The LEDGER AWARDS have been organised to acknowledge
excellence in Australian comic art and publishing. Named after pioneering
Australian cartoonist Peter Ledger (1945
1994) , the awards were first held in 2005. This is their third
The aims for the Ledger Awards in their third year
include broadening the voting cohort by widening awareness and promotion
and introducing an international element to the Awards. The categories
have been altered to reflect feedback after the first two year's
awards. Some categories from last year have been merged together
and new categories have been added.
The nominations and awards are for work published
and events held in the calendar year, January 1 to December 31,
2006. The top 3 most nominated in each category will be announced
on a final online Voting Form by July 2, 2007. Final online voting
will take place between July 2 and midnight EST July 20, 2007.
Award recipients will be announced on a date to be
The Ledger Awards are a fully independent initiative.
It is non-profit. It has no affiliations or links with organisations,
businesses or other parties. The 2007 Awards are presented under
the auspices of LitterArtsy, a non-profit coalition
of creators, publishers and web sites promoting literacy, creativity,
craft and excellence through comics and sequential art.
The current co-ordinator of the Awards is Gary Chaloner,
writer/artist of Will Eisner's JOHN LAW.