A select committee of judges has once again come together for the purpose of recognizing outstanding work that promotes diversity in the comic book medium both on the page and behind the scenes, in the spirit of the pioneering creator, Dwayne McDuffie.
“The thing I love about the DMAD, and it’s part of what I loved about Dwayne McDuffie himself, is that the award is about recognizing talent worthy of being praised, yet may be struggling to be seen.”–David F. Walker, co-creator (with Brian Michael Bendis) of DC Comics’ and The CW’s Naomi McDuffie, so named in honor of Dwayne McDuffie
Please note: All of the information provided will be kept confidential and be used for evaluation purposes only. The judging committee will review the submissions and select the nominees, then the Award honoree. Among the criteria for inclusion are: Broadening the range of characters portrayed in comics, adding to the variety of creators contributing to the medium, influence on the marketplace and contributions to the advancement of women, minorities, LGBTQ+ and disabled individuals in comic books and pop culture.
To submit a nomination, please complete all fields and submit each nomination form separately. You can submit the work to be considered in multiple ways indicated below.