EYELANDS 1st INTERNATIONAL COMIC CONTEST – 2019
The contest runs from June 20th till September 20th 2019
The theme of the contest this year is free
Three prize winners: publication in anthology, handmade ceramic gift, certificate, complimentary copy of the anthology plus a week holiday at Three Rock Resort with a discount 50% from the regular cost (non obligatory). Online publication on eyelands.gr both in English and in Greek language. All shortlisted comic stories will be exhibited on Sand Festival 2020.
Shortlisted stories: Publication in a comic album
Judge: Gregory Papadoyiannis
Collaboration: Eyelands.gr (online literature magazine) & Strange Days Books (publishing firm)
Entry fee: 5€
RULES OF THE CONTEST
* Theme of the contest: free. The contest is open for everyone and there is no given theme of the works.
*Entries must be comic stories in black and white, of any genre, maximum length: no larger than 1280 pixels (width) X 650 pixels (height).
Each entry must be a completed story.
You can send up to 8 pages. Each page may be split into as many frames as you like but cannot exceed 650×1280 pixels.
*Submit your work in jpg files. If we need higher resolution work files, we will contact you.
*Your work must be previously unpublished in a book or printed magazine. Entries must be in English
*This is an international contest. There is no restriction such as nationality etc of the author, but you have to be 16 years old on the 20th of May to enter the contest –unless there is a parental approval.
* No “eyelands” editor, judge, or relative of theirs, is allowed to enter.
* Entries must be submitted electronically (see below).
* Winners and the short list to be announced on November 10th, 2019
* Copyright of manuscripts remains to the author.
* In addition to the comic story being published on http://www.eyelands.gr, the author’s acceptance of the prize gives eyelands.gr the right to include the story in the anthology that will appear in book form. Entry gives permission to include the three prize winners and the shortlisted stories in the book which will be published and will be available from “Strange Days” publications.
*Each writer may submit as many stories as they wish, provided they pay a separate entry fee for each story, but only one story of every writer may be included in the short list
* Simultaneous entries are allowed (same piece of work simultaneously entered in other competitions) but you must alert us if your work is placed as a winner or runner up, and your entry will be withdrawn from the competition.
You may voluntarily withdraw your entry from this competition by request via email.
You as the author will retain copyright, but you must allow us temporary and exclusive publishing rights for our anthology if requested.
Withdrawn submissions (for any reason) will not be refunded.
You may be disqualified if any of the rules are not followed. We will accept corrections to your work from 20th of September till 10th of October.
Three prize winners: a week holiday at Three Rock Resort with a discount 50% from the regular cost (the offer is non obligatory).
Three prize winner will also get a free copy of the book with the winning stories of our contest & a certificate & a Greek handmade ceramic designed especially for the contest from the collection of Artifacts Clayart.
All the shortlisted stories (number according to the submissions) will be published in an anthology. The book will be released through “Strange Days” publications and http://www.amazon.com in January, 2020.
All the shortlisted writers will also get a free copy of the book!
All the shortlisted writers will have a special discount in case they will submit a book for the Eyelands Book Awards 2020 (25 instead of 35 $)
ENTRY FORM AND PAYMENT
Pay via paypal – See the banner in eyelands Home Page.
Click the «buy now» button. Fill the description with: ECC
Entry fee is 5 euros
Τhere is also the option to make the entry payment via bank/wire transfer. If you choose this option please ask for further details
* After the payment is complete, you can send an e-mail with your story attached in word doc /docx format to:
writing in the subject line: Comic Contest or ECC
*An email confirmation that your entry has been received will be sent within three /four days of receiving your e-mail.
*We don’t accept postal entries
* Name and address of the author are to be submitted in the body of the e-mail
LINKS, WEBPAGES, BLOGS
http://www.eyelands.gr/ english section
JUDGE / GREGORY PAPADOYIANNIS