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Weatherford Award


Three awards will be given: one for non-fiction, one for fiction, and one for poetry. Seven copies of the nominated work must be sent to the chair of the award committee. Subject matter of the books must be Appalachian or the books must be set in Appalachia. Books will be considered upon the request of the publisher, a member of the Weatherford Award committee, or any reader. The person making the request is responsible for making the nomination and supplying seven copies of the book to the award committee at the address below. All nominations and seven copies of the book must be received before November 1. If books cannot be submitted before that time, please use the nomination letter to inform of when they can be expected. Books considered must have been first published during the year for which the award is made. No self-published books will be considered.

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Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkBoth full-time and part-time students

How to Apply

Contact Chris Green
Chair, Award Committee
Address Loyal Jones Appalachian Center, Berea College
205 North Main Street, CPO 2166
Berea, KY 40404