The Speech House International, initiators of the awesome Grill-And-Read event for book lovers are happy calling for nominations for the inaugural Grill and Read Annual Readers’ Awards! (GaRARA).
The awards seek to recognise the contributions of the reading community to the socio-economic development of the nation. Readers occupy a position of influence in the society and that their collective strength can be harnessed to bring about change in the way reading and writing are perceived.
GaRARA which will honour readers, authors, publishers, and organisations will come in 13 categories and will include the following: Reader of the Year; Celebrity Reader of the Year; Reader’s Event of the Year; Reader’s Show of the Year (Radio/TV); Reader’s Person of the Year; Book of the Year; Classic Read of the Year; Author of the Year; Book Discovery of the Year; Book Review Site of the Year; Book Club of the Year; Book Cover of the Year; and Publisher of the Year.
There will also be special awards for NGO of the Year and Spirit of Reading Award.
Nominations will be open from Wednesday February 1 through to Sunday April 30, 2017. All nominations will be made on the dedicated site: http://www.grillandread.com/readers-award.
Please note that nominations are to be based on books and literary activities in the outgone year up until December 31, 2016.
All nominees and nominated books should be resident in Nigeria. Further information on the awards will be provided in the coming months.
We are excited about this. We hope you are too! Send in your nominations as soon as possible.