Our festival will be on the 17-19 October 2014.
Our 2013 competitions are now closed for entries but below you can see the details of those that ran over the 2013 festival. Please do keep checking this website for details of new competitions for 2014!
Young Persons Comic Art Competition 2013
The two best overall winners are….
Sarah Jane Docker
Category winners announced…
Age 6 Category Winner-
Age 7 Category Winner-
Age 8 Category Winner-
Age 9 Category Winner-
Age 10 Category Winner-
Age 11 Category Winner-
Age 12 Category Winner-
Age 13 Category Winner-
Age 14 Category Winner-
Age 15 Category Winner-
The 2013 Lakes International Comic Art Festival called on all young budding artists and comic fans to show off their creative flair and story-telling imagination and each category winner won some fantastic prizes from GAME, Dark Horse Comics and Derwent Pencils.
The competition was open to anyone who attended a school or college in Cumbria or Lancashire. Prizes were awarded to each of the 13 different age categories (one for each ‘school year’), including books supplied by Dark Horse Comics and sketching and watercolour kits from Derwent Pencils, as well as games consoles, provided by GAME, festival posters and T-shirts for the best two overall artists. All category winners also had their work displayed as part of the festival.
The competition was judged by our festival’s founder patrons Sean Phillips, Bryan and Mary Talbot, who recently picked up the 2012 Costa Biography Award, and Hannah Berry, author of graphic novels Adamtine and Britten and Brulightly.
The artwork was produced by Kendal College art student Francie Martinez.
Beano – Design an Original Beano Character
We’re thrilled to announce a special festival competition in partnership with The Beano for young creatives aged 15 or under.
Design an original Beano character and be crowned the Comic Prince or Princess of the Lakes.
The winner’s comic character will feature in a one-off mini comic strip. The competition ends 4pm 20 October 2013.
You must be aged 15 or under (on July 4, 2013.)