Fumetto Competition 2021

© Nando von Arb

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 2021

This year's topic:  without borders

Carefree happiness, infinite freedom, totally detached and lost in blissful nothingness. Being without borders can mean many things. It can be liberating, trigger feelings of euphoria, create a desire for something new. But it can also generate insecurities and fears. Are you really free, where do you reach your limits and where do you set your own? To overcome all borders, we can build new bridges, the possibilities are endless! What does all of this mean to you, how do you create these chances for yourself? Where do you stand and  what does it mean to you to live without borders?

Draw us your comic, that includes the topic «without borders» in any form.




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)


DEADLINE: 4th of January 2021 (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.
PACKAGING: 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.


Fumetto Wettbewerb, Rössligasse 12, CH–6004 Lucerne, Switzerland
Confirmation of participation will be sent by the mid of February 2021. The works will be returned by the end of August 2021.


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 from 20.-28. of March 2021, 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.


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.





For the first time ever: Swiss Criminal Code illustrated!

A co-production from Fumetto and Lawbrary.ch

Fumetto is illustrating the Swiss Criminal Code - and we need you to do it!

Together with Lawbrary.ch Fumetto is decorating the Swiss Criminal Code (StGB). And you can apply today! We’re looking for artists, illustrators and painters who will draw pictures in order to illustrate and shape the different articles in the Criminal Code.

Apply now and draw one or multiple articles. Give the Swiss Criminal Code the makeover it so desperately needs! In total there 74 articles, that we need illustrated. Pick on (or two or three) and draw them! In the end we will pick one drawing per article and publish it in our online version of the law on lawbrary.ch. You can apply for multiple articles and hand in a drawing for each.

In the PDF you’ll find all the info you need. (sorry, german version only)

-> french version

registration deadline: december 31, 2020

Die Eingabe für die Comic-Stipendien ist online.
Bis am 14. Februar 2021 könnt ihr eure Arbeiten bei den Städten Basel, Luzern und Zürich und neu bei Bern einreichen.

Alle Infos und Bedingungen findet ihr unter http://comicstipendien.ch/

Es werden Stipendien in der Höhe von CHF 37'500 vergeben.
Also unbedingt bewerben & weitersagen!

Our annual Fumetto Comic Competition is launched.

Sign up here and send us your comics by January 4, 2020.

We are looking forward to it!

Als Amici unterstützen Sie den wichtigsten Comic-Anlass in der Schweiz und somit vor allem junge, innovative Comic-Kunst. Wir bedanken uns für Ihr Engagement mit einem einzigartigen Festivalerlebnis.

Firmen-Amici ab CHF 750.–
Super-Amici ab CHF 200.–
Amici ab CHF 100.–
Amici-Piccolo ab CHF 50.–

Informationen zu den einzelnen Kategorien und Anmeldung direkt hier

Festival 2021: 20.-28. of March