Manga Contest: “Fantasy”

About the Theme

Assalam Ue Alaikum Muslim Manga Community! Muslim Manga is back with another contest, that we hope will inspire your creative streak, surpassing the boundaries of reality and into the genre of fantasy! Do you like your Manga with a touch of magical elements, a sprinkle of dragons, or even a talking unicorn or two? Well now is the chance to showcase your imaginative ideas and talent into a Manga, following the guidelines below, with an aim to create the most fantastical, fantasy-themed entry and have fun along the way. 

About the Contest

 This contest focuses on the theme of fantasy aspects in art and storytelling that can be drawn from all kinds of sources, like famous fairy tales, local legends, or even figments of your own imagination. Since fantasy allows for a lot of creative freedom, there is an emphasis creativity drawn from aspects of the genre into your artwork, such as fantasy creatures and powers / abilities. Your job is to create one (1) hand drawn or digitally created Manga of four pages minimum. The cover page does NOT count as a page. Your Manga can include characters and stories entirely your own, or be a mashup of well-loved fantasy tales so long as credit is given to the source / owners of your ideas or any characters. The focus of your Manga should convey a small story / scene or positive message. 

Rules

  • Follow the theme of fantasy and include at least one aspect / element of this theme in your Manga.
  • Submissions must be respectful and not stray towards any inappropriate content (in terms of language, message, or obscenity). 
  • Your work must be presented in English (other languages are welcome so long as translations are provided). 
  • Include the following somewhere on your submission: Name, title of work, and the name of the contest it is being entered for. 
  • Do not break any of Muslim Mangas general submission rules (questions are welcome). 
  • Coloured pictures are not a must, if your artstyle does not require it. 
  • No plagiarism of other works, if your Manga is a mashup please give credit to all original sources. 

Duration

  • The contest will begin November the 22th (12:00 am EST) and will end December the 31th (11:59 pm EST).  

Submissions

  • Write MuslimManga.org at the bottom of your work, and send original files to contests@MuslimManga.org for submission. 
  • Digital submissions can be sent as a jpeg, png, or pdf file. Ensure that it is easy to open and does not require a specific software to run it (we only need to see your work, and do not require access to see changes or edits). 
  • Traditional submissions can be scanned and sent as any of the above file types. You can also take a picture of your submission. Pictures should be:
    • Easy to view every detail (not taken from too far away or from too close)
    • Under good lighting so that no part of your picture is clouded by shadow or lit too brightly to see. 
    • Any dialogue / writing should be legible. 
    • The coloration / any additional features of your image should be easy to view. 
  • Entries will be judged primarily based on creativity, quality of Manga constructed (ex. clear, neat pictures, engaging premise), and correlation with theme.  
  • Remember, entries for the contest must be submitted ON TIME

 

Prizes 

  • First Place Winner
    • A chance to collaborate with Muslim Manga’s own artists and editors on a featured Muslim Manga comic, plus a shout out on social media. The winner will be contacted by Muslim Manga for the collaboration Manga.
  • Two Runner-Ups: 
    • Will receive a congradulatory sketch from Muslim Manga artists, plus a shout-out on social media

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