NEMBA - The Award


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NEMBA Book Seals - Gold Winner and Silver Honorable Mention

NEMBA Book Seals

The Award

NEMBA was established in 1988 to recognize books that substantially represent northeastern Minnesota in the areas of history, culture, heritage, or lifestyle.

Prizes are currently awarded in six categories:

  1. Nonfiction
  2. Fiction
  3. Art, Photography
  4. Children's Literature
  5. Poetry
  6. Memoir

The winning author in each category will receive a cash prize of $200. The winning author and the honorable mention in each category will receive a glass plaque as well as 100 NEMBA book seals, shown above.

For purposes of the Awards, northeastern Minnesota is defined to include the following counties: Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Kanabec, Koochiching, Lake, Pine, and St. Louis.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for the 30th annual awards (presented in May 2018), books must have been originally published in 2017. Nominated books must substantially represent northeastern Minnesota in the areas of history, culture, heritage, or lifestyle. Eligible books are those written in English and published in bound paper format.