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.


Submissions are welcome for books published in 2014. Submission deadline is November 15, 2014.  Submissions for books published after November 15 are due by January 5, 2015.


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.


All entries must be submitted online.  Click here to submit and pay by check or here to submit and pay with a credit card.

For more information, contact Stephanie March 303.894.7951 x19, fax 303.864.9361,stephanie@coloradohumanities.org.

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