Costa Book Awards 2020 open for entries
10 June 2020
Launched in 1971, the Costa Book Awards is one of the UK's most
prestigious and popular book prizes and celebrates the most
enjoyable books of the year by writers resident in the UK and
Uniquely, the prize has five categories - First
Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and
Children's Book - with one of the five winning books
selected as the overall Costa Book of the year and each category is
judged separately by a panel of three judges per category. The
Costa Book of the Year is then chosen by a nine-member panel which
includes representatives from the original panels who are joined by
other well-known people who love reading.
Books are entered by publishers and entry for the Awards closes
at the end of June each year. The author of the Costa Book of the
Year receives a cheque for £30,000, presented at an awards ceremony
at the end of January.
Publishers wishing to enter a book or books should contact the
prize organisers for a form and submit the entry or entries by
Tuesday 30 June 2020.
For details and to enter, see the Costa Book Awards website.