Announcing the Winners of the 2017 Kids’ Comics Contest!

We are excited to announce the winners of the 3rd annual Pop Culture Classroom Kids’ Comics Contest! These young comic creators submitted excellent original works displaying the ideas of strength, justice, courage, and unity through exemplary storytelling and art. We are excited to honor their hard work and creativity!

Along with a pair of 3-day passes to Denver Comic Con 2017, contest winners will have their artwork prominently featured in the official Denver Comic Con 2017 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 comic artist during Denver Comic Con 2017.

Thank you to everyone who submitted. We were thrilled by the responses and loved reading all the submissions. Congratulations to the winners!


K2ND GRADE WINNERS

K2nd Grand Prize:
Michael Cameron Woolsey, The Adventures of Hairy

Michael is a seven-year old boy who loves comic books, video games, and all things from the 1980’s.

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3RD–5TH GRADE WINNERS

3rd5th Grand Prize:
Cameron Suh, Best Friends

My name is Cameron and love Art!!  I am currently a 3rd grader at Willow Creek Elementary School.  In addition to Art, I love playing the Violin and my Electric Guitar!!  Mice are my passion and love everything about them.  They are sooo cute.  I hope you enjoy my cartoon!!

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3rd5th Runner Up:
Peyton H. DiPentino, Bolt

Peyton is a Colorado Native who loves the Denver Broncos and Batman!

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6TH–8TH GRADE WINNERS

6th8th Grand Prize:
Amy Jiao (Diurnal Days), Through Blood and Electricity

Diurnal Days is an aspiring artist in Colorado. She enjoys studying storytelling in all forms of media. She hopes that the blue world of her dreams was well-conveyed through this work.

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6th8th Runner Up:
Ian Geddes. The Encephalon

Ian Geddes is a 13 year old who attends the Denver School of the Arts.  He likes to use pencil and pen and marker in his artwork. Ian finds inspiration from Jim Lee.

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9TH–12TH GRADE WINNERS

9th12th Grand Prize:
Amanda Schroeder, Untitled

Amanda has aspirations of a future career as an illustrator after graduating from her senior year of high school.

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9th–12th Runner Up:
Grace L. Ruoff, Anada Eclipse

This comic is inspired from Grace’s cosplay group and her love of fantasy and dystopian stories and anime.

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2017 HONORABLE MENTIONS

Honorable Mention:
Gennessee Torres, Untitled

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Honorable Mention:
Cheehana Glover, The Tribe

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Honorable Mention:
Aspen Congleton, The Unicorn and the Alien

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Comments

  1. So, if the comic is hand-written, will we just have to take a high quality picture or is there another way? I don’t know how to take a good picture, so I’m a little stuck! :l

    • You may draw it digitally using an app, we just ask that it be original art. No tracing or digitally enhanced photos.

  2. Well i would like to mention the my cosplay group as like a thank you for the inspiration i was wondering if it would be okay to put a special thank you on the comic somewhere?

  3. Hello! How many entries can one child submit? Our son has three comics he could send in. Thank you!

  4. I would like to ask if does the comic story part have to be in comic book format? Or can it be illustrated out in a way like a comic book but without all the boxes keeping in the space?