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IEEE WIE Manga Story Contest

IEEE WIE Manga Story Contest2024-02-21T09:49:32-05:00

IEEE WIE Manga Stories

IEEE WIE brings its readers, stories about Riko-chan, the girl who solved everyday issues through STEM. These stories are a result of the Manga Story contest organized by IEEE Women-in-Engineering (WIE) and IEEE Japan Council to bridge gender gap and promote gender diversity. These Manga stories are available not only to the IEEE members but also to others and can be used as a tool to engage the younger generation in STEM activities, particularly girls, through IEEE WIE 1200+ Affinity Groups globally.

The 2024 Manga Contest is now open

Manga Story Contest Guidelines & Submission Criteria

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: 3 May, 2024

Details : write a story using the character Riko-chan in the English language.

Please include the following:

  1. Title
  2. Author contact information: Name & email.
  3. Story – Under 500 words, single-spaced
  4. Manga plot concept (optional)

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).

Manga Story Submission

2023 Winning Stories & Their Authors

  1. Riko-Chan and the Perfect Circuit by Laís Baptista
  2. Riko-Chan- Cybersecurity Engineer by Carolyn Sher-DeCusatis
  3. Riko-Chan – Aeronautical Engineer by Carolyn Sher-DeCusatis
  4. Life of Our Beautiful Earth by Maira Ratnarajah
  5. Motion Detected by Julia Griffin
  6. Riko-Chan: The Science Solver by Devidas Kulkarni

Download the winning stories

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