Who May Enter
Publishers of e-books, apps and software that have been copyrighted and published—no
unpublished works or beta tests will be accepted.
Call for Entries
Entries may be submitted any time throughout the calendar year. Entrants will be
notified as to whether they have achieved honoree status within 8 weeks of entry
About the Awards :
Gold and silver award winners will be honored in each category. As a rolling awards
program, the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Digital Awards welcomes submissions year round
and entries will be judged against a standard of excellence in four categories:
E-books, Enhanced E-books, Books as Apps and New Technologies. The IBPA Benjamin
Franklin Digital Awards provides both Gold and Silver Honoree awards for exceptional
content, and all entrants will benefit from direct , constructive feedback from
judges, a hallmark of the
IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards™, for print now in their
All honorees are showcased and promoted on the IBPA website and through the IBPA
social media platforms, newsletters, and media releases and announcements to the
book trade industry. In addition, all honorees receive promotional space in the
widely circulated Independent, the official print publication of the IBPA and are
displayed and promoted at BEA, ALA, PLA and the Frankfurt International Book Fair.
All honorees are recognized at an event celebrating the recipients at the IBPA annual
Publishing University. Honorees also receive award certificates along with award
seal graphics for cover art and promotional and marketing materials.