International Graphic Shakespeare Competition

We are calling all Artists, Illustrators, Art Students, Designers and Comic Creators to join the

2nd International Graphic Shakespeare Competition

 Extended Submission Deadline: 15 January 2018

You can give your work in Shakespeare’s original English, modernized version, or any language you choose (in this case, please provide simple explanation in English), or you can do without words so far as your images can tell the story. All ages and abilities can enter the competition from professional artists to newcomers.

The style could be in graphic novel style, American comics style, manga, four panel, bande dessinee, or illustration, as you choose.

Submission Deadline: 31 Dec 2017

Results to be announced by the February 2018.
Winners will be awarded during the ASA Conference (28 May 2018)


Submission Guidelines

Entrants are to choose the work/scenes on your own.
Please draw/adapt them in 1 to 8 pages.
Please indicate on which work/scenes your work is based on.

The entries should be submitted digitally — you can create your work on paper first and then scan it, or you can create your work digitally.
The entries can be either in black-and-white or in colour.
Please submit your work either a jpg or a pdf, at 300 dpi, in either size: one page (A5) in 1748 px × 2480 px OR 2 page spread (A4) in 3496 px × 2480 px.

Submissions and queries should be sent to Yukari Yoshihara at