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Nominations for the WNBA Pannell Award -- Excellence in Children's Bookselling, due Jan 15.
November 18, 2011
WNBA Pannell Award--Call for Nominations
Valerie Tomaselli, Chair
WNBA Pannell Award
The Women's National Book Association wants to know about bookstores in the United States that excel at inspiring kid’s interest in reading, as well as creatively bringing books and young people together. The organization will present the annual WNBA Pannell Award to two bookstores--one a general bookstore and one a children's specialty bookstore--at BookExpo America in June. Each recipient will receive a check for $1,000 and a framed piece of original art by a noted children's book illustrator. Nominated stores can make their submissions to the Pannell jury electronically via email.
To nominate your favorite bookstore (even your own!), please provide the following:
1) Name and location of store
2) Contact person at the store, including email addressand phone number (most important!)
3) Category—indicate whether the store is a general or a children’s specialty bookshop
4) A brief statement about why you believe the store is deserving of this award, including information about programs that the store sponsors to encourage the love of books in young readers.
5) Your name, contact info, and affiliation to the nominated store.
Please email your nomination to Valerie Tomaselli, current chair of the WNBA Pannell Award committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for nominations is Jan. 15. Use this form or answer these questions in the body of your email.
The WNBA Pannell Award was established in 1981 by the WNBA, a national organization of women and men who work to promote reading and to support the role of women in the book community since 1917.