In memory of Hamza Al Barzinji (1996-2016), The Hamzanama Comic Contest brings together his passion for comics and the centuries-old classic Hamzanama tradition.
A one of a kind competition that celebrates a centuries-old tradition while creating a brand new one, the Hamzanama Superhero Comic Contest collects diverse stories of heroism told in comic book form. The original Hamzanama was an epic tale that spanned numerous volumes in the life of Amir Hamza, a hero who fought for the downtrodden of all kinds.
Check out MuslimManga.org/events/ for detailed information on the contest.
The 1st place Champion:
$5,000 (offered by the Barzinji Prize Foundation)
1 year of Sugoi membership to Muslim Manga website
Exclusive access to Poji Tower in our Discord Server*
more prizes by Muslim MangaTBD
Second Place Runner up:
Third Place Winner:
Five Honorable Mentions:
The original Hamzanama was an epic tale that spanned numerous volumes in the life of Amir Hamza.
You are to create an original story, up to 20 pages that uses both text and images to tell the next chapter of Amir Hamza’s adventures as he uses his wit, heart, and strengths of all kinds to overcome adversity. Your entry must have Amir Hamza as the Hero (the only required character).
You can depict Amir Hamza in any form you wish. His unique Makkan Stone gives him the power to appear anywhere at any point in history (or the future). your story must include a truly heroic act. You can use any comic style you like (classic, webcomic, manga, etc.), digital or hand-drawn as long as you tell a complete story.
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