The Web Cartoonists' Choice Awards

Web Cartoonists' Choice Award Categories

Outstanding Newcomer - This is an award that acknowledges the best new comic of this year. Eligible candidates would be any comic that debuted within the last year.

Outstanding Comic- This is the over all most outstanding comic most effectively using every element of the creative process; art, writing and technical. This is the category that best represents the collection of all of the other categories

Outstanding Artist - This to award the artist whose body of work best demonstrates all of the visual elements of art including line, color, design and composition.

Outstanding Layout - This award recognizes an online comic whose art is notable for its highly successful compositional elements.
Outstanding Use of Color - This award recognizes an online comic that has a highly successful use of color in its art.
Outstanding Black and White Art- This award recognizes an online comic that makes use of highly successful black and white art.
Outstanding Photographic Comic - This award recognizes an online comic that makes use of highly successful photographic imagery.
Outstanding Character Rendering - This award recognizes an artists' skill at rendering the characters of an online comic during the previous year, where the visual flavor of the character design is effectively presented.
Outstanding Environment Design - This award recognizes visual design work of environment, props, or setting of an online comic, where the visual flavor of the environmental design is highly successful.
Outstanding Website Design - This award recognizes outstanding website design of an online comic, where the design and interface of the entire site enhance the experience of reading the comic.
Outstanding Use of The Medium - This award recognizes comics that make superlative use of computer developed and/or presented content to achieve in webcomics what cannot be done in print comics.


Outstanding Writer
- This award recognizes the author whose work best utilizes the elements of writing including character and plot development, exposition, pacing and atmospheric description.

Outstanding Character Writing - This award recognizes an online comic whose character or characters have been rendered though image and narrative development to an extraordinary level of quality.
Outstanding Long Form Comic - This award recognizes comics with longer formats and extended, continuous storylines. Traditionally these comics fit (but not restricted to) "Comic Book" formats.
Outstanding Short Form Comic- This award recognizes comics with shorter formats with regular gags, or beats to it's story to reflect each individual strip. Traditionally these comics fit (but not restricted to) "Comic Strip" formats.
Outstanding Single Panel Comic- This award recognizes comics with one panel formats with regular gags. Traditionally these comics fit (but not restricted to) "Magazine Cartoon" formats.
Outstanding Comedic Comic - This award recognizes an online comic's ability to use humor and comedy effectively.
Outstanding Dramatic Comic - This award recognizes the dramatic elements of an online comic's storyline.

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