Colorado Book Awards
An annual program that celebrates the accomplishments of Colorado's outstanding authors, editors, illustrators, and photographers. Awards are presented in at least ten categories including anthology/collection, biography, children's, creative nonfiction, fiction, history, nonfiction, pictorial, poetry, and young adult.
Celebrate books and their creators and promote them to readers.
The 2014 award event will be held in June at Aspen Summer Words Literary Festival in Aspen.
To be eligible for a Colorado Book Award, a primary contributor to the book must be a Colorado writer, editor, illustrator, or photographer. Current Colorado residents are eligible, as are individuals engaged in ongoing literary work in the state and authors whose personal history, identity, or literary work reflect a strong Colorado influence. Authors not currently Colorado residents who feel their work is inspired by or connected to Colorado should submit a letter with his/her entry describing the connection.
Entrants pay an application fee with their nomination form. Attendees to the award event (other than selectors, judges, finalists and winners) purchase tickets.
The deadline for the 2014 Colorado Book Awards for books published in 2013 is December 31, 2013.
The winners will be announced at the Colorado Book Awards Ceremony in June at the Doerr-Hoosier Conference Center, Aspen Meadows, Aspen, at the culminating event of Aspen Summer Words Literary Festival. Tickets are $10 in advance, $20 at the door. Please check back in the Spring.
We are now accepting submissions for the 2014 Colorado Book Awards.
For 2014 Guidlines, click here.
To register online, please click here.
You may download a registration form, but we request that you register online and check the Payment by Check options. For a printable entry form, click here.
For more information contact Reem Abu-Baker, 303.894.7951 x21, Fax 303.864.9361, email@example.com
Outskirts Press and Vectra Bank are proud sponsors of the Colorado Book Awards.