International Comics Festival Contest

Deadline: 15 August 2013
Open to: international comics authors of all ages
Prizes: Grand prix including 1000 €, other special awards


International Comics Festival is an event organized and led by Belgrade’s Student Cultural Centre (SKC) Happy Gallery in the past ten years. The Festival is the biggest comics event in Serbia, and one of the most important in the entire region.
The 11th International Comic Festival will be held during 26-29 September in all SKC galleries in Belgrade.
Festival is based on the open international competition for authors of all ages from around the world, worldwide most important comic authors presentations with their personal appearances, revalorization of domestic comic scene from early beginning to present days, young talents recognition and support, popularization of comics and similar artistic expressions such as animation and illustration through the various exhibitions and educational programs.


Participants are not age-limited. The contest submissions must fulfil these criteria::

  • High quality copies only, up to 4 pages
  • Required language: English
  • Theme, style, technique and genre are free-choice
  • Page numbers should be written on the back of each page


  • Grand prix of the Festival (includes 1000 €)
  • Awards for the best traditional style comic, the best alternative comic, the best script and the best graphics
  • Special jury award for inventiveness
  • Awards in the category up to 15 years of age: Young Lion special award (the best entry in the category), Special jury award for the best idea, Special jury award for maturity and imagination
  • Special jury award for the youngest contestant
  • Sponsors’ prizes


Works have to be sent via post office. Along with their work, participants are also required to send a filled application form (available here) until 15 August 2013 on the following address:

SKC Happy Gallery
Kralja Milana 48
11 000 Belgrade

Please visit the official website to find more information.

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