PRESS RELEASE (03/18/19): ANNOUNCING THE 31ST ANNUAL IBPA BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AWARD™ FINALISTS!

 

THIS PAGE REFERENCES THE 31ST ANNUAL CATEGORIES. THE 32ND ANNUAL CATEGORIES, FOR BOOKS WITH A COPYRIGHT DATE OF 2019, WILL BE AVAILABLE IN LATE APRIL 2019.

Below are the proposed 32nd annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ categories for books with a copyright date of 2019. Click here [link available in late April 2019] for the complete 32nd annual Call for Entries to see the final approved categories.

PRINT BOOKS ARE JUDGED FOR BOTH DESIGN AND EDITORIAL CONTENT.
AUDIOBOOKS ARE JUDGED FOR BOTH PERFORMANCE AND EDITORIAL CONTENT.

Special Note: Children’s Picture Books are only eligible in categories that have “Children’s” in the name.
Children’s categories are 7, 8, 44, 46, 51, and 54.

 

PRINT BOOK AWARDS

1. Animal & Pet
2. Art & Photography
3. Autobiography & Memoir
4. Biography
5. Body,Mind & Spirit
6. Business & Career
7. Children’s Picture Book (0–3 years)
8. Children’s Picture Book (4–7 years)
9. Young Reader: Fiction (8–12 years)
10. Young Reader: Nonfiction (8–12 years)
11. Teen: Fiction (13–18 years)
12. Teen: Nonfiction (13–18 years)
13. Coffee Table Book
14. Cookbook
15. Craft, Hobby, Home & Garden
16. Education
17. Gift Book (Small Format)
18. Popular Fiction
19. Fiction: Historical
20. Fiction: Mystery & Suspense
21. Fiction: Romance
22. Fiction: Science Fiction & Fantasy
23. Graphic Novels
24. Poetry
25. LGBTQ
26. Health & Fitness
27. History
28. Humor
29. Inspirational
30. Multicultural
31. Nature & Environment
32. Parenting & Family
33. Political & Current Events
34. Professional & Technical
35. Psychology
36. Reference
37. Regional
38. Religion
39. Self-Help
40. Sports & Recreation
41. Travel

 

DESIGN AND OTHER AWARDS

42. Cover Design: Small Format (6″ x 9″ or smaller)
43. Cover Design: Large Format (larger than 6″ x 9″)
44. Cover Design: Children’s/Young Adult
45. Interior Design
46. Interior Design: Children’s/Young Adult
47. Audiobook: Fiction*
48. Audiobook: Nonfiction*
49. Best New Voice: Fiction (first book by a new author)
50. Best New Voice: Nonfiction (first book by a new author)
51. Best New Voice: Children’s/Young Adult (first book by a new author)

 

FEATURED AWARDS

52. The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book: Fiction (initial title from a new publisher)
53. The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book: Nonfiction (initial title from a new publisher)
54. The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book: Children’s/Young Adult (initial title from a new publisher)