KOMIKON October 2009 contests

CHARACTER CREATION 2009
This year’s theme is : “Hi-tech!”

* Contest is open to all comic book artists except for professionals with published works sold in bookstores.
* CREATE AN ORIGINAL PINOY ROBOT / ANDROID / MECHA
* 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)

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Comic Creation Contest

Rules:
* 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

KOMIKON 2009: COMIC CREATION CONTEST
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

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