Bédélys Awards

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Bédélys Québec

Since 1999, it rewards the best comic book published in Quebec. It has a $ 1,000 grant and a unique trophy.

Jury

Composed of readers who work in the book industry, this jury includes, among others, librarians and booksellers, but also publishers and all other book professionals.

Selection criteria

For this category, the jury determines which comics are part of the selection. Here are the criteria used to determine the accepted works:

  • Publication by a Quebec publishing house for an audience aged 14 and over
  • Artists residing in Quebec, if there are several artists, at least one must be Quebecois

Bédélys Independent Francophone

It rewards the best self-published francophone comic book in Quebec since 2008. In addition to the traditional trophy, he is accompanied by a $ 1,000 grant and a table offered by the Montreal Comic Arts Festival during its event.

Jury

Composed of readers who work in the book industry, this jury includes, among others, librarians and booksellers, but also publishers and all other book professionals.

Selection criteria

The francophone and anglophone independent Bédélys categories are the only two that operate by submission. It is the creators who must send their work in duplicate to the planned drop-off points. To be accepted a submission must meet the following criteria:

  • Francophone self-publication
  • Quebec resident artist
  • A print version must exist, webcomics that are not published in print will not be eligible

Bédélys Independent Anglophone

Created in 2020, it rewards the best self-published anglophone comic book in Quebec. In addition to the traditional trophy, he is accompanied by a $ 1,000 grant and a table offered by the Montreal Comic Arts Festival during its event.

Jury

Composed of readers who work in the book industry, this jury includes, among others, librarians and booksellers, but also publishers and all other book professionals.

Selection criteria

The francophone and anglophone independent Bédélys categories are the only two that operate by submission. It is the creators who must send their work in duplicate to the planned drop-off points. To be accepted a submission must meet the following criteria:

  • Anglophone self-publication
  • Quebec resident artist
  • A print version must exist, webcomics that are not published in print will not be eligible

Bédélys Youth

It rewards the best French-language comic book intended for young people aged 7 to 14 since 1999. The choices are based on the cumulative votes of several juries of young readers. The réseau des bibliothèques de la Ville de Montréal (City of Montreal library network) has sponsored the prize since 2000.
The winner receives a unique trophy.

Jury

Made up of young comic book enthusiasts who regularly visit one of the participating libraries in the réseau des bibliothèques de la Ville de Montréal. They are looked after by librarians who help them discuss and analyze the selected works.
The participating libraries for the 22e Bédélys Awards are: Le Prévost, Père-Ambroise and Marc-Favreau.

Selection criteria

For this category, it is the librarians in charge of the juries who select a first reading list for young people. Here are the criteria used to determine the accepted works:

  • Publication in French language including translations for an audience aged 7 to 14
  • Distribution in Quebec
  • Must not be part of a series, only the first volumes are considered

Bédélys International

Formerly called Bédélys World, the Bédélys International rewards the best French-language comic book created outside Quebec since 2012.
This category, which makes it possible to discover and take a critical look at the best international comics, includes works that must be available in French in Quebec during the year preceding the awards ceremony.
The winner receives a unique trophy.

Jury

Composed of readers who work in the book industry, this jury includes, among others, librarians and booksellers, but also publishers and all other book professionals.

Selection criteria

For this category, the jury determines which comics are part of the selection. Here are the criteria used to determine the accepted works:

  • Publication in French-language including translations for an audience aged 14 and over
  • Distribution in Quebec
  • Must not be part of a series, only the first volumes are considered
  • Publication and distribution between January 1 and December 31 of the previous year

Bédélys Tribute

This prize pays homage to an individual whose work has made a major impact on the recognition and promotion of the Québécois comic arts. Created on the occasion of this very first decade of the festival, this prize will be awarded every 2 years.

More details on the jury and the selection criteria to come.