Platinum Dan recently announced that unlike last year's Comic Book Challenge, this year's top 50 entrants will all receive a prize in addition to the $595 that will be given to help with the traveling expenses. Prizes include comic software and Wacom tablets.
More information can be found here but below are the prizes:
The Top 50 Entrants will receive:
Copies of Comic Book Creator software (http://www.mycomicbookcreator.com)
With 1 super pack of all versions (Marvel, Nickelodeon, Barnyard, etc.) going to the winner.
The Top 10 Semi-Finalists will receive:
Copies of Toon Boom Studios' software suites (http://www.toonboom.com/products/)
7 copies of Toon Boom Studio Express (for 7 of the ten semi-finalists) ($99.99 value each)
2 copies of Toon Boom Studio (for 2 of the 3 finalists) ($399.99 value each)
1 copy of Toon Boom Solo (for overall winner) ($2,999.99 value)
And the Top 3 Finalists will receive:
Wacom Tablets (http://www.wacom.com/productinfo/)
2 mid-size wacom tablets (for 2 of the 3 finalists)
1 large size wacom tablet (for overall winner)