2020 NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN Nominate yourself or another deserving author!


·         Open to all independent authors, meaning self-published or released by a hybrid publisher.

·         Self-nominations are acceptable.

·         Work must have a 2018 or 2019 copyright and verifiable release date.

·         Work must be non-fiction, and promoting either social awareness, education or transformation.

·         Work must be available on Amazon (or) other credible retailer sites.

·         For book collaborations/anthologies, entry must be for the main author (visionary), otherwise choose the (c0-author) category.

·         Enter one form per title, each title must have a different form.

·         Book genre must be within one of the categories listed in the entry form.

·         Multiple nominations WILL NOT increase your chances of being selected as a finalist, only (1) nomination entry is needed.

·         Nominations will conclude on December 31, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST. Finalists will be contacted early mid-March 2020.       


The IALA Advisory Board will select all finalists and winners based on a pre-determined criteria which includes verifying authors who have demonstrated community involvement, development

and recognition from other credible sources including media, book reviews, awards and a list of other significant factors. Popular voting and scoring from supporters or followers will NOT be used

for the selections.