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viaAllegory



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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 5:06 pm    Post subject: How does one get nominated? Reply with quote

Sorry if this has been asked before but, how does a web comic get nominated for an award?
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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh my god. have you not gotten nominated? this is really awkward.
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Zoe Robinson
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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Standard, don't be a prick.

Award nominations are made by fans of the comic. However, the rules state the following:

The rules wrote:

Any person who can demonstrate a substantive involvement in webcomics (this is mostly, but not exclusively, persons who create webcomics) in the year preceding the awards may nominate comics.
In each category each nominator may nominate up to three webcomics.
Self-nomination is not permitted.


So, my advice would be to mention the fact that the awards are coming up and invite anyone who's a) involved in webcomics and b) is a fan of your comic to consider nominating you. Going any further than that is likely to be frowned on, of course.
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ymark14



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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have your nose up the ass of one of the people who runs this site.
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ymark14 wrote:
Have your nose up the ass of one of the people who runs this site.


No, that's not it either.
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kopetkai



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, I'm trying to figure out these awards, and I've looked at the nomination form. I don't really understand why you can't nominate yourself? It's not like you could nominate yourself three times in every category. And you have to work in webcomics to nominate? So I could have a million fans (I don't) and if not a single one of them worked in webcomics then I would not be eligible? So I guess this really is just an "industry" award then? Just sayin is all...
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wendyw
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it is an industry award.

It was set up in the absense of The Webcartoonists' Choice Awards, which has generally been much stricter in terms of nominations. We've gone with something that's a bit more open, allowing print creators, staff at comic hosting sites, reviewers, bloggers, convention organisers and so on to nominate as well.

The problem with allowing readers to nominate as well (other than it being completely against the spirit of the thing we decided to fill in for) is that there is no way to counter fraudulant nominations. Anyone can set up thirty yahoo accounts, twenty google accounts and twenty-odd hotmail or whatever it's currently called accounts, but in limiting nominations to people that have an involvement in comics in some way reduces the risk massively.

Also, I'd be quite surprised if there were many, if any, webcomics out there that have high enough readership that should the awards be open to everyone they'd get enough nominations to be noticed, but didn't have any other comic creators as readers. Webcomics by their nature are very open for new creators and as a result seems to have an unusually high amount of the audience who are creators as well.

As for the reasoning against self-nominations, we want people to nominate the comics that they think deserve to win in each category. It's as simple as that. Last year we had some nomination forms through from people (who will remain unnamed) who didn't read the rules before filling in the form and nominated only themselves for certain categories. That's really not what the idea of these awards is and if we allowed self-nomination then you can garauntee we'd get more forms like that as well and a lot more comics with only one nomination in a category.

We're perfectly happy for people to ask for nominations. It's good publicity to have creators mentioning the awards, but it has to be other people that nominate their comics.
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kopetkai



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Makes sense, thanks for taking the time to explain. Maybe on my next post I'll put a link up or something like that.




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Dutch
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Advertise the awards on your own site yourself, so that your readers might nominate you by the off chance they are that type of devout Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have to give a zj to get nominated.
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wendyw
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Other than a term for an old school MTV presenter what on earth is a VJ?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Victory over Japan?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VJ

Although, he actually said "zj", which maybe he meant "bj".
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, that's weird.
I must have been really tired when I responded to that.

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