We invite you to submit your vision realized through Mental Canvas. Extra credit will be given for concepts that could not be generated by any other means. You might also go for the $100K in cash prizes if you're motivated by such things.
There are 18 prizes: the grand prize with first, second, and third place prizes of $25K, $15K, and $10K respectively and first, second, and third place prizes of $5K, $3K and $2K respectively in each of five categories:
Our categories are inspirational rather than definitive, because we hate being pigeonholed as much as anyone. The architecture and places category invites visions that invoke a sense of place, presence, or of an object. If the narrative drives your vision then go for storytelling. Education spans the gap from well-taught lessons to refrigerator masterpieces. If realizing an interactive graphic novel or just selling a gag using a few panels with gutters and bubbles is your passion then go for comics. Lastly, napkin sketches capture all else (as well as spills), with emphasis on minimalism and eureka moments.FAQ