A thread in the Dive which went off-topic has resulted in a proposal for a book award. You may find details here and join in: Messing up a gravestone..? | Bookangel Boards Summary of Proposals so far: The Stephen Memorial Award for books featuring Cats of Distinctive Character. Entry Criteria: Must feature a cat (with distinctive character) as a supporting or lead character. Length: 500 words - 500 pages. No erotica, children's books, or poetry. English Language only. No more than three books per author. This contest is open to any book that has been listed on Bookangel or books that were not but that have been published after 1st January 2016. Entries are not permitted for books written or published by friends or family of the judges, or by Ragged Angel Ltd due to its I.T. association with the site. Entry Fees: First book - free Second book - £5 Third book - £10 (total £15) Plus cost of book, if the book is not free*. Payment may be through Paypal or Amazon.co.uk vouchers (We can't take Amazon.com vouchers). Books must be available (not in pre-order) on Amazon or Kobo UK, which is where review copies will be taken from. Entries and Payment must be received by 31st August 2017 12:00pm GMT. No late entries will be accepted. No correspondence will be entered into. *Kindle Unlimited discounts are not free. Prizes: Winner: £100 voucher for Amazon UK Catnip mouse Online (printable) certificate Web badge Runners up: Online printable certificate Web Badge Entry Period: 7th August - 31st August (or when 150 entries are received) starting and ending at 12:00 GMT This contest is open to a maximum 150 books, and entries will close early if this is reached. Winner Announced - 1st October 12:00 pm GMT. Judges: Our normal reviewers. Judging criteria: Initial sporting will be done by: Formatting Spelling and Grammar (British preferred, American or international acceptable as long as it is consistent throughout) Cover Distinctiveness of cat. The final decision will be made by the judges. Notes: Funds made will be use to cover the competition running costs. Any surplus will go into the fund for running the site, and getting books for review. We may review books we get as part of the promotion on Bookangel for our site and newsletter. All decisions are final and the judge's decision is not open to debate. Abusing reviewers results in instant disqualification. No correspondence will be entered into.