PhoenixMoon Graphic Novel Contest Rules 2018PhoenixMoon Graphic Novel Contest

The contest is divided into the following divisions:
1. Adult Artists (Ages 18+)
2. School Age Artists (9th – 12th grade at contest deadline)
3. Young School Age Artists (5th – 8th grade at contest deadline)


Entry Guidelines
  • By entering the contest, the entrant(s) agree to abide by all contest rules.
  • There is no entrance fee.
  • Each entry may have a creative team of up to 3 collaborators.
  • All collaborators on a team must qualify for the division.
  • Only one entry is allowed per team. Only one division can be entered per triad. No simultaneous or previously published entries will be accepted.
  • The graphic novel must be science fiction or fantasy in nature with a maximum file size of 30mb.
  • All submissions must be in English. All communication will be done in English.
  • All entries must be the entrant’s original work. No fan-art is permitted. Any plagiarism will result in the immediate disqualification of the entry.
  • No graphic sex, language, violence, or profanity (as determined by the judges) will be allowed.
  • Team members of Sibyl’s Scriptorium and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate.
  • All entries must be submitted electronically by the triad deadline.
Triad Information and Deadlines
  • The contest year is divided into three Triads, plus one bonus Triad.
  • Each triad will have up to three finalists for each division.
  • Finalists are not eligible to enter another Triad during the contest year.
  • Triad deadlines for the 2018 Contest year are July 1, 2017, November 1, 2017, and March 1, 2018.
Submission Preparation Guidelines
  • All graphic novels must be in jpg or png, file format.
  • The maximum print area will be 8.25” X 5.25” for a 7 page spread. Submissions can be larger for judging of fine details, but will be reduced to that size for print.
  • The entrant(s)’ name(s) and all identifying information must only appear on the entry form.
  • The file name must be the title of the graphic novel.
Judging Information
  • All judging will be done blindly to avoid any bias of the judges.
  • Winning entries will be determined by the celebrity judges.
  • All judging decisions are final.
  • Finalists will be announced after each Triad’s judging is completed.
  • Winners will be notified privately prior to the SibScript Awards ceremony.


Thank you for your interest in the PhoenixMoon Graphic Novel Contest. Please pass word of the contest on to anyone you feel may be interested.

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