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2023 Guidelines

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These are the official guidelines for the AnuCon 2023 Art Contest. This contest is open to residents of Antigua and Barbuda. Artwork should be visually appropriate for all ages.

Theme: Folktales, Fairytales and Fables

Explore and create an original artwork inspired by a Folktale, a Fairytale or a Fable. Your piece may be inspired by one of these unique stories or character(s) from that story - it's all up to you. 

Definitions: 

Folktales: a story originating in popular culture, typically passed on by word of mouth.

eg. Goldilocks and the three Bears

Fairytales: a children's story about magical and imaginary beings and lands; a fairy story. eg. Cinderella

Fables: a short story, typically with animals as characters, conveying a moral. eg. The Country Mouse and the City Mouse

 

Entries will be accepted for the following age categories:

Ages 6 - 11 Category

Create, draw and colour an original illustration inspired by a Folktale, a Fairytale or a Fable. It must be drawn on a white manilla paper that is 12 inches x 12 inches. 

Prize: Art Supplies

 

Ages 12 - 17 Category

Create, draw and colour an original colour comic based on the aforementioned theme. This is the most appropriate category for American style comics. It should include 3 pages. Each page must be 7 inches wide and 11 inches in height. A 1 inch border must separate the panels from the edges of the paper. Place each page on a separate sheet of paper (do not draw of the back of the paper).

 

Number your pages.

OR

Create, draw and shade an original black-and-white/grayscale manga based on the aforementioned theme. This is the most appropriate category for Japanese style art. It should include 3 pages. Each page must be 7 inches wide and 11 inches in height. A 1 inch border must separate the panels from the edges of the paper. Place each page on a separate sheet of paper (do not draw of the back of the paper). 

 

Number your pages.

Prize: Drawing Tablet

Ages 18+ Category

For the 18+ Category, you may use traditional paint, pen, markers or pencil on paper, or digital art mediums for example, Adobe Illustrator, Clip Studio Paint, Photoshop and GIMP. 

Create, draw and colour an original book cover (the front cover only) for a comic or manga based on the aforementioned theme.

 

Digital Book Covers must be 6 inches wide and 10 inches in height. Save as a JPG or JPEG file. 

 

Hand Drawn Book Covers must be drawn on white manilla paper that is 7 inches wide and 11 inches in height with a 1 inch border.

Prize: EC $400.00

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DO NOT FOLD ARTWORK.

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All applicants must complete the Application Form at the link below.


Deadline for all submissions is 21st July, 2023. Winners will be announced 31st July, 2023. Prizes will be distributed 19th August, 2023 at AnuCon.

Venue: Multipurpose Cultural Center.
 

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