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Graphic Novels Contest for Salinas Valley Comic Con 2018

Organized by the National Steinbeck Center in partnership with the Salinas Public Library, as well as Salinas area artists, authors, and volunteers, Salinas Valley Comic Con is a celebration of local comics, graphic organizers, zines, storytelling, gaming, and culture and more.

In preparation for the Salinas Valley Comic Con, the Salinas Public Library in partnership with Mike Roddy from the Salinas Union High School District is presents: Graphic Stories Contest 2018.  Children, Teens, and Adults are invited to create their own comic stories and submit them to the Salinas Public Library.  Winners will receive free tickets to Comic Con on December 15 and 16.

Submission Guidelines

  1. Create your own graphic stories with a maximum length of 5 pages, including the cover page. 

  2. Open to all subject matter and theme, but with a good taste and original. 

  3. Each submission must be the original work of the submitting author. 

  4. Multiple entries accepted. 

  5. Salinas Public Library reserves the right to reproduce your work. 

  6. Consider submitting a photocopy as submissions are non-returnable. 

  7. Submission deadline is Monday, December 3, 2018. 

  8. Middle School and High School students may submit their artwork to their Art or English 
teacher or District Office, c/o Mike Roddy, 413 W. Alisal St. Salinas, CA 93901 or the Salinas Public Library. Elementary School students and Adults may submit their artwork at the Salinas Public Library. 

  9.  Include the title of your graphic stories, your full name, school name, contact information or parent’s contact information.

Entries will be judged on overall story, originality, creativity and illustrations by a panel of library and comic con staff.

Prizes and Categories

  • Elementary School ( 1st – 5th) : Comic Con tickets, first, second and third place winners.
  • Middle School (6th – 8th) : Comic Con tickets, first, second and third place winners.

  • High School (9th – 12th) : Comic Con tickets, first, second and third place winners.

  • Adults (18 and above): Comic Con tickets, first, second and third place winners.

Winners will be announced on Monday, December 10th, 2018.


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