Manga Story Contest

IEEE WIE Manga Story Contest 2023

To bridge the gender gap and promote gender diversity, IEEE Women-in-Engineering (WIE) is organizing a story contest. The winners‘ stories will be plotted in the format of Manga comics, which will be socialized with the community through IEEE WIE Newsletter and website. The Manga plots will be available not only to the IEEE members, but also used as a tool to engage young generations particularly girls through IEEE WIE 1000+ Affinity Groups globally. 

Theme: The aim of the contest is to encourage the younger generation, particularly girls, to consider a career in STEM and work towards it. The story can be either fiction or non-fiction.

Deadline: 31st May, 2023

Details : Please write a story using the character Rico-Chan in the English language. 

 Please include the following:  


2. Author contact information: Name & email. 

3. Story – Under 500 words, single-spaced

4. Manga plot concept (optional)

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Eligibility: Please apply as an individual or as a group. At least one representative must be an IEEE member/IEEE student member. 


 ・ Stories must be original.

 ・ Winning authors must transfer copyright to IEEE for publication.

 ・ Under 18 years old must have the consent of their parents or guardians when submitting and transferring copyrights.   

Selection Criteria: We will select up-to six stories based on how attractive and inspiring the stories are. We will  work with Manga professionals to plot the winning stories in Manga comics (in English). 

Sample IEEE Manga plots by IEEE Japan Council:

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