Book Awards

List of book awards that recognize achievement in different categories
of non-fiction literature written by new or experienced authors

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Next Generation Indie Book Awards
International
The largest NOT-FOR-PROFIT book awards program for independent publishers and self-published authors.
Self Help
Biography
Memoir
Business/Career/Sales
Non-fiction E-Books
Porchlight Business Book Awards
International
Since 2007, the Porchlight Business Book Awards have recognized the best books in the business genre every year, and all the people who help bring them to life.
Leadership
Management and HR
Personal Development
Biography
Narrative Non-fiction
Living Now Book Awards
International
Designed to bring increased recognition to the year's very best lifestyle books and their creators.
Personal growth - self-help
Self Help
Relationships/marriage
Memoir
Personal Development
Prime Minister’s Literary Awards
Australia
Celebrate outstanding literary talent in Australia and the valuable contribution Australian literature and history makes to the nation's cultural and intellectual life.
Non-fiction
Deborah Cass Prize for Writing
Australia
A prize for writers from a migrant background.
Non-fiction
Richell Prize for Emerging Writers
Australia
Designed with the sole purpose of helping an undiscovered writer with talent and ambition to tell a story.
Narrative Non-fiction
Margaret and Colin Roderick Award
Australian
Recognises the best Australian book of the year that deals with any aspect of Australian life.
Non-Fiction Books
Queensland Literary Awards
Australia
Showcase outstanding authors from across Australia, celebrating emerging and established authors across a range of genres.
Non-Fiction Books
Questions Writing Prize
Australia
The 2022 Questions Writing Prize aims to recognise and reward young Australian writers (18 to 30 years).
Non-fiction
Furphy Literary Award
Australia
Established to promote and extend the tradition of story telling, both factual and fictional, that is so much part of Australian life.
Non-fiction
The Fogarty Literary Award
Australia
The prize is biennial and is awarded to an unpublished manuscript by a Western Australian author aged between 18 and 35 for a work of adult fiction, narrative non-fiction or young adult fiction.
Narrative Non-fiction
Island Nonfiction Prize
Australia
Island welcomes submissions and prize entries from Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific and Australians living abroad.
Non-Fiction Books
Non-fiction Essay
Memoir
Indie Book Awards
Australia
Established in 2008 with the aim of creating a unique award recognising and rewarding the best Australian writing as chosen by Australian independent booksellers.
Non-Fiction Books
Illustrated Non-fiction
Children's books (up to 12 yo)
The Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship
Australia
The Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship, valued at $20,000, supports Australian writers working on biography projects.
Biography
Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards
Australia
The Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards were inaugurated by the Victorian Government in 1985 to honour literary achievement by Australian writers.
Prize for an Unpublished Manuscript
Non-Fiction Books
Writing for young adults
Peoples Choice Award
Kuracca Prize for Australian Literature
Australia
This new competition encourages excellent and original works of Australian literature.
Non-fiction Essay
Memoir
Creative Non-Fiction
Essay, memoir or creative non-fiction (up to 3000 words)
Digital or audio storytelling
The Calibre Essay Prize
International
The Calibre Essay Prize is one of the world’s leading prizes for a new essay and it is now worth a total of $7,500.
Non-fiction Essay
Independent Publisher Book Awards
International
Conducted annually, the Independent Publisher Book Awards honor the year's best independently published titles from around the world.
Multicultural Non-Fiction Adult
Creative Non-Fiction
Memoir
Biography
General Business
The Costa Book Awards
UK and Ireland
The Costa Book Awards honour some of the most outstanding books of the year in five categories.
Non-fiction - Biography
The Society of Authors' Awards
UK
The Society of Authors' Awards are run for authors and judged by authors, annually recognising the best and most promising voices of the year.
Non-Fiction Books
Sunday Times Charlotte Aitken Young Writer of the Year Award
UK and IRELAND
The prize of £10,000 is awarded for a full-length published or self-published (in book or ebook formats) work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, by a British or Irish author aged 18-35 years.
Non-Fiction Books
Non-fiction E-Books
The Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award
International
Aims to identify the book that provides the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues, including management, finance and economics.
Non-Fiction Books
Non-fiction - Business
The Australian Career Book Award
Australia
The Royal Society of Arts Oceania contributes by supporting high-quality career development books through a Fellow-led event – The Australian Career Book Award.
Non-Fiction Books
Non-fiction - Career and employment context
The Business Book Awards
International
Celebrates the work of authors who have shared their industry or market knowledge, experience and expertise in published book form.
Non-Fiction Books
Leadership
General Business
Personal Development
Management and HR
Nautilus Book Awards
International
Core mission is to celebrate and honor books that support conscious living & green values, high-level wellness, positive social change & social justice, and spiritual growth.
Non-Fiction Books
Non-fiction - Business & Leadership
Memoir
Personal growth - self-help
Health
CMI Management Book Of The Year
UK
The competition is looking to recognise books that deliver a compelling, enjoyable, insightful read on an issue, or issues, directly related to the changing backdrop against which management and leadership exists and operates.
Non-Fiction Books
Non-fiction - Management and Leadership
Axiom Business Book Awards
International
The Axiom Business Book Awards are the largest and most respected critical guidepost for business books in today's new world of publishing.
Non-Fiction Books
Memoir
Leadership
Management and HR
Australian Book Design Awards
Australia
The Australian Book Design Awards celebrate the bravest and brightest, the most original and beautiful books published in Australia each year.
Best Designed Autobiography/Biography/Memoir/Non-Fiction Cover
Best Designed Non-Fiction Book (including Scholarly and Reference)
Best Designed Independent Book
Best Designed Cookbook
Designers - Choice Book of the Year
Nonfiction Book Awards
International
The Nonfiction Book Awards accepts year-round submissions for traditionally published and self-published books and ebooks.
Non-Fiction Books
Smart WFM Australian Business Book Awards
Australia
The Smart WFM Australian Business Book Awards recognise entrepreneurs, businesspeople and business owners who have written and published a book demonstrating their skill, knowledge and experience in their industry or area of expertise.
Non-Fiction Books
Management and HR
Best Audiobook
Best Cover Design
General Business
Page Turner Book Award
International
Page Turner Awards is an inclusive writing and book awards with one goal – to change the lives of as many writers as possible.
Non-fiction Young Writer Award for writers aged between 18 and 25
Non-fiction Writing Mentorship Award ~ for uncompleted manuscripts
Non-fiction Writing Award for unpublished, completed manuscripts
Non-fiction Book Award ~ for authors with a published book, mainstream or independently published
National Book Awards
US
The Awards currently honor the best Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature, published each year.
Non-Fiction Books
The Whistler Independent Book Awards
Canada
Established in 2016 to recognize excellence in Canadian self-publishing, the Whistler Independent Book Awards offers prizes in two categories: fiction and non-fiction.
Non-Fiction Books
Bram Stoker Awards
International
Each year, the Horror Writer’s Association presents the Bram Stoker Awards for Superior Achievement, named in honor of Bram Stoker, author of the seminal horror work, Dracula.
Non-Fiction Books
Non-fiction and Short Non-fiction.
The Stella Prize
Australia
The Stella Prize is open to books authored by women – cis, trans, and non-binary inclusive.
Non-Fiction and Fiction books by women writers
Best Indie Book Award
International
An international literary contest recognizing outstanding achievements by indie authors.
Non-Fiction Books
Self Help
Health
General Business
IAN Book of the Year Awards
International
An international contest open to all authors with 45 fiction and non-fiction categories.
Non-Fiction Books
Biography
Memoir
Self Help
General Business
North Street Book Prize
International
Your self-published book can win up to $8,000 plus expert marketing services.
Creative Non-Fiction
Memoir
Australian Book Industry Awards
Australia
The Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) celebrate the achievements of authors and publishers in bringing Australian books to readers.
Biography
General Non-fiction
Audio Book
International Book Awards
International
Open to all books, published in the English language with an ISBN and currently available for sale online to global consumers.
Narrative Non-fiction
Book Cover Design-Non-Fiction
Best New Non-fiction
Children's Non-fiction
General Non-fiction
Australian/Vogel's Literary Award
Australia
One of Australia's richest and the most prestigious award for an unpublished manuscript by a writer under the age of thirty-five.
Australian History
Australian Biography
Writer’s Digest Self-Published Ebook Award
International
Self-Published E-book Awards honors the best self-published e-book(s) in eight of the most popular categories.
Narrative Non-fiction
Memoir
Biography
Non-fiction - Informative/Prescriptive
Creative Nonfiction Book Award
International
The competition is open to all authors writing original works in English.
Creative Non-Fiction
Memoir
Non-fiction: Narrative
Readers' Favorite Annual Book Award Contest
International
Respected book award content whose contestants range from first-time authors to New York Times bestsellers and celebrities.
Non-Fiction Books
Non-Fiction - Audiobook
Non-fiction - Biography
Non-fiction - Business
British Book Awards
UK
The British Book Awards represent the absolute best of the book trade, showcasing the books, bookshops, agents and publishers who make this industry shine.
Non-fiction: Lifestyle
Non-fiction - Narrative
Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award
Australia
Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award is for prose works including short fiction collections, novellas as well as any hybrid prose forms up to 30,000 words in length.
Creative Non-Fiction
Non-fiction Prose
Western Australian Premier's Book Awards
Australia
The awards support, develop and recognise excellence in Western Australian writing.
Non-fiction Prose
Poetry or Narrative
National Biography Award
Australia
Australia’s richest prize for biographical writing and memoir
Biographical Writing
Memoir
IndieReader Discovery Awards
International
The IR Discovery Awards seek to find the best of the best. Every book is read by an IR Pro reviewer and judged on its own merit.
Best First Book
Best Cover Design
AWP Award Series
International
An annual competition for the publication of excellent new book-length works.
Creative Non-Fiction
George R. Terry Book Award
International
Granted annually to the book judged to have made the most outstanding contribution to the global advancement of management knowledge during the last two years.
Non-Fiction Books
Rubery Book Award
International
A prestigious international book award seeking the best books by indie writers, self published authors and books published by independent presses, judged by reputable judges.
Non-Fiction Books
National Indie Excellence® Awards
International
Open to all English language printed books available for sale, including small presses, mid-size independent publishers, university presses, and self-published authors.
New Age-Non-Fiction
Best Cover Design � Nonfiction
Interior Design Non-Fiction
Asian American & Pacific Islander Non-Fiction
Marketing & Public Relations
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