August 22, 2018

Comics Competition For Filipinos; Grand Prize Of 50,000 Pesos

Are you a Filipino comics artist? Then you should consider joining this comics creation competition which is part of the TAGA-ALOG 2018 project by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts in collaboration with the Philippine Educational Theater Association or PETA. The grand winner will receive a prize of 50 thousand pesos. Deadline of submission by artists will be on August 30, 2018. That means you have at least one week to get your work done.

The competition is open to all new Filipino comics artists. Those who are under eighteen years old are required to submit a consent form from their parents or guardians. Those who are joining should have never published a graphic novel or a short story. Furthermore, they should never have been paid for writing a graphic novel or a short story.

An artist can join as an individual or as a pair if the writer of the story is different from the artist or illustrator. Artists should stick to the following theme: Ilog Pasig: Balik Tanaw, Balik Sigla. The submitted comics should have never been published anywhere, including online.

The criteria in choosing the winner are as follows:
1. Relevance to the theme - 40%
2. Story - 30%
3. Quality of the art - 30%

How to submit your comics:
1. Download and completely fill up the official entry form.
2. Submit your comics online via email. Your email should contain the following: a copy of your valid ID, a short description of your comics, and a soft copy of your comics in PDF form.
3. You can also submit your entry via regular mail to: TAGA-ALOG Secretariat, PETA Theater Center, No. 5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City. You need to put the following in a brown envelope: completed entry form, a copy of your valid ID, short description of your comics, a CD containing a PDF copy of your comics.

Note: The comics should be 10 pages long. It can be in the Filipino or English language or a combination of both (Taglish). For more information about the contest, please visit their Facebook page.