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Student Scholarship Competition 2015

Accepting entries until January 30, 2015

Comic and Cartoon Art Annual 2015

Accepting entries until January 5, 2015

Student Scholarship Competition 2015

Only School Admins are eligible to enter this competition. Please email exhibitions@societyillustrators.org if you are in charge of entering school work and would like more information.

Comic and Cartoon Art Annual 2015

The Society of Illustrators is proud to announce the second annual Comic and Cartoon Art Competition.

Open to artists worldwide, entries are considered by a jury of professionals, including renowned cartoonists, illustrators, publishers, and editors. The competition will result in an exhibition that will showcase the most outstanding works created in this genre throughout each year.

The original works will be exhibited in the MoCCA Gallery at the Society of Illustrators from June 9 through August 15th, 2015.

Opening Award Galas will be scheduled where Medals and Certificates will be presented to the artists whose works are judged best in each category.

All accepted entries will be reproduced in a full color catalog.

A selection of 40 works from each Exhibition will then tour colleges throughout the country in an educational traveling show, a tradition that we have had at the Society for over 30 years.

CATEGORIES

Long Form: A work that is longer than 40 pages. Includes graphic novels, comic books, etc. An anthology is eligible in this category if it is created by one person, and the individual stories form a cohesive whole. If stories should be judged independently, please submit an entry form per person.

Short Form: A work that is more than two pages but shorter than 40 pages. Includes stand-alone work, zines, comic books and work that has been published in anthologies. Work appearing in anthologies may be entered in this category if the individual story is shorter than 40 pages. If stories should be judged independently please submit an entry form per story.

Special Format: Work that is design-driven and created with special attention to production values, including limited edition, small press, hand-made and artist's books.

Digital Media: Work that is native to a digital format. Includes web comics, online comic strips, and other digitally driven works. Up to 20 images accepted per entry.

Comic Strip: A short-form work published in newspapers, magazines, books, online, etc. featuring four or more panels. Must be one page or less.

Single Image: Work featuring a self-contained narrative image with or without caption. Includes gag cartoons, political cartoons, single-panel cartoons, etc.


HOW TO ENTER LONG FORM & SHORT FORM BOOK SUBMISSIONS

Eligibility: Any book that was created from January 2014 - January 2015. Both published or self-published are accepted. International entries are welcome. Each submission will receive consideration by every member of the jury for its category.

How to enter: Mail 6 copies of the publication to the Society of Illustrators: 128 East 63 Street, New York, NY, 10065. Attn: Comic and Cartoon Art Competition. Must include the official entry form with each copy.


DEADLINE: Monday, January 5, 2015.


Entry Fees For Book Submissions:
$30 per entry (includes all six copies) for non-members of the Society of Illustrators.
$20 per entry (includes all six copies) for members of the Society of Illustrators.
Include a check with the entry. Checks made out to Society of Illustrators.

HOW TO ENTER SPECIAL FORMAT SUBMISSIONS

Eligibility: Any work that was created from January 2014 - January 2015. Both published or self-published are accepted. International entries are welcome. Each submission will receive consideration by every member of the jury for its category.

How to enter: Mail 1 copy of the publication to the Society of Illustrators: 128 East 63 Street, New York, NY 10065. Attn: Comic and Cartoon Art Competition. Must include the official entry form with each copy.

DEADLINE: Monday, January 5, 2015.


Entry Fees For Book Submissions:
$30 per entry for non-members of the Society of Illustrators.
$20 per entry for members of the Society of Illustrators.
Include a check with the entry. Checks made out to Society of Illustrators.

HOW TO ENTER SUBMISSIONS FOR DIGITAL MEDIA, COMIC STRIP, AND SINGLE IMAGE

Eligibility: Any work that was created from January 2014 - January 2015. Both published or self-published are accepted. International entries are welcome. Each submission will receive consideration by every member of the jury for its category.

How to enter: Submissions accepted at www.soicompetitions.org. Images can be up t0 1400 pixels on the longest side, RGB, JPG.

DEADLINE: Monday, January 5, 2015.



ENTRY FEES:
$30 per entry for non-members of the Society of Illustrators.
$20 for members of the Society of Illustrators.
Pay online or mail a check. Checks made out to Society of Illustrators.


For questions or comments please email exhibitions@societyillustrators.org.