Deadlines, details on the first ever Comic and Cartoon Annual from the Society of Illustrators

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As part of their ongoing efforts to integrate comics into their operations, the Society of Illustrators has released a call for entries for the first  Comics and Cartoon Art Annual. This juried show will be held in late May and then travel the country, winner will also be printed in a yearbook. There is a fee to enter the various categories as listed below, which is standard for this kind of competition, and similar to other SOI Annuals. Finally the competition has a sweet poster by Rutu Modan.
ABOUT THE COMIC AND CARTOON ART ANNUAL

As we strive to expand our mission of promoting the understanding and appreciation of comic and cartoon art, we are proud to announce the first Annual Comic and Cartoon Art Competition.

This juried competition will result in an exhibition that will showcase the most outstanding works created in this genre throughout each year.

The original works will be exhibited in the MoCCA Gallery at the Society of Illustrators from May 28 through August 16th, 2014.

Opening Award Galas will be scheduled where Medals and Certificates will be presented to the artists whose works are judged best in each category.

All accepted entries will be reproduced in a full color catalog. This catalog will present not only the year’s finest works, it will also include commentary by the artists, who explain their creative processes in their own words.

A selection of 40 works from each Exhibition will then tour colleges throughout the country in an educational traveling show, a tradition that we have had at the Society for over 30 years.

 

CATEGORIES
Long Form: A work that is longer than 40 pages.  Includes graphic novels, comic books, etc.
Short Form: A work that is shorter than 40 pages.  Includes stand-alone work, zines, comic books and work that has been published in anthologies.
Special Format: Work that is design-driven and created with special attention to production values, including limited edition, small press, hand-made and artist’s books.
Digital Media: Work that is native to a digital format.  Includes web comics, online comic strips, and other digitally driven works. Up to 20 images accepted per entry.
Comic Strip: A short-form work published in newspapers, magazines, books, online, etc. featuring four or more panels.
Single Image: Work featuring a self-contained narrative image with or without caption.  Includes gag cartoons, political cartoons, single-panel cartoons, etc.
Moving Image: Motion graphics and animations (including gifs) intended to be shown on computer screens and tablets and created for apps, ebooks, digital versions of magazines, etc.  Must use .mov files to upload through the website.  Email links for other formats to exhibitions@societyillustrators.org.
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HOW TO ENTER LONG FORM & SHORT FORM BOOK SUBMISSIONS
Eligibility: Any book that was created from January 2013 – January 2014.  Both published or self-published are accepted. International entries are welcome. Each submission will receive consideration by every member of the jury for its category.

How to enter: Mail 6 copies of the publication to the Society of Illustrators: 128 East 63 Street, New York, NY, 10065.  Attn: Comic and Cartoon Art Competition.  Must include the official entry form with each copy.  Download the form here.DEADLINE: Monday, February 3, 2014.

Entry Fees For Book Submissions:$30 per entry (includes all six copies) for non-members of the Society of Illustrators.

$20 per entry (includes all six copies) for members of the Society of Illustrators.
Include a check with the entry.  Checks made out to Society of Illustrators.
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HOW TO ENTER SPECIAL FORMAT SUBMISSIONS
Eligibility: Any work that was created from January 2013 – January 2014.  Both published or self-published are accepted. International entries are welcome. Each submission will receive consideration by every member of the jury for its category.

How to enter: Mail 1 copy of the publication to the Society of Illustrators: 128 East 63 Street, New York, NY 10065.  Attn: Comic and Cartoon Art Competition. Must include the official entry form with each copy.  Download available here.
DEADLINE: Monday, February 24, 2014.
 

Entry Fees For Book Submissions:

$30 per entry for non-members of the Society of Illustrators.
$20 per entry for members of the Society of Illustrators.
Include a check with the entry.  Checks made out to Society of Illustrators.

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HOW TO ENTER ONLINE SUBMISSIONS FOR DIGITAL MEDIA, COMIC STRIP, SINGLE IMAGE SUBMISSIONS

   

Eligibility: Any work that was created from January 2013 – January 2014.  Both published or self-published are accepted. International entries are welcome. Each submission will receive consideration by every member of the jury for its category.

How to enter:

Submissions accepted at www.soicompetitions.org. Images must be 1000 pixels on the longest side, RGB, JPG.DEADLINE: Monday, February 24, 2014.

Entry Fees:
$30 per entry for non-members of the Society of Illustrators.
$20 for members of the Society of Illustrators.
Pay online or mail a check.  Checks made out to Society of Illustrators.

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HOW TO ENTER MOVING IMAGE CATEGORY
Eligibility: Any work that was created from January 2013 – January 2014.  Independent projects and international entries accepted.  Each submission will receive consideration by every member of the jury for its category.
How to enter:

Submissions accepted at www.societycompetitions.org. Mov files only.  For other formats including gifs please email links to exhibitions@societyillustrators.org.

DEADLINE: Monday, February 24, 2014
Entry Fees:
$30 per entry for non-members of the Society of Illustrators.

$20 for members of the Society of Illustrators.

Pay online or mail a check.  Checks made out to Society of Illustrators.

Comments

  1. “Any book that was created from January 2013 – January 2014.”???

    Does that mean printed and released in that time? If it actually means created, then that would rule out more than half of the graphic novels and a big chunk of the comics released then. There doesn’t seem to be any clarification on the SOI page.

  2. Hey, didn’t there used to be a bunch of comments about Scott Lobdell?

  3. In an environment where artists are asked by employers to work for exposure, boy oh boy it would be nice if juried shows didn’t have a pay barrier.

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