Seizure Comic Competition

Seizure is a relatively new Australian magazine, and they’ve just started a comics competition. Here’s the official lowdown.

So Seizure’s arty director and printer both love comics, and when they put their heads together David and Andrew came up with this competition.

One of the first stumbling blocks for would-be comic makers, just starting out, is getting your comic printed. Why? Because it costs serious moolah which not many of us have.  Once you’ve got it printed, then you can start showing it around, take it to zine fairs, give one to your mum.

That’s why we’ve started this prize where the winners get their work printed and a little cash on the side.

So if you’ve got 24 pages ready to go, or can pull it together before the deadline, simply submit a PDF via this link and you will be in the running for one of our three prizes.

First Prize:  100 printed copies and $150 AUD (Total value $1000 AUD)

Art prize: 50 printed copies and  $75.00 AUD (Total value $775 AUD)

Story prize: 50 printed copies and  $75.00 AUD (Total value $775 AUD)

All prizes are courtesy of specialist comic printers OMNE www.omne.com.au

Open for submissions now via Submittable: Submit to OMNE Comic Comp

Closing 2 February 2013. Winners will be announced by 1 March 2013.

Get printed people!

Win Batman From Arkham City

Thanks to the excellent Good Game TV series on Australia’s ABC you can win this intimidating life-size Batman statue from the best selling Arkham City game. You have to create an original 1 to 4 page comic starring Batman and one of the Good Game crew, perhaps as a baddie, a civilian needing rescuing or even a potential Robin! Go nuts and good luck.

All relevant rules here and the competition closes November 14.

2000AD Contest

As part of Broken Frontier’s Brits on Top series of articles this week, there’s a contest to win some 2000AD goodies. Yay! Here’s the lowdown.

As part of our Brits On Top! event spotlighting the rich traditions of the British comics scene, we’re giving away five graphic novel packs, graciously provided by the fine folks at 2000AD/Rebellion. Creative talents on these books include Frazer Irving, Frank Quitely, Robbie Morrison, John Wagner, Charlie Adlard, Henry Flint and more!

The Prize

5 graphic novel packs consisting of Nikolai Dante: Too Cool to KillHondo City Law and Judge Death: The Life and Death of…

            

What do you have to do for a chance to win? 

It’s easy! Simply follow us on Twitter and retweet this message to your followers:

It’s #britsontop at @brokenfrontier and I want to win a bloody cool @2000AD graphic novel pack! http://bit.ly/aFMPdZ  (RT to participate)

We’ll announce the winners right here in this space on Monday, August 22, 2011.

Stan Lee’s The Seekers Contest

Work with the legendary Stan Lee as a writer or artist and win $10, 000? Yes please!

What’s that? You must be a U.S resident. Oh.

Have you ever dreamed of writing or illustrating a comic under the tutelage of the legendary Stan Lee? Well, here’s your chance True Believer! MTV Comics and POW! Entertainment are offering you the chance to write or illustrate the digital graphic novel “The Seekers!”

Over the next 3 weeks we’ll be accepting submissions from artists and writers for an opportunity to earn approximately $10,000.00 to do just that. You read that right, that’s 10-Gs.

In order to enter you’ll need to read the complete set of official rules, but here are the highlights of the contest:

● Submissions will be open for three weeks, closing on August 26, 2011
● ARTISTS will submit five (5) black and white pages of sequential comic art based on a scene from “The Seekers”
● WRITERS will write ten (10) pages of comic script and a two (2) page treatment for the series based on Stan’s treatment
● Submissions will be narrowed down by the MTV Comics editorial staff to the top 20 semi-finalists in each category; that’s 20 writers, and 20 artists
● Semi-finalists will be voted on by the public beginning on September 5, 2011
● The top 5 vote-getters in each category will be forwarded on to Stan Lee, who will hand select the winners
● Winners will be presented the opportunity to write or illustrate MTV Comics’ The Seekers (and earn approximately 10k)

Details here.

Write This Star Wars Panel

Dark Horse’s blog is running an online caption contest for U.S residents to write some text for this panel from the upcoming Star Wars: Crimson Empire III issue, as seen in last week’s preview in the relaunched Dark Horse Presents #1. Write you masterful text here. There will be 2 winners. The actual comic will be printed with the winning entry, so I can only assume the runner up will receive a bunch of Star Wars goodies.

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

Entries for Amazon’s annual novel award will be open from Jan 24 to Feb 6. You can find all the details here, but here’s the basic info:

Amazon.com, along with Penguin Group (USA) and CreateSpace, is pleased to announce the fourth annual Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, the international competition seeking the next popular novel. The competition will once again award two grand prizes: one for General Fiction and one for Young Adult Fiction. Each winner will receive a publishing contract with Penguin, which includes a $15,000 advance.

Not bad at all, though of course you’d already need a novel finished, or pretty much done, unless you can afford to take a long holiday to prepare. Your manuscript must be between 50,000 and 150,000 words. The official entry guidelines are here.

Dark Horse’s New Year’s Resolution Contest

You have until December 31, if you’re a North American resident that is, to put your NY resolution on the Dark Horse Comics blog. If your’s is one of the 3 best you win a swag of unspecified DH goodies. Now get thinking and commenting!

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