Submission is now all online: Please complete the form here http://goo.gl/forms/P8LQ8wUOom
S.I.C.B.A. is committed to the continual support and promotion of the Comic book scene in Scotland with the awards being in place to reward and recognise those that have excelled in the previous year and celebrate the ongoing growth of Scottish creative talent. The award is open to comic book artists, writers and publishers who have created or published a sequential work within the medium of comic book/graphic novels; a work which was published between April 2014 and May 2015.
The S.I.C.B.A Comic Book Awards for 2015 are: Best Graphic Novel :: 4 shortlisted nominations Best Comic Book :: 4 shortlisted nominations Best Artist :: 4 shortlisted nominations Best Writer :: 4 shortlisted nominations Best Cover :: 4 shortlisted nominations Best Newcomer :: 4 shortlisted nominations
Guidelines: Guidelines: 1. The work/s must have been created in Scotland, been created by a resident of Scotland or have Scottish Heritage. 2. The submission must in a digital PDF format. 3. The content of the work is open to all types of story telling and visual styles. 4. Your entry must reach us before the submission deadline. Tuesday 5th May 2015 5. Each submitter can enter only 1 submission to each category. 6. Individual stories within a Anthology cannot be entered into any of the categories. 7. New editions, i.e reprints into a new collected edition or trade paperback version of previously submitted separate single issues, can be submitted. You cannot resubmit the same work as a previous year in the same format. 8. Physical copies are only required if you are shortlisted. 9. Entry is Free. The Submission Panel: The submission panel will consist of impartial and non partizan individuals who will look at all entries submitted into the process. The selection process is based on a transparent point system. Panel members score each of the works in it’s selected category. The shortlist is created from the combined average score of all panel members points collated. Dr Mel Gibson :: Comics Lecturer, Northumbria University, Prof Laurence Grove :: Director, Stirling Maxwell Centre, University of Glasgow Nicola Love :: Comic book blogger and Journalist Francis McKee :: Director of Centre for Contemporary Art John McShane :: Comic Book Specialist Craig Neilson :: Review Editor – SICBA Gareth K. Vile :: Theatre Editor, The List; Writer The Vile Blog Important dates: Tue 5 May: Submission Deadline Mon 1 June: The shortlisted submissions will be announced. Mon 15 June: Voting opens via online secure digital voting Sat 4 July: 8pm – late: SICBA Awards Ceremony at CCA Glasgow.