About the Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards

Brought to life through uniquely interdependent combination of words and pictures, graphic literature is a distinct narrative art form. Pre-K through adult educators see that graphic novels engage students across the entire ability and interest spectrum. It’s an art form that deserves to be celebrated. It’s time for the Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards.  Comics and graphic novels are taking a leading role in driving the circulation of libraries, and students are reading them from pre-K through higher education, in every learning environment possible. And more today than ever before, readership and content accurately reflect society.

Pop Culture Classroom and Denver Comic Con are excited to host the Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards. Our Advisory Board and Juries are composed of diverse, experienced and informed professionals that span the publishing, library, and education industries. These team members will select the best in graphic literature through a clearly defined and transparent process.

We are now accepting submissions for any and all book-length works published during the calendar year of 2017, regardless of publisher size. Individuals, creative teams, editors, agents, and publishers are all welcome to submit their titles for consideration.

World-renowned sculptors Colin and Kristine Poole have been commissioned to create a trophy that will be a treasured reminder of the achievement of winning the EGL, along with an associated medallion that can be used for book promotion following the award ceremonies.