On its 37th year, the National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Manila Critics Circle (MCC) are pleased to announce the opening of the National Book Awards (NBA).

We are inviting all NBDB-registered publishers and self-published authors to submit their nominations for the best books published by Filipinos in 2017.

Deadline for submissions is 6 July 2018, (Friday), at 5:00 p.m. Nominations mailed from outside Metro Manila will be accepted if postmarked 6 July 2018.

A book is eligible if it complies with all of the following:

i. has an ISBN;
ii. published by an NBDB-registered publisher or self-published by an NBDB-registered author (valid until April 30, 2019); and
iii. published in 2017 (if in Filipino or English) or from 2015 to 2017 (if in Meranaw).

For complete information, please see the 2018 NBA Nomination/Selection Criteria, which can be downloaded here.

Steps in nomination:

1. Accomplish a letter of nomination (see template here) and nomination form (download here) and email to nationalbookawards@nbdb.gov.ph.

(Subject Line: 2018 National Book Awards – Nomination)

Submit printouts of the letter and nomination form with the documents below.

2. As supporting document, attach evidence of agreement by the author. This can be a conforme signed by the author* (see conforme template here) or a notarized warranty/affidavit by a responsible officer of the publishing house stating that permission from the author* whose work is nominated has been obtained (see affidavit here).

*For titles nominated for the Anthology category, replace “author” with “editor.”
*For titles nominated for the Translation category, replace “author” with “translator.”

3. Attach a copy of NBDB Certificate of Registration;

4. Provide seven (7) copies of each book;

5. Submit all requirements to

Office of the Executive Director
National Book Development Board
Unit 2401 Prestige Tower, F. Ortigas Jr. Road,
Ortigas Center, 1605 Pasig City

Subject: The National Book Awards 2018

For the next year’s cycle (2019), the featured regional language is Maguindanaon.

For further inquiries, please contact the NBDB Secretariat through Niña or Debbie at telephone number (02) 929-3887 local 804 or
e-mail nationalbookawards@nbdb.gov.ph.