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 SDBA is dedicated to supporting and recognizing local published and unpublished authors through a once-a-year competition that is followed by an awards ceremony. The entry window for the 2017 contest is closed. Please check back soon for finalists, winners, and ceremony details.

Here is the web address where guests
can view and purchase images from
The 2017 San Diego Book Awards Celebration!
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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to announce a new annual prize, named after our esteemed founder Chet Cunningham, for the judges’ choice for the best unpublished manuscript submission.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 All unpublished entries are eligible for the Chet Cunningham Spur Award.