Manga in/as Essay: Call for Submissions

I received an email from the Modern East Asian Research Centre on its manga competition. Details are as follows:

Exploring the expressive potentials of manga, our first manga competition seeks original image sequences that play with the themes and ideas traditionally associated with the classical ‘ox-herding’ sequence. Creative and innovative manga will be rewarded with publication and prizes!

Deadline: 31 October 2010

You can view their poster here and registration details here. Good luck!