Fumetto – International Comix-Festival Competition

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Comix Competition (Int.)


Each year, Fumetto – International Comix-Festival Lucerne holds a competition to give comic creators the opportunity to compare their work, present it to a broader public and to exchange views with others. The competition’s theme this year is Energy.


  • Deadline: 17th of January 2011 (date of postmark)
  • Format: A4 or A3 (other formats will be disqualified)
  • Form: only Comics (stories in picture form), no cartoons accepted, no digital entries
  • Number of pages: maximum 4 (only 1 comic)
  • Labelling: name, address, telephone number, e-mail and date of birth on the back of each page
  • Packaging: sturdy envelope, no rolls
  • Return Postage: if the return postage is not enclosed or not sufficient, the works will not be sent back but kept for one year only
  • For Siwss Nationals: stamps, or money in the value of the stamps needed
  • For Foreigners: 5 Euro
  • Categories: Cat. 1: 18 years or older / Cat. 2: 13 to 17 years / Cat. 3: up to 12 years of age
  •  Schools: Please enclose a list with names and details (see Labelling ) of the participating students and information about the school/class.

The Jury 2011

  • René Fuhrimann, socialcultural animator, Lucerne
  • Andreas Gefe, comic artist and illustrator, Zurich
  • Duscha Kistler, art historian and art director of Fantoche Int. Animation Film Festival, Zurich
  • Robi Müller, organizer shape Lucerne, Zurich
  • Sabine Witkowski, editor Carlsen Verlag, Hambrug


  • Forty to fifty comics will be nominated by the jury for the exhibition during the festival. Those not nominated will be shown in folders.

Awarding of prizes

The winners will be announced and the prizes awarded on Friday the 8th of April 2011.

The Prizes

  • The jury will award three prizes in each age-category.
  • There will also be a prize for the best scenario, regardless of the categories.
  • The festival's visitors will be able to vote for the peoples choice award.
  • The winners will receive cash prizes totalling 5000 CHF, and goods to the same value.

Send to

  • Fumetto Competition, PO Box 5163, CH-6000 Luzern 5

Official announcement

Fumetto assumes no liability in case the work sent to us is lost, or damaged. Unless the sender instructs otherwise, Fumetto is entitled to use the work for journalistic reports, to publicise Fumetto, to show a reprint in a touring exhibition, and / or to pass on the addresses of the comic creators.

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