The Excelsior Award and Excelsior Award Junior are the only nationwide (and now including the Republic of Ireland!) book awards for graphic novels and manga where school children decide the winners by rating each book as they read it (according to Story, Artwork, Characters and Dialogue). Now entering its seventh year, the award attracted over 250 schools from all over the UK and Ireland in 2015 with students returning a whopping 4700 Rating Forms.
Registration for 2017 opens in November 2016, with the new shortlists being announced a month later.
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