So, you’re coming to utopYA Con 2015, eh? That’s amazing, and we can’t wait to meet you! Every year, we have an awards ceremony to celebrate the very things that brought us together: books and authors. This year, that fun-filled evening will take place on Saturday, June 20.
Is your publication eligible to receive an award?
Well, if your book was published between April 16th, 2014, and April 15th, 2015, you can be nominated by the Academy.
Who are the members of the Academy?
The utopYA Awards Academy was created in 2012. It’s made up of conference panelists and moderators who are invited to be part of the Academy. These outstanding members — consisting of authors, editors, designers, models, publishers, producers and more — are the ones who nominate their peers for award consideration.
How does the nomination and voting work?
Those with the most nominations make it to the final nominee list. Then the public, the fans, vote for the winners.
The utopYA founder and staff are not eligible for nomination, nor can they vote in the awards.
Here are the book categories that will be given awards at utopYA Con in 2015:
But wait! There’s also an award for book covers! Those genres are:
Other book awards that’ll be presented are as follows:
DEBUT NOVEL OF THE YEAR
BOOK OF THE YEAR
You love your characters? So do your readers! Here are the categories just for them:
HERO/SHERO in SUPERNATURAL BOOK
VILLAIN in SUPERNATURAL BOOK
BESTIE (OR BUDDY)
These categories are for book trailers, books that have been made into “more,” with great editing, and innovative marketing:
BOOK-to-SCREEN (Web, TV or Film)
MOST INNOVATIVE MARKETING
For those people who support authors, utopYA Con honors the following:
FAN of the YEAR
BOOK COVER MODEL of the YEAR
Another couple of awards will be given to those who fit into the following categories:
THE UTOPYAN AWARD (For the special person displaying all the wonderful utopYA con values)
AUTHOR OF THE YEAR
We’re excited about this year’s awards program, and we know you’ll have a wonderful time. Watch here for more information on voting!