As part of the BCA committee I am currently drowning in British comics at the moment. Don't get me wrong, this is no bad thing and its forcing me to read comics that I may not have encountered otherwise so I'm actually as happy as a pig in an organic free range orchard! (Reading that back I have no idea what that means). Anyway, the job of the committee is to read all the British comics we can and then decide on a short list which we hand over to the judges. The only exception is the shortlist for The Young People's Comic Award, which we quite appropriately hand over to a group of schools to judge.
The short list will be announced shortly after the deadlines of July 31st (Young People's Award) and August 30th (The other awards).