Deadline for completed submissions is September 1, 2020

A select committee of judges have once again come together for the purpose of recognizing outstanding work to promote diversity in the comic book industry, in the spirit of the pioneering creator Dwayne McDuffie.

“It is important right now to acknowledge and reward artists who strive to tell the stories of diverse experiences and points of view. When you know someone’s story, you cannot dehumanize them.”
Phil LaMarr, voice of Static and Green Lantern in the animated Warner Bros.’  series STATIC SHOCK and JUSTICE LEAGUE

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.

Due to social-distancing, the winner will be announced via video later this year by returning Master of Ceremonies, actor Phil LaMarr, who voiced both heroes Static/Virgil and John Stewart/Green Lantern in the animated Warner Bros.’ series STATIC SHOCK and JUSTICE LEAGUE written by Mr. McDuffie.




There are three ways you can submit your work to us.

To submit your work via e-mail, please complete the rest of this form and submit it. After submission you can e-mail your work to dmcduffieaward@gmail.com. Your work should be emailed as a PDF file and a maximum of 15MB.

You can also include a photo of yourself (in JPG format). Your image should be no larger than 5MB.

If your work is available online you can submit a link directly to the file. Please copy and paste the full website link below.

If you have a photo of yourself online, you can include the link to the photo: