BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - April 10, 2020 - The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards is an annual celebration of the creativity, skill, and fun of comics. The awards return for their third year 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 the awards ceremony in October.
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Fan and Pro Nominations
Fan and pro-jury voting 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. Nomination ballot voting will be open to the public (fans and pros) starting April 10, 2020 and will close June 25, 2020.
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, 2020for final tallying. Presentation of the winners will occur at the Baltimore Comic-Con on the evening of Saturday, October 24, 2020.
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
Hero Initiative Award (selected by the Hero Initiative)
* The Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award
* The Dick Giordano Humanitarian Award
Publishers wishing to submit works for review by the Ringo Jurors can submit up to five submissions per "Fan and Pro Nomination" and "Perennial Jury-Only Nomination" category that they feel are worthy of consideration. To participate in this process, publishers are asked to have a single representative send an email to email@example.com information on how to send in your submission.
"The Ringo Awards will move forward in 2020," said Marc Nathan, Baltimore Comic-Con promoter. "While these are uncertain times, that does not impact our ability to recognize the amazing accomplishments of the comics industry! We have already received multiple inquiries from both publishers and fans about participating in this year's nomination process, and if history is any indicator, we expect involvement to be especially strong this year."
Thank You to our 2019 Sponsors
The Ringo Awards Committee would like to thank our 2019 sponsors and encourage you to take a look at what they have to offer:
If you would like to sponsor the Ringo Awards in 2020, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
About Mike Wieringo
Michael Lance "Mike" Wieringo was known to fans and friends as "Ringo", which is how he signed his artwork. His comics artist graced the pages of DC Comics' The Flash,Adventures of Superman, Batman, and Robin, Marvel Comics' Fantastic Four, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Sensational Spider-Man, and Rogue, and his co-creationTellos. He passed away on August 12, 2007 at the young age of 44 from an apparent heart attack.
About the Ringo Awards
The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards is an annual celebration of the creativity, skill and fun of comics. The Ringo Awards recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories, and are the only industry awards nominated by fans and pros alike, with final voting by the comic professional community. Launched in 2017, the awards ceremony is held annually at the Baltimore Comic-Con. Further details are available at www.ringoawards.com.
About the Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 21st year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com