Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Stan Lee Excelsior Award Winners Announced

The Stan Lee Excelsior Award is the only nationwide book award for graphic novels and manga - where kids aged 11-16 choose the winner by rating each book as they read it!
This project was originally a special “one off special category” additional to the Sheffield Children’s Book Award, devised by the Book Award Project Team with the help of  Paul Register, librarian from Ecclesfield Secondary School. His passion for the project, lead him to continue the good work and extend and develop the project to become an annual event including schools from both Sheffield and further afield.
"We work closely with both the School Library Association and the Stan Lee Foundation. We are thrilled that 'Stan The Man' has given us his blessing and his permission to name this award after him.
'Nuff said!

 For those of you who can't easily access youtube or the Excelsior Award website, or just prefer the good, old-fashioned text version of the results, please scroll down...

1st Place - SUPERGIRL: LAST DAUGHTER OF KRYPTON by Michael Green, Mike Johnson and Mahmud Asrar (DC)

 2nd Place - TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: CHANGE IS CONSTANT by Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz and Dan Duncan (IDW)

 3rd Place - WONDER WOMAN: BLOOD by Brian Azzarello, Cliff Chiang and Tony Akins (DC)

Winner of the JABBICA (Judge A Book By Its Cover Award) - SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET by Declan Shalvey (Classical Comics)

Winner of the TRUE BELIEVERS AWARD (for the school that returned the most Rating Forms) - SILVERDALE SCHOOL, SHEFFIELD