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Author Topic: Line Webtoon Contest  (Read 411 times)

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Line Webtoon Contest
« on: June 21, 2018, 02:00:52 PM »
I know most people here mostly talk about making anime and manga but I wanted to let you guys know about the webcomic contest over at Line Webtoon.  Here is a link to the contest but I will type it out in case anyone is wondering about it.

June 11 - September 13
Anyone can enter, just need to submit your webcomic

September 21
8 contestants are chosen (2 from each of the 4 categories)

September 22 - October 28
Contestants need to create 2+ episodes (chapters)

November 5
4 finalists are chosen (1 from each of the 4 categories)

November 6 - November 14
Finalists need to create 1+ episodes (chapters)

November 16
Winner is chosen

Most Gripping (5+ episodes with a minimum of 40+ panels per episode)
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • Supernatural
  • Mystery/Crime
Most Laughs (8+ episodes with 12+ panels per episode)
  • Comedy
  • Slice of Life
Most Epic (4+ episodes with 35+ panels per episode)
  • Fantasy
  • Sci-fi
  • Action
  • Superhero

Most Feels (6+ episodes with 40+ panels per episode)
  • Drama
  • Romance

Top 8
  • $5,000
  • Invitation to Webtoon Green Room Party at NYCC
  • Offer to become featured (full time job where you get paid monthly)
  • Assistance from the editors
Top 4
  • $25,000 (Total of 30,000)

Grand Prize Winner
  • $50,000 (Total of 80,000)

Judging Criteria
40% Level of Audience Engagement

60% Judge Assigned Scores
  • 30 points Narrative
  • 40 points Genre-Specific Attributes
  • 30 points Pacing, Clarity, Readability

Then here are a couple other links that they have
Official Rules
Webcomic Tips

If you don't know how webcomics are different than your average manga then I shall explain.

First off, webcomics are generally colored while mangas are pretty much Black and White.  While there are some webcomics that are B&W, it's very rare but if you really want to go B&W then it isn't going to be the end of the world.
Another thing is that webcomics are meant to be read on phones or computers (compared to manga, comics, graphic novels being read in a book format) so they are optimized differently.  It uses infinite scrolling instead of page by page.  Often times the gutters (space in between panels) are huge so things don't seem as cluttered and you can use them to slow down a reader to get more suspense as they scroll to the next panel.  Another thing about the vertical scrolling is that you want to direct your reader ?down? instead of having panels ?side? by ?side? (unless the scene calls for it).