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Jane Geske Award

Please nominate now for the 2024 Jane Geske Award. The deadline is August 15, 2024. Nominations received after the deadline will be considered for the 2025 Jane Geske Award. Organizations are welcome to nominate themselves.

To submit a nomination please use the Jane Geske Award Nomination Form

The Nebraska Center for the Book annually presents this award to an organization, business, library, school, association, or other group that has made an exceptional contribution to literacy, books, reading, libraries, or Nebraska literature. More...

Mildred Bennett Award

Please nominate now for the 2024 Mildred Bennett Award. The deadline is August 15, 2024. Nominations received after the deadline will be considered for the 2025 Mildred Bennett Award. Individuals are welcome to nominate themselves.

To submit a nomination please use the Mildred Bennett Award Nomination Form

This award is given to an individual who provides leadership and service in the promotion of Nebraska literature. More...

Nebraska Book Awards

The entry fee is $40 per book and per category entered. You must also supply three copies of the book, four if submiting in more than one category.

Enter in one of two ways:

  • Complete the Online Entry Form and submit payment through PayPal. Mail three copies of the book to the below address.
  • Mail the Entry Form [pdf], three copies of the book, and the entry fee to:
    NCB Book Awards Competition
    c/o Nebraska Library Commissionbr
    The Atrium
    1200 N Street, Suite 120
    Lincoln, NE 68508-2023
  • 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. More...

    Please note: The Awards competition opens in February each year and entries are due by May 31 each year. Books published in 2023, as indicated by the copyright date, will be eligible for nomination in 2024.

    Nominations for the 2024 Awards for books published in 2023 will be accepted in February 2024. Books published in 2023, 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, Fiction, Children/Young Adult, Cover/Design/Illustration, and Poetry. Certificates will be awarded to the winners in each category.

    Other awards

    Locate outstanding state, national and international book award winners and nominees. More...


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