The English Nominating Committee has finalized their selections for the following categories: Artist, Cartoonist, Colourist and Writer. The French Nominating Committee will be submitting their selections early this week to round off the ballot.
The Executive Committee is currently finalizing the Publisher, Webcomics and Cover Art nominees.
The Press Release with the finalized ballot for these seven categories will be released on Thursday, April 2, 2009.
Comics for Kids Award nominees and Hall of Fame Inductees will be announced later in April. The Gene Day Award for Self-Publishers will be accepting entries up until May 18, 2009 and the Harry Kremer Award for Retailers will be accepting nominations until the end of May 2009.