What is the purpose of Young Author Awards?
The FIRST ever, International awards with a purpose of recognizing the ‘Young Authors’ under the age of 35 for their nominated work, published between 1st Jan 2015 to 31st Dec 2016. We also have a set of awards to encourage the team behind them who helpsthem achieve their dreams and in the process carve a niche for themselves too. The idea is to have the industry as a whole, encourage the ‘Young’ to pick their pen and write more and the aim is to foster a climate that would make them achieve more and we are here to recognize such efforts on an International level.
Which language Authors are eligible for ‘Young Author Awards 2017’?
In this inaugural year, Authors of English language are eligible. These awards shall be expanded across Arabic and other languages as well.
What are the award categories?
Book Awards & Popular Award is to celebrate the literary side, while the Creative awards to celebrate the creative side of the literary feat!
- Book Awards
Under this category there are three awards:
a) ‘Publisher of the Year’ for author under 35 yrs: No separate nomination to be filed for this award, winners will be selected by the Jury depending upon No. of nominations and No. of awards won by an individual publisher.
- It recognizes two publishers - the ‘Best Publisher’ – with maximum nominations
- and the ‘Best Publisher’ – with maximum awards
b) Youngest Author 2017(Age)
c) Youngest Author 2017(Best Work)
Genre Categories under which a nominations can be filed:
Sci-Fic / Horror /Fantasy/Mystery
- Popular award
The award under this category is - ‘Most Popular Book’
There are no separate nominations for this category.The long list decided by the Jury will be open to public to vote and review online.
a) Age Eligibility: Nominations open under four age groups:
Group A: under 10 years, Group B: 10-15 years,Group C: 16-20 years, Group D: 21-35 years.
b) Book should have been produced / launched between January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2016
- Creative Awards
Under this category there are eight awards:
a) Best Cover Design
b) Bookstore of the Year – Maximum Submissions
c) Most Creative Book Launch
d) Most Innovative Book Launch
e) Innovative Social Media Usage
f) Best PR Campaign for a Book Launch
g) Ambient Media for a Literary Purpose
h) Out of the box concept for Nurturing Young Authors
This category is to recognize the creative and strategic support companies / individuals promoting and building the Young Authors and their books.
Who can apply?
Publishers, Independent Authors,Bookstores, Book Illustrators, Strategic consultants, Organisations, NGOs and Agencies (Advertising agencies, Social Media agencies, PR agencies)
It will be judged by a distinguished panel of judges based on the creativity, objectives of the campaign laid out and the results achieved for each category.
* Campaigns should have been launched between January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2016
* Work submitted for 2017 awards should be in English.
Who can apply for the awards?
- Publishers (Can nominate their authors)
- Literary Agents (For their authors published)
- Authors (Traditionally Published or Self Published)
- Advertising Agencies handling Authors
- Social Media Agencies handling Authors
- PR agencies handling Authors
- Any company or freelance specialists who have helped in promoting the Young Talent under 35 yrs.
As a Publisher, under which Award categories can I file nomination?
As a Publisher, you can nominate your Authors who are under 35 years of age for their work that has been released within
the period: 1st Jan 2015 to 31st Dec 2016.
The age categories are: Group A: under 10 years, Group B: 10-15 years, Group C: 16-20 years, Group D: 21-35.
Separate nominations can be made under the following four genres:
General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Children Illustrated, Sci-Fic / Horror /Fantasy/Mystery
As an Author, under which ‘Award’ categories can I file nomination?
We invite all mainstream and self-published authors under the age of 35 years to nominate their work or let their publishers nominate on their behalf for your books that have been released between 1st Jan 2015 to 31st Dec 2016.
Awards for which nominations can be filed are:
- a) Youngest Author 2017(Age)
- b) Youngest Author 2017(Best Work)
- c) Best Cover Design
- d) Most Creative Book Launch
- e) Most Innovative Book Launch
- f) Innovative Social Media Usage
- g) Best PR Campaign for a Book Launch
- h) Ambient Media for a Literary Purpose
You can submit your work under the following age categories:
Group A: under 10 years
Group B: 10-15 years
Group C: 16-20 years
Group D: 21-35
Multiple nominations can be made under the following four genres:
Sci-Fi. / Horror /Fantasy/Mystery
As a Bookstore under which ‘Awards’ can I file nomination?
Inviting all bookstores that have helped launch books for Authors under the age of 35 years in the period: 1st Jan 2015
to 31st Dec 2016 to nominate themselves under the categories:
Most Creative Book Launch
Most Innovative Book Launch (Changed from outrageous – pls. check at other places)
Bookstore of the Year – For this award, separate nominations are not required, This award will be announced by Jury depending upon the maximum book launch nominations submitted or awards won.
As an Agency / Individual who has supported an Author under 35, under which Award categoriesnominations can be filed?
We invite Agencies and Individuals to nominate themselves for their work under the Award categories mentioned below.
You can select from the following Award categories depending upon your project.
Best Cover Design
Most Creative Book Launch
Innovative Social Media Usage
Best PR Campaign for A Book Launch
Ambient Media for a Literary Purpose
Out of the box concept for Nurturing Young Authors
Work should have been done for an Author under 35 years of age.
Work should have been released between: 1st Jan 2015 to 31st Dec 2016.
Who is on the Jury?
Jury consists of eminent personalities from literary field that includes Publishers, Literary Agents andAuthors. It also consists of creative heads of advertising agencies, PR agencies, Social Media and main line Media agencies. Jury will be announced once the long list has been announced.
Where will these awards be held?
Awards will be held at a leading property in UAE.
Who has created ‘Young Author Awards?’
‘Young Author Awards’ is an initiative of ‘TheWriteScene,’ a portal with a mission of helping writers - ‘Get Inspired. To Grow. To Excel.’