High Plains Book Awards

Nominations for the 2016 High Plains Book Awards Now Open

Nominations for the 2016 High Plains Book Awards are open January 11-March 11, 2016. Nominated works must have been published for the first time in 2015.

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Nominations Criteria


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Nominate a book for a High Plains Book Award


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This link will open a nomination form. Submit a nomination

When you have completed the form, please submit an online payment for the nomination fee. Alternatively, you may include a check made payable to High Plains Book Awards with your shipment of reader copies. Any checks must be payable in US Dollars. Four reader copies must be submitted for each category in which the work is nominated.
Reader copies should be shipped to:
High Plains Book Awards
Billings Public Library
510 N 28th Street
Billings, MT 59101

All reader copies and nomination fees must be received by 5 pm Mountain Time on March 11, 2016. No exceptions will be made.

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Title of nominated book



About the High Plains Book Awards
The Billings Public Library Board has established the High Plains Book Awards to recognize regional authors and/or literary works which examine and reflect life on the High Plains including the states of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, and Kansas, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.

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