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AWARDS.

BACKGROUND TO NBFT AWARDS

 

The NBFT Awards was instituted to recognize and reward outstanding deeds and contributions to the development of the book industry in Nigeria. It is also aimed at encouraging excellence and promoting quality service delivery in the publishing sector with the intent to engender growth and standards that will make publishing in the country competitive as well as comparative with any printed work anywhere in the world.

 

The maiden edition was presented in 2003 and since then, it has been annual in different categories.

 

NBFT AWARDS

  • LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

  • VICTOR NWANKWO BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • LANTERN BOOKS AWARD FOR CHILDREN LITERATURE

  • IDRIS ANIMASHAUN BOOK PRINTER OF THE YEAR AWARD

 PAST RECIPIENTS 

·    Professor Chukwuemeka Ike (Life Time Achievement Award, 2003)

  • Late Chief Victor Nwankwo (Life Time Achievement Award, 2003)

  • Late Amos Tutuola (Life Time Achievement Award, 2004)

  • Cyprian Ekwensi (Life Time Achievement Award, 2004)

  • Mr Kunle Ajibade (Victor Nwankwo Book of the Year Award, 2005)

  • Mr Egbuna Akpa (Lantern Books Award for Children Literature, 2005)

  • Late (Dr) F.C. Ogbalu (Life Time Achievement Award, 2005)

  • Sir Aigboje Higo (Life Time Achievement Award, 2006)

  • Professor Biyi Afonja (Victor Nwankwo Book of the Year Award, 2007)

  • Ms Kaine Agary (Victor Nwankwo Book of the Year Award, 2007)

  • Emacon Prints Ltd. (Idris Animasahun Book Printer of the Year Award 2007)

 JURY

There are juries for the different categories of the award. The jury review entries and recommend for the Awards Committee set up by the NBFT. The Awards Committee in turn, reports to the Board of the Nigerian Book Fair Trust, which would ratify the nominee(s) as the case may be.

 Call for entries for the awards are advertised in the dailies. For the Idris Animasahun Book Printer of the Year Award, letters were sent to publishing and printing houses in the country. 

 QUALIFICATION

The awards are for both individuals (living or dead) and institutions.

 SPONSORS

·        Life Time Achievement Award And Victor Nwankwo Book Of The Year Award is sponsored by the NIGERIAN BOOK FAIR TRUST

·        Lantern Books Award for Children Literature sponsored by the LITREAMED PUBLICATIONS NIGERIA LTD.

·        Idris Animashaun Book Printer of The Year Award sponsored by the ACADEMY PRESS PLC.