Creators Book & Media Awards

Book Categories

  • A1 Academic/Education/Teaching
  • A2 Aging/ Death & Dying
  • A3 Animals and Pets
  • A4 Architecture
  • A5 Autobiography & Memoirs
  • A6 Biography
  • A7 Business: General
  • A8 Business: Sales and Marketing
  • A9 Calendar & Appointment Book
  • A10 Career
  • A11 Coffee Table Books
  • A12 Cooking & Nutrition
  • A13 Crafts/Hobby/How-To
  • A14 Creative Non-Fiction Essay
  • A15 Environment and Green Values
  • A16 Erotica
  • A17 Fantasy & Science Fiction
  • A18 Fiction: General
  • A19 Finance
  • A20 Fine Art
  • A21 Gardening & Agriculture
  • A22 Gift Book
  • A23 Graphic Novel
  • A24 Health /Nutrition/Wellness
  • A25 Historical Fiction
  • A26 History
  • A27 Horror
  • A28 Humor/Comedy/Satire
  • A29 Inspirational & Spiritual
  • A30 Medical
  • A31 Mental Health
  • A32 Money & Finance
  • A33 Multicultural & Indigenous
  • A34 Mystery & Suspense
  • A35 Nature & Environment
  • A36 New Age/Metaphysics/Spirituality
  • A37 Parenting & Family Issues
  • A38 Performing Art (Music/Dance/Cinema/Theater)
  • A39 Photography
  • A40 Physical Fitness
  • A41 Poetry
  • A42 Political & Current Events
  • A43 Popular Fiction
  • A44 Professional & Technical
  • A45 Psychology & Self-help
  • A46 Recreation & Sports
  • A47 Reference & Directories
  • A48 Regional
  • A49 Religion(Eastern)
  • A50 Romance
  • A51 Science
  • A52 Self-Help
  • A53 Sexuality
  • A54 Transportation
  • A55 Travel
  • A56 True Crime
  • A57 Women's Interests
  • A58 Writing & Publishing

Children and Teens Categories

  • B1 Children's Picture Books
  • B2 Children's Illustrated
  • B3 Children's Nonfiction
  • B4 Teen Fiction
  • B5 Teen Nonfiction
  • B6 Children's Audio Book
  • B7 Teen Audio Book

Electronic/Social/Interactive Media Categories

  • C1 Audio Book & Spoken Word (Fiction)
  • C2 Audio Book & Spoken Word (Nonfiction)
  • C3 Audio Book & Spoken Word (Business)
  • C4 Podcast Audio
  • C5 Podcast Video
  • C6 E-Blast
  • C7 Social Media Site
  • C8 App (Adult)
  • C9 App (Children)

Design Excellence Award Categories

Cover Design

  • D60 Cover Design– Fiction (6” x 9” or smaller)
  • D61 Cover Design–Nonfiction (6” x 9” or smaller)
  • D62 Cover Design–Fiction (larger than 6” x 9”)
  • D63 Cover Design–NonFiction (larger than 6” x 9”)
  • D64 Cover Design--Museum, Gallery
  • D65 Cover Design--Public Service/Non-Profit

Interior Design

  • D70 Interior Design–Fiction 1-2 color (6” x 9” or smaller
  • D71 Interior Design–Fiction 1-2 color (larger than 6” x 9”)
  • D72 Interior Design–NonFiction 1-2 color (6” x 9” or smaller)
  • D73 Interior Design–NonFiction 1-2 color (larger than 6” x 9”)
  • D74 Interior Design–3 or more color (6” x 9” or smaller)
  • D75 Interior Design–3 or more color (larger than 6” x 9”)
  • D76 Interior Design– Public Service/Non-Profit 1-2 color
  • D77 Interior Design– Museum, Gallery 3 or more color
  • D78 Interior Design– Public Service/Non-Profit 3 or more color

Redesign (Cover and Interior) *

  • D80 Best Redesign Fiction
  • D81 Best Redesign Non-Fiction--1-2 color
  • D82 Best Redesign Non-Fiction—3 or more color
  • D83 Best Redesign Public Service/Non-Profit 1-2 color
  • D84 Best Redesign Public Service/Non-Profit 3 or more color

*Send original book and redesigned book.

Newbie Award Categories

  • N90 Newbie Award for Best First Book–Fiction (initial title from a new publisher)
  • N91 Newbie Award for Best First Book–Nonfiction (initial title from a new publisher)
  • N92 Newbie Award for Best First Video– (initial title from a new publisher or producer)
  • N93 Newbie Award for Best First Audio Book– (initial title from a new publisher or producer)

Marketing and Promotions Categories

 

Media Relations

  • M300 Media Kit (Adult)
  • M301 Media Kit (Children)
  • M302 Best Print Advertisement (Adult)
  • M303 Best Print Advertisement (Children)
  • M304 Radio Placement
  • M305 Television Placement
  • M306 Publicity Campaign (Adult)
  • M307 Publicity Campaign (Children)
  • M308 Other

Creativity

  • M309 Best POP Display (Adult)
  • M310 Best POP Display (Children)
  • M311 Best Product Packaging (Adult)
  • M312 Best Product Packaging (Children)
  • M313 Best Brochure (Adult)
  • M314 Best Brochure (Children)
  • M315 Best Catalog (Adult)
  • M316 Best Catalog (Children)
  • M317 Stationary (Adult)
  • M318 Stationary (Children)
  • M319 Poster (Adult)
  • M320 Poster (Children)
  • M321 T-Shirt
  • M322 Novelty Item

Promotional Trailer Categories

  • M 400 Author Video
  • M 401 Best Animation Promotional Trailer
  • M 402 Best Non-Fiction Promotional Trailer
  • M 403 Best Fiction Promotional Trailer

Website Categories

  • M700 Best small publisher website-1 to 20 books a year.
  • M701 Best mid-size publisher website-21 to 50 books a year.
  • M702 Best large publisher website-Over 50 books a year.

Marketing Campaign of the Year Categories

  • M900 Marketing Campaign of the Year: Budget $0 to $15,000
  • M901 Marketing Campaign of the Year: Budget $16,000 to $30,000
  • M902 Marketing Campaign of the Year: Budget over $30,000

How innovative and attention grabbing was your marketing campaign. How were you different? Did this difference turn into more sales of your products? We accept actual samples of brochures, catalogs, sells sheets, bookmarks, print advertisements, postcards, Catalogs, emails, press releases, press kits (print and electronic), direct mail, flyers, photography, invitations, announcements, packaging, posters, wearables, promotional products, promotional video, book trailers... Along with the project artifacts please provide us with a case study of your campaign.