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Drunk Duck Awards 2018 - Planning
Niccea at 1:57PM, April 15, 2018
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Rough schedule:



Planning ~ Now - July

FYC Pages Accepted ~ May/June - July

The Drunk Duck Award Design Contest
Submissions ~ June
Voting ~ June

Drunk Duck Awards Voting Opens ~ July

Tie Breakers (as needed) ~ August

Finalists Announced/Volunteers Assigned ~ August

Judging ~ August - September

Emergency Wrap Up ~ September - October

The Ceremony Begins ~ First full week of October





We have done the For Your Consideration comics in three different ways.

1. Free for all - people just submit pages that say what they want their comics to be nominated for. There are not too many guidelines.
2. Theme - similar to above, but the pages have to match with an overarching theme. Sometimes, there are introduction and conclusion pages.
3. Comic Jam - the pages contribute to telling a story, but there are limits to how many people can participate due to time restrictions.


Personally, I like option two the best because it tells a loose story, but doesn't limit how many people participate.

Opening up discussions for this year, does anyone have any opinions about the FYC?
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usedbooks at 2:17PM, April 15, 2018
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Option two would be my preference too. It's flexible but also adds a fun story element and interest to it.
Emevsa at 3:30PM, April 15, 2018
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I really like the idea of option 2. Plus the theme could carry over to the award ceremony as a nice book end.
IronHorseComics at 5:19AM, April 16, 2018
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I am in favor of option 2 as well
bravo1102 at 5:52AM, April 16, 2018
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Option two. Open ended enough for everyone to participate but enough common content to tell a cute story.
AmeliaP at 7:22AM, April 16, 2018
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I'm going with option #2. Because we can do a cool image compilation to convince the voters.
KimLuster at 7:53AM, April 16, 2018
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Looks like I'm not gonna buck a trend - option 2 appeals to me the most as well!
Call Me Tom at 8:43AM, April 16, 2018
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Option 2. It's nice to have a theme running thru the FYCs but the comic jam is to much.
Tantz_Aerine at 3:10PM, April 16, 2018
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I was more inclined to option 1 (HA, here, I bucked the trend for you guys) but option 2 is also quite fun provided the connecting story is really loose so people have no restrictions in participation and opportunities to show off what they want readers to FYC their comic on..
 
agentny003 at 6:21PM, April 17, 2018
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2. Is a good option.
El Cid at 6:25PM, April 17, 2018
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DEFINITELY Option 1!

Oh yeah. Every vote counts. I matter!
Genejoke at 12:03AM, April 18, 2018
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Option 3… just to be awkward.

Nah, that does make stuff harder. So let's plum with option 1.
Niccea at 10:47AM, April 18, 2018
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Genejoke wrote:
Option 3… just to be awkward.

Nah, that does make stuff harder. So let's plum with option 1.

The one and only time we did the comic jam, it did have a good tie together. David and Chloe somehow made it to the awards.

Though I prefer to have a rough theme, we have had wonderful fyc runs underneath all options.

One thing I have done before when we had a theme was post the people that stuck with the theme. Or asked for a token tie in. For example: this page when the theme was to hunt for a new awards venue

Would that be a good compromise, or do we just want to do all or nothing?
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Albino Ginger at 7:22AM, April 21, 2018
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I like number 1. I’m not a big fan of guidelines, but i’m ok with whatever.
Also is there a list of categories the comics can be nominated for? If not will one be made?

Niccea at 5:43PM, April 21, 2018
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Albino Ginger wrote:
I like number 1. I’m not a big fan of guidelines, but i’m ok with whatever.
Also is there a list of categories the comics can be nominated for? If not will one be made?


There is, I just need to copy/ paste it from last year.
Albino Ginger at 5:32AM, April 22, 2018
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ok thanks XD
Niccea at 11:07AM, April 23, 2018
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Here is usual schedule we do with dates removed. I'll plug in dates later. Last year things didn't get wrapped up until January of this year, so I'm definitely open to any suggestions.

Planning ~ Now - July

FYC Pages Accepted ~ May/June - July

The Drunk Duck Award Design Contest
Submissions ~ June
Voting ~ June

Drunk Duck Awards Voting Opens ~ July

Tie Breakers (as needed) ~ August

Finalists Announced/Volunteers Assigned ~ August

Judging ~ August - September

Emergency Wrap Up ~ September - October

The Ceremony Begins ~ First full week of October
Niccea at 5:21PM, April 23, 2018
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Might help if I put up the categories, eh?

GENRE AWARDS


Best Adventure Comic:
Quests, missions, explorations, and/or other dangerous or exciting ventures.

Best Adult-oriented Comic:
A-rated comics. XXX No one under 18 admitted! Live nudes! Or excessive violence. Or both!

Best All Ages Comic:
Child-friendly comics that the whole family can enjoy.

Best Anthropomorphic Comic:
They act like people and think like people, but they look like foxes or dolphins or toasters.

Best Community Project:
Comics and projects that bring together a variety of DD members for
massive synergy! (DD Awards are not eligible, for giving ourselves an
award would create a paradox vortex from which there is no escape.)

Best Drama:
A story focused on a real world setting and is character-driven with a focus on emotions. Courtroom dramas, medical dramas, crime dramas, romantic dramas, high school dramas (but when is high school not dramatic?), etc.


Best Fantasy Comic:
Magical, mythical, mystical, marvelous. Comics set in fantastical
settings, involving magic or mythical creatures, abilities, or beings.

Best Horror Comic:
The dark, scary, and twisted. Monsters, psychological thrillers, and
ax-wielding psychos all have their place among these wonderfully
horrific comics.

Best Humor Comic:
Gags, jokes, lols, roflmaos, and such. Format and subject matter aren't important. It just has to make you laugh.

Best Mystery/Crime/Noir:
Crime drama, police, mobsters, mysteries, hard-boiled detectives, and/or meddling kids.

Best Parody/Tribute:
Comics that use the characters, worlds, or creations of other creators. It's not copyright infringement! It's an homage!

Best Philosophical/Political Comic:
Make-you-think comics that address deep topics from the spiritual and philosophical to the cultural or political.

Best Sci-fi Comic:
A form of speculative fiction so named because the fantastical
elements are rooted in or explained by actual or fictional scientific
theory.


Best Superhero Comic:
Too super for other categories.


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STYLE AWARDS

Best Action Within A Comic :
Chase scenes, fights, big explosions; CRASH POW ZOOM – you know the stuff

Best Manga Style Comic:
Comics inspired by the artistic style and conventions of Japanese cartooning.


Most Deliciously Offensive:
These f&%#@ comics might p^@(# you the f*^^@* off.

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TECHNICAL AWARDS

Best Background Art:
The background, setting, environment, and surroundings. Including architecture, scenery, furniture, vehicles, etc.

Best Character Design:
The artistic design of the characters. This includes anatomy, facial
expressions, and clothing (but not speech, mannerisms, or
personality/actions).

Best Comic Layouts:
The components of visual storytelling that harmonize the artwork
into a page and direct flow and pacing. Includes panel shape and
position, placement of speech balloons, lettering, and general
readability.

Best Dialogue:
It's all about what they say and how they say it.

Best Plot Development:
The overall story composition and pacing, and the use of storytelling elements.

Best Use of Non-Traditional Medium:
Comics that use 3D rendering, Photography, Sprites, or Macaroni Art
Best Use of Traditional Medium:
Comics that use traditional artistic mediums or the computer to simulate them.

Most Improved Art:
The comic that shows the most artistic improvement between July 2016 and now.

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CHARACTER AWARDS

Best Protagonist:
Contrary to popular belief, the protagonist is the main character of the story whether they are good or evil.

Best Antagonist:
Opposes the protagonist. Doesn't necesarily have to be evil
incarnate, it could be Superman in a comic about Lex Luthor for example.

Best Supporting Character:
A noteworthy secondary character; can be good, bad, or other.


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USER AWARDS
Outstanding Achievement Within the Community:
The
user that will win this award is always there to particpate in the
community no matter what. These people show their support for the site
within the forums and by participating in community projects.


Most Dedicated Creator:
That creator who seems to be a page-making machine, every day on
time – or maybe the one who has been at it forever and has a thousand
pages of the most amazing quality – or the one who is updating five
different regular comics on a schedule. Whatever they are doing, they
sure are DEDICATED.

Most Supportive Reader:
Maybe they leave the most comments or the most insightful ones, or
they draw wonderful fanart, or they are always available to discuss your

script ideas or send you cards when you're on hiatus.


Best Newcomer Award
Awarded to a newcomer who has come to the site who has really stood out. They could be creators or dedicated readers

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THE BIG ONES

Best Completed Comic:
Comics that were concluded sometime between July 2017 and now. (Indefinite hiatus doesn't count.)

Best Overall Comic Strip:
Best webcomic with stand-alone updates or short, unrelated story arcs, usually in a horizontal or vertical strip format.

Best Overall Story Comic:
Best webcomic that tells a continuous story, usually in full page format.

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Create Your Own Award
Didn't see the proper award for the comic/person you were thinking of on this
list? Make one up. Create your own award and give it a winner. Best
awards will be chosen by a dedicated team of judges.
Last call to make changes to categories (and to help with a short description for the Drama A.ward)

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OTHER AWARDS

Readers' Choice Award: Presented to the comic that received the most votes overall.

Best Presenter Award: Presented after the regular awards. Readers vote for their favorite presenter.
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