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 2017 (for books published in 2016) and for Terramaxka Prize 2017 (for children’s books published in 2016) have opened in the second week of March and will close on 14 April at 12 noon.


Below please find the National Book Prize Application Form and Regulations

Application // National Book Prize 2017

Regulations // National Book Prize 2017

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 (new!)


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

Application // Terramaxka Prize 2017

Regulations // Terramaxka Prize 2017

and the Terramaxka Prize Categories – Adjudication Guidelines and Criteria:

Criteria 0-7 yrs
Criteria 8-12 yrs
Criteria 13-16 yrs
Translation criteria 0-7 yrs
Translation criteria 8-12 yrs
Translation criteria 13-16 yrs