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Vodafone Crossword Book Award 2009 (India)

02 March 2010
Vodafone Crossword Book Award 2009 (India)
Details:
Objective of the Award:
The Vodafone Crossword Book Award recognises and rewards the best of Indian writing and ensures that works of merit reach a wider audience.

Background:
Crossword and Vodafone are committed to promoting books and the reading habit. We have observed that the institution of international book awards - The Booker Prize, The Commonwealth Prize or The Pulitzer Prize has gone a long way in promoting the awareness and the reading of good books. The authors gain recognition and are rewarded handsomely.

While several Indian writers have won awards abroad, we had observed that there was no equivalent award in India. We therefore decided to take on the role of encouraging and promoting good Indian writing and instituted the Book Awards, in 1998. It is the only Indian award that not only recognizes and rewards good writing but also actively promotes the authors and their books.

The timelines for the awards this year are as follows:

  • Start date for accepting entry forms: - February 22nd 2010.
  • Last date for submission of entry forms: - March 20th 2010.
  • Announcement of Vodafone Crossword Book Award Shortlist - June 2010
  • Vodafone Crossword Book Award Final Award ceremony – July 2010
There is no limit for the number of entries to be submitted. You can download the form from the following link:

http://www.crosswordbookstores.com/html/VCBA_EntryForm_2009.pdf

(More information HERE.)
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