Thought I'd share this:

The Japanese manga magazine “COMIC ZENON” is seeking new talent!!

This is the first of a kind, Silent Comic Audition, held in Japan.
It is a competition that focuses on the power of art without language barriers.
We ask all overseas creators and those who are contemplating drawing their first manga:How would you like to test your skills through a manga without borders?

Many silent movies from France and the USA have been shown in Japan.
These movies could be enjoyed by a Japanese audience because there was no language barrier getting in the way.

Manga has become loved by fans all over the world because it shares some common elements with silent movies.
We hope you will let your talent achieve its full potential here, in the homeland of manga.

This is an event run by COMIC ZENON, the Japanese Manga magazine loved and run by the masters of manga.

http://www.manga-audition.com/en/