Asian Youth Animation & Comics Contest (AYACC)


Premier event for Asian youth animation & cartoon arts
Platform for Asian young talents

The Asian Youth Animation and Comic Contest is rapidly becoming the premier contest, anticipated event, and the most prestigious award for original Asian animation and comics throughout the world.

Established in the People’s Republic of China, the Asian Youth Animation & Comics Contest (hereinafter referred to as “AYACC”) is authorized by All China Youth Federation, and hosted by ACYF International Project Cooperation Center, Cartoon Commission of China TV Artists Association, and Guiyang government.

AYACC is dedicated to:

· Integrating the cultural resources of Asia
· Promoting the influence of Asian animation and comics
· Creating a cultural image of Asia for the world and for the distinct cultures of Asia
· Providing a platform of information and educational exchange
· Boosting development of the Asian animation industry

The Theme of 2008 AYACC is “Cartoon Dream”, which involves animated television series, animated shorts, comics, comic books, illustration, and other forms of cartoon art.

The Grand Prize and more than 30 other awards has been set up for the Contest, such as Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Student Work and Best Visual Effects. The total amount of prize will be 100,000 RMB together with trophy

A grand Awarding Ceremony will be held on July 18 2008 in Guiyang, China. All prize winners will be invited to the ceremony, and participate in a series of programs including “Cartoon Industry Development Forum”, “Best Animation & Comics Show” and “Cartoon Night Party”.

AYACC has promoted its event among 20 Asian countries and regions, including Japan, Korea, India, Israel, Thailand, Russia, Malaysia, Turkey, Singapore, the Philippines, Iran, Kuwait, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China, as well as welcoming the participation of Asian youth around the world. AYACC has received great response and participation worldwide. The Asian Embassies in China have also expressed their willingness to support the event by organizing participation of their domestic artists.

AYACC is integrating the top-level resources of the Asian cartoon industry, boosting the influence of the Asian cartoon, advancing the development of Asian cartoon image, and providing an information exchange platform for the Asia cartoon industry.

AYACC is becoming a primary beacon for Asian cartoon arts, and the premier showcase of young Asian artists, while celebrating the cartoon arts of Asia with grand ceremony.

Call for Entry
The entry deadline will be on May 20, 2008.

About the Contest
Anyone living in Asia and /or with roots in Asia under age of 40 is eligible for enter,

TV series, short animation, computer-assisted or computer-generated, animation, comics, illustration

☆ Grand Prize
☆ Best Production
☆ Best Screenplay
☆ Best Director
☆ Most Innovative Design
☆ Best Original Score
☆ Best Visual Effects
☆ Best Character Image
☆ Best Student Work
☆ Best Technical Innovation and Application
☆ Special Jury Prize
For details, please refer to “AYACC Regulation”and “Entry Form”

Total amount: 100,000 RMB
Trophy and Certificate

Awarding Ceremony
Time: July 2008
Venue: Guiyang China


All China Youth Federation
Guiyang government
Cartoon Commission of China TV Artists Association

ACYF International Project Cooperation Center
Guiyang Information Industry Bureau

Associate Partner
Korea Animation Producers Association
Seoul Animation Center
Korea Cartoonists Association
Korean Society of Cartoon and Animation Studies
Tokyo Broadcasting System
Indian Animation Xpress.com
Cartoon & Animation Association (Hong Kong)
Asia-Pacific Cartoon Association
Animation & Cartoon Creation Association (Taiwan)

Please send your submission(s) to the following address:
Room 9B, Green View Apartment, No. 38 Houguangping Hutong, Xicheng District Beijing 100035, China

Main media

Media support
BTV Kaku channel
HNTV cartoon channel
SINA.com cartoon century

AYACC organizing committee
January 2008