Comic-Con 2018 Teen Art Contest

General Rules

  • All submissions artwork that meets Library standards will be entered into the Orange Public Library (OPL) Comic-Con® Teen Art Contest. All qualifying entries will also be published in a booklet at the end of summer.
  • You must be 13 to 18 years old to enter.
  • All materials submitted become the property of OPL. By submitting your work to us, you are giving OPL the non-exclusive right to publish your work in any format, including print, electronic, and online media. However, all individual contributors retain the right to submit their work for non-exclusive publication elsewhere.
  • Submit only your original work. Do not submit a version of someone else’s work or a drawing of a copyrighted character (like Spider-Man, Wolverine, or anime characters).
  • Requesting anonymity: If you don’t want your name published, please check the anonymous box when submitting your work. We will respect your request and not publish your name in print or online, but we must still have accurate name and address information for every user.

Type of Artwork Accepted

We will be only accepting 8.5” x 11” artwork that you have created yourself on paper. Artwork should relate to comic convention themes.
  • 1 entry per person.
  • It must be 100% your own artwork; adapting someone else’s artwork or tracing is not allowed and will disqualify your entry.
  • Traditional artwork should be created using things such as pencils, markers, pens, crayons, paint, etc. We are not taking digital work, 3D pieces, or photography at this time.
  • Your entry will not be returned to you at the end of the contest.

When and where can you enter?

The Library will begin accepting submissions on August 1, 2018. Please complete a Submission Form and drop it off along with your entry at the Welcome Desk at the Orange Public Library & History Center or at the Information Desk at the El Modena or Taft Branch Library (Submission Forms are available at these drop off locations and online). We will be accepting entries until Saturday, September 22 at 12 pm.

Winners will be announced that afternoon at 3:30 pm in the Community Room during our Comic-Con® event.

And now the fun part…What can you win?

  • 1st place -$150
  • 2nd place - $75
  • 3rd place - $50
If you have any questions about submitting artwork, e-mail us at or call (714) 288-2472.

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