Animation & Comic


Golden Dragon Award



The CACC Golden Dragon Award is the official competition of China International Comics Festival, which is one of the major projects of the 12th Five-year Plan. The Golden Dragon Award is regarded as the most authoritative and influential award in China, which also enjoys the longest history. The slogan of the competition is “Showing original works, finding new creators, rewarding innovative spirits, and contributing to the industry”. Supported by famous animation & comic institutions both domestic and overseas, the Golden Dragon Award widely collects entries from global creators. With professional selection and business operation, outstanding creators and works will be discovered by the competition. Since the first one held in 2004, the award has achieved remarkable results by exporting new creators and works overseas. It has inspired the creation of animation & comic in Chinese-speaking area, widely praised by the media and even mentioned as the “Chinese Academy Reward for animation & comic”. 


2.1 Official submission platform:

2.2 Click in from the official register access and fill in the application form for 18th China Animation & Comic Competition Golden Dragon Award, uploading to the author’s own cloud storage with the file named in “entry name + author”. The cloud storage permanent shared link should be filled in the form correspondingly. One application form is for one entry. Participants are responsible for loss due to unclear or inaccurate application information.

2.3 Entries must not include watermarks or "samples".  

2.4 Entries that contrary to the provisions of the following will be disqualified:

  a. Contents inconsistent with the laws and regulations of People's Republic of China;

  b. Pornography, violence, blood and other undesirable content;

  c. Suspected of plagiarism, copying and copyright infringement;

  d. Violation of the CACC Golden Dragon Award competition rules.

2.5 Deadline: July 31, 2021.


4.Review & Award:

Requirements for the Comic Works:


1. The entries can be in coloured or black and white manuscripts, submitted in JPG format.

2. The resolution of traditional comic works must be no less than 300 DPI. The width of scroll comic works must be no less than 800px without limitation to height.

3. Feature comics and picture books must be submitted with a cover. 

4. Hand painted entries must be scanned and submitted electronically.

Requirements for Animation Works:

1. Animation entries must be converted to any format of MOV/MP4.

2. Entries must be the official production and trailers are not accepted. 

3. All participants must offer more than 5 HD screen-shots and one poster.

5.Copyright Statement & Permission of Usage: 

1. No application of participation fees is charged for this activity.

2. Nomination list will be released after the second-round review, and winners will be announced at the award ceremony which is planned to be held on September 28th. Nominees are required to present at the award ceremony. 

1.The entered work must be original and the individual or corporate contestant should have the sole copyright. If it’s proved to be true after investigating the objection against the work raised by a third party, the organizer shall have the right to cancel its qualification for the prize, and the applicant should solely bear the legal liability for breaching the copyright laws.   

2 The copyright of the entered work is in the applicant’s possession and the committee has the right to use it in the following circumstances (without extra notice and paying remunerations):

a. The entered work and its materials are used for competition promotion;

b. The entered work and its materials are used for releasing in media, homepage and mobile end.

c. The entered work and its materials are used for award ceremony;

d. The entered work and its materials are used for the event’s exhibitions (including itinerant exhibitions).

3.The entered work can be submitted by the organizing committee to apply for related competitions or awards. 

These rules are formulated by the China Animation & Comic Competition Golden Dragon Award Committee. If there is any deficiencies, the committee reserves the final right of interpretation. 

Entry submission shall be deemed to agree to all of the above conditions. 


China Animation & Comic Competition Golden Dragon Award Committee

January, 2021


Participants can consult by the following ways:


Twitter:CICF comics festival

Weibo: @中国动漫金龙奖

Wechat official account: CACC金龙奖

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