The Colorado Independent Publishers Association announces its 21st annual CIPA EVVY book awards is open for submissions. The CIPA EVVYs are one of the longest-running book competitions on the Indie publishing scene, with entries from Colorado, across the US, and from as far away as Russia and Dubai. The 2014 competition had its highest-ever category submissions at 280 in fifty book categories. The CIPA EVVYs continue to provide an excellent way for independent authors to gain recognition for their hard work. The deadline for submissions is May 30, 2015. The awards banquet is August 22, 2015.
Book competitions offer great publicity for your book, and a number of CIPA EVVY winners have pulled down sweet distribution deals because they’ve won!
The CIPA EVVYs have lasted because of the judging. It’s tough—the way a book competition should be. EVVY judges are agents, English professors, and professional reviewers, working for some of the most prestigious publications in the industry.
One CIPA EVVY winner was able to leverage her first place award in Children’s story book to win in other, larger book competitions—the New England Book Festival. Another CIPA EVVY winner who took the Past President’s award for the most points scored in the 2011 competition went on to place in the national Indie Book Awards contest.
CIPA EVVYs are open to books published from 2012 onwards. For more info, visit the CIPA EVVY page at CIPA’s website There are 42 regular categories and 8 technical categories to choose from. Join in one of the best book competition in the Rocky Mountains!