Best in Children’s Graphic Literature
Spotlighting compelling, educational graphic literature works for Pre-K to 4th Grade (0–10 years old).
Best in Middle-Grade Graphic Literature
Recognizing exemplary Graphic literature for Grades 5th to 8th (10–14 years old).
Best in Young Adult Graphic Literature
Honoring the best graphic literature for Grades 9th to 12th (14–18 years old).
Best in Adult Graphic Literature
Honoring the best graphic literature for anyone 18 years old and older.
All submitted titles are considered for the Book of the Year and Mosaic Awards.
Category finalists are also eligible for the 2023 EGL Awards Readers’ Choice Award,
which will be determined by a public online vote.
Book of the Year
The Book of the Year winner is determined by the Jury chairs working with the EGL Advisory Board. The award is given to the graphic novel submission with the highest combined score.
The Mosaic winner is determined by the Jury chairs working with the EGL Advisory Board. The award celebrates stories about and from diverse communities, ethnicities, nationalities, faiths, and identities.
Reader’s Choice Award
Excellence in Graphic Literature readers have the chance to select the Reader’s Choice Award from the year’s jury-selected finalists.