Graphic Novel Diversity Award

Become a Judge for the Graphic Novel Diversity Award

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The VLA is seeking judges for the 2024-2025 Graphic Novel Diversity Award. See current award winners here.

A judge for the VLA Graphic Novel Diversity Award agrees to commit to 2 years of judging - 2024 and 2025. They must have no affiliations with publishers of graphic novels and agree to to keep deliberations secret outside of the committee discussion processes, and to not contact publishers. Judges should expect to attend an orientation webinar and meet at least 3 times via Zoom. Read more about the criteria for becoming a judge here.

There are two co-chairs for the 2024 award cycle. Ten judges (5 for the youth category, 5 for the adult category) will be selected in 2024. Priority will be given to judges who did not serve in the 2023 award cycle immediately preceding this one.

Submit your application by July 15, 2024. You must be a VLA member in 2024 and 2025 to be selected as a judge.