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SCHEDULE

DEC 6
Enrollment Opens

FEB 6
Enrollment Closes

FEB 7 @ 12PM PST
5x5 Fest Begins!
Judges assign teams a PROP, a SETTING,
and a LINE OF DIALOGUE

FEB 12 @ 12PM PST
Submission Deadline

FEB 20
Winners Announced

RULES

• Teams can be any size, even just one person.
• Comics can be any genre.
• Comics must be exactly five pages long. Covers and title pages are allowed, but do not count towards 5 page count.
• Contestants must use their assigned prop, setting, and dialogue at least once in their comic. Comics can have multiple settings.
• Teams may organize, plan, and communicate before the 5 Day Period, but all creative work (writing, art, lettering, etc) must be done during the 5 Day Period.
• Characters and stories must be original. No copyrighted material allowed.
• Comics can be submitted any time before the deadline, but any submissions after the deadline will be disqualified.
• Comics must be submitted as PDF (any dimensions).
• Must be 13 years or older to participate.
• Click here for FAQ and FULL RULES

 

PRIZES

1ST PLACE
$500
Prize pack of Alterna comics and graphic novels worth $100

2ND PLACE
$200

AUDIENCE AWARD
$100

1st, 2nd, & AUDIENCE winners will have their comic reviewed on COMIC BASTARDS

FINALISTS
The top 10 comics will be published in the
2018 5X5 ANTHOLOGY

ENROLLMENT FEE

EARLY ENROLLMENT
(before Jan 5)
$20

STANDARD ENROLLMENT
(Jan 5 – Jan 31)
$25

LATE ENROLLMENT
(Feb 1 – Feb 6)
$30

 

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SPONSORS

 
 
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JUDGES

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