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A: Since 1986, the IACP Cookbook Awards have honored the authors, publishers, and other contributors behind the best of cookbooks published each year. Awards are given in 16 categories. Cookbook of the Year and People’s Choice Awards are also given each year. Three optional awards may be given if qualified candidates emerge during the judging process.
A: Entry forms and entry fees are due no later than November 24, 2017. All books and supporting materials must be received at Edwards Brothers Malloy no later than Dec. 1, 2017.
A: No. IACP will accept entries from members and non-members.
A: It must have been published between November 30, 2016 and November 24, 2017. If you enter a 2016 copyrighted book, it must be accompanied by the IACP 2017 Copyright Affidavit Form to confirm that the book was not published/available prior to last year’s deadline.
A: Books from any country may be submitted as long as they meet all criteria and are written in English. If a book is submitted in another language, it can only be judged based on the English sections in the book.
A: At this time we only accept physical books, whether hard or soft cover.
A: Yes. If the entered book is a revised edition, the majority of the reissue must be new, and four (4) copies of the edition prior to the current revision must accompany the entry. Revised edition entries must also be accompanied by the IACP Revised Edition Affidavit Form to verify that more than 50% of the revised edition copy is new.
A: Yes. Bilingual books are accepted if they meet all eligibility requirements, with the understanding that they are judged only on their English content.
A: Boxed sets are judged as a single entry if the books are sold only as a set. If books are available individually, a separate entry form and fee must accompany each book entered in the awards program.
Early Bird- Aug. 1st to October 16th, 2017
The entry fee is $175 (US) per title, per category entered
October 17th to November 24th, 2017
The entry fee is $200 (US) per title, per category entered
A: Yes, you can, as long as each book meets the eligibility criteria.
A: Yes, you may enter as many categories as you wish on the same entry form, but for each category entered, you must submit the entry fee and the required number of books (see below).
A: Four (4) copies of the book must be submitted for each category entered. If you are submitting a revised edition of a book, you must also submit four (4) copies of the edition previous to the one you are entering.
A: If you have questions about awards suitability, you may contact IACP Headquarters or the IACP Staff Liaison to discuss. (For contact information, click here.) IACP retains the right to advise the publisher/author if a book is entered in an inappropriate category, and may recommend a more appropriate category or categories where the book may be more competitive. However, the final category selection is the responsibility of the publisher/author.
A: No. Entry into any awards category will make you automatically eligible for consideration for the optional awards. However, the Cookbook of the Year Award is restricted to category winners.
A: Finalists will be notified by email and announced in February 2018. Winners in each category will be announced at the Awards ceremony held in conjunction with the Annual Conference, on February 25, 2018.
A: Yes! All entrants are encouraged to attend. The Awards ceremony is included in the price of conference registration. You may register for the Awards ceremony separately if you wish, although we encourage all entrants to take advantage of the full conference.