Always thinking ahead – Gene Day Award in 2010

As we get closer to our big awards event on Saturday, September 26th, I would like to take advantage of the increased attention the website is receiving to mention that we are taking submissions for the 2010 Gene Day Award.

To qualify under the guidelines of the Gene Day Award for Self-Publishing you must be a citizen and current resident of Canada. Anyone who writes and illustrates a comic book of their own creation (includes creative teams) must publish and sell that comic independently of any other publishing company and should not have said works distributed by a third party distributor.

Format and content is at the discretion of the creator(s). Must include new content, not reprinted material from other sources (such as webcomics). There are no language restrictions for this award, French, English and other languages may be submitted.

You must write your name, address and phone number inside the work, and certify the work is original and created in 2009 by writing, “this is an original comic work created in 2009”.

Submissions should be sent to our Mailing address:

Gene Day Award submissions
c/o The Joe Shuster Awards
PO Box 67031 – 2300 Yonge St.
Toronto, Ontario
M4P 3C8

Please note: only Canada Post and Canada Post couriers can make deliveries to this address.

You can also drop off copies of your work at the awards ceremony at Innis Town Hall, the Joe Shuster Awards table at Word On The Street Toronto or the Graphic Novel tent, sponsored by The Dragon, at Word On The Street Kitchener (map).