Graphic Novel Making Contest
If you have a talent for creating comic/manga style illustrated short stories, you are invited to enter San José Public Library’s Graphic Novel Making Contest for all ages as part of our 2019 Summer Learning Challenge. Submissions will be curated into collections that will be shared with library users all over San Jose—and beyond!

Submitting to the San Jose Public Library Graphic Novel Making Contest

Create your own comic book with a maximum length of 8 pages, including the cover page. Use letter-size paper (8.5 x 11) with black-and-white drawings and text on one side only.

Each submission must be the creative and original work of the submitting author/illustrator. Any submissions with more than one author/illustrator listed, will be considered a single entry 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).

San José Public Library reserves the right to reproduce your work. You can reuse all your work after the contest.

Complete and submit the Graphic Novel Making Contest Entry Form and the Photo / Creative Works Release Form. Forms turned in without the Photo/Creative Works Release Form will be ineligible.

Digital entries may be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on Wednesday, July 31.

There is a limit of one entry per contestant.

Entries will be judged using a rubric scale covering the following: overall story, originality, creativity and illustrations; by a panel of library staff and comic industry professionals.