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Christian Book Award® | Devotion & Gift Criteria

Category Description

This award is for material that is devotional in nature (daily and/or guided reading collections), gift-packaged books (coffee table, small-bound works) or poetry.

  • Devotional
  • Gift-packaged book
  • Poetry

 

Judging Criteria *

1. Audience
Is the audience clearly defined from the title, presentation and content of the book?

2. Content
Is the content inspirational and/or motivational?
Is the content closely tied to Scripture or a Christian worldview?

Is the content organized and presented in an inviting and compelling manner?

3. Writing Style / Mechanics
Does the author engage the audience?
Is the style of writing authentic in nature?
Are there errors in spelling, grammar, paragraphing, and punctuation?

4. Author
Does the author have sufficient experience/credibility to write such a work?
If not, is the work itself strong enough to give the author credibility?

5. Design / Format
Do the cover, color, layout, and text size enhance the reading experience?
If a devotional, does the format of the book make it easy to use?

6. Impact
Does the work meet a need in the intended audience and/or fulfill a need in the marketplace?
Is the presentation fresh and compelling in nature?
Does the book have the potential to make a significant impact on the reader?

* using a scale of 1-10

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