Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards Advisory Board and Juries

Advisory Board Members and Jurors receive:

  • Access to great graphic novels  including works that you may have missed. 
  • Valuable professional networking  with some of the brightest minds in literacy and pop culture. The Advisory Board and Category Juries include prominent experts from the fields of education, writing, art, publishing, and library science. 
  • Individual recognition  of your workto select the Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards finalists and winners. 
  • Opportunities to highlight your work  and the value of graphic literature to educational efforts, literacy, learning, and connection. 
  • Passes and possible programming participation at FAN EXPO Denver 2024 (July 4th – 7th, 2024). 
  • Two tickets to Pop Culture Classroom’s Inaugural “Geek Gala” on October 12th, 2024 in Denver, CO. 
  • Free set of Pop Culture Classroom’s Colorful History printed collections. 

Get Involved!

Please read the position descriptions below, and then let us know if you’re interested in being a part of the Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards.

Excellence in Graphic Literature Jury Chairs and Advisory Board Member

Jury Chairs/Advisory Board members are responsible for refining and overseeing all aspects of the Excellence in Graphic Literature (EGL) Awards, overseeing aspects of the judging process relative to their assigned category, managing jurors in their assigned category, reading and evaluating all submitted books in their assigned category, and participating in the Book of the Year and Mosaic Awards selection process.

EGL Jury Chair/Advisory Board member positions are for industry leaders with demonstrated and extensive track records representing, but not limited to:

  • Education Member-At-Large 
  • Publishing or Bookselling Member-At-Large 
  • Library Member-At-Large 
  • Inclusivity/Diversity Member-At-Large 

Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards – Juror

Category Jurors are responsible for reading and evaluating all submitted books in their assigned category.

EGL Jurors are experienced professionals who span the publishing, library, and education industries. Their ultimate goal is to select the best in fiction & nonfiction graphic literature published during the calendar year in their assigned category.

Want to join the Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards Team? Apply now!

You’ll help strengthen and diversify our jury for the Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards and identify and recommend the very best in graphic literature.

Juror and Advisory Board applications for the 2024 Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards will open Monday, January 22, and will close Monday, February 19th.

2024 EGL Awards Timeline

Dates subject to change:

  • January 22, 2024: Book submissions and juror applications open
  • February 19, 2024: Juror applications close
  • February 21-23, 2024: Juror applicants notified of acceptance decisions
  • March 1, 2024: Book submissions Close
  • March 11th, 2024: Category jurying begins
  • May 5, 2024: Category jurying ends
  • May 10, 2024: Finalists selected; Book of the Year (BOTY) and Mosaic Awards judging process begins
  • June 3, 2024: Begin Finalist announcements, BOTY and Mosaic judging process ends
  • June 10, 2024: Begin Winner announcements
  • July 4th – July 7th, 2024: FAN EXPO Denver (EGL panels, Educators’ Day presence)
  • June 2024 – December 2024: Ongoing promotion of awards

Submit Your Application

Applications for the 2024 EGL Awards Juries and Advisory Board are now closed. Please check back in later this spring to learn the finalists and winners.