Stories Engagingly Expressed - Illustratively Told

Given each year in collaboration between EBSCO and the CBC Graphic Novel Committee to celebrate the youth graphic novel with the highest literary quality.

Submissions for the 2018 SEE-IT Award are now open. Submissions will close March 9, 2018. Please see the updated FAQ for more details.

2017 SEE-IT Award Winner
The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded

Author: Jim Ottaviani
Illustrator: Leland Purvis
Publisher: Abrams Comic Arts

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2018 SEE-IT Submissions are now open

Submissions will open on October 5, 2017 and close on March 9, 2018. A copy of each graphic novel submitted should be mailed directly to each of the judges, as well as a copy to EBSCO Information Services. Each submission mailing should be accompanied by a note (even a “sticky note”) denoting the contents as a SEE-IT submission or submissions. The submission form contains all mailing addresses.

Works must be published in English between January 1, 2017, and December 31, 2017. (Works may be originally published in another language at an earlier date, so long as the English publication is during calendar 2017.)

Books should be submitted by publishers. We urge publishers to use their best judgment and send only those titles that they believe are distinguished enough to warrant consideration, and ask publishers to limit submissions to 10 per imprint per year.

Any questions or concerns about this form or about the submission process can be directed to

The Jurors

Gail de Vos

University of Alberta School of Library and Information Studies

Author of 9 books on storytelling, comics, folklore and popular culture, de Vos is a professional storyteller and educator with a course on comics.

Leigh Anne Focareta

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Focareta works at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and advises the Core Collection Fiction, Nonfiction, and Graphic Novels collections.

Francisca Goldsmith

Library and Media Consultant

Goldsmith advises international children’s publishers, teaches, and writes articles and books such as the Reader’s Advisory Guide to Graphic Novels.

Thomas Maluck

Richland Library

Maluck served on YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels For Teens committee and reviews for No Flying, No Tights

John Meier

Pennsylvania State University

An expert in science titles and STEM graphic novels, Meier helped the Pennsylvania Center for the Book launch the Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize.

Michael Pawuk

Cuyahoga County Public Library

Author of Graphic Novels: A Genre Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More, Pawuk helped to create YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens annual list.

Carla Riemer

Claremont Middle School

Past president of Assn. of Children's Librarians of Northern CA, has presented at SDCC on kid's comics, is active in YALSA and reviews for SLJ.

Rebecca B. Vargha

School of Information and Library Science at UNC Chapel Hill

Past-president of SLA and active in IFLA, Vargha is an award-winning faculty member with expertise in Knowledge Management & Collection Development.

Linda Ward-Callaghan

Joliet Public Library

Ward-Callaghan won the Davis Cup for service to young people in 2013 and has served on award committees including the Newbery, Caldecott and Geisel.