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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 20, 2002

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Mary Jo Ryan
402-471-3434
800-307-2665

Nebraskans Invited to Nominate Books for the 2002 Book Award

The 2002 Nebraska Book Awards program, sponsored by the Nebraska Center for the Book (NCB), will recognize and honor books that are written by Nebraska authors, published by Nebraska publishers, set in Nebraska, or that relate to Nebraska.

Books published in 2001, as indicated by the copyright date, are eligible for nomination. They must be professionally published, have an International Standard Book Number (ISBN), and be bound (with the exception of e-books, which will be accepted in the competition). Books may be entered in one or more of the following categories: Nonfiction, Fiction, Children/Young Adult, Cover Design/Illustrations, and Poetry. Certificates will be awarded to the winners in each category. Award winners will be announced at the Nebraska Book Festival this fall. The winning books will be displayed at the Festival. Winners will be entitled to display award stickers on their book covers.

The entry fee is $40 per book and per category entered. Deadline for entries is June 30, 2002. Entry forms are available from the Nebraska Library Commission home page, nlc.nebraska.gov, or contact Mary Geibel, 402-471-2045, 800-307-2665, e-mail: Mary Geibel for print information. Enter by sending the entry form, three copies of the book, and the entry fee to NCB Book Awards Competition, Nebraska Library Commission, The Atrium, 1200 N Street, Suite 120, Lincoln, NE 68508-2023.

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For more information, contact Mary Jo Ryan.