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2020 Book Awards


The CPA Book Awards allows publishers, authors, and book editors to present their work. The awards program helps promote outstanding Catholic material to the general public. CPA members and non-members alike may participate.

Winners are announced at the annual Catholic Media Conference and published in the June issue of The Catholic Journalist. Award certificates are mailed from the CPA office after the conference ends.

Both CPA members and non-members may enter the CPA Book Awards.

Publishers may submit any works published by their company. Authors may submit works of which they are the primary author or co-author. Editors may submit their own compilations or reference books.

Books submitted to the 2020 CPA Book Awards must have a copyright date of 2019 (unless entering into categories B41, B46 or B48)


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Eligibility Requirements 


  • CPA members and non members can enter
  • Books must have a copyright date of 2019 (unless entering into categories B41, B46 or B48)
  • Authors, Co- Authors and editors may enter their work into this program 

Dates & Rates 

Date Member Non Member
December 3, 2018 - January 27, 2019 $36 $76
January 28, 2019 - February 3, 2019 $45 N/A
February 8, 2019 All hard copies due All hard copies due
February 15, 2019 Payment deadline


Category Listing


*The 2020 CPA Book Awards category packet will be available October 1, 2019. 

The CPA Book Awards packet details the eligibility requirements, instructions for submission, and a full list of categories.Find category options and entry instructions by clicking the link below.

2019 Book Awards Packet 


Congratulations to the 2019 Book Awards Winners. Click the link below to view 2019 winners list.

2019 Book Award Winners 

Additional Questions & contact for judging opportunities

Contact Kathleen Holloway or Eucarol Juarez at

or call (312) 380-6789.

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