FYC Examples by usedbooks and Whirlwynd
In less than one week, voting will open for the 2017 Drunk Duck Awards. In the past, the initial voting comes in the form of a Google Doc where you fill in nominations for comics that are the best fit for each category. Once the nominations for the comics have been counted, the top nominees for each category are sent to the judges to deliberate and select the winning comic.
Currently, For Your Consideration (FYC) pages are being excepted this week. FYC pages are like mini commercials or banners to get your comic to the forefront of the voter's mind when they are filling out nominations early in the awards selection process. You see, if you create a FYC page, the likelihood that your comic is nominated for a specific category goes up, way up! Niccea loves submissions and posts them directly on the 2017 DD Awards webcomic.
Here are the official categories that will be on the ballot next week:
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.)
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
Best Humor Comic:
Gags, jokes, lols, roflmaos, and such. Format and subject matter aren't important. It just has to make you laugh.
Crime drama, police, mobsters, mysteries, hard-boiled detectives, and/or meddling kids.
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
Best Superhero Comic:
Too super for other categories.
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.
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
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
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 2015 and now.
Contrary to popular belief, the protagonist is the main character of the story whether they are good or evil.
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.
Outstanding Achievement Within the Community:
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
THE BIG ONES
Best Completed Comic:
Comics that were concluded sometime between July 2016 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.
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)
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.
So spend a little time working on your For Your Consideration pages for greater returns in the Awards Season.
Please submit all FYC pages in a PQ to Niccea at:
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kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, June 26, 2017
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