The Nebraska Book Awards program, sponsored by the Nebraska Center for the Book (NCB), recognizes and honors books that are written by Nebraska authors, published by Nebraska publishers, set in Nebraska, or concerning Nebraska.
Please note: The Awards competition opens in March each year and
entries are due by June 30 each year. Books published in 2015, as
indicated by the copyright date, will be
eligible for nomination in 2016.
Nominations for the 2016 Awards for books published in 2015 will be accepted in March 2016. Books published in 2015, as indicated by the copyright date, will be eligible for nomination. They must be professionally published, have an International Standard Book Number (ISBN), and be bound. Books may be entered in one or more of the following categories: Nonfiction, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Children/Young Adult, Cover/Design/Illustration, Chapbook, Anthology, and Poetry. Certificates will be awarded to the winners in each category.
Award winners from this year's competition will be presented at the Nebraska Center for the Book’s Fall 2016 Book Awards Celebration and Annual Meeting in downtown Lincoln at the Nebraska Library Commission. The entry fee is $40 per book and per category entered. Enter by sending the entry form [pdf], three copies of the book, and the entry fee to:
NCB Book Awards Competition
c/o Nebraska Library Commission
1200 N Street, Suite 120
Lincoln, NE 68508-2023
The competition is open to Nebraska authors, Nebraska publishers, and other authors or publishers of books set in or relating to Nebraska. To be eligible, the book must be:
Books may be one or more of the following:
Entries must be made in one or more of the following categories:
Certificates will be awarded to the winners in each category.
Go to the comprehensive list of winners, dating back to 2000.
View the lists of submissions from previous years: