Last year, Weekly Shonen Magazine launched a special marvel manga contest, and they’re doing it again this year. Called the Magazine “Marvel” Manga Award, it’s a special award to gauge the creativity of Japanese artists in using characters who already exist. Last year, the winner went on to become a mangaka for an official Guardians of the Galaxy manga. But this year, participants will be getting some very tough judges.

This year, the judges include Fairy Tail mangaka Hiro Mashima, as well as Marvel Comics editor-in-chief C.B. Cebulski and Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada. Those are some pretty big and respected names, and it takes a lot to impress them.

Professional and amateur mangaka can join the contest, and they would also have to choose a theme from four choices. Participants must choose between Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, and “Other Characters” to enter. They must also create and submit a storyboard for a pilot chapter centering on one of the chosen themes. Each submission must also be 50 pages or less, so participants better be wary of the length of their works.

Participants must then send their entries to Shonen Magazine’s official website. However, they must submit their works on or before 10 May 2018. Finally, the magazine will then announce the winner sometime in August.

Source: Mantan Web