Sunday, May 1, 2016

Recommending Nominees for the 2016 Harvey Awards? Well, Deadline Approaching



BALTIMORE, MD -- With just under two weeks before nomination ballots are due, the Executive Committees of the Harvey Awards and the Baltimore Comic-Con want to ensure all comics professionals have taken the opportunity to submit their recommendations at for the final Harvey Awards ballot! If you have already voted, THANK YOU -- if you have not, there is still time!

Historically, the bulk of final nominations comes in during the final week leading up to the deadline, so don't feel like it's too late to reach out to the comics community and suggest your work for nomination or submit your own ballot for the works that you feel merit distinction in the industry.

The Harvey Awards honor work published in the 2015 calendar year. Named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman, one of the industry's most innovative talents, they recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art. The 29th Annual Harvey Awards will be presented Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 as part of the Baltimore Comic-Con.

Ballots are due for submission by Monday, May 9th, 2016

The Harvey Awards may be voted on exclusively by Comic-Book creators, those who write, draw, ink, color, letter, design, edit, or are otherwise professionally involved in the creative aspect of comics, online or in print. The Harvey Awards are the only industry awards both nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals.  

Please help us encourage your peers to complete the nomination process by posting the attached "I Voted!" Harvey Awards graphic to your website, blog, and social media sites. Once you submit your nominations, let your peers know by tagging us on Facebook (like us at and Twitter (@HarveyAwards hashtag #harveys2016).

The Harveys would not be possible without the generous sponsors of the Awards. Sponsors for the last year's 2015 Harvey Awards included Presenting Sponsors Cards, Comics & Collectibles and the Baltimore Comic-Con; Gold Sponsors BOOM! Studios, Comic WOW!, DC Entertainment, Diamond Comic Distributors, and Geppi's Entertainment Museum; Silver Sponsors Akuna Entertainment, ComicMix, Insight Studios Group, Painted Visions Comics, and Valiant Entertainment; and Gift Bag Sponsors Abrams ComicArts, Archie Comic Publications, Book Blaze, BOOM! Studios, Dark Horse Comics, DC Entertainment, Diamond Select Toys, Dynamite Entertainment, Harper Collins, IDW, Legendary, Popfun Collectibles, Joe Staton/Tribune Media Services, and Valiant Entertainment. 

Companies and individuals interested in sponsoring the 2016 Harvey Awards may do so by contacting us at

This year's Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 2-4, 2016. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, September 3rd, 2016. Additional details about the Harvey Awards and the awards ceremony will be released over the next few months.

About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry's oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 29 years, the last 10 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in 22 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals.  For more information, please visit

About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 17th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area.  With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 2-4, 2016.  For more information, please visit


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