ART ARENA Ten Paces: 10-Page Manga-making Contest
Art Arena Ten Paces is an art contest sponsored by Groundbreakers Inc., in cooperation with Manga Kami! Studios. You may submit your entries online via email to email@example.com or via snail mail. You may also submit your entry in person at our 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, (Emman) 0919-5351831 or (Ian) 0918-9105996 to schedule an appointment.
In Ten Paces, your story can virtually be anything you want a cute romantic comedy, a serious fantasy drama, anything as long as its set in the year 3,000 AD. Did humanity destroy itself in a futuristic space war? Did magic return to the world? Was the world conquered by little girls that fire sugar-coated rainbows? Did nothing change at all? Thats for you to decide!
Art Arena Ten Paces is a single all-ages category.
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
Filename should follow the format, aa08-yoursirnamefirstname.ext. Ex. (aa08-iancang.jpg, aa08-emmanjavier.png)
Any medium is acceptable (Digital or traditional)
Each page should be in A4 size
Landscape or Portrait orientation is acceptable
Should include 3 copies of the entry. Xerox or reprints are acceptable (Do not send in the original copy of your work)
Contestant must be a Filipino citizen or resident currently residing in the Philippines.
Please include the entry form 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.)
Professional artists (Artists with works printed by a local or international publisher/s) shall be immediately disqualified from the competition.
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.
Collaborations (Artworks with multiple contributors) are allowed as long as all contributors follow all guidelines.
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, locally or otherwise.
25% Originality / Creativity / Style
30% Theme Integrity
25% Story Telling / Paneling / Composition
20% Presentation / Impact
Winners from each category will be awarded with the following prizes: 1st Place: 5,000 Pesos Cash Prize, and the chance for the winning entry to be printed in a future issue of Mangaholix; 2nd Place: 2,000 Pesos Cash Prize; 3rd Place: 800 Pesos Cash Prize. All winners and 5 runner-ups will also receive Manga Kami! Studios Gifts.
Contest entries will be accepted up until Saturday May 17, 2008, 11:59pm local Philippine time.
Contest winners will be announced during the Mangaholix Manga Mania: Animangames Convention 2008.
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):