Asia” in Mongol, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia. The opening ceremony of the contest will take place on 16 April 2017 at Movenpick Hotel Hanoi in Vietnam as we start accepting applications from 15 April 2017 in Vietnam.

The concept of contest is “The Gate to the World for Asian talents” and the main purpose of contest is to find talented creators in these countries and market them to the world. We will make presentations of illustration works of talented creators in Japan and other countries. And we may secure exclusive management contracts with them and give them full supports of promotion and marketing to the world. Mr. Nambaral Erdenebayar who is a representative comic artist of Mongolia secured an exclusive management contract with us on 6 April 2017 already starts promotion activities for release of his works in Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia. We consider it as a best practice of promotion to the world.

We take advantage of accomplishments in contents filed over the years and expansion in Asian countries and will find hidden talents such as illustrators in Asia.

Overview of the opening ceremony of “Illustrator contest Asia” in Vietnam
•Date and time: 16 April 2017 2:00PM – 4:00PM
•Venue: Movenpick Hotel Hanoi 83 Ly Thuong Kiet, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
•Host: Wedge Holdings Co., Ltd.
•Guests: Mr. Akira Itou, Ms. Can Tieu Hy, Mr. Nambaral Erdenebayar

*Find below for details of “Illustrator contest Asia”

"Illustrator contest Asia" information

Overview [Illustrator contest Asia First round]
•Application period: 6 April 2017 – 1 July 2017
•Result announcement date: 31 July 2017
•Panel of judges: Mr. Akira Itou (Japanese), Mr. Anan Thitakom (Thai), Mr. Nambaral Erdenebayar (Mongolian), Ms. Can Tieu Hy (Vietnamese)
•Result announcement: official website
•Host: Wedge Holdings CO., LTD, Brain Navi (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
•Official website:
*Please refer to official website for latest information

•Profile of judges
Mr. Akira Itou (Japanese)
An original writer of “CARDFIGHT!! Vanguard” which is very popular in Asia and North America. His comic works became films and broadcasted all over the world.

Mr. Anan Thitakom (Thai)
Over 20 years of career in comic, he’s filed and positioned as No.1 in Thailand and also entrusted with X-men works (Thai version) by Marvel Comic.

Mr. Nambaral Erdenebayar (Mongolian)
Received the highest award at 8th international Manga Award in 2015.
*Refer to his detailed profile below

Ms. Can Tieu Hy (Vietnamese)
Her comic work “Gateway to Underworld” was selected as an award for excellence at 10th international Manga Award out of 296 works from 55 countries. It was the first comic publishing by advance booking and became a bestseller, 3,000 copies sold-out at first day.


Illustrator contest Asia First round
Application period: 6 April 2017 – 1 July 2017
Result announcement date: End of July 2017

Illustrator contest Asia Second round
Application period: 1 August 2017 – 1 November 2017
Result announcement date: End of November 2017

Illustrator contest Asia Third round
Application period: 1 November 2017 – 31 December 2017
Result announcement date: End of January 2018

Illustrator contest Asia Championship
Vote start: 1 March 2018
Result announcement date: End of March 2018

The awards ceremony of “Illustrator contest Asia championship” will take place in Japan.

*The schedules are subject to change over time.
*Please refer to official website for latest information

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Wedge Holdings CO., LTD.
Yasuhiro Kotake, +81-3-6225-2207
IR Representative

Source: Wedge Holdings CO., LTD.