CIPA EVVY Awards Submission
Congratulations! If you received an official Outskirts Press CIPA EVVY Nomination invitation, this is how you accept your nomination and move one step closer to becoming a CIPA EVVY award-winning author -- and perhaps even win the Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award along with its $1,500 Grand Prize! Your first step in completing the entry process is ordering this CIPA EVVY Awards Submission option. This fee covers the cost of your paper work, contest entry fees, and the cost/shipping of the copies of your book that we send to each judge. Scroll down to Product Details for more information.
Every year, Outskirts Press nominates approximately 5% of the books published during the course of the year for official submission to the CIPA EVVY Awards, sponsored by the Colorado Independent Publishers Association.
Being invited is a huge accomplishment. Congratulations! But don't stop now. To accept your nomination and enter the awards, you must order this optional service. To learn more about how we select our nominees, read this blog by the Outskirts Press President, Brent Sampson.
The CIPA EVVY Awards recognize excellence in independently published books. Sponsored by the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA), the CIPA EVVY Awards are judged by a panel of professionals on a qualitative scale of merit in approximately twenty different categories.
All Colorado publishers who are members of CIPA are eligible to enter for recognition and awards. Every year, Outskirts Press wins more CIPA EVVY Awards than any other participating publisher.
First, second, and third place winners, along with "Merit" winners, are recognized in each category. Outskirts Press will most likely, but is not obligated to, announce finalists and/or winners in one or more of our on-going marketing efforts, like the email newsletter, on our Facebook page, and/or via press release distribution.
Potential Outskirts Press nominees are notified via email. If you wish to accept your nomination, you must complete your order from this screen. This fee includes the CIPA EVVY Award submission fee through CIPA, the cost of all the judges' copies of the book, shipping & handling, and the completion of all the submission forms on your behalf. Outskirts Press may, but is not obligated to, consult with the author on the most appropriate category to enter. While there is no obligation to accept the nomination, you must accept it if you want Outskirts Press to submit your book to the CIPA EVVY Awards. The CIPA EVVY Awards fee becomes non-refundable once ordered.
Winning an CIPA EVVY Award is a prerequisite to winning the Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award and its $1,500 Grand Prize!
CIPA EVVY-winning Outskirts Press books are automatically considered for the Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year Award for no additional cost. Learn more about the Outskirts Press Best Book of the Year award (including previous winners) by clicking here.
CIPA EVVY-Award Winners are announced each summer/fall during a banquet dinner celebration in Denver, Colorado. The 3 Best Book of the Year finalists are announced shortly thereafter.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How are official Outskirts Press CIPA EVVY Award Nominees determined?