CIC nanoGUNE and Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC) propose a comic and science challenge for youngsters from 12 to 18 years of age.


Within the framework of the nanoKOMIK project launched by both centres in 2016, the challenge aims to generate original stories and innovative ideas which will be recreated in the first participatory nanofiction comic by a professional cartoonist.



The challenge is to create a graphic story about a female or male comic superhero with "nanopowers", i.e., sophisticated skills or powers acquired through nanoscience and nanotechnology. To do so, you need to know the following:

  • How to create the nanopower: to create the character's power or skill you can browse the nanopowers and the amazing properties of the materials behind each nanopower. This exercise will inspire you to create a new nanopower or propose a new version of an already existing nanopower.
  • How to create a comic: the main steps to follow for comic creation can be checked on the website.
  • Deadline: from 1st February to 30th April.
  • Languages: Basque, Spanish, French and English.
  • Format: maximum two sheets of minimum A3 and maximum A4 size. For digital work, one print per page, A4 or proportional with 300 dpi resolution.
  • Prizes: three prizes worth €400, €250 and €100 each. The third prize will be voted on the website.
  • All information available in the competition terms and conditions.
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