Comic Strip World Championship 2021

The Oulu Comics Festival presents the second annual Comic Strip World Championship! In this competition the contestants will have five days to create a comic strip with a given theme. 

Theme: 

This year’s theme will be announced as we launch the competition! Join us live for the theme’s announcement and launch event on Youtube-broadcast on October 26th, 2021 at 5:00pm (Finnish time zone).

Deadline

Participants must submit their comic strip by October 31st, 2021 at 16:59 (Finnish time zone) at the latest.

Venue: 

Your comic strip (more information about the comic strip format) entry for the competition must be published on Instagram using a hashtag that will be announced October 26th, 2020 at 5:00pm (Finnish time zone). Instagram is the only way to participate in the competition and submitted work needs to fit into a single post. The post must be public. Here are instructions to publish your work on Instagram.

Participant Rules: 

  • All work must be previously unpublished. 
  • The comics must be created in response to the theme.
  • The format and style of the comic strip is unrestricted, however the text should be in English to facilitate judging. 
  • Pre-registration is not required and questions about technical issues will not be answered. 

The Jury:  

The jury is made up of comic multitalents and cartoonists selected from at least three continents. The five-person jury will meet virtually. The members of the jury will be published October 26th, 2021 on this page.

Rules for Jury: 

  • The maximum number of points awarded by one judge for one work is 20 points, the highest and lowest judge results are left out, and the points given by three remaining judges are added to make the total point score.
  • The decisions of the jury cannot be appealed. 
  • Late entries will be considered, but in the points calculation system (copied from ski jumping) we will deduct 1.8 points from the final score per each hour surpassing the time limit.

Winners: 

The winners will be announced at the Oulu tenth Comics Festival on November 18th, 2021 at 5:00 pm (Finnish time zone). The awards ceremony can also be followed online on a Youtube-broadcast.

Oulu Comics Center @ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oulucomics/
Oulu Comics Festival @ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oulucomicsfestival/
Oulu Comics Center website: http://www.oulucomics.com/en_US/

The current World Champion is Jenny Henningsson.