THE FINAL DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS TO THE ROYAL DRAGONFLY BOOK AWARD CONTEST IS OCTOBER 1, 2017.
The Royal Dragonfly Book Awards were established to honor published authors of all types of literature — fiction and nonfiction — in 66 categories, appealing to a wide range of ages and a comprehensive list of genres. Our judges are industry experts with specific knowledge about the categories over which they preside.
A Royal Dragonfly Book Awards seal on your book's cover tells readers they are reading a highly acclaimed publication. Book Contest winners garner instant credibility, attention from the media, and an opportunity to increase book sales. Also, recipients of Royal Dragonfly Book Awards can experience a heightened confidence.
Our team realizes the avalanche of books released each year causes many great books to get overlooked by the media and general public. Therefore, we do not impose a limit on the year of publication for entries, which means winning a Dragonfly Book Award can breathe new life into your book's marketing strategies and give it renewed attention and appreciation by the book industry and readers alike.
One book contest winner will be chosen from all entries to receive the grand prize. The grand prize winning book must be outstanding in content, readability, entertainment value, and overall production. The grand prize winner will receive a $500 cash prize, a certificate commemorating their accomplishment, 100 Grand Prize seals (order more for an additional charge), a one-hour marketing consulting session with Linda F. Radke, a news release announcing the winners sent to a comprehensive list of media outlets, a listing on the website, and a feature on the Dragonfly Book Awards homepage.
All first place book contest winners of all categories will be put into a drawing for a $100 prize. In addition, each first place winner in each category receives a certificate commemorating their accomplishment, 25 award seals (order more for an additional charge), a news release announcing the winners sent to a comprehensive list of media outlets, and a listing on the website.
Note: A minimum score of 55 out of 80 must be earned, even if it is the sole entry in a category, to be eligible to win an award in the contest.
The awards contests are open to books published in any calendar year and in any country as long as they are available for purchase. Books entered must be printed in English. Provided they adhere to the above criteria, we accept traditionally published, partnership published, and self-published books.
On or before August 1, 2017: $60 per category
After august 2017: $65 per category.
We accept payment by check, credit card, and Paypal. If you would like to pay by check, enter promo code: PAYBYCHECK at checkout.
Participants must complete a separate entry form for each book entered. At checkout, change the quantity to indicate the number of categories entering for one book and fill out the form on the next screen. If submitting more than one book, after item is added to the cart, begin the process again by changing the quantity and clicking on "Add to Cart." Books will not be returned and will be donated once the contest is completed and winners are announced.
Mail two (2) copies of each book for each category in which it is entered. Along with the books, send one (1) printed copy of the email confirmation per title for each category in which the book is entered. When submitting more than one book, all entries can be sent in the same envelope. Mail entries to:
Attn: Dragonfly Book Awards
1271 Turkey Street
Hardwick, MA 01082
Email one (1) electronic copy of the book and a copy of the email confirmation to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Dragonfly Book Awards" as the subject.
EARLY BIRD PRICING: $60 per category for submissions completed on or before August 1, 2017. After August 1, 2017, the fee is $65 per category.
THE FINAL DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS TO THE Royal DRAGONFLY BOOK AWARD CONTEST IS October 1, 2017.
To be eligible, submissions must be postmarked on or before October 1, 2017. Any submission postmarked after that date will not be considered for an award and books will not be returned. However, we will refund the entry fee.
You may enter as many books as you like in each of the following categories. You may also enter a single title in multiple categories. The categories are the same for both printed books and eBooks.
- Aging, Senior Living
- Best Cover Design
- Best Interior Design
- Best Photography/Illustrations
- Biography, Autobiography/Memoir
- Book Trailer
- Book Series
- Business & Finance
- Children's Activity Books
- Children's Chapter Books
- Children's Picture Books - 5 & Younger
- Children's Picture Books - 6 and older
- Children's Poetry
- Coffee Table & Gift Books
- Comic Books
- Fiction: Collection of short stories
- Fiction: Novel
- Fine Art, Photography
- Food-Related: Cookbooks, Food Travel, Food History, About Food
- Graphic Novel
- Health, Diet, Nutrition
- Historical Fiction
- History Non-Fiction
- Home & Garden
- Letters, Journals, Diaries
- Media Kit
- Middle Grade Fiction
- Multicultural, Gay/Lesbian, Cultural Diversity
- Newbie Award (first time author, fiction)
- Newbie Award (first time author, non-fiction)
- Other Non-Fiction
- Performing Arts, Music, Movies, TV
- Pets, Animals
- Press Release
- Religion, Spirituality, Philosophy
- Science & Technology
- Science Fiction & Fantasy & Paranormal
- Self Help, Inspirational
- Special Needs/Disability Awareness
- Sports & Exercise
- Text Books
- Unpublished Manuscript (for print books only)
- Women's Interests
- Young Adult Fiction
- Young Adult Non-Fiction
- Youth Author Fiction (Author is age 17 or younger)
- Youth Author Nonfiction (Author is age 17 or younger)
Judging will be based on content, originality and overall readability, with emphasis on innovation and creativity. Our judging panel includes industry experts in specific fields as well as experts in editing, bookselling, and publishing. Every entry will be read by the judges, whose decisions are final. Top award winners will be notified by mail on or before November 15, 2017. Prizes and awards certificates for the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards will be mailed following notification.
The contest coordinators reserve the right to switch the category for an entry, to cancel a category if the number of entries is insufficient, or to decide not to have a winner if the level of the best entries is not up to publishing industry standards. Any entry not conforming to the guidelines will be disqualified without author notification. There will be no refund for disqualified entries.
A minimum score of 55 out of 80 must be earned, even if it is the sole entry in a category, to be eligible to win an award in the contest.
Wanted! Book Contest Judges:
If you consider yourself an expert in book publishing or writing, or have specific knowledge about any of the book contest categories, please call 480-940-8182 or email us.
Click on the Link below to enter. a separate form must be completed for each book that you enter. Change the quantity to indicate the number of categories entering for one book. If submitting more than one book, after item is added to the cart, begin the process again by changing the quantity and clicking on "Add to Cart."
You will receive a Confirmation email once you've completed your order. Please print out a copy of this email and include with your mailed submissions.