Singapore International Original Comics Competition

About Singapore International Original Comics Competition

Competition Objectives:

  • Promote Original Comics Creations
  • Provide a platform for young creators to express their creative potential
  • Encourage communication and sharing between comic creators on an international level

Organizer:

Welcome to the 1st edition of SGIOCC – a celebration of original comic creations and illustrations! SGIOCC is part of SGOCF‘s event line-up!

Competition Details

Competition Categories:

  • Junior Category (5 – 7 years old)- Hand-drawn Illustration
  • Children Category (8 –12 years old) –Hand-drawn Illustration
  • Youth Category (13 –19 years old) –Hand-drawn/Digital Illustration

Competition Themes:

Choose one of the themes below to create your artwork!

Mission: Gaia

How you care for and protect Mother Earth

Wildlife Symphony

How you care for and protect Wildlife

Participation Fees:

  • Local Participant: SGD20 per submission
  • Overseas Participant: SGD10 per submission (*postage fees to be borne by participant)

Submission Details and Requirements

Competition Registration Form & Payment Information:

Download registration form:
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View payment information here.

Submission Guidelines:

Competition Period: 28th January 2019 -15th April 2019
  1. Artwork must not be bigger than A3 size (42X29.7cm)
  2. Artwork can be of the following:
    • Illustration
    • A one-page comic (not exceeding 8 panels)
  3. For hand-drawn illustrations done in traditional medium, you are required to submit your ORIGINAL artwork.
  4. For digital illustrations, you are required to submit your PRINTED artwork.

Competition Rules and Regulations:

  • Each participant can submit more than ONE artwork.
  • Participants are to ensure that they are the original creators of their artworks.
  • To ensure fairness and transparency, participants are to refrain from disclosing any details of their submissions on all social media platforms before the announcement of competition results.
  • All artworks MUST NOT contain unlicensed/non-original/offensive content or nudity.
  • Any artwork which infringes upon another person’s intellectual property rights will be disqualified. It is your responsibility to check this in advance.
  • The organizer reserves the rights for all artworks to be used for publicity and promotional purposes.
  • The organizer reserves the rights to disqualify any participant who flouts the competition rules.
  • The organizer reserves all rights and discretion to the final competition results.
  • All winners will be notified via email by the organizer.
Submission Deadline : 15th April 2019, Monday, 6pm

Submission Location:

TCZ Studio Pte Ltd/ Comics Society Singapore
623 Aljunied Road,
#03-04Aljunied Industrial Complex
Singapore 389 835
Tel : (65) 6748 6778
Email : singaporeiocc@gmail.com

Awards and Prizes

*All pictures shown are for illustration purposes only.

Children / Youth Category

SGIOCC GOLD (*2 awards, Children Category)
(over $600 worth of prizes)

  • 1 Trophy
  • 1 Prize Certificate
  • 1 Printed Volume of Winning Artworks
  • Copic Markers
  • Sakura Merchandises
  • Omni Merchandises

SGIOCC GOLD (*2 awards, Youth Category)
(over $1000 worth of prizes)

  • 1 Trophy
  • 1 Prize Certificate
  • 1 Printed Volume of Winning Artworks
  • Wacom Cintiq 16HD
  • Sakura Merchandises
  • Omni Merchandises

SGIOCC SILVER (*4 awards, All Categories)

  • 1 Prize Certificate
  • 1 Printed Volume of Winning Artworks
  • Sakura Merchandises
  • Omni Merchandises

SGIOCC BRONZE (*20 awards, All Categories)

  • 1 Prize Certificate
  • 1 Printed Volume of Winning Artworks
  • Sakura Micron Starter Pen Set

Junior Category

SGIOCC GOLD (1 Award)
(over $200 worth of prizes)

  • 1 Trophy
  • 1 Prize Certificate
  • 1 Printed Volume of Winning Artworks
  • Sakura Merchandises
  • Omni Merchandises

SGIOCC SILVER (*1 Award)

  • 1 Prize Certificate
  • 1 Printed Volume of Winning Artworks
  • Sakura Merchandises
  • Omni Merchandises

SGIOCC BRONZE (6 Awards)

  • 1 Prize Certificate
  • 1 Printed Volume of Winning Artworks
  • Sakura Merchandises
  • Omni Merchandises
ALL OTHER PARTICIPANTS (All Categories)
  • 1 Printed Volume of Winning Artworks
  • 1 Certificate of Participation
  • Self collection (*please refer below for collection location and time period) 

*Total 60 Awards

Judging Details

Judging Criteria:

  1. Creativity and Concept: 30 points
  2. Illustration Techniques: 30 points
  3. Aesthetic Expression: 20 points
  4. Overall Presentation: 20 points

Judging Panel

Final Judging

Yang Jian Hua

Artist, PHD, Professor of Qingdao University of Science and Technology, PHD in Arts Studies in Sejong University (South Korea), Distinguised PHD from Shandong University, Korea “Arts and Image Science” Magazine Editor-in-Chief

Hu Rong

Founder of No Wall Co. Ltd, Comic Artist 

Roy Chan

President of Malaysian Mandarin Comic Society

Wee Tian Beng

Managing Director of TCZ Studio Pte Ltd,
President of Singapore Comics Society,
Representative of Singapore of International Comic Artists Conference

Yeo Hui Xuan

Comic Artist of Dream Walker comic series,
Senior Director of Comics Society (Singapore),
Artist & Mentor of Puracomixmag

Preliminary Judging

Yeo Hui San Murasaki

Chief Editor & Mentor of Puracomixmag, Vice President of Comics Society (Singapore), Comix Pandora Leader of Singapore Original Doujinshi Group

Clio Hui Kiri

Comic Artist of A Deal With Lucifer comic series, Communications Director of Comics Society (Singapore)

Ziru Chang

Communications Manager of Comics Society (Singapore),
Crafter Creative and Owner of Wyrrd Rune

Lionel Chang

Marketing Manager of Comics Society (Singapore),
Sales Executive

Prize Giving Ceremony

Time, Date and Location of Prize-giving Ceremony:

2nd June 2019, Sunday
Venue: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (Concourse)

Starting from 11am –5pm, local participants can collect their artworks, certificates of participation and their copies of the Printed Volume of Winning Artworks on the day of the prize-giving ceremony at the above-mentioned location.

Alternatively, local participants can also collect back their artworks from TCZ Studio Pte. Ltd/Comics Society Singapore, starting from 7th June 2019 (Tuesday) till 28th June 2019 (Friday), 9am –6pm on WEEKDAYS only (close on Saturday and Sunday).

All Winning Artworks will be displayed at the one-month long exhibition of the 5th Singapore Original Comics Festival.

Exhibition Location: Jurong Regional Library
Exhibition Dates: 1st July 2019 – 31st July 2019

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