Calling all NBDB-registered publishers, authors, foundation, association, and enterprises! The National Book Development Board and the Manila Critics Circle are now accepting nominations for the best books published in the Philippines for the 40th National Book Awards.

There will be two divisions: Literary and Non-Literary, with specific categories within each division.

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

  1. printed books published in the Philippines. Textbooks or books with exercises meant for classroom use are not considered books for purposes of the awards;
  2. printed books published by an NBDB-registered publisher or self-published by an NBDB-registered author; and
  3. printed books published in 2021 (for titles in Filipino or English); printed books published in 2019, 2020, or 2021 (for titles in Ilocano).

Nomination steps:

  1. Download and read the 40th National Book Awards Nomination Guidelines
  2. Fill out the Nomination Form
  3. Submit all requirements on or before 21 October 2022 (Friday), at 2PM.

Deadline for submissions is 21 October 2022 (Friday) at 2:00 p.m. Nominations mailed from outside Metro Manila will be accepted if
postmarked 21 October 2022 (Friday) at 2:00 p.m.
Submit hard copies of all the required documents mentioned in the guidelines and ship two (2) printed copies of each nominated book to:

Executive Director

National Book Development Board (NBDB)
3/F and 4/F Regalado Hive Building, Regalado Avenue
Fairview Park Subdivision, Fairview
Quezon City 1118