Join Africa’s VX Art Tournament 2021

Vortex Corp and Comic Con Africa are proud to announce the 2nd edition of VX ART TOURNAMENT – the largest digital art tournament in Africa! With the same ambition of celebrating African digital artists, for 2021 they aim to reach even more talent across the continent and globe through their 100% digital experience.

The theme of RESILIENCE for the 2021 VX Art Tournament reflects on the post-pandemic world, and how people collectively unite to heal and survive. Submit for a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to South Africa for the 2022 Comic Con Africa in Johannesburg; ArtStation Pro subscriptions and gift cards; digital tablet coupons; and much more. The tournament is open to African artists, at home and abroad, with no specifications on skill level. The submissions must be delivered in a timely manner, contain original artwork, and free of plagiarism. Submission deadline is September 22nd, and the top 10 winners will be revealed on October 23rd, 2021.

During each round of the tournament, the selected qualifiers must successfully complete their task and win over the judges, in order to move onto the next round. The top 20 qualifiers will need to create a new piece of artwork, based on a theme chosen by judges for the final decision on WHO WILL HOLD THE GOLDEN PEN! These judging sessions will be live on Facebook and YouTube. 

The tournament will be moderated by Bill Masuku, a Nommo Award nominated comic book artist and writer from Harare, Zimbabwe. Creator of comics: Razor-Man, Welcome to Dead World, and Captain South Africa as well as the author of the Misfortunism book series.

The judges are from all sectors of the art and media industry: Shawna Mills (Story Artist, Marvel, Lucas Films); Lemi Ghariokwu ( Veteran Artist, Fela Kuti Music Artworks); Andy Cung (Story Artist, Netflix, Cartoon Network); Rodrigo Lorenzo (Illustrator, Boom!); and Jamie Broadnax (Founder, Black Girl Nerds).

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Vortex Corp is a creative content and entertainment company from the heart of Africa, Nigeria, exporting African culture through visual artistry. They an integration of creative expressions which deliver high quality entertainment through comics, animation, and interactive media bridging the gap between art and technology via digital media

Comic-Con Africa organizes events showcasing comic books and science fiction/fantasy related film, television, and similar popular arts. These exhibitions often feature a larger range of pop culture and entertainment elements across virtually all genres, including animation, toys, gadgets, clothing, collectable card games, etc.

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