When we talk of Comic Book Contest is an Avenue of bringing students of various Arts and Cultural backgrounds to compete for creativity and speed.
Here we have gathered the 7 Best Comic Book Contest 2020 from various countries of the world.
See the table of contents below to have an insight of all that will be discussed in this article.
- European Comic Schools Contest
- 2020 Fumetto International Comix Competion
- Interantional Short Comics Story Competition
- UNICEF School Superhero Comic Contest
- CBLDF Writing Competition for Excellence in Comic Book Scholarship
- GEEK Psrtnership Society Writing Contest 2020
- Short Fiction and Poetry Entries
- Graphic novels (comics) entries
European Comic Schools Contest
Organized by the company Celsys, this competition is aimed at students of art schools in Europe who teach comics, manga, digital arts, and illustration making. Each school and its students can participate to compare their projects and win numerous prizes.
Each project will be judged by the readers and then by the Mangaka Ken Niimura and the Mangaka and Japanese painter Yoshiyasu Tamura.
The competition is divided into 2 categories: One-shots and Illustrations. Each category has its own selection and winners.
The same participant may compete for both but may only win one.
Theme: “Buddies” for both categories
One shot (Manga / Comic): Color or black and white from 8 to 16 pages, cover included
Illustration: Original colorwork
Style: Free (The manga style is not imposed)
Tools: Free (Traditional or digital as desired). Clip Studio Paint Ex 6-month version is available for all applicants for free: https://jp.surveymonkey.com/r/comiccontest
Dimensions: Minimum width of 800px required for Mangadraft online betting
Read direction: No obligation – optional
General public: Your project must be adapted to an audience of all ages
Language: No language requirement for projects – If you want to add several languages, create a different volume for each one.
Other: An avatar of 600 x 600px will have to be added for your project file. You can crop a page of your project to put it as an avatar instead of creating one specifically.
How to Participate?
One of your school teachers must send the necessary information from your school to the administrative secretariat of the contest at this address: email@example.com. You will need to provide the following information:
- Country name
- Name of school
- Name of a teacher in charge
- School e-mail address
- Telephone number
- School website URL
And as a subject of the mail: “European comic schools contest” Registration
The administrative secretariat will answer to your teacher by e-mail when the profile of your school is created and completed. This mail will explain the procedure to publish on Mangadraft the works by the students.
In order to submit artwork on Mangadraft for the contest, every student will have to register on mangadraft.com and indicate the school number provided by the teacher in charge.
Terms and Conditions
- The contest is for students enrolled in art schools of European countries, at which comics, digital art, and illustration are being taught.
- Registration for participating schools by a school teacher is necessary.
- Entries must be original works suitable for all ages.
- Multiple works may be submitted by one person.
- Works that have been presented in other commercial magazines or winning works of other contests are not eligible. We also ask that submitted works to this contest are not simultaneously entered into other contests.
- Minors need to apply with the consent of their parent or guardian.
- Winning works may be used for promotional purposes by CELSYS, Inc. and other sponsors.
- Winning works will be requested as an original high-resolution data. (In the case of traditional media, scanned images must be 350dpi or higher)
- Submitted works may be translated into different languages for presentation in other countries.
The following works may not be submitted,
- If an application with the stated content is submitted, it will not be subject to review.
- Entries that violate the privacy of others.
- Entries that violate the copyrights of any third party.
- Entries that are contrary to public order and morals.
- In addition, the decision to exclude entries from the contest may be made at the judgment of the organizer during a review. Inquiries regarding such exclusion of works will not be answered.
For winners, to receive their prizes and prize money, please provide the information below:
Selection of Winners
For each category of the competition, a first selection will be made by the public where each reader will be able to vote for the projects they prefer. These votes will allow a first ranking to emerge.
Then there will be the votes of the jury where each member will choose his top 3 and will allow to bring out the final winners of the 2 categories.
The jury is composed of mangaka Ken Niimura and Japanese painter and mangaka Yoshiyasu Tamura.
Cartoonist and illustrator. His graphic novel “I Kill Giants” was adapted into a Live action feature film in 2019.
Manga artist, illustrator, painter. Holds worldwide exhibitions, and illustration/manga workshops at events and schools.
2020 Fumetto International Comix Competion
Deadline: 4th January 2020
The competition is open to anyone.
The Fumetto International Comix-Festival Lucerne is now accepting submissions for the 2020 International Comic Competition. The theme of this year’s competition is “Bike”. We love our bike, cycle or two-wheeler.
No matter what you call it, biking is the best way to get around: fast and flexible! We enjoy whizzing away feeling the wind in our faces – full of energy but emission-free.
How do you think about that? Are you located in a bike paradise or fighting your way through the urban jungle, headed to Kilimanjaro or just to the next bakery – draw us your bike story!
You may submit only one comic (story in picture form). 4 pages maximum. Format A4 or A3. Entry is free.
Fumetto will award three prizes in each category (18 years or older | 13 to 17 years | up to 12 years of age). The winners will receive cash prizes.
Interantional Short Comics Story Competition
This prestigious short comics (up to 8 pages) competition features the following prizes: the Grand Prix, 3 main prizes and 3 special awards.
All winners get cash and in-kind prize. The Grand Prix winner additionally gets the Komiksus statue. All works are presented at the exhibition and the best, selected ones are printed in a catalog.
Location: Online, Poland
The works allowed in the competition will be shown at the exhibition of competition works
during the 29th International Festival of Comics and Games. The organizers reserve the right to verify the participants’ works which are to be presented in the exposition.
After the end of the festival exhibition, the works might be shown in other cities in Poland.
All participants will be granted free entry to all festival events.
All participants whose work will be featured in the festival catalog will get a free copy of it.
The jury, after examining all the submitted works, will choose the Grand Prix, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize and three special awards.
All the winners will obtain financial prizes. Grand Prix – 7 000 PLN, 1st prize – 4 500 PLN; 2nd prize – 3 500 PLN; 3rd prize – 2000 PLN; three special awards – 1 000 PLN each. The proper tax will be deducted from all prizes.
A participant can submit one complete and a full story, up to 8 pages. By ‘participant’ we understand one person responsible for the story and drawings; a duo of artists; a larger group of artists. One artist (drawer or writer) can be a part of many duos or groups.
Eligible Regions: Open for All
- The pages should be in a vertical A4 (210 x 297 mm) or A3 (297 x 420 mm) format. On the back of each page, there should be the title of the work, page number, name, and surname of the author/s, their functions (artist/scenarist etc.), home address, e-mail, and phone number.
- The names of the authors should be written only on the back of the page.
- When sending original pages, copies or prints you should enclose a CD or DVD with the digital version of the work (tiff or jpg, CMYK, A4 – 300 DPI).
- The package with submitted work should also include a filled-out and signed entry form of each author, available at www.komiksfestiwal.com.
- The works should be securely packed in a stiff, cardboard folder, which should be signed, enabling the organizers to send it back to the owner by post (copies and prints will not be returned). The organizer is not responsible for lost, incomplete, damaged or untimely competition entries.
- The works should be sent to the following address: “EC1 Lodz – Miasto Kultury”, ul. Targowa 1/3, 90-022 Lodz, Poland with a note on the package ‘KOMIKS 2018’.
- The participation fee is 30 PLN for participants from Poland, 10 Euros for participants from other countries. The amount should be transferred to the account:
Stowarzyszenie Tworcow CONTUR, ul. Roosevelta 17, 90-056 Lodz, mBank,
Account no. PL66 1140 2017 0000 49020245 4189 (SWIFT: BREX PL PW MUL), and the confirmation of payment should be attached to the submitted work.
UNICEF School Superhero Comic Contest
The comic contest gives you the chance to publish your own global comic book. For persons from the age of 25 and below, you can submit a comic book containing the superhero of your imagination.
The top entries will be selected for a global vote which offers you the exciting opportunity of bringing your superhero to life if you win.
You will get to work with a comic artist to publish your very own comic which will be shown worldwide.
The global winner will work with an artist and vendor to bring his/her superhero/heroine and their story to life;
The comic will be launched inJuly 2020 online and at the United Nations High
Level Political Forum where Education and Peace goals are under review.
The winner will be asked to participate in the global launch activations which may require traveling;
The winning comic, along with finalists’ submissions may be showcased on UNICEF’s social
media channels, as well as at major global events like ComicCon, the United Nations High-Level Political Forum, and the United Nations General Assembly at UNICEF’s own discretion;
From the opening of this contest on October 5, UNICEF will feature submitted entries and finalists’ work at its own discretion.
Names of individuals may or may not be included with the featured superhero/heroines when published on the UNICEF websites, social media or in any other medium, digital and printed, at UNICEF’s discretion.
- All young people up to 25 years old, from all countries, are eligible. Proof of age may be required to demonstrate eligibility;
- Make sure your submission includes your superhero name, their superpower to make schools safe, one of their school-saving adventures (a simple storyline of maximum 1600 characters) and attach a doodle/drawing/sketch of what they look like via the online form.
- Only one application per participant is allowed;
- Your submission MUST include an attached graphic for UNICEF to consider it.
- Your submission must be your own and you must own the copyright of the graphic representation, storyline, and concept;
- The only superhero submitted during the call dates will be considered by the selection panel;
- If you are under the age of 18, you must discuss your interest in taking part with your parents or guardians before applying. In the application, you will be asked to provide a contact detail of your parents/guardians. Only applicants below the age of 18, whose parents/guardians have given consent, will be considered as potential finalists.
If you are having difficulty submitting your entry using the form, you can send it directly to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Only entries that address all fields on the form will be considered by
email and the subject line must say ’Entry: Comic Contest’.
Deadline: June , 2020.
CBLDF Writing Competition for Excellence in Comic Book Scholarship
The competition is sponsored by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Its website is available at http://cbldf.org
The Contest is open to individuals who are at least 21 years of age at the time of Entry
who are part-time or full-time students in good standing (e.g., not on probationary status) at the U.S?
law school during at the time of Entry. As used herein, “Entrant” shall refer to an individual entrant or a group entrant. In the event that an Entry is submitted by a group of individuals, all individual members of the group must meet the eligibility requirements set forth in these rules. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, commonwealth, territory and local laws and
How To Apply:
Submissions should be sent to email@example.com during the Entry Period.
Each Entry must comply with the Submission Requirements below and will be screened by the Sponsor for compliance with these Official Rules. Sponsor’s decisions with respect to whether an Entry complies with these Official Rules are final and binding.
All Entries must meet the following requirements to be eligible:
Each Entry must be an original piece of legal writing addressing a legal issue or issues related to comic books, the comic book industry, or a matter that relates to or affects comics.
Each Entry must be the Entrant’s (including each member of a group Entrant) original creation. Each Entry may be either an unpublished manuscript or a published article that was published no longer than one year prior to the competition deadline.
Entrants must own or hold a license to all necessary rights, including, without limitation, rights of copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property rights, in and to the Entry and any Third Party Material incorporated therein.
Entries must also not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity.
To the extent that the Entry incorporates or uses any Third Party Material, Entrant has obtained all rights, permissions, clearances, and releases necessary for Entrant to use such Third Party Material and grant to Sponsor the licenses described herein, including, without limitation, licenses from the appropriate licensor.
Entries that are not compliant with these Official Rules in accordance with Sponsor’s sole discretion will cause the Entry to be void.
All eligible Entries received by Sponsor during the Entry Period will be judged by a panel of judges based on various criteria. The one (1) Entry with the highest score will be deemed the “Grand Prize Winner.”
The up to two (2) Entries with the next highest scores will be deemed the “Runners-Up” (each a “Runner-Up”; together with the Grand Prize Winner, the “Winners” and each a “Winner”). The Winners will be notified within a reasonable time after the Entry Period.
The Grand Prize Winner will receive a $500 cash prize; a complimentary one-year membership to the Sponsor; the prominent display of the Entry on the Website in a manner and for a period of time to be determined at the sole discretion of the Sponsor
The Runners-Up will receive a complimentary one-year membership to the Sponsor, and display of their Entries on the Website in a manner and for a period of time to be determined at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.
All costs associated with the acceptance of the Prizes and use not specified herein as being provided are the sole responsibility of the Winners. The Prizes are not transferable and must be accepted as awarded, with no substitutions of any kind.
Winners will be required to execute/sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and, where lawful, a Publicity release confirming acceptance and compliance with these Official Rules and return same within (5) calendar days of the date of notification.
If a Winner fails to submit such documentation, such Winner will be deemed ineligible and the applicable Prize will then be awarded to the applicable runner-up, at Sponsor’s discretion.
If a Winner (including any member of a group Entrant) is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, or declines to accept its Prize, or if Sponsor is unable to contact a Winner within a reasonable period, or if a Prize notification is returned undeliverable, the Sponsor may, at the Sponsor’s sole discretion, select the next highest rated Entry, if time permits.
Sponsor shall not be held responsible for any delays in making the selection during any specified period for any reason.
Only a verified Winner will be eligible to be the Grand Prize Winner or a Runner-Up. By accepting any particular selection, Winner (including each member of a group Entrant) consents to the use of his/her name, address (city and state), voice, statements relating to the Contest or
Sponsor, photographs, and other likenesses, and Entry without further compensation, notification or permission in any publicity, promotion or advertising carried out by Sponsor or any related entities in any and all media now known or hereinafter developed without territorial or time limitation, except where prohibited by law. Prizes will be treated as taxable compensation to Winners.
GEEK Psrtnership Society Writing Contest 2020
This contest provides a forum for new talent of any age and gives them a chance to learn about the publication process and its requirements.
The submission requirements are not negotiable, nor should this contest be used as a required class exercise by teachers. Teachers, please encourage your students to enter our contest but don’t make it a homework assignment.
Entries must be science fiction, fantasy, horror, supernatural, and alternate history in short fiction, poetry, or comics.
All entries remain the intellectual property of the writers, although by entering this contest the writer gives GPS limited rights to share a winning entry.
The winner of each Youth Division will receive a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate, with a second $50 gift certificate is awarded to the winner’s school.
The Poetry Division winner will receive a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate. The general winner of the Open Division will receive a $75 Amazon.com gift certificate. The Scott Imes Award winner will receive a $100 gift certificate from Uncle Hugo’s.
The Graphic Novel (Comics) Division winner will receive a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate.
Entries for the 2020 contest will start on January 1, 2020.
The deadline for entries to be emailed as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org is by 11:59 pm CDT on May, 2020.
Winners will be notified by the end of June, and publicly announced at the Opening Ceremony of
Convergence in July.
Winning entries will be shared on the webpage by the end of August.
You may only enter one short fiction division. You have the option to also enter a poem in the Poetry Division and/or a short comic in the Graphic Novel (Comics)
Poetry: Poems only. Open to writers of any age.
Graphic Novel (Comics): Short comics only. Open to writers of any age.
Two or more qualified writers or editors will evaluate each submission. All works will be
screened to ensure they meet the contest rules and submission requirements stated above. The judges will NOT read any entries that do not meet these guidelines.
For more inquiries, contact the Writing Contest Coordinator at email@example.com .
- All entries must be original unpublished works by nonprofessional (amateur) authors.
- All entries must have science fiction, fantasy, horror, supernatural, or alternate history elements.
- Only one entry per person for the short fiction divisions (Open, Youth 1, and Youth 2), and you may only enter one short fiction division.
- Only one entry per person for the poetry and graphic novel (comics) divisions. Because these are different formats than short fiction, writers may enter these divisions in addition to one of the short fiction divisions.
- There is NO entry fee for any submission.
- Division winners from the previous year are not eligible to win in the same division the following year but are allowed to enter a different division.
- Entries must meet the contest rules and submission requirements or they will be refused.
- By entering the contest, the author of a winning entry gives permission to GPS to publish their entries both online and in print as determined by GPS and any future anthologies of winning entries.
A cover page is required for each entry and needs to be a separate page so it may be separated from the entry. The cover page should include the following information.
title of entry the division entered: if a youth division, additional information is required; please see below word count for short fiction or poems OR the number of pages for short comics writer’s name writer’s complete mailing address (street, city, state, zip code) writer’s an email address
Youth divisions’ (writer is 16 or younger) cover pages ALSO require:
- writer’s age
- writer’s birth date
- name of a parent or guardian
- email address of a parent or guardian
- name of school city where the school is located
Short Fiction and Poetry Entries
Entries must be an attachment to the email and in a word processing format with extensions such as .doc, .docx, .txt, or .rtf. We cannot accept PDFs, .odt files or shared Google documents.
Entries must be 5,000 words or fewer. Entries must follow this format:
8.5″ x 11″ size
Minimum 11 pt font
The black font in Arial, Verdana, or Times New
Entry title should appear on each page of the manuscript
Author’s name should only appear on the cover page
Graphic novels (comics) entries
Entries may be submitted in either digital or paper format. You may collaborate with one other person.
Since the prize is one $50 Amazon gift card, this award may be shared or we can divide it into two $25 Amazon gift cards.
Paper entries must be black and white on A4 paper and limited to 10 pages or less. They should be photocopies of original artwork. Paper entries will not be returned.
How to apply:
Mail paper entries to Geek Partnership Society, 1121 Jackson St Northeast, Suite 106, Minneapolis, MN 55413.
Digital entries should be scanned and submitted by emailing attachments to writingcontest@geekpartnership.