Qualifying Work

Qualifying Work

Nominees for the British Comic Awards must be the work of a British* based creative team, and the rights to such work should belong to either the creators or a UK publisher. Work by non-UK citizens is eligible if they have resided in the UK for over 3 years outside of education.

If you aren’t entirely sure if something qualifies, please, suggest it to us anyway and the Committee will debate it.

The Awards year runs from 1st September 2013 to 31st August 2014. However, the Young People’s Comic Award has a slightly different time frame due to term times, which is 1st August 2013 to 31st July 2014. More info on each award category can be found on the Awards page.

* Where we refer to British we’re referring to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.


Examples:

WOULD QUALIFY:

The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil, by Stephen Collins.
Creator based in the UK, published by Jonathan Cape (UK). The creator holds the rights to the work.

Phonogram, by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie.
Both creators based in the UK, published by Image Comics (USA). The creators hold the rights to the work.

WOULD NOT QUALIFY:

Hector Umbra, by Uli Oesterle.
Creator based in Germany, published by Blank Slate Books (UK). The creator holds the rights to the work.

Young Avengers, by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie.
Both creators based in the UK, published by Marvel Comics (USA). Marvel Comics own the rights to the work.