WHO MAY ENTER
Publishers of print books with a copyright date of 2016 may enter the current competition. There are two deadlines for entry. Usually, books published between January 2016 and August 2016 are entered into the First Call and books published between September 2016 and December 2016 are entered into the Second Call. That said, as long as the book has a copyright date of 2016, it will be accepted within either deadline. Books with a copyright date of 2015 will not be considered and books with a copyright date of 2017 will be moved into next year’s competition.
If you have an eBook you would like to enter, please see our IBPA Benjamin Franklin Digital Awards program.
FIRST CALL—DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2016
Primarily for titles published January 1 – August 31, 2016
SECOND CALL—DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15, 2016
Primarily for titles published September 1 – December 31, 2016
CALL FOR JUDGES
Are you an expert in the fields of book editorial and/or design and interested in giving back to your community as a judge in IBPA’s Benjamin Franklin Awards™ program? We’d love to consider your application! Complete this year’s Call for Judges survey by July 1, 2016 to be considered.
THE 2017 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AWARDS™ CEREMONY
Held in conjunction with IBPA’s Publishing University (April 7-8, 2017 in Portland, Oregon), the 2017 Benjamin Franklin Awards ceremony is a gala dinner where all Gold winners receive an engraved crystal trophy marking their achievement. In mid-March 2017, all finalists will receive a special Coupon Code good for two complimentary tickets to the awards ceremony. All others are welcome to attend, as well. The general admission ticket price is $30.
We look forward to recognizing and cheering on the publishers who set the standards of excellence within the publishing community. We hope you’ll join us!
Date: Friday, April 7, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Location: Portland, Oregon (part of IBPA’s annual Publishing University)
PICTURED BELOW: THE 2014 IBPA BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AWARDS CEREMONY IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. CLICK AN IMAGE TO ENLARGE IT.