I'm familar with the Animeka anime script-writing competition, but it doesn't seem like there are many others out there. What major or well-known script-writing competitions exist for anime works?


  • The only other one I can think of, in the same catergory, is the Kyoto Animation Prize. You can see a list of other competitions in other literary and arts categories here. – кяαzєя Nov 25 '13 at 5:29
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    I think question is fine. It would probably be more acceptable if you narrowed the scope down to that major anime script writing competitions like Pony Canyon's Animeka Prize are there. Just don't limit the time frame to one year or next year. Major competitions usually happen every year in order to attract new authors and artist to studios and publishers. – кяαzєя Nov 25 '13 at 5:43
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    Personally, I don't think this question is so bad. "What are the major anime script writing contests?" would be a slight rewording that IMO should be considered on-topic. As written now it's a bit off-topic, but mostly for semantic reasons. – Logan M Nov 25 '13 at 5:46
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    @LoganM It then becomes a list question, which IIRC is not allowed. Moreover, 'major' is subjective IMO. – Masked Man Nov 25 '13 at 9:51
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    BTW, we opened up a meta post on whether to keep this question closed or not. – JNat Nov 25 '13 at 17:59

There seem to be three main anime script awards, at least in Japan.

Tokyo Anime Award includes a wide variety of anime and categories, including two for screenplays. One is for screenplays and one is for original adaptation screenplays. These seem to be all professional/aired screenwriters/anime. These categories were created in 2014, though the Award is from 2002.

Animax Taishō is for submitted rather than already aired anime, and the winners are produced and aired on Animax. It's not clear if this has been run after 2008.

Kyoto Animation Awards is also for unpublished work, though oddly they seem to not have winners every year. In the last cycle, for example, there were no winners. This is run by Kyoto Animation.

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