Get Graphic

Calling Young Graphic Arts! 
Enter HPL’s Get Graphic: Amateur Comic Creation Contest

Are you an artist? Are you into creating comic style short stories? Here’s your chance to show-off your great talent! Enter by August 31st.  Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

Middle School Winners

1st Place – Elif O.
2nd Place – Kate J. & Matthew J.
3rd Place – Ryan K.

High School Winners

1st Place – Jerilyn T.
2nd Place – Amerie M.
3rd Place – Adriana L. & Alexa B.
Honorary Mention – Daniel C.
Honorary Mention – Adamari A., Abigail A. & Tonimarie A.

The Rules:

  • Limited to amateur illustrators only (ages 11-18, grades 6-12).
  • Teens can work individually or in teams of up to 4 creators. This will be considered a single entry and team members will split the prize.
  • Original artwork may be picked up from Central Library Teen Room September 2, 2018  through November 1, 2018.
  • All artwork, dialogues and plot must be original, unpublished content.
  • Comics must be a minimum of 4 pages and a maximum of 14 pages.
  • Paper Size = Min. 8.5" x 11", max 11" x 17"
    • 1 page = 1 side of paper
  • Color or B&W is allowed. Original computer generated art is allowed.
  • HPL reserves the right to reproduce submissions, but author/Illustrator can retrieve their original art after the contest.
  • Digital entries are not allowed. One entry per individual or team. 

Entries will be judged on: 

  • Art - Creativitity & Illustration (only the first 3 pages). Two of the first three pages must have at least 2 cells.
  • Plot – Whole submission
  • Dialogue – Whole submission
  • Originality – Whole submission

Submission Guidelines:

Who can enter:

  • Teens (grades 6-12, ages 11-18)

What you can submit:

  • Your own original comic book with a minimum of 4 pages.

What is the submission deadline:

  • August 31, 2018