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.
- Gift-packaged book
Judging Criteria *
Is the audience clearly defined or understood from the cover or presentation of the book?
If devotional in nature, is the content closely tied to scripture or a Christian worldview, connecting God to daily life?
Is the content organized and presented in a logical manner?
If the content is inspirational and/or motivational, does it reflect an accurate portrayal of a Christian worldview?
3. Writing Style / Mechanics
Does the author use sensory details to engage the audience?
Is the style of writing authentic in nature: a direct, honest portrayal or examination of personal faith?
If applicable, does the author use verse, short pieces of wisdom, scripture, and or poetry in a meaningful way?
Are there errors in spelling, grammar, paragraphing, and punctuation?
Are words used incorrectly?
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 facilitate the reading experience?
Does the format of the book make it easy to access the use?
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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