Award® Rules

Winners and Finalists will receive National Media & Industry Exposure!

Award Rules | Categories | Award Designations | Entry Fees/Submissions

LET THE WORLD KNOW YOU'RE A WINNER OR FINALIST!

As a winner or finalist you can highlight your award on your marketing materials. You can also both download the seal to print on your book and order stickers to put on each book you have already printed. Award stickers will be available for purchase as well as Certificates.

The Body Mind Spirit Book Award® Winners & Finalists recognize the books that demonstrate an indefinable synergy of elements that makes for overall excellence.

AWARD RULES  

Books Eligible

  • The Body Mind Spirit Book Awards selection committee reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any book.
  • Please send one copy of the print version of your published book (advance reader copies and galleys are not accepted)  per category entered. 2017, 2018 and 2019 publication dates are eligible. You can put all the categories in which you submit on one Submission Form but be sure to print a copy of the submission form for each book you send in, one for each category you enter.
  • All titles must have an ISBN and be published books.
  • The Body Mind Spirit Book Awards is open to all English language books that are available for sale wherever good books are sold both on Amazon.com and in bookstores. 
  • We do  not accept e-books.
  • Books published by all publishing houses are eligible to apply.
  • We reserve the right to move books into another category if it seems appropriate.

Judges

We do not publish the names of the judges to respect their privacy.

Book Submissions

  • You are fully responsible for having your physical book reach us by the deadline for submission. Unless you receive an email acknowledging receipt of your book, please be aware that your book has not been included in the judging process. 
  • Body Mind Spirit Book submissions cannot be returned. Each entry must contain the official entry form, including your e-mail address and contact telephone number. All shipping and handling costs must be borne by entrants.

Body Mind Spirit Book Awards Refund Policy

All sales are final. There are no refunds. Only appropriate submissions will be eligible to enter the contest. BMS Book Awards® therefore reserves the right to refuse any material that it finds inappropriate, not reflecting contest rules.

Notifications and Deadlines of Winners and Finalists 

We will notify each entry of the package's receipt via e-mail and will announce the winning entries on our web site (www.bmsbookawards.com) . 

Winners and Finalists in each category will be notified by e-mail and on the web site.

We will notify each entry of the package's receipt via e-mail and will announce the winning entries on our web site after the judging is complete and after the date for submissions is closed for the year. Because of the high volume of entries, it could take up to two weeks to send you the notification that we received your book. Thank you.

OFFICIAL CATEGORIES:

Acupuncture
Afterlife
Alternative Healing
Angels & Spirit Guides
Animal Communication
Astrology
Bach Flower Essences
Body
Buddhism
Channeling
Chiropractic
Cookbooks
Crystals
Death & Dying
Divination
Dreams
Energy Healing
ESP (Clairvoyance, Precognition, Telepathy, Channeling)
Feng Shui
Gaia & Earth Energies
Goddess Worship
Healing
Health
i Ching
Inspiration
Meditation
Mind
Miscellaneous
Mysticism
Naturopathy
Near Death Experience
New Age
New Thought
Numerology
Out of Body Experience
Parapsychology
Psychic Phenomena
Qigong
Reiki
Reincarnation
Sacred Sexuality/Tantra
Self Help
Shamanism
Spiritual Fiction
Spiritual Healing
Spiritual Psychology
Spiritualism
Supernatural
Yoga
Young Adult books on Body, Mind, Spirit 

A Word About Our Award Designations

There are no hard and fast rules about how a contest is to designate its winners. Different contests have different designations. We have structured our contest so that only one book per category may be designated “Winner.”

However, often there is more than one book in a category that truly stands out, and we believe these deserve recognition also. While it makes the job of our judges harder in some ways, we are dedicated to celebrating excellence in all published books. So we created the category of “Finalist.”

Books that are recognized as Finalists are in every way outstanding. The difference between the Winner and Finalist books are often so minute that the call might have gone either way.

The bottom line is that being recognized as a Finalist is a high honor and something about which any author can and should be justifiably proud.

Readers recognize that Finalist books are worthy of their attention and their book-buying dollars.

ENTRY FEES AND DEADLINE

$75.00 per entry/per Category

  • All monies must be in U.S. Dollars.
  • Please send one copy of the print version of your published book (advance reader copies and galleys are not accepted) per category entered. 2017, 2018 and 2019 publication dates are eligible
  • You can put all the categories in which you submit on one Submission Form but be sure to print a copy of the submission form for each book you send in, one for each category you enter. 
  • All titles must have an ISBN and be published books available wherever good books are sold.
  • All entries must be postmarked by February 15, 2019.
  • Winners and Finalists will be notified by email.
  • All submissions are final. 
  • There are no refunds.
  • Contest starts June 15, 2018 and submissions end February 15, 2019
  • Winners and Finalists will be announced mid March, 2019

(All National checks or money orders must have 'USD' or 'US Dollar' pre-printed on the check/money order.)

Please include proof of paypal or check with your entry submission. Please make checks payable to: “BMS Book Awards” and mail to:

Body Mind Spirit Book Awards:
703 Pier Ave
Suite B-684
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

To pay by credit card, use pay pal below or call the office with your credit card number and expiration date and zip code.

Order $75.00 Entry with Paypal Please be sure to put your paypal order # on the paper submission form you send in together with your book!