UPDATED FEB 28th 2009:
List of Eligible Nominations:
This is a work in progress with a Deadline of at the end of March 2009.
This is not a voting thing... this is SUPPOSED to be a simple thing that the hosts as "judges". (plus possibly a couple others)... Basically it's us giving webcomics that we feel should be noticed. Nothing extravagant.
Basically, we need people to nominate webcomics that fit the guidelines. I have comprised a list at the bottom of ones I recal, AND of ones that were submitted.
Also, feedback in general will be appreciated!
Of The Webcomic Beacon Webcomic Awards, there are a few categories.
The number of awards given of each are listed next to the listed award.
*NOTE* I don't really want to have more than these 4 categories.... Even the Listener's Choice may not work if we don't get a whole lot of them.
Even the Ugly Duckling Award will be difficult to award... I can't really think of any off the top of my head. I want to keep it simple as possible... which is why each main category can have more than one award to be given out.
The Newbie Beacy Award
Handed out to outstanding new webcomics.
(Beginning between November 2007 - December 2008)
Standalone Complex Award
Handed out to new short story form webcomics.
(Beginning between November 2007 - December 2008, and end before February 2009)
Ugly Duckling Award
Handed out to an outstandingly improved webcomic
(Comparing back to between November 2006 - December 2007)
Listeners Choice Award
This refers to the submissions we receive from our Listeners. (not a vote)
The most nominated webcomic we receive during our Nomination process, will win this award.
Eligibility for 2008 Awards:
(1a) Must have STARTED between November 2007 and December 2008.
Exception: Excludes considerations for "Ugly Duckling Award", which goes back only one additional year.
(2a) Must still be updating, or properly ended.
(2b) Must not be on an extended or indefinite hiatus, nor should have an abrupt ending (abandoned).
(3a) Must be a NEW comic. Not a Restarted/Relaunched comic.
(3b) Spin-offs and Side Comic to a parent comic should work just fine.
(4) Print comics repackaged for online, only count if the print was created within the time frame.
(5) Must be entirely free-to-read online.
Ineligibility for 2008 Awards:
(1) Any Webcomic that won a A Webcomic Beacon Webcomic Award the previous year.
(2) Abandoned or indefinitely hiatused webcomics.
(3) Any part of the past or current storyline requires purchase.
Considerations by Judges:
(1) Consider Updates that run THROUGH February 2009, especially for webcomics that started late in the year.
(2) Small Hiatuses should be acceptable, however, update schedule is important.
(3) Winners should be picked based on a consensus, if possible.
Nominations begin February 2009.
All Nominations must follow guidelines for eligibility.
If The Webcomic Beacon doesn't know about a new webcomic, we can't judge it.
These are the Nominations. People have until March 15th to inform us of missed, new webcomics.
Submitted AND ones I noted:
Sister Claire: Pregnant Nun, Holy Crap!
All Manner of Bad
Surfboards and Rayguns
The Magic of Wonder
The Artiste Manquée