New Talent 2019 Competition

Deadline: 1 July 2019
Open to: anyone over the age of 15
Awards: cash prizes


Designed to promote new talent, the BDFIL cartoon contest is open to anyone aged 15 and over who has never been published.

With a budget of CHF 5’000.- (about EUR 4’406), its theme is “Shadow” .  

Each project must present a completely original comic strip, in a board, with or without text, in close relationship with the theme. This theme can be freely interpreted. The project must imperatively be presented on support of format A3 (29,7 x 42 cm) in the French (vertical).

The laureates of the three BDFIL awards will be invited to stay at the festival (12-16 September 2019). The deadline for entries is Monday 1 st July 2019.

The received projects will be exhibited at the festival (12-16 September 2019), as part of the 15 th edition of the festival.


The competition is open to anyone over the age of 15 who has not yet been published.

Read the contest rules here.


  • 1st prize CHF 2,000.- (approx. EUR 1,760*);
  •  2nd prize CHF 1,500. – (approx. EUR 1,320*);
  •  3rd prize CHF 1,000. – (approx. EUR 880*).

How to apply?

In order to apply, please fill the application form.

For more information, please visit the official web page.