IGNATZ SUBMISSIONS WILL BE OPEN FROM APRIL 1 TO MAY 31
PLEASE READ THE CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS BEFORE FILLING OUT THE SUBMISSION FORM BELOW
Your work can only be submitted for 1 of these mutually exclusive Award Categories
Minicomic– This category includes both one-shots and series. Minicomics are defined as comics that are not “professionally” published. Minicomics are usually printed at the local copy store or via a risograph, hand stapled, and predominantly self-distributed and are not solicited through major distributors.
Comic – A comic nominated in this category should represent the best marriage of both art and story in a single issue of a comic that are professionally published in the floppy comic format familiar to superhero comics and such larger publications as Love and Rockets..
Online Comic – This category is for web based comics. A nominee in this category can be an individual comic, continuing storyline comic or strips. For a work to be eligible in this category it must be published on the web prior to appearing in print format. Nominated sites must also adhere to the same publishing timeline as the categories for print material.
- Works posted on web pages outside the timeline are not eligible. Nominated sites can utilize animation but should still be recognizable as a comic (“If you read it, it’s a comic. If you watch it, it’s animation.” is the best guide for how much animation is too much).
Graphic Novel – This is for one continuous story by a single artist or artist-write combination of at least 64 pages that has not been previously published as a series.
Anthology – This award recognizes a book or other collection of selected writings by multiple artists or multiple artist/writer combinations.
Collection – This award recognizes a book of either:
A) Selected shorter comics from various prior publications or online by the same artist or artist/writer combination or
B) A serialized story or part of a story that was previously released in separate parts, either as individual comics or parts of prior anthologies by the same artist or artist/writer combination.