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The challenge is to show us YOUR take on our beloved Van Isle Con superhero, "ViGuy". Get creative with it! 

For a better look and more info on ViGuy check here: Who Is ViGuy? and Art Of Van Isle Con


Judges Choice 

Sponsored by:

Winner will receive:

  • $500 CAD

  • Promotion on the front page of our website and all social media.

  • The front page of our program! (1,250 will be made and distributed) 

  • Your work displayed at the show


Peoples Choice

Winner will receive:

  • $300 CAD

  • Promotion on the front page of our website and all social media.

  • A full page in our program (1,250 will be made and distributed) 

  • Your work displayed at the show


Honourable Mentions 


A group of creators who did exceptionally well will be apart of our honourable mentions in our program on our website and social media.

We want to see you create something amazing!  Here’s how to enter.

  • Subject matterYour goal is to bring our superhero to life! The only thing we ask is that Van Isle Cons very own super hero “ViGuy” is represented in the piece and that he is recognizable. This does not mean ViGuy must be the only thing in the image. Take us to new worlds, show us a side of this character yet to be explored, Let your style tell a story. Art is about creativity and exploration, make changes, make improvements, get creative!

  • Location: This contest is open to all of Canada and the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington and Idaho—and Montana and Wyoming.)

  • What we need: Your name, short bio, where you're from, name of the piece, a quick write about the piece.

  • Medium:  We accept most forms of media. From watercolour, oil, acrylic, mixed media, digital, pen and ink, pencil, charcoal, and so on. You can work in black and white or in colour. The only mediums that do not qualify are photobashing, matt painting, and photo manipulation.  We do respect these artistic mediums but they do not complement the rules of the contest.

  • NUDITY, violence AND PROFANITY: Keep it clean... with exceptions. We don't believe in censoring your creative abilities but you are also representing our show and our character. We do not accept forms of pornography, racism, or other such nonsense you cheeky devils. 

  • Share your work: You are going to want to share your piece on all social media and let your friends know to vote for your image. Use the hashtags #vanislecon and #ViGuyArtContest

  • YOU OWN THE RIGHTS: We will not own the rights to your work and will not sell or profit off of it. You will be given permission to sell and share your work that features our character "ViGuy" once the contest is done. We will retain the rights to the character and will be able use your images on social media and our website or potentially other marketing material indefinitely as a form of promotion for future contests or the show but we will never take ownership of the work and the original artist will always be credited.

  • Deadline: The deadline to enter is April 28th. NOTE: DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MAY 5TH! 

  • FREE TO ENTER: The contest is intended to give opportunities to artists and to support them, which is why it is free to enter. 

  • Going to the show: You do not have to be an artist at the show nor do you have to attend to be eligible to enter or win. Although we highly recommend going because it is going to be amazing!

  • Note: All accepted applicants will be displayed on our website in a gallery.


There are two forms of judging and way to win this contest. 

Judges Choice: Your work will be reviewed by our panel of talented and professional judges. They will be looking for overall creativity, how well you represent the character, technical skill like values, colour, composition and so on.  

Peoples Choice: To be announced soon...

Ken Steacy

Renee Nault

Gareth Gaudin


Competition Terms and Conditions

By entering this competition, you hereby agree to the following terms and represent and warrant to Van Isle Comic Con (“Van Isle Comic Con” or “us”) that all registration information you submit is truthful, accurate and:

  1. Eligibility - The competition is open for all artists of 18 years of age or older whose use of does not and will not violate any applicable law or regulation, or any agreement to which they are a party.

  2. Copyrights – All of the images that you will be submitting are images of original artwork created by yourself or are artworks created by an artist who authorized you to submit the images on his/her behalf. Images submitted by you do not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyright or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity. You may not post, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. Without limiting our rights, it is our policy to terminate all relations with any artist who infringes copyright upon our receipt of a notice of infringement from the copyright owner or the copyright owner’s legal counsel.

  3. Accepted Media - Painting, drawing, digital, printing, and mixed media are eligible. Video art, film, performance art, sculpture, jewelry, photography and crafts are not eligible.

  4. Artwork Subject Matter -  The artwork which will be uploaded by you will not include material that is pornographic, sexually explicit, violent and/or racist.

  5. Juror – If for any reason an announced juror is unable to judge the entries, the entries will be judged by the remaining jurors and/or alternate jurors.

  6. Jurying - Judging will be ‘blind’. Individual scores from judges will be averaged to produce a single score for each entry. No names or other indicators will be shown in judging to lead to the entrant and no names or other indicators are allowed on the Entry that could indicate who is the author of the Entry.

  7. Awards - Awards for the selected artists are described at the awards page on the competition website at the following link:
    There are no alternatives available for award winners.  Awards recipients are responsible for any import taxes or levies payable on receipt of the awards in your own country. All awards must be collected no later than 30 days from the announcement of the results.

  8. Artwork sales - Van Isle Comic Con will not sell or distribute your artwork for profit or revenue of any kind

  9. Usage of Images – We will have the right to publish images of your artwork selected by the jurors on our websites and other advertising channels to promote future competitions and your artwork.

  10. Retention of Images - By uploading your artwork, you authorize us to retain the images of such uploaded artwork in our system until the conclusion of the competition. You further authorize us to retain such images following the conclusion of the competition. We are retaining these images in order to promote future competitions. At any time, after the conclusion of the competition, you may send us an email at requesting that we delete such images. We will confirm the receipt of the email and your images will be deleted within 10 business days after your receipt of our confirmation.

  11. Changes in Schedule - Van Isle Comic Con reserves the right to change competition deadlines and dates due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control.

  12. Limitation of Liability – In the event that you bring a lawsuit or assert in any forum any claim whatsoever against Van Isle Comic Con, its agents, employees, representatives and/or officers, in connection with and/or arising from any claims that are in any way related to your participation in the competition and/or our relationship with you in any manner whatsoever, the maximum amount of damages to which you shall be entitled on all of your claims in the aggregate shall be the greater of either (a) the insurance proceeds received by either you or Van Isle Comic Con in connection with your claim or (b) in the event that your insurance claim is denied for any reason whatsoever and/or is not covered by the insurance policy, no more than the total amount actually paid by you to us in connection with your entry.

    In the event that you commence a lawsuit or other legal proceeding against Van Isle Comic Con or any of Van Isle Comic Con’s owners, officers, employees, agent, representatives or affiliates in connection with and/or arising from any claim whatsoever relating to the competition and/or our relationship with you in any manner whatsoever; a) you hereby unconditionally consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in the State of New York, New York County, b) New York law shall apply for the adjudication of any such claim and c) Agora shall be entitled to recover from you all of its costs and expenses relating to any such proceeding including, without limitation, its attorneys’ fees.


Indemnity - You agree to indemnify and hold Van Isle Comic Con, its owners, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, representatives and employees harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, relating to any claim made by any third party due to or arising out of your violation of any of the foregoing terms and conditions and/or any breach of your covenants, representations, and warranties set forth above.strong

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