2019 Human Relations Indie Book Awards Judging Guidelines

The purpose of the Human Relations Indie Book Awards is to recognize indie authors who have written books with a human relations focus related to various interactions among people in different settings such as work, organizations, school, home, family or in personal lives. This is the fourth year of the Human Relations Indie Book Awards.  We had a diverse group of indie authors for the previous years’ awards that ranged from professional perspectives to indie author’s personal journeys of self-reflection and human relationships. Book entries for the 2019 Human Relations Indie Book Awards should be published between 2012 and 2019 and must be received in print version (no ebooks accepted) and written for an English speaking audience. Books can be self-published, independently published or have a creative or scholarly writing approach from smaller publishing companies or presses where the author had a voice in the publishing process.

Each contest category (depending on the number of entries) will recognize Gold, Silver and Bronze award certificate winners and Honorable Mention (s) may also be given to recognize honorable writing in the area of human relations. All book entries will also be considered for the Director’s Choice awards who exhibit outstanding writing in the area of Human Relations. The number and type of Director’s Choice Awards varies each year according to the type of entries received and the selected Director’s Choice winners will receive the award certificate and a gift card.

Each author should complete a book submission form with two copies of the book and the entry fee for each entry. Do not send more than two books no matter how many categories you enter. Authors may enter more than one book category, but will need to mark the additional categories on the book submission form and add the additional entry fee for each category. Entry fees should be paid in check in U.S. dollars or sent with a U.S. postal service money order or American Express money order. No books will be returned after the contest and will be donated to libraries, charities, educational programs or those in need. Entry fees start at $75.00 for the first category ($65.00 for the first category if entry is postmarked by March 15th, 2019), $55.00 for the second category, $45.00 for the third category and $35.00 for the fourth category.

2019 Human Relations Indie Book Awards final deadline for entry is May 1st, 2019- but earlier entries are encouraged to allow more time for judging the book entries. Winners will be announced in June 2019 when judging is completed.

Judges names will not be posted due to confidentiality. Books will be judged on book content, book organization, book presentation and the human relations message conveyed in the book. Judges decisions are final.

A broad range of book categories will provide authors the opportunity to enter one or more categories that may be related to the book’s human relations content. There are approximately 45 categories that include topics related to human relations issues, memoirs, children’s books with a human relations focus, poetry and the arts human relations books, fiction human relations books and general human relations book categories.

If you would like to enter-simply request a book submission entry form by sending an email to: humanrelationsindiebookawards@gmail.com        Thanks!

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2019 Human Relations Indie Book Awards Categories

Human Relations Issues Indie Categories (Nonfiction)                                                                                                                 

H-1 Culture & Diversity Human Relations Indie Book 

H-2 Historical Human Relations Indie Book

H-3 Leadership Human Relations Indie Book

H-4 Reflection Human Relations Indie Book

H-5 Inspirational Human Relations Indie Book

H-6 Self-Help Human Relations Indie Book

H-7 Workplace Human Relations Indie Book

H-8 Informational Human Relations Indie Book

Human Relations Memoir Categories (Nonfiction)

M-1 Motivational Memoir Human Relations Indie Book

M-2 Health Memoir Human Relations Indie Book

M-3 Personal Relationship Memoir Human Relations Indie Book

M-4 Professional Relationship Memoir Human Relations Indie Book

Human Relations Family Issues Indie Categories (Fiction or Nonfiction)

F-1 Family Advice Human Relations Indie Book

F-2 Family Journey Human Relations Indie Book

F-3 Family Communication Human Relations Indie Book

F-4 Family Challenges Human Relations Indie Book

General Human Relations Categories (Fiction or Nonfiction)

G-1 Collection of Human Relations Indie Short Stories or Essays

G-2 Travel Human Relations Indie Book

G-3 Medical & Health Issues Human Relations Indie Book

G-4 Life Challenges Human Relations Indie Book

G-5 Personal Determination Human Relations Indie Book

G-6 Special Needs Human Relations Indie Book

G-7 Human Relations Journal Indie Book

G-8 Recovery Human Relations Indie Book

G-9 Aging Human Relations Indie Book

G-10 Humor Human Relations Indie Book

G-11 Spiritual Focus Human Relations Indie Book

Children’s Human Relations Indie Book Categories (Fiction or Nonfiction)

C-1 Early Childhood Human Relations Children’s Indie Book

C-2 School Age Human Relations Children’s Indie Book

C-3 Pre-Teen & Teen Human Relations Children’s Indie Book

C-4 Cultural Human Relations Children’s Indie Book

C-5 Family Human Relations Children’s Indie Book

C-6 Special Needs & Health Human Relations Children’s Indie Book

Short Fiction Category (Under 120 Pages)

S-1 Realistic Short Fiction Human Relations Indie Book

Fiction Categories (over 120 Pages)

L-1 Multicultural Realistic Fiction Human Relations Indie Book

L-2 Contemporary Realistic Fiction Human Relations Indie Book

L-3 Historical Realistic Fiction Human Relations Indie Book

L-4 Life Changes Realistic Fiction Human Relations Indie Book

Poetry Book Categories

P-1 Personal Challenge Poetry Human Relations Indie Book

P-2 Wisdom Poetry Human Relations Indie Book

P-3 Diversity Poetry Human Relations Indie Book

P-4 Realistic Poetry Human Relations Indie Book

Arts Book Categories (Fiction or Nonfiction)

A-1 Human Relations Realistic Comic Book

A-2 Human Expression in the Arts Indie Book

A-3 Coffee Table Human Relations Indie Book (must have text and photos)

A-4 Cultural Arts Human Relations Indie Book