IBPA BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AWARDS 2022

30 06 2022
It’s Here! The 35th annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards Call for Entries!For all books and audiobooks with a copyright date of 2022.Dear C. Penny,A great story—well written—beautifully designed. Do you have a winning book in your hands? If so, get the recognition your book deserves through the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ program.The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award is regarded as one of the highest honors in independent publishing.An award program exclusively recognizing independently published books and audiobooks.57 categories including fiction, nonfiction, children, design, new voices, and first time publishers. You can enter in multiple categories.Winners will be announced at a gala ceremony in Coronado Island, California (just outside of San Diego) on Friday, May 5, 2023.Enter anytime under two deadlines: September 30 (mostly for books published Jan-Sept 2022) and December 15 (mostly for books published Oct-Dec 2022).The awards are unique in that entrants receive constructive feedback on their submissions, with the actual judging forms returned to all publishers.CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS YEAR’S CALL FOR ENTRIESWatch this video recap of the 34th annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards’ gala dinner and ceremony, held on April 29, 2022 in Orlando, Florida. Special thanks to Ingram Content Group for sponsoring the 35th annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards ceremony, scheduled for Friday, May 5, 2023 as part of IBPA Publishing University at the Coronado Island Resort & Spa. Ingram provides publishers of all sizes the most comprehensive publishing and distribution solutions in the book industry. Click here to learn more.Frequently Asked Questions… What is the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ program?The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ program is a book award program that, over the past 35 years, has been regarded as one of the highest national honors in independent publishing. The awards are unique in that entrants receive direct feedback on their submissions: the verbatim judging forms are returned to all publishers.Who can enter the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ program?Publishers of print and audiobooks books with a copyright date of 2022 may enter the current competition. To assist the judges and ensure they have enough time to review each book, there are two deadlines for entry: the first on September 30, 2022, then on December 15, 2022.Can authors enter the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ program on behalf of their publisher?Absolutely! This happens all the time.Where can I go for more information?Visit the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ website for further details. You can also email Terry Nathan at terry@ibpa-online.org.More than 200 people attended the 34th annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award gala dinner and ceremony on April 29, 2022 in Orlando, Florida to applaud the winners and hear their inspiring acceptance speeches.

Watch some of the acceptance speeches here, and prepare your speech for next year!
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