The Reading Agency and Phoenix comic launch competition

The Reading Agency and Phoenix comic launch competition

The Reading Agency has launched a new comic competition with The Phoenix, owned by publisher David Fickling.

The Finish the Comic competition follows on from finish the story competitions and asks children to complete a comic started by illustrator Jamie Smart. To enter the competition, children must download an original cartoon from Smart using the Summer Reading Challenge website, then finish the cartoon with six panels of words and pictures.

Robert Sommerlad of the Reading Agency said: “This is a terrific competition; fun for children who enjoy comic strip adventures, which is pretty well all of them… We’re expecting this to be very popular.”

The entries will be judged by the editor of The Phoenix and a panel of contributors. A year's subscription to the comic is the first prize and the closing date for entries is 15th May.

The Phoenix is edited Will Fickling and is sold via subscription.