Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Call for Nominations: 39th National Book Awards | August 9-27, 2021

The National Book Development Board and the Manila Critics Circle invite you to submit your nominations for the 39th National Book Awards.

This year's awards will cover books published in the Philippines in 2019 and 2020. This does not include e-books or other non-print books (those without printed versions), young adult and children’s books, and/or Philippine editions of books previously published by foreign authors.

There will be two divisions: Literary and Non-Literary, with specific categories within each division. Read on for the eligibility criteria for book nominations:

1. Books authored by Filipinos or non-Filipinos, individuals or groups. Except for books authored by members of the MCC, the Board of Judges, and the NBDB Governing Board and Secretariat, there are no restrictions in regards to authorship;

2. For the Literary Division, books are published in any of the following languages: Filipino, English, and Meranaw.

2.1. Books published in Meranaw within the last 3 calendar years (2018-2020) are eligible for nomination.

2.2. For translations, the following books are eligible for nomination:  A book translated from one language into a Philippine language, English, or Spanish. A book translated from one Philippine language to another Philippine language.

3. The reputation of the publisher, distribution, and actual sales figures are not relevant to the awards.

For the complete rules and guidelines on the 39th National Book Awards, please visit: https://booksphilippines.gov.ph/2021-national-book-awards-nomination-selection-criteria/

Submit your nominations through the official online form: bit.ly/39NBAForm and the required copies in any of the following formats:

1. Seven (7) printed copies; or

2. Two (2) printed copies and a digitally watermarked PDF file of the printed copy, and a signed waiver for each title from the publisher and copyright holder.

Please address your submissions to:
Executive Director III
National Book Development Board (NBDB)
3/F and 4/F Regalado Hive Building, Regalado Avenue
Fairview Park Subdivision, Fairview
Quezon City  1118

Note: Books mailed from outside Manila will be accepted if postmarked on August 27, 2021.

Questions? Kindly email: nationalbookawards@nbdb.gov.ph

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