The National Book Prize is a major event in which some of the best locally published books from the previous year are given official recognition in a ceremony hosted at the Auberge de Castille under the patronage of the Prime Minister.

Rules and regulations may be found below.

Applications for National Book Prize 2018 (for books published in 2017) and for Terramaxka Prize 2018 (for children’s books published in 2017) have opened in the third week of March and will close on 13 April at 12 noon.


Below please find the National Book Prize Application Form and Regulations

Application // National Book Prize 2018

Regulations // National Book Prize 2018

and the National Book Prize Categories – Adjudication Guidelines and Criteria

Criteria Novel

Criteria Short Story

Criteria Poetry

Criteria Drama

Criteria General Research

Criteria Biographical and Historiographic Research

Criteria Translation


Below please find the Terramaxka Prize  – Application Form and Regulations:

Application // Terramaxka 2018

Regulations // Terramaxka 2018

and the Terramaxka Prize Categories – Adjudication Guidelines and Criteria:

Criteria 0-7yrs ORIGINAL WORK

Criteria 8-12 yrs ORIGINAL WORK

Criteria 13-16 yrs ORIGINAL WORK

Criteria 0-7 yrs TRANSLATION

Criteria 8-12yrs TRANSLATION

Criteria 13-16yrs TRANSLATION