PR: Nickelodeon to debut kids’ GN awards

Well, prose and picture books have their Newberrys and Caldecotts, so why not? Full details after the jump.

NICKELODEON MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES ITS
FIRST-EVER “BEST KIDS’ GRAPHIC NOVEL” AWARDS

Submission Process Now Open for Spring 2009 Awards

NEW YORK-Aug. 13, 2008-Nickelodeon Magazine, the leading entertainment and humor magazine for kids, has announced its first-ever “Best Kids’ Graphic Novel” Awards, taking place in spring 2009. The Awards will honor the best comic books and animated novels for kids published across the U.S.The submission process is open through Sept. 30, 2008, and voting will take place in December.

“Comics have always been an integral part of who we are, and these Awards will allow us to honor the great work for kids being produced in graphic novels today,” said Laura Galen, Senior Vice President and Editorial Director. “Our readers consistently rave about ‘The Comic Book’ section as one of their favorites, so awards are a natural direction for the magazine.”

All graphic novel submissions must be submitted before Sept. 30, 2008. A list of books for kids to vote on, pre-selected by the Nickelodeon Magazine editorial staff, will be available in the December
issue and online at http://www.nickmag.com . The results will be announced in print and online in spring 2009 in conjunction with the release of Nickelodeon Magazine’s popular annual cartoon-themed issue. Nickelodeon Magazine welcomes all submissions appropriate for kids between the ages of seven and 13.

Publishers interested in submitting graphic novels should send two copies of each title no later than Sept. 30, 2008. Submissions should be mailed to:

Chris Duffy or Dave Roman
Graphic Novel Award
Nickelodeon Magazine
1515 Broadway 37th Floor
New York, NY 10036.

Nickelodeon Magazine’s “The Comic Book” has been praised for delivering sophisticated story lines and innovative visual formats to a young audience. It has been recognized with four Harvey Award nominations in the category of Best Anthology, the comic book industry’s highest award. Nickelodeon Magazine, published 11 times annually, is the leading entertainment and humor magazine for kids. It reaches 7.7 million readers with each issue.

Nickelodeon, now in its 29th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, feature films, and magazines. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 96 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 14 consecutive years. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).

One Response to “PR: Nickelodeon to debut kids’ GN awards”

  1. This is a great idea. For comics and the kids who read them. Nice to see comics and comic awards starting to move beynd just the niche of comic institutionalized awards shows like the Eisners, which I’m sure a look of younger comic fans like the Nickeloden crowd may not have heard of, and be recognized for there contributons to kids/young adult literature.

    Darryl Hughes
    writer/creator
    “G.A.A.K: Groovy Alien Kreatures”

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