Social Justice Comics Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the social justice comics contest! We received many outstanding submissions; entries were judged on their use of the theme of social justice, their overall story, their creativity, and their illustrations. Each of the winning contestants listed below received a gift certificate to the Vault of Midnight and were invited to participate in the Marching Forward Symposium. The first place contestants in each age group will also have their comic published in the Vault of Midnight’s new magazine!

19 and over age group:

First place: AURA by Vasilis K. Pozios, Marguerite Sauvage, & Rachel Deering
Second place (tie): The Red Lipstick by Alexa Caruso
Second place (tie): The Party by Sean Carolin
Third place: Conscript by J S Carré and Dhalia

15 to 18 age group:

First place: Color Blind by Leila Mullison
Second place: What can we do? by Valerie Matula
Third place: At Age…by Sara Kenward

14 and under age group:

1st place: Hidden in Plain Sight by Maia Hodgin & Juna Hume Clark
2nd place: Trump Stories by Avik Patel

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.