Cartoon & Animation Contests in China 




Hangzhou: int'l cartoon and animation festival

 Red-Chinese government has foresight and insight into the issue of cultural creativity, and hence promotes the art of cartooning and animation.   Hangzhou's international cartoon & animation festival has promoted Taiwan's best cartoonist T.Y. Ju (Zhu DeYong) in this event for consecutive 3 years.    

  May 3, 2011 : CTV (中國電視公司), one of Taiwan's major TVs reported Zhu DeYong Studio -  a beautiful and majestic house, by captions "working in an unearthly  environment (or earthly paradise)(「在世外桃源工作」)"  ,  " Hangzhou government shows honor to artist Zhu"(「杭州政府禮遇」), etc. (details see youtube or google video by Chinese keywords above)

Taiwan's 3 major newspapers,  <the China Times>、 <United Daily News>、 <Apple Daily> (May 4, 2011) reported that Zhu DeYong's one piece of cartoon art was sold by NT200,000 (about USD70000), 3 pieces totally by about NT400,000(USD 140,000) at auction in Hangzhou's international cartoon & animation festival in China.  Taiwan's <the Liberty times> (usually hostile to communist China) mentioned this news in head-page a few days later.

<Zhu DeYong humor museum> in China will be constructed (suppose will be opened) in 2011.   Taiwan's university paper mentioned that Japanese cartoonists have good museums, now Taiwanese cartoon artist receives respects he deserves as well.


Hangzhou's international cartoon & animation festival also promote Taiwan's famous cartoonist Ju (Zhu DeYong)

Ju(Zhu DeYong) humor museum : cost USD$  39,000,000

Zhu DeYong humor museum in China

Taiwanese government is behind red Chinese government in Cultural & Creative field,  because Hangzhou (China) city is planning to build a magnificent cartooning museum (cost about USD 39,039,000) for Taiwan's top cartoonist Ju.  ( reported by <the China Times>, a major news in Taiwan, April 2, 2009)

Generally speaking, Cartooning is more witty and clever than other arts.   Shortage of witty idea is the weakness of Taiwan cultural and creative industries like advertising, animation, movie, poster,  Taiwan should thinks highly of and promotes cartooning status.




Asian Youth Animation & Comics Contest
2011 in Guiyang , China

        News of July 9, 2011 :   Asian Youth Animation & Comics Contest (AYACC) 2011 Competition is open to
all professional and amateur cartoonists from all over the world.

                                                     New Theme:    1) Car and Traffic     2) Free ;      Deadline : Aug. 1, 2011


ayacc apaca  

 AYACC 2010,   Regulations :
Asian Youth Animation & Comics Contest (AYACC) 2010 Regulations--
          Still image work (Cartoon and Comics) section
1) Asian Youth Animation & Comics Contest is authorized by the Asian每Pacific Animation & Comics Association and hosted
    by the Culture Industry Development Dept. of Culture Ministry of China and  Guiyang government.
2) Asian Youth Animation & Comics Contest (hereafter referred to as " AYACC ") aims to be the top annual award for Asian
    and Pacific original animation and comics.
3) Theme: Free
4) Format(Section)
   (A) Animated work: pass over
   (B) Still image work:
   Single-frame work(cartoon); comic strips; illustration.
5) Qualification:
   The submission should be completed after July 1st 2008 and the applicant has the copyrights of the work.
   (A) Entry for the Category (A) (Animated Works): pass over
   (B) Entry for the Category (B) (Still Image Works):
    - All works must be submitted to send by internet to the appointed email box:
    - The format should be ".JPG " in a minimum size of 300 dpi.
    - Any compressed work such as ".RAR " format is not allowed
   All works must be subtitled in English.
6) Eligibility
   (A) Anyone living in Asia and /or with roots in Asia, Pacific and America, cover all coutry of Asia (including Turkey
         and Cyprus) Community of Independent States (including Russia,Ukraine, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Armenia,
        Kazakstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan ,Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Gruziya, Moldova), South America, Central America
        and North America, Australia, New Zealand, Madagascar is eligible to enter.
    (B) The applicant may enter multiple works, there are no limited of entry number.
7) Awards and Prizes
   (A)Animation Awards: pass over
   (B)Still image work (for Cartoon and Comics) Awards

General Prize:
Special Jury Prize Best artworks
Best cartoon ---------------------------10000RMB
Best Comics Strips---------------------------10000RMB
Best Illustration  ---------------------------10000RMB
Best Character Image (1)---------------------------3000RMB
Most Innovative Design (1)---------------------------3000RMB
Best Students works ---------------------------2000RMB/each

Other honors
   - The organizing committee will inform all nominated prize winners the results of the contest before the awarding ceremony.
   - The organizing committee will invite ONE representative from each award to be present at the awarding ceremony and provide
      the invitees the transportation tickets and accommodations during the time of the awarding ceremony.
   - The nominated applicants who participate in the awarding ceremony will have a free
   -of-charge pass, offered by the organizing committee.
   - Trophies and certificates will be awarded prize winners and nominated applicants.
   - All prizewinners are solely responsible for paying taxes in connection with any monetary award, in accordance with all
     applicable local laws.
8) Submission Period
   Entry Deadline:
   The entry deadline will be on June 15, 2010
9) Condition
   (A) Each submission is allowed to submit to AYACC once. Works awarded in other contests can be submitted.
   (B) Entry form is not required for each submission. But entries must be accompanied by author's full name, address,
        telephone (or fax) and email.
   (C) Submission will not be returned; so please do not send us your only copy!
   (D) Any submission sent by Internet will be accepted.
10) Awarding Ceremony
    The Awarding Ceremony will be held on August 6, 2010, in Guiyang, Guizhou Province, China.
    (A) The organizer of the Contest will issue the prizes and certificates.
    (B) The organizing committee reserves all rights for final explanation.
11) The Right to Utilize the Work
    - The applicant acknowledges and agrees that the Work (in whole or in part) may be reproduced and be widely utilized by the
       Organizer or its affiliated companies by means of broadcast (regardless of media), online transmission (including but not
       limited to the internet and mobile communications), exhibition, and distribution (e.g. in the form of a videogram).  
    - For the sole purpose of publicizing the Award and the future AYACC or similar award(s) organized by the Organizer,
      the Organizer shall have the right, without notice to the applicant, to utilize the Work in whole or in part by means of
      broadcast (regardless of media), online transmission (including but not limited to the internet and mobile communications),
      exhibition, and distribution (e.g. in the form of a videogram) free of any payment to the applicant, in perpetuity.
12) Contact Information
     AYACC organizing committee
     Address : 2801 Suite, No.7 Building, Tian Chang Yuan, Media Village, Beiyuan Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100107, P.R.C
     Tel: 86 10 84827149    Fax: 86 10 84827182
     Web site
      Email: (used only for information, not for entries)

                                  by Committee of Asian Youth Animation & Comics Contest (AYACC) 2010

ps:  In 2009 The Asian Youth Animation & Comics Contest (AYACC) had great success with your great effort, the organizer invited Dr.John A lent from USA, Mr.Rudy Gheysens from Belgium and Mr.Massoud Shojai Tabatabai from Iran to be jury member, finally Mr.Yalaz Sevket from Turkey won the General Best Prize!





   AYACC is supported by APACA which is formed by animation & cartoon experts and masters in Asia & Pacific.  (2009)

   Asian-Pacific Animation and Comics Exchange Center on 180 Chinese acres will house AYACC,  APACA, the center offices, a library, exp halls, a museum, artists studios, humidity-and-temperature-controlled archives, an auditorium, seminar & workshop rooms, interactive areas for children, and a 5-star hotel, etc.

   APACA chairperson Dr. John Lent mentioned "There's little doubt in my mind that this will be one of the two or three best, if not the best, animation and comics centers in the world. 

   According to APACA's plan, in Aug. 2010, all advisory board of APACA will be invited to join AYACC meeting in
   Guiyang. (2010)




Home Page