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Note: The submission period opened on November 15, 2018 and ends on February 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. MT.

About the Awards

The Excellence in Graphics Literature program was started in 2017 by the Denver-based non-profit Pop Culture Classroom to help define and grow needed awareness for quality graphic literature, grow legitimacy and respect for the format, the medium and its creators, and drive growth for the graphic novel publishing category.

The overall goals of the program are to:

  1. Help educators and librarians identify literary-level, high quality graphic novels to bring into diverse educational settings, and
  2. Help publishers of graphic novels increase their sales and growth potential with libraries and schools.

In support of this two-fold vision, the program is designed to create or improve market awareness of new titles, extend the sales window and increase momentum for existing titles, and amplify and confirm publishers’ content strategies and marketing decisions as they apply mostly to librarians and educators.

The program culminates annually at the EGL Awards held at Denver Pop Culture Con, which celebrates and showcases the best in graphic literature. The awards recognize the most talented, innovative and influential creators of the medium.

In addition to receiving the prestigious EGL Award, winning and nominated titles earn the honor of including a cover medallion on all prints. Inclusion of the medallion on the cover is also intended to make it easier for families, teachers, librarians and all-aged readers to identify the highest quality titles, which in turn benefits the entire industry through increased sales and growth.