WMCC Guidelines

Official guidelines for the Web Monetization Comic Challenge


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Camelle Gomez

September 19, 2021 at 09:36 AM

ELIGIBILITY

Fliptoons’s Web Monetized Comic Challenge is open to all Filipino creators who publish and submit their comics in Fliptoons and are at least 13 or older by the time of submission.


HOW AND WHEN TO ENTER

Creators can enter by publishing their original comics in Fliptoons and by clicking a submit button specially made for the competition on the website starting on November 3, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. GMT+8. The competition will not accept entries beyond November 30, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. GMT+8. More detailed instructions on the steps for submission will be available once the submission period starts. Participants should keep in mind that the purpose of this early announcement is to provide ample time to create their entries and at the same time, to gather as many participants as possible.

Participants can choose to submit, at most, five original comics to the competition and comics submitted should be in jpeg or png format. The pages should not be bigger than 800 pixels wide and 1280 pixels long. Participants can choose to form teams as long as members publish under one name and are credited accordingly.

A minimum of 10 episodes is required per entry while there is no minimum required pages in an episode. There is no upper limit on the number of episodes, however, judges are only required to read up to 35 episodes per title.

Plagiarized works will immediately disqualify the artist from the competition. The characters and stories should be original.

Creators can choose to publish at least one episode per day or all at once as long as they are uploaded within the submission period.

Creators are free to submit in any art style, and in any genre as long as there is no unnecessary explicit content (e.g., nudity, violence) in the cover art.

Letterings, and captions should either be in English, Filipino, or Taglish, a mix of English and Tagalog.


WINNERS

Winners will be announced on December 18, 2021 but if more time is required to evaluate the submissions, the date is subject to change and will be announced in the website and social media. They will be notified through emails within a week of the announcement. For winners below 18, adult supervision is required in receiving the prize.


PRIZE POOL

1st place: P 50,000.00

2nd place: P 40,000.00

3rd place: P 30,000.00

4th place: P 20,000.00

5th place: P 10,000.00

6th - 10th place: P 5,000.00

Special Award - Web Monetization Award: P 25,000.00


WEB MONETIZATION AWARD

This special award challenges creators to shed light and awareness on the privacy invasiveness of ads and the problems surrounding them. This category will award the comic short that best conveys the problem with advertisement-based monetization models and how web monetization solves them. The winner in this category will be decided by the Fliptoons team and panel of judges.

Creators will have to submit under the web monetization category on the website. There should only be one episode with at most three pages.

The works under this category will be judged according to:

  • creativity of artwork,
  • theme consistency,
  • completeness of story,
  • coherence of elements,
  • clear exposition of the issue, and
  • good grammar.

HOW AND WHEN WILL WINNERS BE SELECTED

Winners will be decided by the audience and judges. The audience will vote on their favorite comics. The audience will only be able to give five votes and can only give up to two votes on a submission. Coil subscribers will be able to give additional votes. Subscribers will be given two additional votes and will be able to vote three times on one submission. The votes from the audience will account for 20% of the total score. Only the casted votes will be counted.

The works will be judged according to:

  • creativity of artwork,
  • theme consistency,
  • completeness of story,
  • coherence of elements, and
  • good grammar.

The audience will be able to vote on their favorite comics starting on November 3, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. GMT+8 until December 10, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. GMT+8. Submissions will be ranked based on the combined score from the judges' ratings and the percentage of audience's votes.


COMIC OWNERSHIPS

The creator shall maintain all the rights to the comic, including characters, settings, and story.

The creator is free to submit the same comic in other competitions.

By participating in the competition, the creator grants Fliptoons the right to use their comic's name, artworks and their names for promotional purposes without payment.


You can learn more about web monetization here.

Please refer to this document for a pdf version of the guidelines.


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