Create a Comic Competition
Create a Comic Competition
In partnership with The Phoenix Comic, ReadingZone's Create a Comic Competition challenges Primary and Secondary students to make their own comic strips, supported with resources from The Phoenix and author, illustrator and comic creator Sarah McIntyre.
There are two categories for the competition: Primary (4-11 years) and Secondary (11-16 years), and some great prizes from The Phoenix! The competition will close on Monday 5th December 2022, with judging by The Phoenix team. The winners will be announced in January 2023.
This is a fun and creative challenge for children and young people at all levels of writing and drawing, helping to build their creative writing skills and to use illustration as part of their storytelling journeys.
Guidelines & Template to create your comic strip
Get started in creating your comic with these Templates and Guidelines from The Phoenix comic:
Comic strips should be created on a single A4 page.
Entries can be created individually, or in pairs or groups.
Any media can be used to create your comic strip.
You can choose a comic strip with four, six or nine panels on the page, using the following templates, or download all templates via the PDF link, below:
We also have Tips from The Phoenix comic to help you get started, which you can download here:
You can find more advice on The Phoenix website
You can get further tips from author, illustrator and comic creator Sarah McIntyre in the Resources videos, below.
How to Enter the Create a Comic Competition
Entering the Create a Comic Competition
We're so looking forward to seeing your comic strips! Here are further details for how to enter the competition.
Format: Entries should be on a single A4 page. You can use the templates provided, or create your own.
Categories: The competition is open to those aged 4-16 years with two categories: Primary (4-11 years) and Secondary (11-16 years). Entries can be from individuals, pairs or groups.
Prizes: The Primary and Secondary winners' schools will win a year's subscription to The Phoenix comic PLUS, for the comic creator(s), one set of the seven Bunny Vs Monkey books. Runner-Up prizes are a six month's subscription to The Phoenix comic and a Bunny Vs Monkey book.
Closing Date: Entries for the Create a Comic Strip Competition should be posted to ReadingZone and arrive by Monday 5th December.
Entry Form: Each Comic Strip entry will need to have a printed Entry Form attached, or one Entry Form per group, so we can identify who has sent the entries. Please complete the online entry form, print it out before pressing 'submit', and attach a copy to your Comic Strip entry(s).
Please post your comic strips, with an entry form, to arrive by Monday 5th December, to:
PO Box 590
Queries: Email queries to [email protected] (Subject: Comic Strip Competition)