Entries for the 2012 Colorado Book Awards Due Jan 13 2012

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The Colorado Center for the Book at Colorado Humanities is Now Accepting Entries for the 2012 Colorado Book Awards

Nominations Must Be Received By January 13, 2012

DENVER, CO (December 21, 2011)–Colorado Humanities and its program department, Colorado Center for the Book, are accepting nominations until January 13, 2012 for the 21st annual Colorado Book Awards. The Book Awards recognize and promote Colorado’s finest writers, illustrators, photographers and editors. Finalists and winners will be honored in an award event to be held in Aspen next June as part of Aspen Summer Words.

The Colorado Book Award program is one of the oldest book award programs in the country, receiving 150 qualified submissions annually. Program Coordinator, Jennifer Long says. “Finalists will be announced in April 2012 followed by readings and book signings in the Denver metro and other areas. These readings are a great way to hear what’s hot by local authors and to enjoy an evening of fun discussion and hobnobbing with the local literati.”

To enter the competition with digital or printed books, authors, editors, illustrators, photographers and publishers should visit http://www.coloradohumanities.org, click on Programs/Events and select Colorado Book Awards. A $53 fee must accompany each entry. Fans and friends may send suggestions of books to be entered to Jennifer Long at long@coloradohumanities.org in advance of the deadline.

The public is also invited to participate as Selectors of the finalists in up to twelve categories. Applications to serve as a Selector are also available atwww.coloradohumanities.org.

The Colorado Center for the Book, founded in 1989 as a state affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, is among the most active of the 50 state centers for the book. With at least five major projects and the strong support of Colorado Humanities, its host institution, it is making a difference in the lives of readers—and potential readers—in every corner of the state.

For more information about the Colorado Book Awards or the Colorado Center for the Book at Colorado Humanities, please contact Jennifer Long atlong@coloradohumanities.org or 303.894.7951 x21.

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