Dazzle us with your artwork and tell the story of Venice Preserved.

If you're brilliant at bringing out a story through your artwork, we have quite the competition for you. We'd like you to create a graphic novel style strip of the plot of our newest production, Venice Preserved, letting us, and our audiences, know what they can expect to see before coming to the show.

If you're looking for some inspiration, check out our concept trailer below. We hope it inspires you!

Play trailer

What to do next?

You've created your graphic novel strip for Venice Preserved and are ready to submit. Don't worry, this is the easy part.

All you need to do is email your artwork to key@rsc.org.uk with the subject line RSC Key Graphic Novel Comp.

A few rules

  • The artwork submitted must be your own original work and as it's only one entry per person, be sure to make it your best work.
  • It can only be up to two A4 pages in size and must give us the plot of Venice Preserved.
  • You must be 16-25 years old at the time of entering, a UK resident and an RSC Key member.
  • The closing date for entries is Sunday 28 July at 11.59pm. Any entries received after this time won’t be accepted. Be sure to read the complete terms and conditions before entering.

The Prize

Our panel of expert judges will be choosing three winners from all entrants who will receive a first, second or third prize. 

Winners could win tickets to watch Venice Preserved, as well as tickets to Coventry Comic Con and a bundle of independent comic books.

Along with this, your artwork will also be featured on some of the RSC's and The RSC Key's social media channels, and website too!

Who are the judges?

  • Prasanna Puwanarajah

  • Andy Williams

  • Coke Navarro

FAQ - Key Graphic Novel Competition

Concept image for Venice Preserved
Illustration by Coke Navarro © RSC Browse and license our images

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