Ringo Awards 2020 Nominations Now Open
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.
Fan and Pro Nominations
Final Ballot Voting
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 for 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.”
If you would like to sponsor the Ringo Awards in 2020, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.