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VX ART TOURNAMENT 2021

Art by Sulieman Gwadah

 

After the success of last year edition, Vortex Corp and Comic Con Africa are happy to organize the second edition of VX ART TOURNAMENT. With the same ambition of celebrating African digital artist, for 2021 we aim to touch more talents across the continent through our 100% digital experience.

VX Art Tournament 2021 virtual cup minted as an NFT on Opensea for 1st Prize Winner

FINAL JUDGING SESSION

JUDGING SESSION 2

JUDGING SESSION 1

RULES, JUDGING & PRIZES

AGENDA

Date:  Sept 1st -Oct 11th 2021

Call to artists

Date:  Oct 16th 2021

Qualifier : 50 artists

Date: Oct 23rd 2021

Semi Final : 20 artists revealed

New art (variation of the theme)

Date: Nov 6th 2021

Winners revealed : Top 10

RULES

  • Timely Delivery
  • No Plagiarism
  • Must follow challenge guidelines
  • Exclusive art
  • Process video recorded from group stage
  • Form filled properly
  • All art entries on instagram with  #ComicConAfrica,  #VXArtTournament  @vexpoafrica @comiccon_africa

2021 THEME - RESILIENCE

The Strength to create is worth defending

JUDGING PARAMETERS

  • Concept & Imagination
  • Story
  • Composition & Perspective
  • Line Art
  • Inking
  • Colors*
  • Lighting & Shade

1ST PLACE PRIZE

  • Economy flights, Accommodation & Artist Booth at Comic Con Africa 2022
  • VX Art Tournament 2021 virtual cup minted as an NFT on Opensea 
  •  $500 Comic book contract
  • $50 ArtStation gift card
  • $50 – $100 Tablet Coupon
  • 1 Pro ArtStation account
  •  CLIP STUDIO EX Software

2ND PLACE PRIZE

  • 1 Pro ArtStation account
  • $50 ArtStation gift card
  • $600 Comic book contract
  • $250 Tablet Coupon (Parblo)
  • CLIP STUDIO PRO software

3RD PLACE PRIZE

  • 1 Pro ArtStation account
  • $50 ArtStation gift card
  • $200 Cash Prize
  • $100 Tablet Coupon
  • CLIP STUDIO PRO Software

4TH PLACE PRIZE

  • $100 Tablet Coupon 
  • $50 ArtStation gift card
  • 1 Pro ArtStation account

5TH- PLACE PRIZE

-$100 Tablet Coupon
– $50 ArtStation gift card
– 1 Pro ArtStation account.

6TH - 10TH PLACE PRIZE

  • -Consolation prizes

LIVE JUDGING SCHEDULE

 

JUDGING SESSIONS WILL BE LIVE ON FACEBOOK 

Date: Oct 16th 2021 (6PM WAT).

Qualifier:  Top 50 Artist

Date:  Oct 23rd 2021 (6PM WAT)

Semi-Finals : Top 20 Artist

Date: Nov 6th 2021 (6PM WAT)

Final : 10 Artists

2021 JUDGES

The tournament will have a team  of 6 Judges who will be reviewing the top 100 art submissions. The  judges are from diverse backgrouds with high global experience in digital  art.

BILL MASUKU

BILL MASUKU

VX ART TOURNAMENT MODERATOR

ANDY CUNG

ANDY CUNG

Story Artist - Netflix, Cartoon Network

RODRIGO LORENZO

RODRIGO LORENZO

Illustrator - BOOM! Studios (WWE / NBA)

LEMI GHARIOKWU

LEMI GHARIOKWU

Veteran Artist - Fela Kuti Music Artworks

JAMIE BROADNAX

JAMIE BROADNAX

Founder -Black Girl Nerds / SDCC Host

2021 SPONSORS & PARTNERS

WHAT HAPPEND IN 2020

Last year’s edition was organised by VEXPO AFRICA (A division of Vortex  Corp) and hosted by Comic Con Africa, our ambition was to highlight  African talents from all over the world and bring them to the global  limelight.

With our first edition, African artists from across the globe participated  creating a larger community and inclusion within the diaspora. This online  tournament is open to both professionals and self taught artists giving  opportunity to all participants to access feedback from experts and  reputed figures of the industry.

The competition ran from August 1st to September 27th 2021  punctuated by weekly live sessions with our judges. The winners were  announced during the Comic Con Africa Online finale.