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Grundy Library Graphic Novel Competition 2022


Grundy Library Graphic Novel Competition 2022

Who can participate? 

This contest is limited to amateur authors and illustrators only.  We have the following categories: Children (grades K-2), Children (grades 3-6), Teen (grades 7-9), Teen (grades 10-12), and Adults (18+).  

Submission Guidelines

Create your own comic book/graphic novel with a maximum length of 8 pages, including the cover page.

Use letter-size paper (8.5 x 11) with black-and-white drawings.

Each submission must be the creative and original work of the submitting author/illustrator. Any submissions with more than one author/illustrator will be considered a single entry judged under the age category of the oldest author/illustrator listed and will share any prizes possibly awarded.

The contest is limited to amateur authors/illustrators only.

Computer generated images are acceptable as long as they are your original work (no clip art).

Consider submitting a photocopy or digital scan that is an accurate reflection of the original (Grundy Library cannot guarantee the return of paper submissions). The Grundy Staff is able to help participants scan their entries on our copier.

Grundy Library reserves the right to reproduce your work. You can reuse all your work after the contest.

Complete the Graphic Novel Making Contest Entry Form. Entries turned in without a complete Contest Entry Form will be ineligible. Entries with more than one author/illustrator must each provide a Graphic Novel Making Contest Entry Form with their submission. Please download the form from the link below or by calling the library and arranging Curbside Pickup. 

Entries are encouraged to be submitted digitally through email

Entries can also be submitted to the Grundy Library no later than the end of the business day on Monday, February 28, 2022.

There is a limit of one entry per contestant(s).

Entry Forms and Judging Rubric


Graphic Novel Contest Entry Form (PDF download link)


Judging Rubric (PDF)

Entries will be viewable digitally on Issuu. 

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