Ringo Awards 2020 Nomination Ballot Deadline Approaching

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – June 23, 2020 – The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards is an annual celebration of the creativity, skill, and fun of comics. The awards return on Saturday, October 24, 2020 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.


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Fan and Pro Nomination Ballot Deadline Approaching
Fan and pro-jury voting will close on June 25, 2020. 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 26, 2020 and will be due by September 23, 2020 for final tallying. Presentation of the winners will occur at the Baltimore Comic-Con on the evening of Saturday, October 24, 2020.
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
Perennial Jury-Only Nomination
* The Mike Wieringo Spirit Award
Fan-Only Favorite Categories
* Favorite Hero
* Favorite Villain
* Favorite New Series
* Favorite New Talent
* Favorite Publisher
“We’ve already received a significant uptick in voting over last year,” said Marc Nathan, Baltimore Comic-Con promoter. “It has been rewarding to watch the fans, pros, and publishers get behind the awards on social media, encouraging followers to vote. Our 2020 jury has a huge (virtual this year, due to the pandemic) pile of comics and graphic novels submitted by publishers, and they are currently in the depths of the review process. We’re expecting another great final ballot this year, and are excited ourselves to see what it will look like this August 26th!”

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