Teen Art Contest

Calling all teen artists! Create and submit your original artwork inspired by comic convention themes (superheroes, science fiction, fantasy, anime, etc.) for a chance to win prizes!

Printable Teen Art Contest Rules

Submission Form

General Rules

All participants, by virtue of their entry, agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions:

You must be 13 to 18 years old to enter.

One (1) entry per person.

Artwork must be original, previously unpublished, and free of copyright restrictions. Submitting a version of someone else’s work or a drawing of a copyrighted character (like Spider-Man, Wolverine, or anime characters) will not be accepted.

All artwork submissions meeting Library standards will be entered into the Orange Public Library (OPL) Comic-Convention Teen Art Contest.

Your entry will not be returned to you at the end of the contest.

Entries must be accompanied by a signed submission form including: name, address, email address, and phone number.

Requesting anonymity: If you don’t want your name published, please check the “anonymous” box when submitting your artwork. We will respect your request and not publish your name in print or online. However, we must have accurate name and address information for every entrant.

By submitting your artwork to OPL, you are giving us the non-exclusive right to publish your artwork in any format, including print, electronic, and online media. However, all individual contributors retain their right to their submitted artwork for non-exclusive publication elsewhere.

OPL reserves the right to change or modify the rules or discontinue the contest without prior notice.

Type of artwork accepted

OPL will only accept 8.5” x 11” original artwork created by yourself on paper format. Artwork must relate to comic convention themes (superheroes, science fiction, fantasy, anime, etc.).

Traditional artwork should be created using mediums such as pencil, marker, pen, crayon, paint, ink, etc. Artwork created using digital software must be printed on paper and the print copy submitted.

When and where can you enter?

Submissions will be accepted beginning August 3, 2020*.  Submission forms are available at all three library locations and online.

Deadline for submissions is September 12, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.*

Drop off your entry and submission form at the Information Desk located on the first floor of the Orange Public Library & History Center or at the One-Desk at the El Modena or Taft Branch Libraries.

Winners will be announced at 3:30 p.m. in the Teen Zone during our Comic-Convention event on September 19 at the Orange Public Library & History Center*.

And now the fun part…What can you win?

1st place - $100  Amazon gift card

2nd place - $50 Amazon gift card

3rd place - $25 Amazon gift card

If you have any questions, please email us.

*For the health and safety of our patrons, volunteers, and staff, this event may be postponed or cancelled due to stay-at-home or social gathering mandates.

This is an image of Citrus, the theme winning artwork for Comic-Con 2020