BOOKHOUSE PRIZE

The BOOKHOUSE PRIZE is a book prize that celebrates books written by Nigerian authors based in Nigeria. There are three major categories of this prize with cash prizes and gift items amongst other incentives. Winners will be awarded at a dinner on the 15th, February 2020 in Ikeja, Lagos.

CATEGORIES

READERS CHOICE PRIZE: This category is awarded to the book most loved by readers. It is decided by an online popular vote on the Bookhouse website from which the top 3 voted books make it to the final shortlist which is then voted by a our judges. The winner gets N100,000 cash, 1 Year free Premium book PR service on BookHouse, gift prizes, feature on BookHouse Digest Magazine, Radio/TV tour, and lots more.

BOOK OF THE YEAR: This category is awarded to the book most rated by our judges. The winner gets N50,000 cash, 1 Year free Premium book PR service on BookHouse, gift prizes, feature on BookHouse Digest Magazine, Radio/TV tour, and lots more.

DEBUT BOOK OF THE YEAR: This category is awarded to the debut book most rated by our judges. The winner gets 1 Year free Premium book PR service on BookHouse, gift prizes, feature on BookHouse Digest Magazine, Radio/TV tour, and lots more.

 

ELIGIBILITY

  1. Book must be by a Nigerian author based in Nigerian at the time the book was published.
  2. Book must be originally published by a Nigerian publisher.
  3. Book must be published between October 2017 and October 2019. Because it is our first edition, we are allowing a two year eligibility period instead of one. Subsequent editions will be have a one year period.
  4. Book must be fiction.

 

HOW TO ENTER

For READERS CHOICE: Send book synopsis (not more than 200 words and mentioning the genre), book excerpt (not more than 2000 words), book cover image, author image and author brief bio (not more than 200 words). Send to prize@bookhouse.com.ng Subject line must be BOOKHOUSE PRIZE ENTRY.

For BOOK OR THE YEAR/DEBUT BOOK OF THE YEAR: Send 2 copies of hard copy with an introductory letter containing publisher or author bio and contact details to 78, Sola Martins Street, Abule-Egba, Lagos. Call 08131978457 to confirm delivery receipt.

Kindly stick to the entry guidelines as any entry that doesn’t follow the above entry guidelines will be invalid.

TIMELINES

NOVEMBER 1: Entry Opens.

NOVEMBER 30: Entry closes.

DECEMBER 5: Voting begins/Judging begins.

FEBRUARY 4: Voting ends.

FEBRUARY 6: Nominees announced.

FEBRUARY 15: Award dinner.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS TO THE AWARD DINNER

 

 

OUR JUDGES