Penlab Create! Rookie Creator Awards – Penlab

Penlab Create!

Rookie Creator Awards

Kickstart your career in creating komiks.

The Rookie Creator Awards

is a komiks-making competition to discover new talents and help kick start their komiks publishing career. Participants can win the opportunity to be serialized, get published, and earn cash prizes to continue their work.


Any creator who doesn’t have a solo publishing deal or a serialization deal can submit a comic to qualify for the awards.

We accept one-shots, series updates, or pilot comics — as long as it’s at least 16-24 pages for standard comics and 20-40 panels for webtoons.

Read the full rules and requirements here.

Win the chance to get published and serialized as a Kumu-Penlab Original and as a Kwento Monster story!

Plus cash prizes for Best Comic, Best Writing, Best Art, and Kumunity Choice!

Submit your komik now!

Make sure all your details are correct, and that you upload everything according to the guidelines!

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