Become an 'Award Winning Christian Author' by entering your book or graphic novel in the only 'family friendly' book contest running!
We are accepting entries for the next Christian Book Award contest which will take place on 1 July 2017 - enter below - $15!
Become an Award Winning author in the 1/4erly Christian Book Awards Contest taking place on 1 January 2017, 1 April 2017, 1 July 2017, and 1 October 2017!
WHY THIS CONTEST IS DIFFERENT THAN ALL THE REST: We don't judge authors against other authors, we judge books based on the clearly published standard below. We know award-winning when we see it - because the judges - Mr. Rich Collins (Award-winning Christian Author) and Ms. Jennifer Lusong (Award-winning Christian Illustrator) are award-winning multiple times! This is the difference. Your work judged against the standards below = Your award level!
PUPOSE: The purpose of the Christian Book Award Contest is to recognize authors who publish ‘Christian family friendly’ books and graphic novels for Christians to read and enjoy. America needs to start encouraging and rewarding those who produce wholesome entertainment.
RULES: To enter the contest provide your $15 payment by PAYPAL at the contest link below and then e-mail your book in ‘pdf’ or ‘word’ format to the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries will be judged by an award winning Christian author (Mr Rich Collins) and an award-winning Cristian illustrator (Ms Jennifer Lusong)! Entries will be confirmed by return e-mail along with the date of your contest when we receive your entry and payment. ‘Christian Book Awrads’ contests will occur on 1 January, 1 April, 1 July, and 1 October. Your entry will be entered in the next contest run. So if you enter the contest on 15 June 2016, your book or graphic novel will be judged on 1 July 2016, and so on. Determination of your award level (Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Honor) will be provided to you in an e-mail on the 14th day of the your contest month, respecfully. So if you entered the 1 July 2016 contest, your notification of award will be made by e-mail on 14 July 2016. We do ntot accept paper copies of books, only pdf or word format sent by e-mail; the reason is because the 2 judges live in different locations and to mail copies to different judges would make the cost to enter a paper copy too expensive, and we are trying to keep it as low as possible. Decision of the judges is final, and no refunds will be provided under any circumstances.
CATEGORIES: Entries can be submitted in one of 5 categories: 1) Graphic Novel / Comic, 2) For Young Kids/Elementary School age to read, 3) For Young Adults/Middle School age to read, 4) For Teens to read, 5) For Adults to read broken down into Fiction and Non-Fiction, It doesn't matter what genre it is it will fit in one of the 5 categories above. So whether you have a kids book on space adventure, a book for teen girls about funny or embarassing hgih school friendships, or an Amish romance novel for women, just tell us what age category it should go in when you send it to us.
WHAT DO YOU WIN: Awardees receive 1) A review by award-winning Christian judges; 2) Recognition as an 'Award Winning Author' for the rest of your life, and your book will be an 'Award Winning Book', 3) A digital award certificate. 4) A digital seal to display on copies of your book or web site, 4) Winning Books will be posted at our Facebook page and Web Site for promotion and verification purposes.
STANDARDS FOR ENTRIES:
1) Only complete stories will be allowed to enter the contest and be judged. We will not judge 'summaries' or 'half-finished' works. Don't sweat it. Just knuckle down and finish the story! You can do it!
2) Books can be previously published, there is no date limit of when it has to have been published or finished. You could enter a book you did 5 years ago or yesterday.
3) Only 'Christian family friendly' stories will be allowed to enter and be judged. The definition of ‘family friendly’ is that your book or graphic novel entry would be something you would not be embarrased to read with your Mom or Dad on one side, and your daughter or son on the other. I am not going to give you a list of things that would not be 'family friendly' because little kids go on this site. No entries with innapropriate material will be accepted or judged. If an entry is submitted that is not 'family friendly' it will be returned with the money and pdf file. Sorry folks, we don't want to judge anyone or anything, but this contest is to encourage writers and illustrators to produce 'family friendly' material.
4) Only stories in English will be accepted and judged.
5) Only stories from a Christian world view will be accepted and judged.
6) You do not have to have your story published yet. Unpublished works can be entered and judged.
7) You do not have to have your story professionally done, we encourage independant and beginning authors to submit stories for grading.
AWARD LEVEL GUIDE TO HELP YOU:
Gold: Front to back cover high quality whether written or graphic novel. No spelling, punctuation errors. Professional cover. If graphic novel or picture book, colorful professional illustrations. A totally 'UNIGUE' and interesting story for that genre that is fully developed with characters the target audience will fall in love with. This level of entry is one a Christian would read over and over again and be one of their favorite books or series. Check the award winning free graphic novel download 'Mission to the 3 Suns' at this web site. That's a Gold. Don't be intimidated though, this is not at the 'MARVEL COMIC' level. A professionally done comic at that level would be a Gold plus plus. We are not looking for that level to award a Gold to you. If God has given you that kind of talent awesome, and we will recognize it, but that is something that does not come along very often, and will not be required to get a Gold. The basis for a Gold is a totally unique book from cover to cover, and a Christian reader who says after seeing and reading it: Wow, I have ever seen anything like that before, that is amazing!
Silver: A high quality, 'family friendly', Christian story with no spelling or punctuation errors, is a very interesting story, containing at least 1 new or interesting development unique to that genre that has never been done before, that a Christian kid or adult would read once, put down for a week or so, but eventually would want to read again. The basis for a Silver is a Christian who says wow, I have read alot of for example Amish Romances, or Westerns, but I have never seen one set in ????, or about ???? - Maybe the entire book is about the main character, say Stephanie, who finds her Grandmother's diary after her death, and she is reading and visualizing about how her Grandmother fell in love and got married - and the book really is about someone who is already gone to heaven, that would be unique. So basically for a Silver the standard is a story in a genre that has been written about, but has a unique twist!
Bronze: A solid quality 'family friendly' story with no spelling or punctuation errors that a beginning level author would write in an existing genre that a Christian kid or adult would read and find interesting and like it, not list it as one of their favorites because it has no new features or twists. This level of book is a good achievement for a new author or illustrator in an existing genre but contains nothing new. This does not mean that you have not produced an award-worthy book, it just means that your Amish Romance or Western Adventure is the same as every other one that is on a Christian's bookshelf already.
Honor: A 'family friendly' story produced with maybe a few minor errors, but it is 99% straight, and has no unique story twist or idea, ie if you decide to write an Amish Romance for ladies, or a Western adventure for young boys about cowboys, or a story about teenage girls in highschool and it is a story about friends in highschool, you do it, Even professional books have errors - I have read many books that I have purchased in the book store that contained spelling errors in them, even after professional editing and publishing. If you have produced a complete story and are ready to show it to the world, but it has some errors, this is probably what you are going to get awarded.
NUMBER OF ENTRIES SUBMITTED HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH LEVELS AWARDED: If you produce and enter the contest with a family friendly graphic novel or book that is a GOLD you will get a GOLD. If you produce a book or novel that is an HONOR level, that is what you will be awarded. Your award has nothing to do with how many entries are received during a given quarter. Next quarter we could have 5 GOLD and no other awards, or 1 of each, or no GOLD but 2 SILVER. Rest assured, your level of award will not be downgraded because some very talented Christian submitted a 'MARVEL QUALITY COMIC' two days before you submitted your first kids story book.
PUBLISHERS VERIFICATION: If an author submits a work indicating they are a 'Christian Book Award' winner, you can verify by contacting us we maintain a roster of the winners. 'Centauri' award winner,
SPONSOR: The sponsor for this contest is Richard Collins, a registered 'artist/author' and 'home business' owner in the State of Virginia.
Official selections for 1 July 2017:
None yet - now accepting entries - enter your book above!
Book Award Winners for 1 October 2016:
'MOMO' is a GOLD Medal award winner in the 'TEEN: Fiction' category! A Father, a son, and something else!! This inspirational thriller is set on the plains of present day Missouri! In this awesome story a father named Mark and his son Evan team up to defend their town from the Missouri Monster, a legendary and ferocious Big Foot creature bent on destruction!
Book Award Winners for 1 April 2016:
'Boonville Redemption: The End of the Beginning' is a Gold Medal Award winner for both 'Fiction' and 'Teen' categories! This wonderfully written book by Mrs. Judy Belshe-Toernblom is a Christian romance based in the early West of Anderson Valley California; A story of loves triumphs and losses in the harsh new frontier of the 1800s to the early 1900s spanning nearly 30 years; There are so many ways that love can complete someone or cause great damage; The prequel to the movie Boonville Redemption! See the details at the landing page in the bottom left web page tabs!