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Excelsior Award Ceremony 2019

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I’ll be having a mini stall at the Excelsior Award Ceremony 2019 at Trent College in Nottingham.

Excelsior Award

The Excelsior Award is a comic, manga and graphic novel reading scheme for teenagers. It’s run through schools; 9-18 year olds read a shortlist of books, then review and rate them.

The award’s divided into four age groups with a shortlist for each to suit each age range, from Key Stage 2 up to sixth form.

Excelsior Award Ceremony

The top-rated, winning books are announced at the award ceremony. It’s also a celebration of comics – in previous years there have been talks, a quiz and sometimes the students can even meet-and-greet comic book artists.

This year the award ceremony will be on Wednesday 19th June 2019 at Trent College in Nottingham (invitation only!).

Excelsior Award Ceremony
Announcing a winner at a previous award ceremony

As someone who loves books and reading, I’m really happy to support the scheme. I used to work in a library and a book shop, and I spent a lot of my time reading when I was at school, so it’s great to see so many young people who are so enthusiastic about comics.

When I’ve been to the ceremony in previous years, I’ve been so impressed at how much the students knew, and how passionate they are about the characters and comics they’d read!

Cakes with Faces at the Award Ceremony

I’ll be there with a mini stall, with my designs:

  • A selection of the t-shirts, hoodies and dresses
  • Cushions
  • Enamel pins
  • Charms
  • Button badges
  • How to make sushi comics
  • Cattoos and battoos
  • Art prints

You can take a look at everything right here in the shop!

Cakes with Faces merch