Who can vote or nominate for you?
Anyone can nominate and vote or just vote for finalists, once only, please. You can register at any time. There is NO purchase or attendance requirement. They do need to register.
When does my book, game, comic or show have to have been released to qualify for this year?
To be eligible for the 2018 Dragon Awards the book, comic, game, movie, or, at least, one episode of any series has to have been released between July 1, 2017, and the close of nominations, June 30, 2018.
Where do my fans go to nominate?
Where do my fans register to vote?
How does someone nominate my book, movie, comic, or game?
The process is really simple. They simply need to register and then access the nomination ballot. On it will be all fifteen categories. They have the choice of making a nomination at any time during the nomination period.
What is the Nomination Period for this year?
Nominations may be made from now through 11:59PM EDT, July 20, 2018.
Do they have to nominate someone or something in all 15 categories at one time?
No, fans have the ability to go back to their ballot and add nominees in categories they have not already chosen a nominee in. They can nominate only one or as many choices as they are comfortable with. Be aware that they only get one nomination per category. Once they have entered a nomination, they cannot add or change for that category.
Can someone nominate just my book, game, movie, or comic?
Yes, a fan can leave any category they wish blank.
Can a fan change their nomination in my category?
No, once chosen a nomination in a category is permanent and cannot be changed. All Nominations are final.
How long do I have to be nominated?
Nominations are now open and will close at 11:59 EDT, July 20, 2018. Voting on a final ballot will then begin in early August. Batches of ballots will go out twice a week with the initial batch released on August 1, 2018. Dragon Con will attempt to notify all nominees starting on July 22, 2018.
Do my fans have to nominate me in order to vote for me?
Fans do NOT have to have nominated anyone or even registered earlier to vote on the final ballot. They can register to vote just on the final ballot. Just voting for the finalists is allowed.
When can my fans vote for me if I am a finalist?
Voting for the finalists will begin when the first batch of ballots are emailed on August 1, 2018 and will end at 11:59pm EDT on the Saturday of Dragon Con weekend, September 1, 2018. After the initial release of ballots, SurveyMonkey will issue ballots twice a week. Please note that voters must not be “opt-out” with SurveyMonkey or they will not issue a ballot. Voters can “opt-in” with SurveyMonkey.
Is it okay to push my fans to vote for me?
Yes, the Dragon Awards are a fan choice, and it is perfectly acceptable for you to encourage your fans to vote for you.
How Do I find out who has won?
Along with being announced at the Dragon Con Convention held over Labor Day weekend every year you will also be emailed the names of all the winners.