Teens Superhero Zine Competition 2024

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Calling all teens between the age of 13 and 18 years old! Unleash your creativity and become a superhero storyteller!

Inspired by ComicsPlus, join our first Teen Superhero Zine Competition 2024, where you can allow your creativity to take flight and bring your superheroes and supervillains to life! This competition is designed for teenagers who love storytelling, comics, graphic novels and manga, and the thrill of creating their own superhero universe. 

The theme this year is “Superheroes”.

Let your imagination soar as you bring superheroes to life on the pages of your very own zine! From caped crusaders to cosmic adventurers, explore the limitless possibilities within the superhero genre. 

How to participate 
  • All entries must be zines that are hand-drawn in the style of comics.  
  • The zines should be A3 in size, folded down to A6, with no limit on the number of pages. You can download an A3 template at the bottom of this page or pick up a copy from any of our libraries.  
  • Use the A3 to A6 format and make it as visually captivating as possible.  
  • When you have completed your masterpiece, pick up an entry form from any of our libraries or download one at the bottom of this page.  
  • Attach the completed entry form to your zine artwork and drop it off at any of our libraries. 

Get ready to showcase your artistic flair and storytelling skills! 

All entries must be received by 6pm on Monday, 11 March 2024 at any of our libraries.  

Results will be announced on our website no later than 3 weeks after the closing deadline and all participants will be informed via email. 

The top 3 winning entries will receive gift vouchers from Paper Plus and the overall winner will also get their zine cover framed. 

Stay connected with us on Instagram for behind-the-scenes, tips, and other information. 

For tons of inspiration and superhero content check out ComicsPlus on our website for all your heroic inspiration.

Download zine template(PDF, 62KB)
Download entry form(PDF, 31KB)


Terms and conditions
  • All entries must be received by 6PM, Monday, 11 March 2024.  
  • All entries must be submitted with a completed entry form attached to a drop box at our libraries.  
  • No digital artwork will be accepted. Only hand-drawn artwork will be accepted.  
  • No fanart is allowed, i.e. no art using copyrighted characters is allowed.  
  • Upper Hutt Libraries has the right to use the artwork on our social media and website for promotional purposes only. 
  • Feedback will not be offered.