Monday, July 23, 2012

Deadline July 31 | Free to Enter: San José Public Library Graphic Novel Making Contest ($100 top prize | San Jose, CA | no entry fee)

Post date: Monday, July 23, 2012
Deadline: 31 July 2012

If you have a talent for creating comic/manga style illustrated short stories, you are invited to enter San José Public Library’s Graphic Novel Making Contest for all ages as part of our Summer Reading Celebration, 2012. This contest is sponsored by San José Public Library, Hijinx Comics, San José Museum of Art and TRY Japan Culture Group.

  • Create your own comic book with a maximum length of 8 pages, including the cover page.
  • Use letter-size paper (8.5 x 11) with black-and-white drawings and text on one side only
  • Each submission must be the creative and original work of a single individual—the author/illustrator.
  • Computer generated images are acceptable as long as they are your original work (no clip art)
  • Consider submitting a photocopy that is an accurate reflection of the original (as submissions are non-returnable).
  • San José Public Library reserves the right to reproduce your work. You can reuse all your work after the contest
  • Be sure to print and complete the creative works release form. Include your Name, Age, Contact Information and Signature.
  • Entries can be submitted to any San José Public Library location no later than 8p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, 2012. There is a limit of one entry per contestant.

Entries will be judged on content and illustrations by a panel of library staff and comic industry professionals. All cash prizes will be awarded as gift cards.
  • Children (up to age 6): first place will receive Art Supplies
  • Children (7-12): first place $40, second place $20
  • Teens (ages 13-17): first place $100; second place $70; third place $50
  • Adults (age 18 and above): first place $100; second place $70; third place $50

Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at a reception to be held at the Berryessa Branch Library on Saturday, August 25th at 2:00 the Community Room. Author Oliver Chin will be the keynote speaker.


For submissions: Entries can be submitted to any San José Public Library location