Work by anonymous applicant, 2nd year, Faculty of Policy Studies
First Prize Winner: ¥200,000
Comments from judge: The surrealistic scene in the fourth panel, in which the duck pokes the protagonist on the cheek, followed by the frightening duck's eyes, draws you into the work at once. Furthermore, the rules for preventing cheating in SFC are firmly incorporated, making the reader read sentences that would normally be difficult to read. There are scenes that are both lighthearted and relieving, and the balance between the two is exquisite. The last sentence, "I am cheering for you from the duck pond," is also very touching. This is a masterpiece worthy of the Grand Prize.