Much of this is subjective advice, but I suspect all of it will be useful.
- A Guide to OCTs by YamiRedPen How to OCT: A Visual Guide by RobinRone OCT 101 by Tofubeast OCT Guide: Hosts, Judges, and Competitors by Songdog-StrayFang
- The Secret is Simplicity by Endling A Word of Warning by EscapeFromNevara OCT Host Advice by FanArtPoodleAfro OCT Advice from the PMOCT Host by RobinRone Tournament Observations by Mul OCT 101 (2012) by Colatechi OCTS-The Eternal Struggle by Colatechi
- General Art and Writing Tips by OCBZ Links and Resources by RoninsUltramix What Makes a Good Audition by sincerely Unique Character Design Tips by thundercake Don't lose the character through the Gimmick by Coelasquid OCT Realizations by Coelasquid Paneling Outside the Box by Aaron Diaz Things to Avoid When Making Comics by CrowbarTK-Hullo Discussing the OCT Deadline Flood by Shinkoryu14
- Judging by cailencrow The Judging Process by Caretaker-of-Myth Judges' Criteria by Nytrinhia, clickmon, and Icymasamune