1. Authors of the book can nominate themselves in the category.
2. Friends and readers can also nominate their favourite author and book published between ‘December, 2019 – November, 2020’.
3. Books published in hard copy can be nominated in this category.
4. Entries which are self- nominated or nominated by friends will only be evaluated for Popular Choice Award.
5. Multiple entries across categories can be submitted by an author/friend.
6. Forms to be submitted in English language only.
7. Entry submission through online mode only.
8. Last date for submission of entries is 4 December 2020.
9. The Awards Curator may call in any eligible novel for the consideration of the Jury, at his/her discretion on a confidential basis.
10. Posthumous works will not be considered eligible for the Prize. Any issues of doubt in this regard will be resolved by the Curator.
11. Any discrepancies observed during the eligibility check may lead to disqualification.
– In any dispute about the rules, results or any matter relating to the conduct of the Prize, the decision of the Curator will be considered as final and no correspondence will be entertained in this regard.
– The Curator in consultation with the jury, has the right to eliminate any book whose final version differs substantially from the version first submitted.
12. Acceptance of declaration is mandatory for submission of forms/entries.
13. For ‘Best Debut Author’ category, please nominate the Debut book of the Author.
14. For ‘Best Children’s Author’, authors who have written books catering to Children in the age group of 8 – 14 years can be nominated.