The organizers of the Long Beach Comic Con, together with a select committee of judges, have once again come together for the purpose of recognizing outstanding work to promote diversity in the comic book industry, in the spirit of the pioneering creator Dwayne McDuffie.

Please note: All of the information provided will be kept confidential and be used for evaluation purposes only. The judging committee will review the submissions and select the nominees, then the Award honoree. Among the criteria for inclusion are: Broadening the range of characters portrayed in comics, adding to the variety of creators contributing to the medium, influence on the marketplace and contributions to the advancement of women, minorities and LGBTs in comic books and pop culture.

Please complete all fields fully and consider your answers before clicking Submit. Examples of your prospective award recipient's work should be sent in an email to dmcduffieaward@gmail.com with McDuffie Award Submission in the subject line. Please attach a link or a 15mb .PDF file of the work to be considered. When submitting work, we strongly suggest sending the first issue of a series. If submitting anything other than the first issue, a one-page synopsis of what came before must accompany the submission. Also, we suggest sending the first 25-30 pages or first chapter of a graphic novel. We cannot guarantee anything more will be considered. If one is available, please also attach a .JPG photo of the entrant to the email. Please do not include any further attachments. Submissions will be accepted until December 31, 2017.

A session honoring the 2018 Dwayne McDuffie Award recipient will be held February 17, 2018, in Long Beach, CA during the Long Beach Comic Expo. The session is open to all attendees.

Please complete the below form

Entrant’s date of birth (must be 18 or older) *
Phone Number *
Title/issue of the submitted work *
Briefly, how does the submitted work promote diversity? *

Deadline for completed submissions is December 31, 2017!