DOUG WRIGHT AWARDS ANNOUNCE A NEW AWARD CATEGORY FOR KIDS BOOKS FOR 2020

The Doug Wright Awards, which annually celebrate Canadian comic creators, has announced a new award category and a few criteria changes for 2020.

The 2018 Doug Wright Award winners (from left): Sami Alwani, Jesse Jacobs and Jenn Woodall. The annual literary awards celebrate Canadian comic book and graphic novel creators. (Jane van Koeverden/CBC)

The Doug Wright Awards, which annually celebrate Canadian comic creators, has announced a new award category and a few criteria changes for 2020.

The new category, the Egghead, is for the best book for kids aged 12 and under.

According to Conan Tobias, executive director for the Doug Wright Award, the category was created in response to community demand.

“People have been asking us to add a kids’ category for a while. We’ve always accepted kids’ books in the best book category, but many people felt kids’ books were unique enough and a big enough category that they deserved their own award, and we agreed,” Tobias told CBC Books in an email.

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