Social Justice Comics Contest

Can YOU create a comic about social justice through non-violence? What story would YOU tell through words and images about racism, gender discrimination, bullying, or any social injustice?


Submission Guidelines

  • Create your own comic with a maximum length of 5 pages, including the cover page.
  • Your comic should deal with a social justice issue and ideally non-violence.
  • Each submission must be the creative and original work of the contestant(s).
  • Computer-generated images are allowed as long as they are your original work (no clip art).
  • Submit your comic in TWO formats: as a PDF (for the judges) and a JPEG file (for display purposes). Highly recommended: 300dpi resolution and CMYK color profile.
  • Comics may be the work of an individual or group.
  • Artists may submit more than one comic.
  • Submit your comic through this online portal by November 10, 2017 at 11:59pm.

Judging Criteria: Entries will be judged on their use of the theme social justice, overall story, creativity and illustrations.

Prizes for each age group: 1st prize $100 gift certificate to Vault of Midnight, 2nd prize $50 gift certificate, 3rd prize $25 gift certificate. Winning comics will be published in the Vault of Midnight’s new magazine.

  • Ages 14 and under
  • Ages 15-18
  • Adults 19 and older

Comics are POWerful!!! Did you know . . .?
The 10¢ comic book Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story (1957)

  • played an important role as a primer on nonviolent resistance in the civil rights movement
  • inspired nonviolent protests in Latin America, South Africa and the Middle East
  • inspired the graphic novel trilogy March, which has received numerous prestigious awards, including the 2016 National Book Award.

Click HERE to download the Social Justice Comics Contest flyer.