Call for Entries for the 2011 Colorado Book Awards


This message is from Jennifer Long, Program Coordinator, Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book
You can reach her or get more info at

The Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book is now accepting entries for the 2011, 20th Annual Colorado Book Awards. We invite you to enter your qualified book(s) for a 2011 Colorado Book Award.

To be eligible for a 2011 Colorado Book Award, the primary contributor to the book must be a Colorado writer, editor, illustrator or photographer, and the entry must have a 2010 publication date. Current Colorado residents are eligible, as are individuals engaged in ongoing literary work in the state and contributors whose personal history, identity, or literary work reflect a strong Colorado influence. A contributor not currently a Colorado resident who feels his or her work is inspired by or connected to Colorado should submit a letter with his/her entry describing the connection. Final eligibility determinations will be made by the Colorado Book Awards Advisory Committee.

Additional entry guidelines, forms and a link to our online Submission Manager are all available on our website. The Colorado Book Awards program celebrates the accomplishments of Colorado’s literary community and promotes their work to Colorado readers.

Deadlines & Fees
To be considered, contributors or publishers should submit the completed entry form along with a $53 processing fee.

All book award submissions can enter and pay online.

There is also the option to either upload an electronic version of the book or to ship printed copies of the book.

We are hopeful this new feature allows more opportunity for the writing community to participate in the contest!

All entries must be submitted online with shipped copies of books postmarked or delivered to the Colorado Humanities office no later than January 15, 2011.

Please go to our website and begin the submission process.

Participate as a Category Selector or Judge
If you would like to participate as a Book Award Selector or Judge, we are now looking for qualified volunteers.

Participation as a category selector or judge requires you to read the submitted books in the category of your expertise and participate in thoughtful, critical discussions with other Selectors and Judges to determine the 2011 Finalists and Winners. The time commitment varies from category to category based on the number of entrants and finalists. Either way, it’s a great way to participate, even if you are not an entrant in the Awards program for 2011.

You many not participate as a Selector or Judge in any category if you have a booked entered in the same year.

Further details and an application are available on our website.

If you have any questions regarding the online submission manager, forms or submission process, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at 303-894-7951 x 21, or send an email to


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