As we continue to receive excellent comic work, we wanted to make sure the best in creator-owned content finds it's way to the Stumptown Comic Arts Award. To that extent, we're extending the final cut-off date to March 30. Any item we receive (not post-dated) by March 30 will be eligible for nomination and final voting.
Categories for this year's awards include Best Artist, Best Writer, Best Cartoonist, Best Letterer, Best Colorist, Best Publication Design, Best Small Press, Best Anthology, and Best New Talent.
In addition, the Stumptown Comics Fest is proud to announce a new category for 2013 - Best Webcomic!
Any work published after April 2012 is eligible, including any ongoing Webcomic with continuous or new material posted after April 2012. Digital comics (meaning any comic published for online download or mobile reading devices) are also eligible for any category by following the instructions on the submission form. Those submitting their Webcomic or Digital comic work do not need to provide printed copies. Submitters may not submit more than five distinct works per category, but works may be submitted in any number of categories. Publishers and creators interested in submitting work should include one physical copy of each title to be considered, accompanied by an official Entry Submission form which can be downloaded from the link below:
In addition, we wanted to remind creators that submissions are not limited to those with a table at the 2013 Stumptown Comics Fest. As long as you're a creator with work produced after April 2012, we want to see your work.
Entries must be received no later than the submission deadline of March 30, 2013 to be considered, and should be mailed to this address:
Stumptown Comics, Inc.
Comic Arts Awards 2013 Submission
P.O. Box 40343
Portland, OR 97240-0343
As with last year, all work submitted will be subject to consideration by a jury of industry professionals. The jury will issue a final ballot on April 12, 2013, which will be available online for voting by any and all professionals, fans, and readers of the comic arts. The votes will determine the final winners of each category, which will be tabulated and awarded at the Awards Ceremony to be held during the Stumptown Comics Fest on April 27 & 28 in Portland, Oregon.
Any questions about the Comic Arts Awards should be directed to Michael Ring at firstname.lastname@example.org.