The San Diego Book Awards Association is a nonprofit organization that’s been around for over 20 years. SDBA is dedicated to supporting and recognizing local published and unpublished authors through a once-a-year competition that is followed by an awards ceremony. 
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Introducing the Chet Cunningham Spur Award

SDBA is proud to announce a new annual prize, named after our esteemed founder Chet Cunningham, for the judges’ choice for the best unpublished manuscript submission.

Chet wanted a name for the award that combined his love of encouraging new writers with his joy for Westerns. All unpublished entries are eligible for the Chet Cunningham Spur Award.