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Comix Competition


Posted by Gestalten—11/2002

Fumetto - International Comix-Festival Lucerne holds a competition each year to give comics-creators the opportunity to compare their work, present it to the broader public, and exchange views with others. The competition's theme this year is "Violence", in collaboration with the project "Klartext", youth culture against Racism, and Caritas Switzerland. Conditions for Participation Deadline: 31 December 2002 (date of postmark) Format: A4 or A3 (other formats will be disqualified) Number of pages: maximum 4 (only 1 comic) Labelling: name, address, telephone number and date of birth are on the back of each page Packaging: Sturdy envelope, no rolls Return Postage. If the return postage is not enclosed or not sufficient, the works will not be sent back / For Swiss Nationals: Stamps, or money in the value of the stamps needed / For Foreigners: 5 Euro Categories: Cat. 1: 18 years or older / Cat. 2: 13 to 17 years / Cat. 3: up to 12 years of age Fumetto assumes no liability in the case that work sent to us is lost or damaged. Unless the sender instructs otherwise, Fumetto is entitled to use the work for journalistic reports, to publicize Fumetto, to show a reprint in a touring exhibition, to print in a book collection works from the contest and/or to pass on the addresses of the comic's creators. The Jury 2003 Jens Balzer, Journalist, Berlin / Michele Galizia, Federal Service for Combating of Racism, Bern / Nicolas Mahler, Comic Artist, Vienna / Bernie Schürch, Mummenschanz, Switzerland / Pascale Mira Tschäni, Comic Artist/Artist, Zurich Exhibition Forty to fifty comics will be nominated by the jury for the exhibition during the festival. Those not nominated will be shown in folders. The winning comics (Cat. 1) will be shown at the comics' festival in Sierre, from June 19th to June 22nd 2003. Reproductions of the nominated works will be part of a touring exhibition later. Awarding of prizes The prizes will be awarded Saturday, 12 April 2003. All artists whose works are shown during the festival are invited to the ceremony, where the winners will be announced. The Prizes The jury will award three prizes in each age category. There will also be a prize for the best scenario, regardless of the categories. The festival's visitors will be able to vote on the public's prize. The winners will receive cash prizes totaling 5000 Sfr, and goods for the same amount. Category 1: Data Quest-prize, Category 2: Klartext-prize, Category 3: MIGROS-prize, Scenario prize: awarded by Strapazin, Zurich Public's prize: by the "Neue Luzerner Zeitung", work published in this newspaper Send to FUMETTO Competition, Postfach 5234, CH 6000 Luzern 5