Are you a comic book aficionado or graphic novel guru? Do you spend your free time sketching caped crusaders, alien landscapes, giant robots, otherworldly creatures, and other kinds of super-powered art? Then you’re exactly who we want to submit to the Pop Culture Classroom Kids’ Comics Contest, which offers young artists the chance to show off their talents during Denver Comic Con 2016 and beyond!
Along with a pair of 3-day passes to Denver Comic Con 2016, grand prize contest winners will have their artwork prominently featured in the official DCC 2016 souvenir program and admired by thousands of Con attendees. Additional prizes include exhibition of artist’s work on the Pop Culture Classroom website and a special meet-and-greet session with a professional kids comics artist.
About the Contest
Running from February 11th to April 15th, the Pop Culture Classroom Kids’ Comics Contest is open to all Kindergarten through 12th grade students. Artwork must be in the form of an original comic or graphic text. Students may submit previously created artwork as long as it has not been published elsewhere and is age-appropriate.
Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Two winners (Grand Prize and Runner Up) will be chosen from each of four different age categories and announced on April 29, 2016. The age categories are:
- K-2nd grade
- 3rd – 5th grade
- 6th – 8th grade
- 9th – 12th grade
What is the desired length of the comic?
We do not have any specific requirements on length, though we are specifically looking for comics and graphic texts that tell a unique, engaging story through a mixture of text and art. You are welcome to submit a comic of any length that you feel accomplishes this. If the winner’s artwork is more than one page, we will print the first page of the comic in the DCC souvenir program, with the rest located on our PCC website.
What are your rules in regards to mild violence/ gore?
Since we’re a family-friendly con, we ask that you keep it PG-13.
The Grand Prize winner in each category will have their artwork featured in the official Denver Comic Con 2016 souvenir program, inclusion in a special digital exhibition on the Pop Culture Classroom website, two passes to Denver Comic Con 2016, and a meet-and-greet session with a professional comics artist.
Runner Up Prize
The Runner Up prize winner in each category will be included in a special digital exhibition on the Pop Culture Classroom website and will receive two passes to Denver Comic Con 2016.
How do we submit the project?
Email artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org (highly preferred). If possible, please scan artwork in color, at 300dpi, and send as a PDF or JPG or send via “snail mail” to PCC’s offices at
Deadline for contest entry is April 15th @ noon (MT).
1391 N Speer Blvd, Suite 360
Denver, Colorado 80204
For any other questions and concerns regarding the contest, please email us. We look forward to reading and enjoying your submissions!