The Speech House International, initiators of Grill-And-Read programme, announced a call for nominations for the inaugural G&R Annual Readers’ Awards (GaRARA) on 26th January 2016.
The awards seek to recognise the contributions of the reading community to the socioeconomic development of the nation. The awards also recognises that readers occupy a position of influence in the society and that their collective strength can be harnessed to bring about change in the way reading and writing are perceived.
The awards which will honour readers, authors, publishers, and organisations will come in 13 categories and will include the following: Reader of the Year; Celebrity Reader of the Year; Readers Event of the Year; Readers Show of the Year (Radio/TV); Reader’s Person of the Year; Book of the Year; Classic Read of the Year; Author of the Year; Book Discovery of the Year; Book Review Site of the Year; Book Club of the Year; Book Cover of the Year; and Publisher of the Year.
There will also be special awards for NGO of the Year and Spirit of Reading Award.
Nominations will be open from February 1 through to April 30, 2017. Nominations are to be based on books and literary activities in the outgone year up until December 31, 2016.
All nominees and nominated books should be resident in Nigeria. Further information on the awards will be provided in the coming months.
Grill and Read is committed to putting the hip back into reading and encouraging individuals to read for pleasure through fun events and other activities.