The Ringo Awards Date Set For September 29th 2018 In Baltimore
by Hannah Means Shannon
The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards, other wise known as “The Ringo Awards” will be returning for their second year in Baltimore on the newly announced date of September 29th, 2018 as part of The Baltimore Comic-Con.
The Ringo Awards are unique in that they include fan participation in the nomination process along with a jury of comics professionals.
More than 20 categories will be celebrated in 2018, with awards being given at a ceremony.
If you’re wondering how to take part in this year’s awards, Fan and Pro Nominations will proceed as follows:
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 March 15, 2018 and will close May 30, 2018.
Two new categories have also been added this year to the nomination process. They are: “Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel” for Fans and Pros to vote on, and in the Fan-Only Favorites voting, “Favorite Publisher” has been added.
Another new development is that this year, publishers may submit their books for consideration. Here’s some further information on Publisher Submissions:
New to the Ringo Awards nomination process in 2018, we are enabling publishers to submit works for consideration to the Ringo Jurors. Publishers can submit up to five submissions per “Fan and Pro Nomination” and “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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Stay tuned to The Ringo Awards website and social media for updates and the opening of voting for this year’s awards.