MCB Prize Nominations Deadline July 15 2020

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The Montana Center for the Book Prize is awarded to up to five programs across the state, nominated by a community member or self-nominated in recognition of their efforts to promote literacy and literature in their region. Award-winning programs receive a $1,000 cash award.

The prize recognizes programs that offer creative and wide-reaching literary and literacy programming. Examples of prize-worthy activities include festivals, literacy resources, reading and discussion events, Little Free Libraries with community engagement, writing workshops, and more. A list of past winners the nomination form are at

Any organization or group with a literary program is eligible, regardless of nonprofit or for-profit status. In awarding the Prize, the Montana Center for the Book prioritizes geographic diversity with an emphasis on organizations that reach rural populations and youth.