As part of its 2014 program, the Journal de Spirou is holding a “Spirou Challenges” competition, Les Défis de Spirou, where each month readers and fans are given a task to complete in order to win a selection of prizes. The challenges so far haven’t been too relevant to Spirou Reporter (photograph a Spirou lookalike, cosplay as characters from one of the magazine’s comics, etc.), but this month it might be of some interest…
Challenge #4 is to draw a one-page Spirou & Fantasio story, to be judged by a a jury consisting of Émile Bravo, Fabrice Tarrin, Yann, and Olivier Schwartz. The deadline for submission is 30. May, and entries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with your full (real) name and address. You do not have to be a magazine subscriber or buyer, and as far as I can tell the contest is open to anyone in the whole world (not associated with the magazine), but if you are a minor you should get permission from a parent or legal guardian. One entry per contestant. (Complete rules here, in French.)
The prizes the winner can select among include a one-year subscription to the Journal or to the Izneo e-comic service, 100 EUR worth of purchases from the Spirou store, 10 comic albums from the Dupuis catalog, or your portrait drawn by a Journal de Spirou artist. Runners-up get to choose some number of Dupuis albums. In addition, entries may be published in the magazine or online.
While the rules don’t mention anything about the comic having to be in French, I think that’s probably assumed. Or at least it should help your chances. But perhaps some commenters could assist if you need someone to translate?