Animation & Comic


Golden Dragon Award



China Animation & Comic Competition Golden Dragon Award

  The Golden Dragon Award is the official competition of China International Comics Festival, which is one of the major projects of the China Twelfth 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 Chinese 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”. 


The highest level 

  The Golden Dragon Award was an original animation and comic competition formally approved by the State Ministry of Culture, and was highly recognized by the national, provincial and municipal leaders. The relevant leaders in original SAPPRFT, Guangdong Province and Guangzhou attended all previous award ceremonies.


The most authoritative

  An authoritative jury composed of dozens of senior cartoonists from around the world. 


The largest new star discovery platform 

  More than a thousand shining stars emerged from the contest, such as Benjamin, Jidi, Xiada, Ruan Junting, Zhu Bin, CHRY, Han Lu, Mi Si, Tan Jiu, Great Annie, Yao Wei, Nie Jun. More than 200 million award-winning works were published, and the copyright was exported to Asia, Europe and the United States, which promoted the rapid development and internationalization of Chinese comic and animation.


The richest activities

  While vigorously promoting the development of the Chinese original animation, it also held the Cosplay National Super Competition, Competition of Stars Dancing in Galaxy, Cartoonist Conference, Works Touring Exhibition and International Animation Game Expo, and created China's ACGN index and positive energy animation creation support platform.


The most well-known

  It received the attention of national government, Guangdong provincial government and Guangzhou municipal government. It held press conferences repeatedly and organized various news media to interview. Over 100 media such as Xinhua News Agency, China News Agency, China Central Television, China Culture Daily, China Press and Publication Radio and Television Newspaper reported the activities about the Golden Dragon Award. Multimedia such as Guangzhou tower, Guangzhou metro and Guangzhou bus propagandized the activities. The related results from Baidu and other search engines were more than 5 million. More than 400 million micro-blog information were read. The number of audiences of videos related to the series of activities in the whole network was more than 500 million. 

The Highest International Impact 

  The Golden Dragon Award has established an exchange and cooperation channel with nearly 70 countries around the world. As an comic and animation cultural exchange link between China and the world , its footprints spread over Europe, Asia, Africa and North America, showing the world the China's amazing comic and animation industry.