This year’s Comic Panel Awards is known as the FIST AWARDS. Now in it’s 5th edition, anyone who has been able to complete a comic book and such comic book has been read by an audience during the voting year – July 31st 2016 – July 31st 2017 can participate. There are other terms required to get your comicbooks out there but before then, let’s do a recap of all the explosive posts from the week.
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So the Lagos Comic Con is happening again this year, in September to be precise
Sam: And we will be there
Yes. Yesterday, the Founder of the prestigious event announced that “IF YOU ARE A COMIC PUBLISHER IN NIGERIA OR IN THE DIASPORA, IT’S TIME TO NOMINATE YOUR COMICS FOR THIS YEARS COMICPANEL “FIST” AWARDS.”
The Comic Panel Awards is now known as the FIST AWARDS. Now in it’s 5th edition, the prestigious prime industry award will continue to inspire acute ingenuity in Nigerian comic artists, writers, publishers and everyone that plays a role in making a comic book.
The Judges for this year’s awards are:
Abdulkareem Baba Aminu (Chief Judge)
Esther Mojisola Fabunmi
The judges were picked on the basis their respected status in the industry of arts and for the trust of their fairness giving that as far as the Fist Awards secretariat knows, they are not affiliated to any comic publisher.
Further details on the judges will be released in the coming weeks.
There are 12 categories for this year’s awards. This means 5 additional categories to last year’s 7. Below are the award categories.
Best Packaged Comic
Best Web Series
Best Newspaper Cartoon
Best International Comic (Picked by the Chief Judge)
Best Sci-Fi Comic
Most African Oriented Comic
Most Consistent Comic Series
Fan Choice Awards (Voted by a popular poll)
The Judging procedure for the FIST AWARDS is a simple process whereby each of the four (4) judges score each comic book sent in by applicants on the basis of all the categories. At the end of scoring, the scores are collated and the top 5 comic books with the highest total score under each parameter gets to be the nominees.
The judges are then required to make a final vote of which nominee becomes the winner. Again, the nominee with the most votes from judges becomes the winner.
Two categories are however exempted from this procedure. The Best International Comic is solely picked by the Chief Judge and the Fan Choice Award is chosen from a popular poll of comic fans.
Click here to download the full judging procedure document.
CALL FOR ENTRIES/ELIGIBILITY
The Comic Panel secretariat here by call for entries for the 2017 edition of the FIST AWARDS.
To enter, send your comicbooks in PDF format to: email@example.com (you can also contact the Lagos comic con here)
For Neophyte Awards; send a PDF copy of the comic with evidence that the first issue was published in the judging year.
For Most Consistent Comic; send a PDF copy of all the issues of that title published in the judging year or a link where we can find them online.
For Best Web Series; send a link to where the issues released in the judging year can be found online.
For Best Newspaper Cartoon; Send a PDF file of your best strips.
Entry opens on April 2 and closes July 31.
To be eligible to be entered for the FIST AWARDS, a comic book must:
Have been released between the 31st of July of the previous year and the 31st of July of the year of award.
Be published by a comic company based in Nigeria or artists who are Nigerians.