With great imagination comes great creativity.
Superheroes have long been a pop culture staple; it’s near impossible to imagine our current world without them. The universal appeal of caped crusaders and justice champions fighting for what they believe is right forms the very foundation of why they exist in the first place. Superheroes provide each one of us a figure of inspiration – a personification of an idea that ultimately empowers and motivates.
So what makes a perfect superhero? Is it the colorful costume or the emblem on the chest? Is it their origin story, their superpowers coupled with their bravery and heroic acts, the conflicts they encounter, or is it more about the characters around them?
Is it all these combined and more?
This year, DV Tech Media Corp., in partnership with ComicCon Asia 2018, launches a search that challenges people to figure out their own recipe for the next generation Pinoy superhero, and bring it to life thru the power of imaginative storytelling.
Project X: The Search for the New Pinoy Superheroes aims to give local artists a platform to create the next generation of original Filipino superheroes who represent local culture and values. In doing so, the search doubles as an avenue for recognizing the world-class talent that could potentially rival our overseas counterparts.
With as much as PhP150,000.00 in cash at stake for the winning entry, Project X really puts a premium on the local creator’s ability to come up with original concepts, with the emphasis on character distinction, thematic storytelling, and clear and impactful visual execution.
“We believe that Filipinos have the talent to become creators. More than what the Pinoy Superhero wears or the powers he or she has, what we’re after is an entry with a well thought of character and story. The search is about finding the next generation of Pinoy superheroes – original character ideas that stand for our unique Filipino values and culture, with a moving story that can gain both local and global fan interest,” shares Richard Estuesta, President, DV Tech Media Corp.
So get to your drawing boards and start brainstorming for the next great Filipino defender, guardian, or savior, someone who can inspire people to overcome challenges and restore their faith in humanity.
The mechanics are easy. You can join as your own or form a creative team with your friends and have one representative register online at www.pinoysuperheroes.com. After agreeing to the contest terms and conditions, submit the entry form along with: a two (2)-page story arc and synopsis of the original Pinoy superhero character/s, a two to three-minute video trailer showcasing the character/s plus a sample of an action sequence, and an illustration of the design concept for the superhero/es’ costume/s.
Last day of submission is on March 14, 2018 (Wednesday) not later than 6:00 PM (Philippine Time). Ten (10) participants will then be shortlisted by a group of panelists from the media and comics industry. They will be notified one (1) day after the end of the shortlisting, which happens from March 15 to 17. These finalists will also be announced online at the official ComicCon Asia 2018 and Project X websites and Facebook accounts.
The final judging will be held on March 25, 2018 (Sunday) at ComicCon Asia 2018 located at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City from 10:00 AM onwards.
A two-day regional event, ComicCon Asia happens on March 24 – 25 2018, at the SMX Convention Center. Beyond your usual fan experience, ComicCon Asia will hold industry talks, panel discussions, and workshops led by renowned artists, creators, and producers from around the world, making it a regional industry convention geared at giving Filipino creators global exposure, guidance, and support. For more information on Project X: The Search for the New Pinoy Superheroes, please visit the following links: www.comiccon.asia, www.facebook.com/ComicConAsia,
www.pinoysuperheroes.com, and www.facebook.com/newpinoysuperheroes