International Comic/Manga Schools Contest

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    International Comic/Manga Schools Contest
     Category:  Illustration
     Deadline:  May 9, 2019  (14 days left)
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    The Japanese company Celsys (who developed the painting software Clip Studio Paint) is pleased to announce their first International Comic/Manga Schools Contest for students enrolled in an art school or extracurricular art programs studying illustration, comic art, design, fine art, or other similar subjects.

    This contest aims to support young creators around the world and encourage more artists to create comics and manga. The competition theme is Gift.

    There are two categories:

    Comic Category – an original color or black-and-white comic of 8–48 pages.
    Illustration Category – an original color illustration.

    You can submit artwork made with any digital or traditional tool or software. If you create your submission using traditional tools, please submit a digital scan of the artwork.

    Judging the competition will be DC Comics’ Batman’s Javier Fernández and award-winning creators Cameron Stewart, Ken Niimura, and Yoshiyasu Tamura.

    Also, in keeping with the contest theme of “gift”, contest participants can get a free three-month license for Clip Studio Paint EX. A teacher must first register the school or program so that students can apply for this special offer. Please apply for your copy after your teacher has registered your school or program. (Applications open until April 7)

    There is no entry is free.

    Eligibility


    Open worldwide to students enrolled in an Art/Design school, technical/vocational school, school art club, or extracurricular art program.

    Prize


    Comic Category

    Grand Prize (1 winner):
    • 3,300 USD
    • Clip Studio Paint EX (graphic software)
    • Wacom Cintiq Pro 13 (pen display tablet)

    Silver Prize (2 winners):
    • 1,100 USD
    • Clip Studio Paint EX (graphic software)
    • Wacom Cintiq 16 (pen display tablet)

    Bronze Prize (3–5 winners):
    • Clip Studio Paint EX

    Illustration Category

    Grand Prize (1 winner):
    • 550 USD
    • Clip Studio Paint PRO (graphic software)
    • Wacom Cintiq 16 (pen display tablet)

    Silver Prize (2 winners):
    • 220 USD
    • Clip Studio Paint PRO (graphic software)
    • Wacom Cintiq 16 (pen display tablet)

    Bronze Prize (3–5 winners)
    • Clip Studio Paint PRO (graphic software)


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