Book Depository Competitions



  • Professor Munakata

    Thu, 10 Nov 2011 10:42

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    If you're in and around London until 8th April next year and you're a manga fan, be sure to visit the British Museum where there's an exclusive opportunity to see the original drawings by manga legend Yukinobu Hoshino from the manga series Professor Munakata's British Museum Adventure. It's free in Room 91.

    To celebrate this we have a great competition where you can win:
    • 1 x copy of Professor Munakata's British Museum Adventure.
    • 1 exclusive book plate, individually signed by Hoshino Yukinobu.
    • 1 x copy Japanese Prints.
    • 1 x copy Shunga: Erotic Art in Japan.
    • 1 x copy Haiku Animals.

    All we want you to do is... a Manga super hero!

    Just email your entry to, we'll put the entries up on this flickr page and two of the British Museum's Japan curators and comics aficionado Paul Gravett will judge.

    Competition closes on Friday December 16th.

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    Competition now closed

    Posted by Adam Adam

    Categories: competition, Professor Munakata, Yukinobu Hoshino, British Museum, manga

    Manga competition

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    1. 1. No purchase necessary. Proof of entering is not proof of receipt of entry.

      2. To be eligible, entries must be received on or before the competition closing date. All entries shall become the property of The Book Depository, and their directors, officers, representatives, advertising and promotional agencies are not responsible for contacting or forwarding prizes to entrants who provide unclear or incomplete information or for entries lost, misdirected, delayed or destroyed.

      3. The competition is open to all. Parents/guardians must submit the entry for those under the age of 16. Images must not contain photographs of minors.

      4. The prize winner will be decided by The Book Depository. The Book Depository will not enter into correspondence about the choice of winner.

      5. The competition ends as specified on the competition page -- no entry received after that time will be considered. The winner will be announced as specified on the competition page. There is one prize

      6. The promoter reserves the right to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.

      7. The prize winner will be notified by telephone/email. If the selected entrant does not meet all of the contract conditions, another entrant will be selected from the remaining eligible entries.

      8. The competitions are not open to employees of The Book Depository and and their sponsors or their immediate families.

      9. By entering the contest, entrants, consent to the use of their names, city of residence, photograph and/or image for publicity purposes in all media carried out by The Book Depository, without payment or compensation.

      10. The decisions of the contest judges are final. The prize must be accepted as awarded.

      11. The right is reserved to terminate or withdraw this contest at any time.

      12. All entries become the property of The Book Depository, who assume no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries or for any failure of the website during the promotional period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received by The Book Depository on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material in the promotion. The Book Depository reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the email portion of this contest should a virus or bug or other cause beyond the reasonable control of The Book Depository corrupt the security or proper administration of the contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of this promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, The Book Depository reserve the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered within any way. Entrants agree to abide by the Contest Rules and the decisions of the independent judging panel, which are final.

      13. Entries must be submitted by the named entrant (or their parent/guardian for children aged 16 or under) and will be invalid if found to come from a third party. Multiple entries from a single source (e.g 'competition entry' website/company) will be disqualified.

      14. For name/county of prize winner, please send a stamped addressed envelope marked The Book Depository, Royal Albert House, Sheet Street, Windsor, SL4 1BE. No entries should be sent to this address.

      15. Entry to the competition is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

      16. The email address and phone number you provide to enter the competition will be used by us to contact you if necessary, and will not be shared with other companies. The Book Depository will only use your email address in compliance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and in accordance with our privacy policy.

      17. The Promoters have organised these prize draws in good faith and do not accept liability relating to the prize.


    1. Pavel Gabriel's avatar Pavel Gabriel


      Posted Thu, 23 Feb 2012 18:27
    2. Kati Vaittinen's avatar Kati Vaittinen

      Who won?

      Posted Wed, 15 Feb 2012 10:24
    3. dave edmonds's avatar dave edmonds

      cool competition

      Posted Sun, 11 Dec 2011 02:52
    4. dune3001's avatar dune3001

      I sent my entry almost a week ago and it not up yet on flickr. is there something wrong?

      Posted Sun, 11 Dec 2011 00:40
    5. Debbie O\'Donnell's avatar Debbie O\'Donnell

      These look like fasinating books to read.

      Posted Sat, 10 Dec 2011 08:34
    6. Geraldine Hayes's avatar Geraldine Hayes

      I was going to write a short description about my character on the side but I went with what the majority were doing and decided not to! Now I'm thinking maybe I should have ! Good luck to everyone, so many great entries!

      Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2011 22:32
    7. steven's avatar steven

      Got some great and very interesting Characters so far! Well done everyone... Would be good to know what special abilities and/or super powers the characters have....

      Posted Thu, 08 Dec 2011 12:07
    8. Lucienne Haber's avatar Lucienne Haber

      May everyone win!

      Posted Mon, 28 Nov 2011 08:04
    9. Andre Vuong's avatar Andre Vuong

      I love manga

      Posted Fri, 25 Nov 2011 22:52
    10. Julian Rennie's avatar Julian Rennie

      Good luck everyone!

      Posted Fri, 25 Nov 2011 02:47
    11. Ekaterina's avatar Ekaterina

      Are we limited to one entry per person?

      Posted Tue, 22 Nov 2011 22:47 Under review
    12. Garvan O'Gara's avatar Garvan O'Gara

      No sign of my entry on the flickr page yet! Hope I win!

      Posted Fri, 18 Nov 2011 01:21
    13. Nadia Da Mota Ferreira's avatar Nadia Da Mota Ferreira

      Haven't draw manga characters for a long time, no way i miss an oportunity like this! Just sent my entry!

      Posted Thu, 17 Nov 2011 21:27
    14. Kati Vaittinen's avatar Kati Vaittinen

      Why there aren't any other images on flickr, I see only two? And I sent mine few days ago.

      Posted Wed, 16 Nov 2011 16:27
    15. mahabub's avatar mahabub

      i want a copy of this book. please give me,please.

      Posted Wed, 16 Nov 2011 06:54
    16. Robyn's avatar Robyn

      This is an amazing competition, good luck to everyone who enters.

      Posted Wed, 16 Nov 2011 00:12
    17. Pavel Gabriel's avatar Pavel Gabriel

      my image hasn't appeared on 24h, what happened?

      Posted Wed, 16 Nov 2011 01:02
    18. Kerstin Klein's avatar Kerstin Klein

      Can it be any kind of super hero (as manga originally mean "Comic") or is it supposed to be what people outside of Japan consider as manga style?

      Posted Tue, 15 Nov 2011 19:56
    19. Effie Hadjielia's avatar Effie Hadjielia

      Thank you so very much for the chance you are giving me to win!!!

      Posted Tue, 15 Nov 2011 10:14
    20. Francie Mewett's avatar Francie Mewett

      I would love to win this prize it would make my christmas. Here's hoping for a miracle!!!

      Posted Tue, 15 Nov 2011 09:39
    21. maria's avatar maria

      I would love to have this books!!!!!!!!!

      Posted Tue, 15 Nov 2011 09:37
    22. Wong Casandra's avatar Wong Casandra

      I really want this D:

      Posted Tue, 15 Nov 2011 07:19
    23. Angela Burrows's avatar Angela Burrows

      My son would love this.

      Posted Tue, 15 Nov 2011 04:10
    24. Greg Greet's avatar Greg Greet

      Jolly good ripping show chaps, wot?

      Posted Mon, 14 Nov 2011 23:12
    25. Raegan Adams's avatar Raegan Adams

      OMG my son who lives in Japan would love this prize !!

      Posted Tue, 15 Nov 2011 04:04

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