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    2014 Nautilus Award
Winners are posted on this website.

(see red-link below for Entry Form)

Opening & Closing Dates


(Entry Form, Payment Options)



How Many Copies

How to Send

Shipping Address

We invite you to submit your most noteworthy books to  the 18th Annual Nautilus Book Awards - a unique awards program that recognizes 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, Canada, and all other countries.

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
Closing Date:  January 31, 2016 


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 in 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
  *  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 books from more than a single author.

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 duedate. 

 Registration (Entry Form, Payment Options):

        CLICK the red link below for the Entry Form –
           then print, fill out, and make copies (one for each book mailed).

       Click Here For Entry Form        
1. You may include your check with your books and entry forms. A single check (payable to "Nautilus Book Awards") may be written to cover all books entered.
          2. You may pay online with either PayPal or by credit card.

             Note: If you select option 2 - you will need to ship your books with entry forms 
            separately from the payment.

Pay Online Additional Categories
Nov. 1- Dec. 12, 2015
Entry Fee for first category
         $175 per title
 For same title in a second or
 third category - see next box
Book Title, Author

Nov. 1- Dec. 12, 2015
Entry Fee for each

additional (2nd, 3rd) category
for the same book

   $145 per title

Book Title, Author

Note: We accept PayPal and Credit Cards - Visa, MasterCard, Discovery and American Express  ONLY ONLINE.

  How many copies:

    We will 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.

    For example: If you enter a title in Ecology & Environment – plus you want to enter the same title in
    Memoir & Personal Journey, and also in Social Change – You will need to send 4 + 3 + 3 books, or a
    total of 10 books (for three categories).

 How to Send:

Please ship books with entry forms and payment in same package using a professional, nation-wide shipping service such as FedEx , UPS, or U.S. Priority Mail so you can insure and/or track your package.
NOTE: The best shipping option is to use the

Please arrange to be able to track your package so you will know when it arrives -
we suggest that you purchase a ''Confirmation of Delivery" receipt.
     Please do not mail via U.S. Postal Service unless you ship Priority Mail and remember to 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 take weeks to arrive and cannot
     be insured or tracked. 



    Nautilus Book Awards  
    Mary Belknap, Director
    P.O. BOX 2285  VASHON, WA 98070  USA   (for all USPS- includes Priority Mail,
                                                                              or for foreign mail services)   

    9427 SW 156th St, VASHON, WA 98070  USA   (Only for UPS; FedEx )


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