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As announced during the Summer KOMIKON, we’ll have a tie-up with The First Philippine International Cartoon, Comic and Animation Festival. This event will be from October 15-18, 2009 and is organized by Samahang Kartunista ng Pilipinas (SKP), The Creative Media Professionals Guild of Asia and the Pacific, MarketingWorx, and Yonzon Associates.

Join their contests: (open for students)

Deadline of submission of entries on September 30,2009.  Announcement of winners will be at the KOMIKON 2009

For contest details, activities and their respective schedules, please visit their website: www.piccafest.com

KOMIKON October 2009 contests

This year’s theme is : “Hi-tech!”

* Contest is open to all comic book artists except for professionals with published works sold in bookstores.
* Write a short write up about your character.
* Entries can be digitally of traditionally rendered.
* Entries are to be submitted online with a canvass size of 8 1/2 x 11 (letter size) and having the resolution of 150 – 300dpi. E-mail entries to komikon.contests@gmail.com with the subject: KOMIKON 2009: Character Making Contest. Only e-mail entries are accepted.
* One entry per person only.
* Deadline of submission of entries is on September 30, 2009
* E-mail should include the following information:

a. Name of Character:
b. Short description:
c. Name of Artist:
d. Age:
e. School/occupation:
f. Contact information (mobile no./e-mail)


Comic Creation Contest

* Contest is open to all comic book artists except for professionals with published works sold in bookstores.
* Contestants / groups are limited to only one entry.
* Entries submitted by groups are required to submit the names of the individuals involved in creating the indie. Group entries with professionals on board are automatically disqualified.
* Entries should adhere to the given theme. Entries deviating from the theme shall be automatically disqualified.

This year’s theme is :
“Sa Kaibuturan ng Aking Puso” (a pinoy romance) – to create a romantic / dramatic pinoy comic.

* Submit 3 copies of your entry via air mail to

c/o Patrick Jungco at 2 Ruby Street Southville,Don Antonio Heights, Diliman, Quezon City 1127
*send us an email at komikon[@]gmail.com to confirm if we have received it

or through the following drop off points:
Comic Odyssey
-Robinson’s Place, Level 3 Ermita,Manila
-Robinson’s Galleria, Level 3 Expansion Mall,Edsa cor. Ortigas
Comic Quest
-Lower Ground Floor Bldg. A, SM Megamall
-2nd Floor Main Bldg., SM City North Edsa

* Deadline of submissions will be on September 30, 2009. Entries submitted beyond September 30 shall not be accepted.
* Winners shall be announced on the event itself on October 18 and shall be notified via e-mail or phone.
* The judge’s decision is final.

Entries should be in the form of a comic book with the following specs:
* 8.5 X 6.5 (long bond paper, folded, and stapled twice in the middle)
* Entries should be placed in a short brown envelope with their name, address, phone number, and e-mail written legibly at the upper left hand corner.
* Stories must be 4 to 12 pages long (excluding cover)
* Please note that entries are non-returnable. Entries should be reproductions only. (originals will not be returned)
* Colored and/or black and white entries are accepted.
* There are no restrictions as to the genre or art style that can be used as long as the comic book follows the given theme.
* The story should be in the form of a one-shot title. It should be whole in itself, with a clear beginning, middle, and end. Multiple comic stories in a single entry (anthology) will not be allowed.

Criteria for Judging:
* 40% Visual narrative: Knowledge and application of the visual language of comics.
* 30% Story: Concept and integration of the given theme in a cohesive and entertaining tale.
* 20% Presentation: Expertise in comic book production. This includes legibility, quality of reproduction, and overall tech savvy.
* 10% Overall impact: This refers to how all of the elements unite to form a solid comic book