• 23 - 26 September 2021
  • TBC

VX Africa Art Tournament

CURRENT STAGE IN PROGRESS: Semi finals: 19th September 2020 (10 artists).

TOP 20 THEME : HERO

NEXT ROUND RULES :

  1. SUBMISSIONS CLOSED ON THURSDAY 17TH 11:59PM (WAT)
  2. DO NOT PLAGIARISE / COPY ARTWORK SUBMISSION.
  3. ART SUBMISSION SHOULD BE CREATED EXCLUSIVELY FOR COMPETITION (VX ART TOURNAMENT).
  4. SUBMISSIONS TO BE MADE IN THE FOLLOWING ART DIMENSION: 5400px X 6750px (142,875cm x 178,593 cm)/PORTRAIT OR LANDSCAPE 
  5. UPLOAD YOUR ART ON THE DRIVE : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1KwL1f8nG-nT1H8brRO8sXs9CvB7QW7tm?usp=sharing 
  6. POST SUBMISSION USING HASHTAG #CCAonline #VXARTTOURNAMENT AND TAG @comicconafrica_official and @vexpoafrica (FOLLOW THEM) TO MAKE YOUR ENTRY ELIGIBLE. MAKE POST ON INSTAGRAM USING THIS CAPTION FORMAT (insert information in dash):

    SUBMISSION FOR VX ART TOURNAMENT
    TITLE OF ART: ________________________
    FULL NAME OF ARTIST: _______________
    NARRATIVE BEHIND THE ART: ________________________

    BE SURE TO MAKE YOUR POST A SLIDE SHOWING PROCESS OF MAKING ART WORK
    (EITHER PROCESS VIDEO OR SIGNLE IMAGES OF ROUGHS, LINE & FLATS)

The biggest online Art Tournament in Africa

Comic Con Africa supports the VX Art Tournament Africa 2020 Edition in the lead up to Comic Con Africa Online, taking place on 24 – 27 September 2020. 

“It critical to Comic Con Africa that we showcase talent from all over the continent and so it made sense for us to partner with Vortex on this great initiative. The aim is to get all artists from around the continent to showcase their art and have a chance to form part of Comic Con Africa Online” said Carla Massmann, Portfolio Director for Comic Con Africa.

With the Con going online it eliminates barriers for participating, allowing for bigger community inclusion. The winner will receive flights, accommodation and a spot in the Artist Alley in Comic Con Africa 2021’s live event, and all participants from the Quarter Finals will be given the opportunity to be showcased during Comic Con Africa’s Online Con.

 

About the Tournament

VX COMICS (Vortex Corp.) presents its first digital experience and largest Digital Art tournament in Africa through a celebration of African digital artist via its maiden tournament. Contrary to the competitive nature of tournaments, this one is designed to encourage engagement between fan and artist, while creating fun and entertainment in the growing geek culture community across the continent.

This medium will also be used to bring African digital artists and characters to the global limelight and put them in view of the industry. The theme for this year’s edition is Humanity and how we express ourselves through art.

THEME: Humanity

“Art should be on the side of humanity”. - Chinua Achebe

In this strange times of a pandemic and lock down we are all exploring the inner space of our thoughts and imagination deeper than ever. For artists, it’s the moment to find their voice and show it the world.

More than ever it’s time to celebrate Humanity in its purest form. That is to say our capacity to co create harmoniously and in solidarity. In this time of restriction, art and comics are a chance to move around into fictional worlds and connect with each other.

Let’s show humanity through art and enlighten hidden talents!

- Nilda Brianto Project / Operations Manager, Vortex Corp (France).

Meet the Judges

Marcus Williams - Professional Illustrator and Comic book artist/writer (Tuskegee Heirs and The Super Natural Woman”).

Afua Richardson - Professional Illustrator and Comic book artist/writer (World of Wakanda) 

Bimpe Alliu - Concept Artist at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) with projects  Marvel Avengers,  Jurassic Park, Aladdin, Spider Man and many more.

Rad Sechrist - Creator and Executive Producer of Kipo and the age of Wonder-beasts 

Loyiso Mkize - Visual artist, founder of LMArt (Pty) Ltd / Creator KWEZI comics

Stephanie Hayot - Partner & Alliance manager at ArtStation

Process and Rules

Timeline:

Qualifier stage : 1st - 24th August  CLOSED

Group stage :  24th August - 29th August (50 artists) CLOSED

Knock out stage : 31st August- 5th September (30 artists).  CLOSED

Quarter final : 7th September - 12th September (20 artists).

For artists that reach quarter final please note that a new art work will  required due by September 10th to advance in competition 

Semi-Final round : 14th September- 19th September (10 artists).

Final: 21st September to 27th September (5 artists)

Winner announced : 27th September

Judging Parameters:

- Concept & Imagination
- Story
- Composition & Perspective
- Line Art / forms
- Inking
- Colors*
- Lighting & Shade

The Prizes

1st Place

Flights, Accommodation and a Spotlight Artist Alley Booth at Comic Con Africa 2021 in South Africa - Johannesburg 

 $500 Comic book contract 

CLIP STUDIO EX software

$50  ArtStation gift card

1 Deco 03 digital tablet

1 Pro ArtStation account 

 

 

2nd Place

1 Artist 12 Pro digital display tablet

CLIP STUDIO PRO software.

1 Pro ArtStation account

$800 cash prize

3rd Place

1 Deco Pro S digital tablet

CLIP STUDIO PRO software

1 Pro ArtStation account

$200 cash prize

 

4th Place

1 Deco Pro S digital tablet

1 Pro ArtStation account

5th Place

1 Deco 03 digital tablet

1 Pro ArtStation account

6th -10th Place

Consolation prizes

Sponsors and Partners

Supporter

WACOM NIGERIA

Media Partners