Vectra Bank representatives present Todd Neff with his Colorado Book Award

What

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.

When

A finalist reading will be held Thursday, May 8, 2014, at 6 p.m. at the Oxford Hotel. Tickets are $15, and include hors d'ouerves. A cash bar will be available. Purchase tickets online or at the door!

The 2014 awards ceremony will be held Friday, June 13 at 2 p.m.

Where

The finalist reading will be held at the Oxford Hotel, 1600 17th Street, Denver.

The awards ceremony will be held at the Hotel Jerome, 330 Main Street, Aspen.

Why

To celebrate and promote Colorado authors and their works.

Who

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.

For more information, contact Reem Abu-Baker, 303.894.7951 x21, fax 303.864.9361, abu-baker@coloradohumanities.org.

Vectra Bank is a proud sponsor of the Colorado Book Awards.