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Awards & Literary Honors

An equal number of winners are chosen from each of the 4 main categories.

All prizes & services are awarded to the winners for absolutely no additional fees

All digital images provided by IDBA are suitable for unlimited use on book covers, website, author bios, and other online promotions for as long as the winner desires. Once you are an award-winning author, you are always one! 

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More than just an Ordinary book contest...

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All registered participants automatically receive the official IDBA badge & seals 

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IDBA shines a bright spotlight on our award-winning books and authors

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Your participation helps make a positive impact in the lives of others

Grand Prize Winners

1 Grand Prize Winner is chosen from each main category [4 total]

  • $350 cash award
  •  Custom-designed official 2019 IDBA GRAND PRIZE WINNER award certificate, badge, ribbon and/or trophy with author name and book title prominently displayed (as room allows). Choices of colors and styles will be available
  • 3-4 weeks targeted promotional campaign w/ Grand Prize Winner status across social media platforms worldwide (max value $500)
  • Author name, book title, and category featured as a Grand Prize Winner on the Official 2019 IDBA Winners' Circle List,  promoted on Facebook, Goodreads, BookBub, Instagram, and other social media for up to a year
  • Custom-designed Grand Prize Winner award banner & logo with the book cover (or with the book title and the author's name) - including a digital and 3D mock-up of the book cover to use on Amazon, Facebook, or other online book sites and social media (valued at $300-$500)

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Finalists

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2 Finalists are selected from each main category [8 total]

  • $200 cash award 
  • Featured in the IDBA 'Award Winners' page on Facebook, Goodreads, BookBub, & Instagram for up to 12 months
  • One finalist will be selected at random to receive a free Kirkus Review, valued at $350 - $425 
  • The 7 remaining finalists receive a package of 3 professional reviews  valued at $195 each
  • Custom-designed certificate, badge, ribbon and/or trophy with author name, book, and/or award status prominently displayed as room allows. 

***Includes digital and 3D images of the book cover with the award seal affixed

Semifinalists

3 Semifinalists are selected from each main category [12 total]

  •  2019 IDBA SEMIFINALIST certificate, badge, ribbon and/or trophy.  Choices of colors and styles will be available
  • Free professional book review & 2-page literary critique from a professional editor & former literary agent ($99.00 value)
  • Author name, book title, and genre featured as a "Semifinalist" on the Official 2019 IDBA Winners Circle List, promoted on Facebook, Goodreads, BookBub, Instagram, Net Galley, and other social media
  • Custom-designed award banner or logo with book cover or author name and book title
  • Entered into a drawing  exclusively for semifinalists to win either:

    ~ 1 of 2 Amazon gift cards  (worth $50 each)

   ~ 1 of 3 Starbucks gift cards (worth $20 each)

      ~1 of 7 free Kindle books (max value $10 each) 

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Honorable Merit Awards

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HONORABLE MERIT is awarded to the top 25% of entrants in each main category, based on the overall scores. 

  • Official 2019 IDBA Honorable Merit Award certificate, badge, and/or ribbon for display and promotional use. (Choices of colors & styles will be available)
  • Automatic entry to a drawing held exclusively for Merit Award Recipients.  

-$25 Amazon Gift Card  (3 winners selected)

-$15 Starbucks or Target Gift Card (4 winners selected)

*Please note all images of awards are for website display purposes only and may not be an exact replica of actual awards received. Any variations will be of equal or higher value

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Please see the official rules regarding the eligibility of awards.

Prizes and Awards