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International Nepali Literary Best Book Award

International Nepali Literary Society (INLS), Washington D.C. is pleased to announce its First Outstanding Contributions to Nepali Literature Award. This award includes three varieties of awards and a same author could be awarded up to Nepali Rupees 85000.00. These awards are established to encourage and recognize Nepali Literature internationally.

Awards:

1. International Nepali Literary Society Best Book Award for Outstanding Contribution to Nepali Literature: (Equivalent to Nepali Rupees 50,000 and a Plaque)
2. Late Dr. Dilliram Timsina Memorial Best Book Award for Outstanding Contribution to Nepali Literature by a Female Author
(Equivalent to Nepali Rupees 20,000 and a Plaque)
3. Late Dr. Dilliram Timsina Memorial Best Book Award for First Published Outstanding Contribution to Nepali Literature by a new author
(Equivalent to Nepali Rupees 15,000 and a Plaque)
(Note: a same author could get in combination of two or three of these awards)

Qualification:

1. “Contributions to Nepali literature” indicates the text of a book in Nepali language. It also implies that the committee shall consider all forms of literary writings – fiction, non-fiction, poetry. Reprints and compilations are not eligible. However, the exceptions include, reprints within 2 years of first publication and compiled work of authors previously published original articles.
2. Publication should be published between January 1, 2001 and December 31, 2002.
3. “Author” may include co-authors. The author(s) may be awarded the medal posthumously.
4. The book must be a self-contained entity, not dependent on other media (i.e., sound or film equipment) for its enjoyment.
5. Nomination will be submitted with five copies of the book and they will not be refundable but the property of INLS.
6. A cover letter and a complete bio-data of author(s) should be submitted along with the book. Cover letter should include a line specifying that the submitted work is an original work by the author(s).
7. Nomination should be received by INLS by March 10, 2003.
8. None of the INLS officials and board members and their immediate family be nominated In such case, an individual should resign from the board/committee.
9. Any notable campaign by the author or publisher will disqualify their nomination.
10. Award result will be announce on Bhanu Jayanti second week of July in USA. Award will be distributed on Devakota Jayanti in November in Washington D.C., USA.

How to submit a nomination?

1. Any one can submit a nomination.
2. Nomination should be received by INLS by March 10, 2003. INLS is not responsible for any delay or loss by the postal service.

Where to submit a nomination?

A complete nomination should reach to
International Nepali Literary Society
1727 Horned Road,
Woodbridge, VA 22191 USA

Or in Nepal:
INLS
P.O.Box 3350
Sundhara, Kathmandu, Nepal

How do I get more information?
Visit INLS Website: http://www.inls.org
Send e-mail to: info@inls.org
Contact INLS regional representative in your region

Hom Nath Subedi
Chair
International Nepali Literary Award Committee
International Nepali Literary Society, Washington D.C.


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