The Isle Of Wight Book Awards
The object of the Awards is to encourage the writing, reading and publishing of books about the Isle of Wight; to draw attention to the beauty and glories and heritage of the Isle of Wight; to reward and praise authors, many of whom will perhaps never have produced a book before.
Information & Rules
No mission statement-just that this is meant to be an amusing, interesting, uplifting, encouraging project to help put the island on the national map, to encourage people on the island to write their own books, and possibly self publish them, and to recognise their efforts and reward them, in some small if rather humble way...
If you think you have a book in you, start writing – NOW!
Whether it is about your school days, your family, your village, your garden, your boat, your club, your interests and collection, the history of your church, as well as novels or children's books of any sort, about any periods.
There are Three Categories of Awards to Enter:
All short listers from each of the 3 categories get a certificate and a warm glow
The winners from each of the 3 categories get £100.
There will also be an overall winner of the IOW Book of the Year.
The books can be self published or published by professional publisher. It does not matter. As long as it has been printed. Online books, alas, are not allowed. SOME judges with their elderly eyes are not up to all that.
4. Entries must be in by 31st May 2023
6. Books must be published in 2022
Books can be dropped off at the following locations:
11, East St. PO33 1JP
50 High St, PO31 7RR
Mrs Middleton's Bookshop
49, School Green Rd, PO40 9AS
67 Regent St,
To Enter Fill In The Form Below:
You or your publisher must:
Submit four copies of your book to one of the four collect points listed on the home page
Complete the entry form below
If you are lucky enough to be on any of the short lists, please try to be available for the awards night. The grand Literary Lunch will be open to the public, tickets will be on sale soon.
Launch Date: 31st March
Closing Date: 31st May
Short List Date: 1st September
Awards Giving Lunch Date: 3rd October