The Fourth edition of the Atomium Prizes for comic strips with prizes totalling €100.000 will be awarded in Brussels tomorrow, 18 September.
The winners of the Atomium Prizes, organised as part of the Comic Strip Experience, will be announced on Friday 18 September. The announcement will be made exclusively online this year, due to the current health measures. Ten prizes, totalling €101,500, will be awarded to the 2020 winners. Three new prizes will be awarded this year: the Atomium Children’s Prize, the Atomium Spirou Junior Prize and the Atomium Spirou Young Authors’ Prize.
Creating comic strips has become more difficult in recent years – it is often difficult for comic book professionals to make a decent living from it. Brussels authorities are awarding the Atomium Prizes to support comic strip creation and authors. Most awards are cash prizes so that the winners can finance their work. This year, over €100,000 will be distributed among the 10 winners.
As the usual ceremony could not take place due to the health crisis, the winning authors and books will be announced online tomorrow, Friday 18 September.