Be ready to submit your work for GINCO 2020!


We're happy to announce that GINCO is renewed.
This year, you'll have a few more months to submit, since our location partner has moved their date to fall.

The submission form will be ready for you in May 2020.

Have a look at the winners of last year.

Terms and conditions will be updated to make it all the more clearer how you can participate.
We're sticking to our recipe: If you're an independent comics creator, this is for you.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the orga team via

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.

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.
We're looking forward to offers of cooperation and partnership.

Read more.