- Jul 27 Contest: create a comic to win huge prizes! 
Good news, creative types: we’re hosting our first-ever Create a Comic Contest! We’ll provide a bunch of pre-chewed Gaia artwork that you can mix and mash into your own insane concoction. The best comics will be voted on by Gaians, judged by the Gaia staff and rewarded with fabulous prizes!
The theme for this contest is "Oh, SNAP!" You don't have to use those specific words anywhere in your entry, but please be sure it conforms to the general theme of Oh Snapness. Somebody's gotta get snapped.
We’re teaming up with Pixton for this contest, because their site is set up to do exactly what we’re after: making and sharing comics online. It's got everything you need to make a great entry: click-n-drag characters, freestyle panel layouts, and loads more.
And now for the good part: we’ve got a bunch of Gaia Cash and rare items for our talented winners, plus some memberships to Pixton+, which lets you create comics like a pro. Here’s what we’ve got lined up:
- Grand prize: $100 worth of Gaia Cash, a rare Red Miniwings item and a lifetime membership to Pixton+ (a $100 value)
- Runner up: $50 worth of Gaia Cash, a rare Golden Laurels item and a 1-year Pixton+ membership (a $50 value)
- 5 honorable mentions: $30 worth of Gaia Cash and a 6-month Pixton+ membership (a $30 value).
Better be quick, because you’ve got to submit your entry before August 10th! The public voting will commence on August 11th and last through the 21st. We’ll judge the finalists and announce the winners on August 24th. Remember: Oh, SNAP!
Note: when you visit the link below, you can log in with your Gaia username and password.
Create a Comic!
- Aug 05 Create a Comic: Get those entries in before Wednesday! 
You've only got a few days left to submit your entry in our Create a Comic Contest, made possible by Pixton! If you haven't given it a shot yet, better hurry: you've only got until Wednesday, August 10th.
In case you missed it, the theme of this contest is "Oh, SNAP!" So make sure some snappage is involved. As if the reward of creating a piece of art weren't enough, we're giving away some rad prizes:
We've also made it a little easier to share your creation with other Gaians. We've added some special Pixton Tags that let you embed your entry in a post thusly:
[pixton]url of your comic[/pixton]
It's a great way to build up hype for your entry before the public voting begins. Now go create a comic!
Create a Comic
- Aug 12 Create a Comic: Time to Vote! 
The Create a Comic Contest is now closed to entries. Thanks to everyone who took the time to submit a comic-- in the end, we had over 7,000 entries!
Now that the first round is over, it's time to vote for your favorites (or if you're proud of your own, it's time to strong-arm your friends into voting for yours). Your votes will determine the finalists, and a panel of Gaia staff judges will expertly pick the winners.
Remember, the stakes are high: we've got a bunch of amazing prizes lined up for the winners and runners-up.
One last note: your entries won't be saved on Pixton's servers after the contest is all over, so if you want to keep a copy of your comic, be sure to grab a screenshot or upgrade to Pixton+ to easily save the image. Now get out there and vote!
- Aug 26 Create a Comic: Here There Be Winners! 
The Create a Comic contest, powered by Pixton, is now at an end!
We received tons of great entries and some passionate voting from the community, but now it's time for the big reveal. Our robe-clad panel of judges has convened in the secret stone crypts beneath Gaia HQ, and after much ominous chanting and giggling, the final winners have been chosen. Here they are:
- Grand Prize
- Gaia's Worst Dating Service Videos 2 by Dominatrix Dita
- First Runner-Up
- SNAPARTY by Joy Grim
- Honorable Mentions
- Talents by Bitchboots
- Fear the Patronus by Grazchan
- Flying Dates by Cecily Cambell of Housman
- Not Old Spice, Ancient Seasoning by Kyos_girl_4_ever
- Birth of the Nyan Cat by Spock son of Sarek
Thanks for all the wonderful entries! We had many a hearty chortle while choosing the winners, and the creativity (and dirty, dirty minds) of our community never ceases to impress us.
How did you like this contest? Was it fun, or a flop? Please let us know in the feedback thread
Reminder: these entries won't stay on the Pixton site forever, so remember to grab a screencap of your comic if you want to save it! You can also save images much more easily by upgrading to Pixton+ for $1.99.