Pannell Award deadline extended to January 10 — be sure to nominate your favorite indie bookstores!

The Women’s National Book Association has announced January 10, 2014, as the new deadline for customers, sales reps, store personnel, or anyone else who is impressed with the work of a particular children’s specialty or general interest independent bookstore to submit nominations for the 2014 WBNA Pannell Award.

The award is presented annually at BookExpo America to a general independent bookstore and a children’s specialty that enhance their communities by employing exceptional creativity to foster a love of reading in children and teenagers.

Nominations should be sent to PannellAward@gmail.com with the following information:

  • Name, e-mail address, and phone number of the person making the nomination
  • That person’s connection to the nominated store
  • A brief statement outlining the reasons the store is being nominated
  • Contact information for the owner or manager of the nominated store

Nominations are due by January 10, 2014, at which time a press release will be issued listing the nominees. Each nominated store will then put together an electronic submission with a description of its activities, goals, and contributions to the local community that involve young people and books. Photos, media coverage, letters from customers, and anything else that transmits the degree of contribution can be included in the submission. The Pannell Award jurors will notify the winners, as well as all nominated stores, sometime in the spring.

Each of the two winners will receive a $1,000 check and a framed signed original piece of art by a children’s illustrator during a presentation at the BEA/ABA Children’s Book and Author Breakfast, which draws more than 1,000 attendees.

 

December 15 is the DEADLINE! Enter the 2nd Annual Writing Contest! And/or nominate bookstores for the WNBA Pannell Awards!

A special note from the board of directors of the WNBA: two important deadlines are around the corner. The deadlines for the Second Annual Writing Contest and for WNBA Pannell Award nominations are both this coming Sunday, December 15. 

Details below —

* Enter WNBA’s Second Annual Writing Contest *
Deadline December 15, 2013
 
 

* Online submissions only

* Unpublished work only

* Fiction: 2500 word limit (no novel excerpts or memoirs)
* Poetry: 3-5 pages maximum

* WNBA Members: $15 per entry/Non-Members: $20 per entry

* $250 cash prize and publication in The Bookwoman, the

   official publication of the WNBA

* Winners announced March 2014

Read last year’s winning entries in The Bookwoman–Special Contest Issue.

Questions? Contact: joan@joangelfand.com.

More information available on our website. 

 
* Nominate Your Favorite Bookstore for a Pannell Award *
Deadline December 15, 2013
Every year two bookstores that excel in connecting children with books are selected by a panel of publishing professionals–one award is given to a general bookstore and one a children’s specialty bookstore. Anyone can nominate a store. Simply email: pannellaward@gmail.com, with the following information:

 

1) Name, email address, and phone number of person making the nomination

2) Your connection to the nominated store, e.g. customer, owner, employee, publisher
3) A brief statement outlining the reasons you are nominating that store  

4) Contact info for the owner/manager of the nominated store

Each of the two winners will receive a $1,000 check and a framed signed original piece of art by a children’s illustrator during a presentation at the BEA/ABA Children’s Book and Author Breakfast, which draws more than 1,000 attendees.

More information available on our WNBA National website.