Award Categories


The 9th Annual Living Now Book Awards will accept entries from November 1, 2016 until July 1, 2017. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded in 29 lifestyle, homestyle, self-development and fiction categories, and five “Evergreen Medal” categories. Early-bird entry fees are scheduled to encourage early submissions:

November 1, 2016 through January 21, 2017 -
$75 per category entry

January 22 through April 22, 2017 -
$85 per category entry

April 23 until the final deadline of July 1, 2017 -
$95 per category

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Note: Books may be entered in multiple categories, but the entry fee is charged for each category, and we request two judging copies for each category entered.

  1. Cookbooks/General
  2. Cookbooks - Natural, Nutrition, Organic, Vegetarian
  3. Cookbooks -Ethnic, Holiday, Specialty
  4. Crafts/Hobbies/Coloring Books
  5. Gift/Specialty
  6. Journal/Planner/Calendar
  7. Animals/Pets
  8. Green Living - Alternative energy, Conservation, Gardening, etc.
  9. Family/Parenting
  10. Social Activism/Charity
  11. Personal Growth – Self-Help
  12. Motivation – Practical Self-Improvement
  13. Sexuality/Femininity
  14. Relationships/Marriage
  15. Inspirational Memoir - Male
  16. Inspirational Memoir - Female
  17. Enlightenment/Spirituality
  18. Metaphysical (Astrology, Tarot, Psychic Development, etc.)
  19. Exercise/Fitness/Yoga
  20. Health/Wellness
  21. Meditation/Relaxation
  22. Healing Arts/Bodywork/Energy Techniques
  23. Caregiving
  24. Mature Living/Aging
  25. Grieving/Death & Dying
  26. Inspirational Fiction
  27. Adventure Fiction
  28. Children’s Picture Book
  29. Children’s Non-Fiction

Here are the Living Now Evergreen Book Medal categories. Any book published since Jan. 1, 2000 that has not already won an Evergreen Medal may enter:

EB1 - Living Now Evergreen Book Medal for World Peace
EB2 - Living Now Evergreen Book Medal for Health & Wellness
EB3 - Living Now Evergreen Book Medal for Personal Growth
EB4 - Living Now Evergreen Book Medal for Spiritual Leadership
EB5 - Living Now Evergreen Book Medal for Nature Conservation

Remember that you may enter a title into more than one category, but that a fee is required for each category entered, and two books are required for judging in each category entered.

If you’re unsure about the category and would like us to look at your book when it arrives, add a note, JIM CHECK CATEGORY and we will do so and contact you to discuss it.