The theme of this Comic Contest is “PUNK!” and the works must be stories that are in any way related to the punk movement, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and as such will be an integral part of the theme inspiring the next TCBF.

The candidate/s must present a comic story composed of a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 4 drawings or plates related to PUNK. The maximum format for each drawing is A3 (29,7×42 cm).

All entries inspired by characters and real events as well as fictional will be accepted, as long as they are inspired by the punk movement and its main features.

The drawings can be created with all kinds of hand-drawn techniques and can be in black and white as well as in color. Digital coloring and digital lettering is also admitted, but all submissions must include the original drawings/tables.

The submitted works must be previously unpublished. Copying, retracing and / or reproducing existing work is strictly forbidden.

Participants must send their drawings - strictly original - by registered mail with receipt of return (Special Delivery / Registered and signed for) no later than August 31st 2016 (as attested by the postmark)to the following address:

Ass. Fumetti in Treviso c/o Spazio Paraggi, Via Pescatori, 23, 31100 Treviso, Italia

In the days following the deadline, a jury of professionals will select the works which will be displayed during the Treviso Comic Book Festival 2016, from September 22nd to 25th 2016.
The list of winners and all the related information will be published on our website www.trevisocomicbookfestival.it on September 12th 2016.

There is no entry fee for this Comic Contest!

It's free to enter!

Who can enter?

The contest is aimed at all new cartoonists aged 18 and over worldwide. By “new cartoonists” the organizers mean non-professional authors, who are not in any way employed in the illustration field and have not published work at a national and international level. Students specializing in comics and authors collaborating with fanzines or self-productions will be admitted.


The awards are offered by the Padova International School of Comics and consist of the following:
- 500 euros for the first place;
- 300 euros for the second place;
- 200 euros for the third place.
Additional mentions, recognitions and awards offered by the sponsors of the event will be communicated at a later stage.

The awarded works, alongside other three works selected by the jury, will be shown during the TCBF in a dedicated space which will form an integral part of the exhibition programme.

Official website

For all further informations about the 5th International Competition for New Authors 2016 visit the following official website:


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