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National Book Foundation: Innovations in Reading Prize

Deadline: February 28, 2017

The National Book Foundation’s 2017 Innovations in Reading Prize will award an individual or organization that has developed an innovative project which creates and sustains a lifelong love of reading in the community they serve. Applicants should share the Foundation’s mission to expand the audience for literature in America. It is most interested in programs that focus on reading, rather than strictly literacy skills.

The award is a prize, not a grant. The goal of the prize is to reward existing programs with evidence of success and encourage those programs to continue.

Amount: One prize of $10,000 will be awarded. In addition to the prize, four projects will receive honorable mentions via the press, social media, and the National Book Foundation’s website and newsletter.

Eligibility: All U.S. citizens and American institutions are eligible. Examples of eligible programs include:

  • After-school and community-based programs
  • Non-profits such as museums and libraries
  • Startups focused on reading and literature

Link: http://www.nationalbook.org/innovations_in_reading.html#.WJI1ybYrKvP

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