GUIDELINES FOR ENTERING
Now welcoming book entries postmarked through
** February 13, 2016 **
Important update at Jan. 29: The regular entry fee has been extended through the two weeks remaining in the Nautilus season,
between Jan. 31 – Feb. 13. There will be no premium fee. Entry Fee is $185 one category, plus $155 if you enter a second category.
Get your Book packages ready to mail !
(see link below for Entry Form)
Opening & Closing Dates
(Entry Form, Payment Options)
How Many Copies
How to Send
We invite you to submit your most noteworthy books to the 18th Annual Nautilus Book Awards - a unique awards program that recognizes and celebrates books that promote spiritual growth, conscious living, green values, and positive social change. We also value books that stimulate the imagination and offer the reader new possibilities for a better life and a better world.
Gold, Silver and Grand awards are given to books of exceptional merit that make a literary and heartfelt contribution to the fields of high-level wellness, green values and responsible leadership, as well as to the worlds of art, creativity and inspiration. We accept print books, written in English, from the USA, and all other countries. This year, the Entries need to have been published during Jan. 2013 through Dec. 2015.
A Cash Prize will be given to one Grand Winner selected from the Gold Winners in all Core Categories. Winners will be announced in May 2016.
All print books entered in any category of the Nautilus Awards by small presses or that are self-published will be eligible for our Honorary Small Press awards and will be entered by our judges as contenders in the Small Press or the Self-Published category for no additional fee.
Opening and Closing Dates:
Opening Date: September 23, 2015
* All dates below are by Postmark Date of national postal service (USA or international mail), and by private delivery service (eg, FedEx, UPS).
Sept 23- Oct 31, 2015 Earliest Entry Fee
Nov 1- Dec 12 Early Entry Fee
Dec 13- Feb 13, 2016 Regular Entry Fee
Entry Fee $185 for one category, plus $155 if you choose a 2nd category!
- pay online via PayPal, or mail a Check.
We will accept all Book Packages that are MAILED by February 13 ~ Postmark date from anywhere on the planet. :o)
The 2015 Nautilus Book Awards is now accepting entries in 37 subject categories, with 8 of those categories for Children, Teens and Young Adults.
* Any print book in English
* copyrighted or published during 2013– 2015
is eligible to enter the 2015 Nautilus Book Awards program.
We accept books from traditional publishers, small presses, and self-publishers.
Each year the Nautilus Book Awards has an honorary category to acknowledge and recognize
* Best in Small Press, and
* Best Self-Published book.
Our judges consider a Small Press title to be any book that qualifies for entry in the Nautilus Awards and is from a publisher who produces 10 books or fewer a year, and those books are from multiple authors.
All qualified, paid submissions from small presses become candidates for these awards.
It cannot be entered otherwise.
All books must have an ISBN number.
Note: An Entry Form must be filled out for each copy of each book and inserted (not taped) inside the front cover. You will need to make multiple copies of the Entry Form so you can put a copy in each book. See the "2015 Entry Form" (BELOW) for detailed instructions.
Your registration is not complete until your payment is received, and the Books are postmarked by the due-date for that Entry Fee period.
Registration (Entry Form, Payment Options):
CLICK the link below for the Entry Form –
then print, fill out, and make copies (a copy for each book mailed).
Click Here For Entry Form
TWO METHODS OF PAYMENT:
may include your Check with your books and entry forms. A single check
(payable to "Nautilus Book Awards") may be written to cover all categories entered.
2. You may pay online via PayPal, either by credit card or PayPal account.
Note: If you select option 2 - you will need to ship your books with Entry Forms
separately from the payment.
|Pay Online: first Category
|Pay Online: additional Categories
Dec. 13, 2015– Feb. 13, 2016
Entry Fee for first category
$185 per title
For same title in a second or
third category - see next box
Dec. 13, 2015– Feb. 13, 2016
Entry Fee for each
additional (2nd, 3rd) category
for the same Title
$155 per title
Note1: You need to pay the Fee for a First Category (left-box above) before the book is eligible for the lower fee of an Additional Category.
Note2: Nautilus accepts PayPal (via Credit Cards - Visa, MasterCard, Discovery and American Express) payments ONLY ONLINE.
We need four (4) copies of each Book Title for the initial category that you enter.
If you enter the SAME title in additional categories, please send three (3) additional books for each
additional category entered.
Example: If you enter a title in Ecology & Environment – plus you want to enter the same title in
Memoir, and also in Social Change – You will need to send 4 + 3 + 3 books, for a total of ten (10)
books for three categories.
You will send total of seven (7) books for a Title entered in two categories.
Please ship Books with Entry forms in same package, using a nation-wide shipping service such as FedEx , UPS; or U.S. Priority Mail, so you can insure and/or track your package.
Note: For international mail from other nations, use your national Mail Service, and send the package to the PO Box address (see below).
NOTE: For USA senders – The best shipping option is to use the
U.S. Postal Service - FLAT RATE BOXES / PRIORITY MAIL
Please arrange to be able to track your package so you will know when it arrives -
You have the option to purchase a ''Confirmation of Delivery" receipt.
Please do not mail via U.S. Postal Service unless you ship Priority Mail. You can ask for a
Confirmation of Delivery receipt, OR Include a SASP (postcard) for confirmation of book arrival.
DO NOT SEND 4TH CLASS BOOK RATE mail, as it can often take weeks to arrive and cannot
be insured or tracked. exception: If you live in the Seattle/Puget Sound area, Book Rate works fine.
FOR OUR DEVOTED AUTHORS & PUBLISHERS WHO HAVE SENT BOOKS BEFORE,
PLEASE NOTE THE NEW ADDRESS FOR SHIPPING! Thank you very much.
Nautilus Book Awards
Mary Belknap, Director
P.O. BOX 2285 VASHON, WA 98070 USA
* for packages via US Mail – includes Priority Mail
* for all International Mail services
9427 SW 156th St, VASHON, WA 98070 USA
* Only for FedEx, UPS services (delivery to door)
Thank you for your entry to 2015
Nautilus Book Awards!
2014 Nautilus Award Winners are posted on this website.
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