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.
(The deadline for the 2013 Nebraska Book Awards nominations has passed. Nominations for the 2014 Awards for books published in 2013 will be accepted beginning Spring 2014.) Books published in 2012, as indicated by the copyright date, are 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, Fiction, Children/Young Adult, Cover/Design/Illustration, Anthology, and Poetry. Certificates will be awarded to the winners in each category.
Award winners will be presented at the Nebraska Center for the Book’s Fall 2013 Book Awards Celebration and Annual Meeting in downtown Lincoln. The entry fee is $40 per book and per category entered. Deadline for entries is June 30, 2013. 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: