British Comic Awards: Young People’s Comic Awards Nominations Announced….
This year at Thought Bubble the very first British Comic Awards will be announced. As we’ve previously reported, the awards are designed to be simple, streamlined, focusing on great British comic work. There will be 5 categories; Best Comic, Best Book, Emerging Talent, Hall Of Fame, and Young People’s Comic Award.
Best Comic, Best Book, and Emerging Talent will be chosen by the Judging Panel from a list of nominations chosen by the BCA committee (of which I am a member). The Hall Of Fame award recipient is chosen by the committee.
But the Young People’s Comic Award is chosen by a selection of local Leeds schools, from a nomination list chosen by the BCA committee. And here’s that nominations list… in alphabetical order.
The 2012 Young People’s Comic Awards – Nominations List
Very exciting times, five great examples of the sheer breadth of publishing, digital and print, going on for children in the UK right now. These are wonderful times in British comics – lets celebrate them all!
The winners will be chosen, after much debate in reading groups at the participating schools, and announced at this years Thought Bubble convention.
More details on the British Comic Awards website, and of course, we’llkeep you updated with the other nominations as they’re announced later in the year. Now, we’ve got to go back and make our choices for nomination! Difficult, difficult decisions ahead.