Comics competition for children of North Ostrobothnia 2020

Oulu Comics Center will organize a comics competition for the children of North Ostrobothnia of age 12 or younger. The team of the competition is my home region. We want to encourage the participants to create comics about those things they find important in their local area.

Draw your comic onto one A4 paper. The comic can be colored or black & white. We don’t want to limit creativity nor require the paper to be completely filled.

You can find tips for creating comics on

There will be an exhibition organized from the works of the competition at the Oulu main library (Kaarlenväylä 3, Oulu) during Oulu Comics Festival on 20th and 21st of November 2020. In addition, the award-winning comics will be published in a comic book which compiles the best comics of the Oulu Nordic Comics Competition.

The prizes of the competition will relate to comics creation equipment.

  1. the first prize, value 100€
  2. the second prize, value 75€
  3. the third prize, value 50€
  4. the fourth prize, value 25€

The comics sent to the competition won’t be sent back. Oulu Comics Center can use the comics only in the ways described above and in communication regarding the competition during, and after, the competition.

The comics must be submitted by 15th of October 2020 (post stamp from that day is sufficient) to the address (Remember to include your name and contact information e.g. onto the backside of your work):
Oulun Sarjakuvakeskus
PL 42
90015 Oulun kaupunki

Alternatively, you can scan your comic and send a high-resolution picture (jpeg, tiff, or pdf) via email to:

The questions regarding the competition can be sent to: harri(at)

Oulu Comics Center organizes the competition together with the comics library Sarjasto, and it is funded by the North Ostrobothnia Regional Fund of Finnish Cultural Foundation.