ART ARENA Ten Strings: 10-Page Comics-Making Contest
Ahoy fellow artists and comic enthusiasts! As is M3Cons annual tradition, Groundbreakers is once again holding the Art Arena art contests for M3Con 2009. This years Art Arena contests will focus on the issue of Global Warming and will be sponsored by the NCCA in cooperation with UNESCO.
Art Arena Ten Strings is an art contest wherein contestants submit a one-shot single story of 8- 10 comic pages. Artists may use whatever medium and art style to create their 10-page entry. Contestants may submit their entries to Groundbreakers via email, snail mail, or hand delivery. The winners will be announced during M3Con09.
Contestants may submit their entries online via email to email@example.com or via snail mail. You may also submit your entry in person at our office located at 1965 Sandejas St. Pasay City, Metro Manila, 1300 Philippines.*
*For security reasons, you have to inform us at least 2 days before you intend to submit your entry in person. Unscheduled submissions will not be entertained. Contact us at (Office) 526-2254 to schedule an appointment.
Climate Change Disasters: With the threat of Global Warming looming over the horizon, it definitely helps to get the word out. In Art Arena: Ten Strings, your goal is to depict the possible perils and consequences of massive global climate change. Will the fields be burned into lifeless deserts? Will the cities be engulfed by rising sea levels? Will storms level the world as weather patterns come undone? Tell the story in ten pages.
Art Arena Ten Strings is open to contestants of all ages and to both amateurs and professional artists currently residing in the Philippines.
Digital Format Submissions:
Both full-color and black & white submissions accepted, which includes any art medium.
Each page must be either 620x877 or 1240x1754 pixels at no lower than 300dpi (A4 proportions)
JPEG, GIF, or PNG format only
Filenames should follow the format, aa09-yoursirnamefirstname-pagenumber.ext. Ex. (aa09-iancang-01.jpg, aa09-emmanjavier-02.png)
Any medium is acceptable (Digital or traditional)
Each page should be in A4 size
Landscape or Portrait orientation is acceptable
Should include 2 copies of the entry. Xerox or reprints are acceptable (Do not send in the original copy of your work)
Entries will not be returned.
Contestant must be a Filipino citizen or currently residing in the Philippines.
Please make sure to include all the required information below in your submission.
Entries must be in English.
Any elements in the artwork that is deemed inappropriate for public viewing shall be immediately disqualified (e.g. gore, nudity, sex, extreme violence etc.)
Plagiarism is strictly prohibited (The use of characters, concepts and/or elements that are registered and copyrighted by another individual creator or company).
Artists will retain ownership and copyrights of comic title, story, and characters but Groundbreakers Inc. reserves the right to use submitted entries for promotional purposes as they see fit.
Multiple entries are accepted but must be submitted separately. Each contestant may only win once regardless of how many entries they submit.
Collaborations (Artworks with multiple contributors) are allowed as long as all contributors follow all guidelines. Entries with more than one creator will be awarded as a single entry only.
Entries must be a minimum of 8 pages or a maximum of 10 pages only.
The entry must not have been printed or published in any medium including on the internet.
25% Originality / Creativity / Style
30% Theme Integrity
25% Story Telling / Paneling / Composition
20% Presentation / Impact
Contest entries will be accepted up until Saturday, November 14, 2009, 11:59pm local Philippine time.
Contest winners will be announced during the Mangaholix Manga Mania: Animangaming Convention 2009.
All submissions must also include the following details:
Age and Birthdate:
Address and Contact Information (landline, mobile, email, etc.):
Occupation (If student, include name of school):
Personal website (Optional):
Color Assists by: