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Montana Center for the Book Prize

The Montana Center for the Book introduces the Montana Center for the Book Prize, an annual cash award to recognize and support organizations that celebrate literature and give people increased access to books and writers.

The MCB Prize includes a $1,000 cash award presented to each of up to five organizations that offer creative and wide-reaching literary programming. Organizations may nominate themselves for the Prize and Humanities Montana will promote the MCB Prize widely. Prize recipients will be chosen by the Montana Center for the Book advisory committee and the Humanities Montana board of directors.

In awarding the MCB Prize, the Montana Center for the Book will prioritize geographic diversity with a special emphasis on organizations that reach rural populations. Examples of prize-worthy activities include mini-festivals, rural reading tours, One Book programs, little free library programs, reading/writing workshops, and book-making workshops.

The nomination form will be available on this site from May 1-July 15th. Prize recipients will be announced in August and Montana Center for the Book staff or advisory council members will coordinate with each recipient to publicize the Prize and each organization’s achievements.

The Montana Center for the Book celebrates and promotes books, writing, reading, the book arts, publishing, and literacy in our state. The Montana Center for the Book is an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and is a program of Humanities Montana.