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International Contest for New Comic Authors

International Contest for New Comic Authors 2021

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Applications are open for International Contest for New Comic Authors 2021. As part of the 18th edition of the Treviso Comic Book Festival, the Comics Association in Treviso announces the TCBF 2021 International Competition for New Authors created in collaboration with Banca Prealpi SanBiagio Credito Cooperativo.


The contest theme is NOT LIKE BEFORE. Each participant (or group of participants) will have to submit a comic story about this theme. Stories inspired by real or fictional characters and/or facts are allowed.


International Contest for New Comic Authors has the following cash prizes

  • First prize: € 500
  • Second prize: € 300
  • Third prize: € 200


  • The competition is open exclusively to beginner comic authors of all nationalities who will have turned at least 18 years old by the 3rd of September 2021.
  • “Beginner comic author” is to be intended as a person who has never been formally employed in an artistic field as an illustrator or comic book author, and who has never had their work published or co-published by a publishing house. This means that none of their works can be associated with an ISBN.
  • Students enrolled in a comic school and authors who collaborate with fanzines or are self-published/or have self-published some of their work can participate.
  • Participants from previous editions of the TCBF New Comics Authors competition promoted by Associazione Fumetti in Treviso are also admitted.
  • Works that are the result of the collaboration of several people (for example: comic artist, writer, inker, colorist) are allowed.
  • Entry to the competition is free
  • The artwork release, or some of its part, is not allowed until the nomination of the winners during the award ceremony. It can be published neither on paper nor digitally/via social media.

Rules of the competition 


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline03 September,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerTreviso Comic Book Festival,



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