DENVER, Dec. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Pop Culture Classroom, the educational nonprofit behind Denver Pop Culture Con, announces they are accepting title submissions to the 2019 Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards.
The Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards celebrate the best in fiction and non-fiction graphic novels, honoring the creators, publishers and educators using graphic literature to inspire a love of learning in classrooms worldwide. The goals of the awards 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.
"Modern readers are living during the greatest communication revolution of all-time, where pictures and text share the same stage," said Dr. Katie Monnin, Director of Education at Pop Culture Classroom. "The Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards look to honor the best and brightest in graphic novels, giving an easy stamp of approval for educators and librarians to use when choosing what to teach with."
Any and all book-length works published during the calendar year of 2018, regardless of publisher size, are eligible for the awards. Individuals, creative teams, editors, agents, and publishers are all welcome to submit their titles for consideration.
Award categories include the following:
- Book of the Year
- Mosaic Award
- Best in Educational Comics: Children (0-8 years old)
- Best in Educational Comics: Middle Grade (9-13 years old)
- Best in Educational Comics: Young Adult (14-17 years old)
- Best in Educational Comics: Adult (18+ years old)
There will be two winners in each category, one for fiction and one for nonfiction. Each title will be reviewed by a diverse group of expert graphic literature jurors, and on June 1, 2019, Denver Pop Culture Con will host a ceremony and a reception to honor both the nominated and the winning titles.
About Denver Pop Culture Con
Denver Pop Culture Con is one of the most attended pop culture conventions in the U.S. due in part to its unique educational programming schedule and its family-friendly mission and environment. One of the largest portions of the show floor (approximately 10,000 square feet in 2017) is dedicated to teens and children, with activities designed to engage kids in education through pop culture. Visit www.DenverPopCultureCon.com for more information and to buy tickets.
About Pop Culture Classroom
Pop Culture Classroom is the educational non-profit behind Denver Pop Culture Con. Founded in 2011, the organization is on a mission to inspire a love of learning, increase literacy, celebrate diversity and build community through the tools of popular culture and the power of self-expression. Visit www.PopCultureClassroom.org to learn more about our goals, programs and objectives.
SOURCE Pop Culture Classroom