Each year, Fumetto Comic Festival Lucerne holds a competition to give comic creators the opportunity to compare their work, present it to a broader public and to exchange views with others.

THEME 2019

Bike – We love our bike, cycle or two-wheeler. No matter what you call it, biking is the best way to get around: fast and flexible! We enjoy whizzing away feeling the wind in our faces – full of energy but emission-free. How do you think about that? Are you located in a bike paradise or fighting your way through the urban jungle, headed to Kilimanjaro or just to the next bakery – draw us your bike story!

Partner: Umsicht


Simone Floriane Baumann, Comicartist, publisher of “2067” Comix, Zurich CH
Ueli Kaltenrieder, Advisory Board LZ Christmas Action, Lucerne CH
Marc Locatelli, Illustrator/former cyclist, Zurich CH
Ilan Manouach, Concept artist, musician and book publisher, Athen GRC
Judith Vanistendael, Illustrator and Graphic Novels, Molenbeek BEL


DEADLINE: 4th of January 2019 (date of postmark)
APPLICATION: Register under the application form, wait for an e-mail which provides your user number, print e-mail and enclose it in you application.
FORMAT: A4 or A3 (other formats enclose application will be disqualified)
FORM: Only comics (stories in picture form), no entries via e-mail.
NUMBER OF PAGES: Maximum 4 (only 1 comic story).
LABELING: Name, address, telephone number, e-mail, user number, date of birth and paging on the back of each page.
PACKAGE: sturdy envelope, no rolls.
RETURN POSTAGE: For Swiss residents only: stamps or money in the value of the stamps needed. Foreigners: 15 Euro. If the return postage is not enclosed or not sufficient the works will not be sent back but kept for one year.
CATEGORIES: Cat. 1: 18 years or older / Cat. 2: 13 to 17 years / Cat. 3: up to 12 years of age (reference date is the deadline)


Register under the application form «Schule» and enclose the list with names and details of the participating students and information about school, class, teacher, e-mail and telephone number.


Forty to fifty comics will be nominated by the jury and shown in the exhibition during the festival, those not nominated will be shown in folders.


Fumetto will award three prizes in each category. There will also be a prize for the best scenario, regardless of the categories. The festival‘s visitors will be able to vote for the peoples choice award.


Application form for individuals
Application form for schools



Fumetto Wettbewerb, Rössligasse 12, CH–6004 Lucerne, Switzerland

Confirmation of participation will be sent by the end of January 2019. The works will be returned by the end of August 2019.

Fumetto assumes no liability in case the work sent to us is lost, or damaged. Fumetto acquires the using rights of all submitted works. In particular, Fumetto is entitled to use all submitted works, as well as parts of it, for journalistic coverage, selfpromotion and/or possibly for reproductions in publications or a touring exhibition. Unless the sender instructs otherwise, Fumetto is entitled to pass on the addresses of the comic creators.

There are three categories:

• 18 years or older
• 13 to 17 years
• up to 12 years of age

Format: A4 or A3, only comics (stories in picture form). Maximum 4 number of pages (only 1 comic-story). No digital entries by e-mail, only by post-service.

The Jury comprises artists, comic specialists (college instructors and publishers), journalists, and prominent art personalities.

There is no entry fee.


Open to anyone worldwide.


Fumetto will award three prizes in each category. There will also be a prize for the best scenario, regardless of the categories. The festival’s visitors will be able to vote for the peoples choice award. The winners will receive cash prizes totalling 5000 CHF (approx. 5,135 USD) and goods to the same value.

Moreover, forty to fifty comics will be nominated by the jury for the exhibition during the festival in Lucerne (Switzerland). The winners will be announced and the prizes awarded on Saturday the 14th of April 2019.


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