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NCPA Annual Book Awards Competition and Banquet

Anyone is welcome to enter our annual book awards competition. (One benefit of NCPA membership is a discounted entry fee.)

Books must be published in the calendar year of the competition to be eligible.

Everyone is invited to the gala awards banquet where winners will be announced. (Book competition entry fee includes one complimentary ticket.)

For more information on either the book awards competition or the banquet, including how to enter and a link to purchase banquet tickets, click the links below.

2024 Awards Banquet

2024 Book Awards Banquet at Cherry Island Golf Course

2023 Awards Banquet

2023 Book Awards Banquet at Cherry Island Golf Course

29th Annual NCPA Book Awards WINNERS

(books published in 2022)


28th Annual NCPA Book Awards WINNERS

(books published in 2021)

27th Annual NCPA Book Awards WINNERS

(books published in 2020)

Children and Young Adult Books

1 Silver Award - The Bonnet Book: Diary of an Orphan Train Hatmaker, by Nancy Menees Hardesty

2 Silver Award - Kiyo Sato From a WWII Japanese Internment Camp to a Life of Service, by Connie Goldsmith


1. Gold Award - Blood Memory, Gail Newman

2. Gold Award - Seize, by Brian Komei Dempster

General Non-Fiction

1. Silver Award - The Best Travel Experiences in Europe, by Tom Kando

Non-Fiction, Memoir

1. Gold Award - One Hundred Years of Exile: A Romanov's Search for Her Father's Russia, by Tania Romanov


1. Gold Award, sub-category Visionary, Desperate Choices, by Sharon Darrow

1. Gold Award, Sub-category Romance, Sorrow, by Tiffanie DeBartolo

Covers / Interior Design

1. Silver Award - Fiebre Tropical, by Juliana Delgado Lopera

2. Gold Award - Searching Soul for Truth and Light, by Marva Samuels

Judges' Choice Award

Sorrow, by Tiffanie DeBartolo


2nd Annual 2020 Anthology Risk Taker Award Winners

Destination the World Vol 1Most Improved

Andrea Roth w/a A.K. Buckroth: An Irish Wog

Destination the World Vol 2 Most Improved

Ronald Javor: Israel & Egypt: Doppelgangers

ALL Holidays 2020: Writing out of Genre - BOTH

Barbara Klide: A Christmas Coffee Cruise

Scott Charles: The Ornaments

(We couldn’t choose between Klide and Charles, so for the first time, we gave two awards for ALL Holidays 2020.)



Past Winners of NCPA Book Awards

View previous winners

2021 Awards Banquet