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THE 2015 GEEKIE AWARDS SUBMISSION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED

 

WHY ENTER THE GEEKIE AWARDS?

Don’t take our word for it, listen to what our judges and previous
nominees and winners have to say in the video below!

Need more? Awards & Perks: Why do creators enter The Geekie Awards?

See 2014  PHOTOS  |  VIDEOS  |  WINNERS & NOMINEES

 

WINNERS RECEIVE

A featured comic book creator slot at the San Diego Comic Fest February 12-15, 2016! Winner receives his/her own program slot, autograph session, weekend badge and complimentary hotel room at the venue. PLUS you'll be featured on our Geekie Awards panel! *travel not included

 

ALL ENTRANTS RECEIVE

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Discount for the International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) Awards Show in 2016. Find out more about IATVW at iawtv.org.

*discounts are provided via email at the close of submissions. 

See what else here: Why do creators enter The Geekie Awards?

 


 

WHAT YOU NEED TO ENTER

 

BASIC TERMS

Please read our Terms carefully. You will be required to accept these terms prior to entering work on the submission site. 

Fees are $45.00 from April 1 – April 30 and $65.00 from May 1 – June 14. Submissions close June 14, 2015. Physical copies must be postmarked by June 10th. Read more about why we charge a fee in our FAQ.

 

PHYSICAL COPIES VS DIGITAL CONTENT

You can provide your comic / book in any form you wish, either digital URL or physical copies during the initial judging round, as long as it is one full issue.

UPDATE: Our judges will be deciding the winner of this category, as most nominees cannot publish their work publicly. Should you become a nominee, we will need either one whole issue or a few pages of an issue (watermarked / scanned OK) in DIGITAL FORMAT to use on the public voting site. You decide what we show. Once the judges choose 5 nominees, the public will vote to choose a  winner using these digital materials. Please contact us with any issues on creating digital files from printed materials. Learn more about our process.

 

WORK ACCEPTED

  • Work created after Jan 2013. Must be published work, either by the creator online/in print or by another publisher. If your comic book is a series, one issue must have been published after this date.
  • Comic books, graphic novels and web comics of any length and form, including daily strips.
  • Comics NOT produced by major publishers—our show is for independent creators. We DO accept comics published by indie comic book publishers.

 

REQUIRED SUBMISSION MATERIALS

  • One full issue or strip. Links to a website are OK.

  • PDF/image upload (400MB—.ZIP files accepted for multiple images) OR Direct URL to your book, PDF or website. We allow links to Dropbox, as long as URLs take judges directly to your work and do not require them to sign up for an account.

  • Basic information about your work: title, creator(s), artist(s), writer(s), synopsis, number of pages, publishing company (or self), date released. We require the names of writers and artists for each work.

  • After you submit your entry, you’ll be emailed a link to post your work on The Geekie Awards website—this is an extra step! You’ll need an image representative of your project at this exact size: 650px wide x 366px tall or we cannot post your work. Click here to use a free online image resize tool.

 

PHYSICAL COPIES (OPTIONAL)

We accept physical copies in this category only for the initial judge round. In other words, you must still enter a digital version of your work. Download Instructions for Sending Physical Copies (PDF). This PDF includes the appropriate mailing labels. 

 

JUDGING CRITERIA

Work will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Art: artist(s) quality of style and skill, ability to visually convey the story, dynamic compositions/framing, ability to infer the mood of the work
  • Story/Writing: creativity, coherence, flow from page to page, originality, strength of dialogue
  • Overall impression: did your work affect our judges or produce an emotional response? Does your work stand out from the other entries?