Are you an avid reader of webtoons? Then get ready to vote for your favorite creators in the third annual CANVAS Awards. The CANVAS Awards offers an opportunity for fans to vote for their favorite series across 11 categories in total.
The top series in each category will earn a prize of $5,000 USD as well as a merchandise deal of items designed by their in-house creative team. The merchandise will be sold for a limited time on the official WEBTOON Merch website and will receive marketing support from the WEBTOON CANVAS team. The 11th category, “Hidden Gems,” will have three series winners. There will be a 6-day-long voting period for the CANVAS running from December 5th to the 11th (PDT).
CANVAS is WEBTOON’s open platform where creators can self-publish their comics and connect with millions of readers globally. CANVAS helps to provide its creators with valuable access and tools to help grow their audiences and be compensated for their work.
Some of the notable series that originally started out on CANVAS include Rachel Smythe’s Lore Olympus, which won Best Webcomic at the 2022 Eisner Awards and has been published as a #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel. This series is also currently being adapted for television by Wattpad WEBTOON Studios and The Jim Henson Company.
Make sure to view the full list of nominees before voting here. Major titles including Heartstopper, Sarah Scribbles (2022 Ringo Award nominee), and Ghost Eyes have been nominated for this year’s awards. Voters will also have the opportunity to nominate a series outside of the 20 nominees provided and have a write-in choice.
Winners for the 2022 CANVAS Awards will be announced on January 2nd, 2023. For more information about voting and the awards in general, visit the website for full details.