2013 Stan Lee Excelsior Award Winners Announced!

Digital Story Engine were at Ecclesfield School in Sheffield, UK for the 2013 Stan Lee Excelsior Award Ceremony. Find out who this year’s winners are in this video!

This year’s special guests included the legendary David Lloyd (V for Vendetta, KickBack, Aces Weekly), Mike Thompson from Travelling Man Comic Book Stores, Lucy Forrester from Peters Graphic Novels, Amy Crabtree of Cakes With Faces and regular attendees Rick Cowling and Dave Bromehead of Sheffield Space Centre.

A longer programme covering the event will appear later!

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Following the awards ceremony on Friday the 12th of July, our video coverage of the Stan Lee Excelsior Award 2013 will appear on the Digital Story Engine Youtube and Vimeo channels. Watch this space for updates!

From  the official Stan Lee Excelsior Award website

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!Eight graphic novels are selected for the shortlist and it now attracts dozens and dozens of schools and public libraries from all over the UK – from Scotland to Jersey, from Belfast to Gateshead! The overall goal of this scheme is to encourage reading amongst teenagers. However, its secondary target is to raise the profile of graphic novels and manga amongst school librarians and teachers. This storytelling medium has been a largely underused resource within education for many years. The Stan Lee Excelsior Award attempts to highlight some of the amazing books that are out there – books that fully deserve to be in our school libraries alongside regular fiction!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!