CBHL Annual Literature Award
Guidelines, Judging Criteria & Submission Procedure
Guidelines of the Award
Nominations must be submitted by a CBHL member.
Publishers may submit works to be nominated by members.
Works nominated the previous year may be nominated again if they meet the "Year of
Publication" guideline below.
The work may or may not be by a CBHL member. However, works by members of this
Award Committee are not eligible. The work may be authored by one or more individuals, a group, or
Acceptable formats include but are not limited to: book, journal, journal article, CD-ROM.
Works should be
in English or in English with parallel text in other languages.
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Works should be published or created in the two calendar years preceding the year the award will be presented.
(For example, works published in 2009 and 2010 are eligible for the
2011 Award, which will be given - in this case - at the 2011 Annual Meeting.)
Works are not limited by genre. Reference works, children's books, fiction, etc. are all
The award committee may decide to attribute awards and mentions, in one or two categories.
Works will be judged by members of the
Annual Literature Award Committee
according to the following criteria:
Organization and presentation of information
Usefulness to the intended audience
Uniqueness of the contribution to the
literature of the field
Excellence of intellectual content
Design and composition of the work
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Are you a CBHL member and would you like to nominate a work?
Complete the online nomination form
or its printed version
and send it to the Chair of the Annual Literature
Award Committee. Nominations are to be taken for the subsequent year Award from mid-June
to the Fall.
Sponsor a work submitted for review by publishers for the
Annual Award. Nominate works from the list of titles submitted by publishers. Fill
the online form when available.
Submit nomination information to
Gretchen Wade, committee chair, or
CÚline Arseneault, CBHL webmaster.
Do not hesitate to contact any committee member for comments, suggestions and more information.
Are you a publisher who wishes to suggest a work for the next award?
or complete the submission
form when available.
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