Submissions Are Now Open for the 2019 EGL Awards!

by | Dec 7, 2018

And here we go! Today we announce that submissions are open for the 2019 Excellence in Graphic Literature (EGL) Awards. The program will once again culminate in the annual EGL Awards Ceremony to be held at Denver Pop Culture Con on Saturday, June 1, 2019.

  • You can read the full press release HERE.
  • Check out a brief YouTube video with highlights from last year’s program HERE.
  • Learn more about Pop Culture Classroom and the EGL program HERE.
  • Have a book (or books) you’d like to submit? Do that HERE.
  • Find out what Denver Pop Culture Con is all about HERE.

Here’s a little more background on the program:

The EGL Awards were created and launched by Pop Culture Classroom in 2018 to celebrate the best in fiction and nonfiction graphic novels, and to honor the creators, publishers, and educators using graphic literature in classrooms to inspire a love of learning worldwide.

Top goals of the EGLs are to help educators and librarians identify literary -level, high quality graphic novels to bring into diverse classroom settings; to drive growth for the graphic novel publishing category within libraries and schools; and to grow legitimacy and respect for the format, the medium, and its creators.

The EGL awards ceremony takes place at Denver Pop Culture Con, one of the most attended pop culture conventions in the U.S. This is due in part to the convention’s unique educational programming schedule and its family-friendly mission and environment.

One of the largest portions of the show floor is dedicated to teens and children in our Pop Culture Classroom Kids’ Lab, with non-stop activities designed to engage kids in pop culture based educational activities, workshops, and discussions. Visit for more information and to buy tickets.

Please help us spread the word by sharing this post with your friends and colleagues who may be interested, and we look forward to seeing you at the EGL awards ceremony in June!


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