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ECPA Christian Book Award® Program: Submission Information

Submission Period for 2017 program:

September 1 to September 30, 2016
Books entered must have publication date from October 2015 to October 2016.
Online entry forms are live during entry period of September 1 to September 30, 2016.


The submission process requires two separate steps, title submission and payment.  Once you have read through the information below, you can follow the links to submit your titles (one form for each category).  Once all of your titles have been submitted, ECPA will confirm that you have finalized your submission and direct you for payment accordingly.

2017 program | Category Descriptions

Submissions are accepted in eleven categories.  Click on the following links to view descriptions and judging criteria for each category:

Entry Form Guidelines

  • Review the Christian Book Award® Program Official Rules.
  • Submit your entries online using our secure form by September 30, 2016
  • Titles released from October 2015 to October 2016 are eligible for entry as long as the copyright year matches the year of release.  Also, a copy of any October 2016 release must be delivered to the ECPA offices by October 5, 2016.
  • The Entry Form requires title, author, ISBN, and publication date (month and year).
  • Make sure each title complies with the certification called for in Section 1.5 in the Official Rules.
  • Please do not abbreviate. The exact format in which the title and author is submitted will be the format used in all publicity regarding Christian Book Award® finalists and winners.
  • Finalist publishers will be asked to digitally submit their company logo and finalist book cover for promotions and recognition.


Entry Fees and Payment Process
All ECPA member houses in good standing are eligible to submit titles and will pay according to their annual sales volume the following fee per entered title:

Annual sales volume:
  < $5 million:  $175 per title
  > or = $5 million:  $299 per title

Payment will be required after you have completed your submissions.  You will be contacted by ECPA with further instructions regarding payment.

Shipping Books
Immediately following submission of your titles, please ship ONE COPY of each to the ECPA offices at:

ECPA / Christian Book Award®
9633 S. 48th Street, Suite 195
Phoenix, AZ 85044

**NOTE ON ADDITIONAL COPIES FOR JUDGES**  Our program distributor, Spring Arbor, has agreed to drop ship copies of each entry to program judges.  You will not need to send copies to them as they keep them in stock.  You will be invoiced separately by the distributor for these review copies.


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