National Book Foundation Seeks Innovators in Reading

By Dianna Dilworth Comment

The National Book Foundation has opened its submissions process for its annual Innovations in Reading Prize.

The $10,000 award will be given to the person whose group creates the most innovative and sustainable program that creates a lifelong love of reading. Applicants can apply now until Feb. 29 at midnight PST.

“Our previous Innovations in Reading Prize winners have shown that reading has extraordinary benefits for just about any community, including the families of soldiers deployed overseas, incarcerated youth, homeless populations, and small town neighborhoods,” stated Harold Augenbraum, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation. “Through the Innovations in Reading Prize, we aim to recognize, fund, and applaud the efforts of literary activists around the country.”

Last year’s winner and honorable mentions will appear at the Why Reading Matters: Engaging With Literary Activism Across the Globe conference and luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 11 in New York.