WEBTOON’s 2022 Comic Creators Contest Includes $50K Top Prize (Exclusive)

WEBTOON is looking for heroes, comic creators and rising stars as they announce the 2022 Call to Action Comics, which kicks off in June.

WEBTOON is looking for heroes, comic creators and rising stars for the upcoming 2022 Call to Action Contest.

CBR can exclusively reveal that WEBTOON is launching the 2022 Call to Action Contest this summer. The contest allows comic creators to submit original, action-packed digital artwork for a chance to win prizes of up to $50,000. Winners also get a WEBTOON ORIGINALS spot alongside some of the biggest names in action and shōnen on WEBTOON.

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Submissions for comics will be open from June 1 to July 31, with WEBTOON’s panel of judges announcing the winners on Sept. 30. The top three winners will receive offers to become WEBTOON Originals creators, as well as additional prizes — $50,000, a Clip Studio Pain EX license and the right to have their story adapted into a short shonen-style animation video for the first; $30,000 and a Clip Studio Paint EX license for second; and $20,000 and a Clip Studio Paint EX license for third parties. Fourth and fifth will additionally receive cash prizes of $5,000 each and a Clip Studio Paint Ex License, while the top ten honorable mentions will all receive Clip Studio Paint EX licenses.

“For many comic fans, superpowers and battling evil are the foundational formula for an exciting story,” WEBTOON US vice president of content David S. Lee said. “WEBTOON creators have brought incredible new energy, creativity and diversity to action comics, giving fans a new generation of heroes to cheer for. Great ideas and content can come from anywhere, and we can’t wait to see what thrilling adventures WEBTOON creators submit for the 2022 Call to Action Contest.”

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WEBTOON houses the world’s largest digital comics platform that’s home to some of the biggest artists, IP and fandoms in comics. “Today, a new generation of action comic fans turn to WEBTOON to find the biggest and best adventures in the genre,” the publisher explained when making the 2022 Call to Action Contest announcement. “WEBTOON has emerged as one of the most exciting sources of new action comics, with titles like doom breaker (18 million views) building a global fandom for its sword-wielding, doom-breaking hero, and smash hits like unOrdinary reaching more than one billion views on platform.” Other titles available on WEBTOON include Tower of God, The God of High School and more. The company has worked with DC Comics, Marvel Entertainment, HYBE, Netflix and more of the world’s biggest entertainment brands.

The WEBTOON app is free to download on Android and iOS devices. Full contest terms and entry conditions for the 2022 Call to Action Contest are available on WEBTOON.

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Source: WEBTOON Entertainment

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