The deadline to cast or change ballots is midnight, January 20th, 2019, PST. No exceptions will be allowed.
Thank you for taking the time to help decide who will be receiving the Annie Awards this year. Your vote is critical to a fair and balanced selection process.
We have a streamlined voting process which will allow you, if you wish, to complete your ballot in much less time than in past years. All qualified voters will be able to vote in every category, though voters need not vote in every category to submit their ballot for tabulation.
In order to vote in a category, you will need to review the nominated titles. In most cases, this will involve watching a clip of each of the nominees’ work. If you have already seen the work being considered, you will be able to “scrub through” the clip, or skip it entirely, and move onto the next one.
Annie Award voting uses a weighted system to determine the winner in each category. Voting will require you to rate your ballot according to the number of nominees in that category. There may be as many as 5 nominees in a given category, but you will only vote for your top three selections, using a weighted system, giving a #1 to your first choice, #2 to your second choice and #3 to your final choice.
For categories with three nominees or less, you would vote for all of them. You must vote for three nominees in each category in which you choose to vote.
How does the voting process work?
The voting process uses a weighted system. There may be as many as five nominees in a given category, but you will only vote for your top three selections. Starting this year, you must vote for three nominees in each category in order for your vote to be counted for that category. You will assign number 1 to your top nominee, 2 for your second choice and 3 for your final selection.
Do I have to vote in every category?
All qualified voters will be able to vote in every category, though you do not have to vote in every category to complete your ballot.
Do I have to review all nominated work?
No. The ballot will allow you to review all of the nominated titles, but if you have already seen the work, you will be able to skim the clips (or skip them entirely). Commercials, short subjects and student films will have the entire project posted. Production and Character Design will have stills available. Storyboard will include both story reels and the finished sequences.
Do I have to complete the ballot in one sitting?
You are not required to complete your ballot in one sitting. Your selections are saved automatically (no need to use a “submit” button), and you may log in to return to the ballot at any time to continue voting, or even change a vote, as often as needed during the voting period.