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



what you need to enter



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.

IMPORTANT! Once the judges choose 5 nominees, the public will vote to choose a winner using the images you submit with your entry—we will create a slideshow for each nominee. Learn more about our process.


Work Accepted

If you’re entering an artist portfolio, use our Art category.

  • At least one item created after Jan 2013.

  • FASHION: Geek-inspired apparel, jewelry, accessories, bags, armor, and wearable crafts. 
    LIFESTYLE / CRAFTS: Decorative crafts, home decor, or any products you use, play with or wear. Includes geeked-out spaces like an office or home, as long as you MADE the items (decorating with another artist’s work does not count). 

  • Work must be handcrafted or fabricated by artist/designer (no factory mass production).

  • Designers/shops can create and sell any combination of products.
  • Genres of work: Pop/Geek Culture, Sci-fi, Fantasy, Mystical/Mythic, Comic Books, Superheroes, Horror, Supernatural, Zombies, Anime, Steampunk, Post-Apocalyptic, Science, Tech, Action/Adventure, Role-Playing, Gaming.


Required Submission Materials

  • 3 (min) to 10 (max – recommended) images (jpeg or png files; 2MB each) of your work. Additional images beyond 3 can include closeups or other angles of the same work.
  • Basic information about you and your work/shop: your name or name of shop, type of work, your style. We encourage you provide judges with as much information about your craft and design/creation process as possible. 
  • 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.


Judging Criteria

Work will be judged on professional quality (craftsmanship), originality and aesthetics (style, design).

Judges score all portfolio/shop items submitted as a whole, and not just a single piece. Due to the various types of items we accept in this category, entries are not scored against one another. Scores are based on the individual skill, craftsmanship and creativity of each designer/creator, based on the form(s) they’re using (apparel, accessories, armor, etc).