‘Colmcille VS Loch Ness Monster – the Battle!’ 2D Comic Art Competition 2013

The 2D Comics Festival (organised by the Verbal Group) has joined forces with The Return of Colmcille, Derry City Council, Culture Company and the Derry Journal to create an extra special art competition to celebrate the life of St. Colmcille, as will be depicted in the fantastic ‘The Return of Colmcille’ spectacular on 7th and 8th June this year. 

Colmcille is the patron Saint of Derry~Londonderry and is famous for many remarkable achievements and events in his life, but one of the most exciting was his battle with the Loch Ness Monster in Scotland in 565AD! Colmcille is described as a superhero monk and may have needed powers of some kind to defeat the dreaded ‘water beast’!

We are inviting entrants to draw the scene showing Colmcille in battle with the Loch Ness Monster. We would love to see loads of different versions of the battle & different versions of Colmcille and the Monster too, scary, cute, or whatever shape or size you want - the only limit is your imagination! Colmcille could be shown in a straight up fight, or using his special powers, or maybe he found sneakier ways to defeat the beast… 

Please supply your art on an A4 or A3 page. It can be in black and white or colour. All entries must be signed by your teacher.

Sign up to Enter!

For more details download an entry form in PDF format, or as a Word Document.

Prizes and Age Groups

Six prizes will be awarded to each age group - Foundation (P1, P2); Key Stage 1 (P3, P4); Key Stage 2 (P5, P6, P7); Key Stage 3 (Yr 8, Yr 9, Yr 10) ; Key Stage 4 (Yr 11, Yr 12); 17 and over.

Each prize consists of a £75 Gift Voucher for Smyths Toy Shop, a Family Pass for the fantastic 'Heroes & Legends' show here at 2D, a 2D Comics Festival Pack, plus your winning art will also be featured in the Derry Journal newspaper.

Closing Date: 5pm on Thursday 23rd May 2013