2021 Crystal Bookmark Awards

Thank for your interest in the 2021 Crystal Bookmark Awards. Unfortunately submissions for this year are now closed.

The Las Vegas Book Festival is a celebration of the written, spoken and illustrated word. It will celebrate its 20th year this Fall from October 18 to 23, 2021 with well-known authors, programming for readers of all ages, poetry, workshops, music, exhibits, virtual offerings, panel discussions and more. 
It is in this spirit that the Las Vegas Book Festival Crystal Bookmark Awards were created – to honor those individuals and organizations in Southern Nevada advancing the cause of literacy and recognizing extraordinary literary achievement.

The public is invited to nominate individuals and organizations for the Crystal Bookmark Awards. Nominees must have made a demonstrable contribution towards encouraging mastery of the written, spoken, and/or illustrated word to unlock the potential of residents in the Las Vegas and Southern Nevada area.

An online nomination form must be completed on behalf of the nominee by 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16. A panel of judges will select three finalists in each of three categories:
  • Recognition of an individual’s literary achievement,
  • Recognition of an individual’s contribution to the advancement of literacy in Southern Nevada,
  • Recognition of an organization’s contribution to the advancement of literacy in Southern Nevada.

Winners will be announced at the festival’s VIP opening reception Friday, Oct. 22.