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2013 Ursa Major Awards Nominations

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The nominations for the 2013 Ursa Major Awards are now open, and this year I’m hoping to see Messenger and Follower nominated in either of the Best Graphic Story or Best Other Literary Work categories! The Ursa Major Awards are, as written on their site:

More formally known as the Annual Anthropomorphic Literature and Arts Award, the Ursa Major Award is presented annually for excellence in the furry arts. It is intended as Anthropomorphic (a.k.a. Furry) Fandom’s equivalent of the Hugo Award® presented by the World Science Fiction Society, mystery fandom’s Anthony Award, horror fandom’s Bram Stoker Award, and so forth. Anyone may nominate and vote for candidates for the Awards. These Awards are decided by the fans, not by a committee.

I feel that both Messenger and especially Follower qualify for these awards due to the Chio storylines in both comics. Although I don’t identify as someone in the furry fandom, I know a lot of my readers do — and being nominated could help the comics reach a new audience. While I don’t think I stand much of a chance competing against some really big webcomics as have been nominated (and won) in the past, even being nominated would be a huge honor, and help both Messenger and Follower become more known.

How can you help? Visit the Ursa Major Awards site and click “nominations page,” and then either enroll to register or login if you’ve registered before. Then, add Messenger and Follower under Best Graphic Story and/or Best Other Literary Work. For clarity, you may want to submit the comics both by name with their URL, so there is no confusion – for example, “Follower –”. Submit the form, and you’re done! It’s easy. You can (and should!) nominate other comics and media you enjoy for the other categories, as well. You can even nominate multiple things for the same category, if you like.

What’s next? The nomination period is open through February 28th. After that, if the comics were successfully nominated, you can then start voting for real on them!

If we can make it into the nominations category, I’ll come up with some kind of small reward comic. If we can get even further than that, I’ll have to think of something bigger!

As always, I appreciate your ongoing support. Thanks for reading my comics!

2010 Fan Contest Winners!

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After a long month of constant spam and reminders, the contest is over and the category winners have been decided! Thanks to Arby for helping me out with judging! Although there weren’t many entries, they were all skillfully and thoughtfully done and I really appreciate all the effort that went into each one! Thanks to everyone who contributed an entry!

As stated in the original rules, there is one winner from each category chosen by the judges. Additionally, a poll is now open to all readers to choose one “Reader’s Choice” winner from all the entries. You can vote for your favorite entry once per day. To view all of the entries, check this page! The polls will remain open until midnight EST on Saturday, September 11th. Get voting!

Visual Category Winner

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Multimedia Category Winner

“Passing through the wasteland” by Itakare


Congratulations, and thanks for the hard work you put into your entries! You each receive a free vector commission – comment or email me with your requests! You can also request a custom title for the forum to be displayed by your username.

But it’s not over just yet! There’s still one prize left, and it’s up to the readers to decide! Of all the entries, vote for your favorite! You can vote once a day through midnight on September 11th, when the polls will close. The winner will also receive a free digital commission. (You might want to pass around a link to the poll for your friends so they can help get your favorite to the top!)

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Even though the contest might be over, new fanart is always an awesome surprise! You can post it on the forum or on the Deviantart Group!

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