TCBF 2023 – International Competition For New Comic Book Authors

As part of the 20th Treviso Comic Book Festival edition (TCBF 2023), the Fumetti in Treviso association announces the International Contest for New Comic Authors 2023, created in collaboration with Banca Prealpi San Biagio Credito Cooperativo.
The Contest addresses all beginner comic authors of legal age who want to test their skills and try to create a comic story. It is possible to participate both alone or as a group of artists.
In order to participate in the contest, each participant (or group of participants) is required to submit a comic story about this year’s theme. Stories and characters in the submitted comic strory can be both fictional or based on real people and events.
The International Contest for New Comic Authors 2023’s theme is Light Things.
By submitting their comic story to the International Contest for New Comic Authors 2023, participants agree to the terms and conditions listed below.
The contest rules are available for downloading at the following website:

The following awards are foreseen for the winners:
first prize € 500
second prize € 300
third prize € 200

Entry to the competition is free

a) The artwork must be a comic story of a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 pages, and has to be submitted in the digital PDF format.
b) Participants have full artistic freedom in the interpretation of the theme as well as in the choice of drawing techniques and colouring styles. The submitted artwork can be black and white or in colour.
c) The text of the comic strips must be either in Italian or English.
d) The stories and characters must be absolutely unpublished. In order to avoid disqualification, the artwork must be an original piece, completed solely by the participants.
The contest theme is Light things.
In order to participate, the authors must:
a) Fill in the online registration form at the following link . Teams made up of several people must identify a team representative, who will be the only one to fill out the form for all participants.
b) Upload the privacy policy PDF document, filled out and signed, in the appropriate section of the form. You can download the document here .

Deadline: 3 September 2023

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