The GINCO-Award 2022 is open for submission now!
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GINCO Winners 2021
On September 5, 2021, from 4 pm, the third GINCO award ceremony was livestreamed by the Comic Invasion Berlin (CiB) and published on Youtube (also embedded below on this page). Afterwards, some of the award winners talked to organizer Lara Keilbart via Zoom.
Once again, we would like to congratulate all winners and thank the 2021 committee for reviewing all submissions. In 2022, too, artists from the German-speaking world as well as expats will once again be invited to digitally submit their 2021 self-published or professional comics, mangas, dōjinshi or illustrated experimental works. The award will again be recognized with €1,500.
GINCO 2021 Award Ceremony
You can rewatch our 2021 GINCO Awards ceremony here:
This is GINCO:
GINCO stands for "German Inclusive / Independent Comic". The award serves the purpose of recognising and rewarding comic creators who self-publish, work with small or independent publishers, or work on platforms supporting creator-owned content and similar means. As in the previous year, the prize is endowed with a total of € 1,500, which is awarded in 3 to 5 categories that will be determined by the price committee.
GINGO-Award invites all kinds and formats of comics to enter.
Our goal is to compliment existing awards and structures in the comic scene by creating a common ground, or rather a stage. One where there is no difference made between, for example, digital and analogue, or comics and manga.
The objective is amplifying visibility for newcomers, and to create a symbol to invite new readers to discover and support diverse styles and content.
GINCO-Award sets out to constantly evolve in favor of its objective. This may result in changes to the categories, the committee, the type of prizes or the ceremony.
The concept and objective of GINCO Award were developed and realized by Comic Solidarity, Feminist Comic Network, creators of the manga scene and various interdisciplinary participants.
The award is organised purely by volunteer work. The prize money is being funded by donations and supporting memberships.
We're also looking forward to offers of cooperation and partnership.