The 2013 Illumination Awards are intended to celebrate and recognize the exemplary books produced by the ever-growing Christian branch of publishing and bookselling. A vast array of new titles is released from this thriving sector each year, bringing inspiration and answers to millions of readers exploring their faith.
“Our world is filled with anger and selfishness, and people are looking for something to have faith in, something beyond themselves,” says Awards Director Jim Barnes. “The Bible was the first ‘self-help’ book, filled with stories meant to show us how to live together in peace. These awards are dedicated to that spirit, and to books that help answer the simple question: ‘What Would Jesus Do?’”
A portion of the Illumination Awards entry fees will be donated to a worthy charitable organization to be chosen each year. This year, Jenkins Group has chosen Habitat for Humanity, “a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization building simple, decent, affordable housing in partnership with people in need.”
Yes, books can change the world – especially books about faith, love and spiritual joy. The list of Illumination Award-winning books will both inspire readers and further the sales and marketing efforts of authors and publishers for years to come.
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2013 Illumination Awards Medalist Press Page
Congratulations to all of this year's medalists in the 2013 Illumination Book Awards - "Shining a light on exemplary Christian books!"
This year's medals went to books from 24 U.S. states, Canada and Australia. The diversity of Christian publishing was also demonstated by the fact that winners came not only from long-established publishers, but also from small presses and self-published authors.
Here is the official results press release, and below that, important links for medalists.
With all of the challenges we face today, from keeping our children safe to getting ahead in a sagging economy, it's not always easy to "keep the faith." Thankfully, books from the ever-growing branch of Christian publishing are bringing inspiration and answers to millions of readers. Jenkins Group, a Michigan-based book marketing firm, is proud to announce the medalists in their inaugural ILLUMINATION BOOK AWARDS contest, honoring the best books published during the past year with a Christian worldview.
Illumination Awards medalist links:
Illumination Awards merchandise page:
- Seals are available in rolls of 250 and 1000
- You may order additional certificates with customized wording
- Hi-res versions of the seal artwork are available for reproducing on book covers and promotional materials
- To pay by check, use the enclosed mail or fax-in merchandise form
Here are some other helpful links:
Illumination Awards 2013 results page:
2013 Illumination Award Winners Store at Amazon:
Illumination logo artwork:
Illumination Gold Medal artwork:
Illumination Silver Medal artwork:
Illumination Bronze Medal artwork:
Illumination Awards blurb:
“With the motto, ‘Shining a Light on Exemplary Christian Books,’ the Illumination Book Awards are intended to honor the best books published during the past year with a Christian worldview. Books have always been powerful tools for helping us understand Scripture and to explore various aspects of faith in a complicated world How does one choose the "winners" from the huge array of new titles released each year? The Illumination Book Awards are designed to "shine a light" on the best of them.