BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – June 13, 2019 – The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards is an annual celebration of the creativity, skill, and fun of comics. The awards return for their second year on Saturday, October 19, 2019 as part of the fan- and pro-favorite convention, The Baltimore Comic-Con.

Unlike other professional industry awards, the Ringo Awards include fan participation in the nomination process along with an esteemed jury of comics professionals.
More than 20 categories will be celebrated with top honors being given at an awards ceremony.
Fan and Pro Nomination Ballot Deadline Approaching
Fan and pro-jury voting will close on June 20, 2019. Nominations are tallied independently, and the combined nomination ballot is compiled by the Ringo Awards Committee. The top two fan choices become nominees, and the jury’s selections fill the remaining three slots for five total nominees per category. Ties may result in more than five nominees in a single category. Nominees will be listed on the ballot alphabetically.
If you have not already submitted your ballot as a fan, please do so before the deadline.
Final Ballot Voting
After processing by the Ringo Awards Committee and Jury, the Final Ballot are targeted to be available to comic creative professionals for voting on August 21, 2019 and will be due by September 18, 2019 for final tallying. Presentation of the winners will occur at the Baltimore Comic-Con on the evening of Saturday, October 19, 2019.
Nomination Eligibility
Eligibility for creators and creative works is determined by publication in the preceding calendar year – print publication date takes precedence over electronic publication date. For electronic works, the date of publication is time-stamped with most publications and at least 3 episodes/installments of continuing works must have appeared during the eligibility period.
Fan and Pro Nomination Categories
* Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist)
* Best Writer
* Best Artist or Penciller
* Best Inker
* Best Letterer
* Best Colorist
* Best Cover Artist
* Best Series
* Best Single Issue or Story
* Best Original Graphic Novel
* Best Anthology
* Best Humor Comic
* Best Comic Strip or Panel
* Best Webcomic
* Best Non-fiction Comic Work
* Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel
* Best Presentation in Design
Jury-Only Nomination (with four bonus jurors)
* The Mike Wieringo Spirit Award
Fan-Only Favorite Categories
* Favorite Hero
* Favorite Villain
* Favorite New Series
* Favorite New Talent
* Favorite Publisher
Hero Initiative Award (selected by the Hero Initiative)
* The Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award
* The Dick Giordano Humanitarian Award
“Voters have come out in force again this year,” said Marc Nathan, Baltimore Comic-Con promoter. “In our third year now, the fans, pros, and publishers seem to have the process down pat — you submit your nomination ballot, you let your social networks know you voted, you encourage your friends to vote, and if you’re a creator or publisher, you lobby for voters to nominate your work. We’ve seen some great graphics posted by comics creators encouraging voters to nominate their works. The jury review submissions from publishers was fantastic, and our jurors are now reading through their stacks of comics and graphic novels. This year’s final ballot should be another great one, making for a tough challenge (in a good way!) for eligible voters to make their selections once the slate is announced.”
Thank You to Our 2018 Sponsors
Please take a moment to support our 2018 Ringo Awards sponsors:
Presenting Sponsors:
Gold Sponsors:
Silver Sponsors:
Friendship Sponsor:
Gift Bag Sponsors:
If you would like to sponsor the Ringo Awards in 2019, please email us at contact@ringoawards.com for more information.
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BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - June 13, 2019 - The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards is an annual celebration of the creativity, skill, and fun of comics. The awards return for their second year on Saturday, October 19, 2019 as part of the fan- and pro-favorite convention, The Baltimore Comic-Con. Unlike...