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Harvey Award Nominations Due This Week

Got a webcomic?  Harvey award nomination ballots are due before midnight, March 27th - you can download from HarveyAwards.org and email a completed ballot to harveyballots@hotmail.com.  They've got a "professional requirement" for participating in nominations but I can't find any specifics right now on their website other than this:

Nominations for the Harvey Awards are selected exclusively by creators - those who write, draw, ink, letter, color, design, edit or are otherwise involved in a creative capacity in the comics field. The Harvey Awards are the only industry awards both nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals.

The winners are going to be presented on October 10th, 2009 in Baltimore as part of the Baltimore Comic-Con.  This year, our Master of Cermonies will be Scott Kurtz of PvP.  Last year in the Best Online Comic category, Nicholas Gurewitch won for Perry Bible Fellowship.  Full press release after the jump:

BALTIMORE, MD (March 24, 2009) -- Deadline week is here!  Nomination ballots for the 2009 Harvey Awards, honoring works published in 2008, are due THIS Friday, March 27th.  Ballots will be accepted by email until midnight, March 27th.  For those who wish to mail the ballot, it must be postmarked by March 27!

In addition to voting, creators are invited to blog, tweet, and use other social networking options to promote their work and the Harvey Awards.

Nominees for this year, as well as any prior year, can now use the just-released Harvey Awards Logo bullet on their websites and published works to show that they have been honored.  Included in this press release, these images are available for download at the Harvey Awards website.  These images were designed, Incorporating a self-portrait of Kurtzman, by John Gallagher and Mark Wheatley

The Harvey Awards will be presented on October 10th, 2009 in Baltimore as part of the Baltimore Comic-Con.  This year, our Master of Cermonies will be Scott Kurtz.

Nominations for the Harvey Awards are selected exclusively by creators - those who write, draw, ink, letter, color, design, edit or are otherwise involved in a creative capacity in the comics field. The Harvey Awards are the only industry awards both nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals.

As in 2007 and 2008, attendees of the Harvey Awards Ceremonies will receive a Hollywood style swag bag.  The bag from the 2008 dinner included "The MAD Archives" vol. 1 from DC Comics, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" from Amulet Books, an imprint of Harry N. Abrams, Inc., "Beowulf" Trade Paperback, based on the screenplay by Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary from IDW, "Creator Chronicles Preview DVD Featuring Michael Golden" from Woodcrest Productions and Eva Ink, "Stephen King's Dark Tower : The Gunslinger Born", courtesy of Cards, Comics, and Collectibles & The Baltimore Comic-Con, a Toon Tumbler drinking glass from Popfun merchandising, and an exclusive Harvey Awards keychain from LaserMach

This year's Baltimore Comic-Con will be held October 10-11, 2009.  Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM.  The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, October 10.  Additional details about the Harvey Awards and the awards ceremony will be released over the next few months.

The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry's oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 4 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals.  For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org

About The Baltimore Comic-Con

The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 10th 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 Oct 10-11, 2009.  For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.