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Winners of the 2013 National Outdoor Book Awards

News Next year's award program will be announced in early June of 2014.  Eligibility requirements are expected to be similar to the 2013 program

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The National Outdoor Book Awards

The National Outdoor Book Awards (NOBA) is the outdoor world's largest and most prestigious book award program.  It is a non-profit, educational program, sponsored by the National Outdoor Book Awards Foundation, Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education, and Idaho State University

The purpose of the awards is to recognize and encourage outstanding writing and publishing.  Each fall in early November, the NOBA Foundation announces the winners of the ten categories making up the program, including History, Literature, Children, Nature, Natural History, Instructional, Adventure Guidebook, Nature Guidebook, Design, and Outdoor Classic. 

The program has very high standards of fairness and objectivity and has no connection whatsoever to any publisher or publishing business interest.  The winners are chosen by a panel of judges consisting of educators, academics, book reviewers, authors, editors, and outdoor columnists from throughout the country.  Once selected, the books are publicized through wire service stories, press releases, and announcements at related websites.

On this website, you'll find lists of winning books, reviews of past and present winners, cover scans, and links to sources with additional information.  It's our hope that you'll find the website educational and useful.

For members of the media, we have included a press information page with the latest press releases and high resolution scans of winning books.  A special service is also available to website developers.  In return for a link to the NOBA site, web masters are welcome to use our reviews and cover scans on their own sites. 

Publishers and authors will also find application forms, entry rules, and information on how to nominate books for the annual awards.

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Frequently Used NOBA Website Links

 

Media information: press releases, art work, cover scans & press release download area.

Master List of the titles and authors of all past winning books

NOBA Winners in the News:  National coverage

Symbol of Excellence:  The NOBA Medallion

NOBA Judging Process

Application Information:  Policy, Eligibility Requirements and Entry Form

Contact and Information on NOBA Mailing Lists


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Information, images & reviews of the winners of the 2013 National Outdoor Book Awards

Reviews of the 2012 winners

Reviews of the 2011 winners

Reviews of the 2010 winners

Reviews of the 2009 winners

Reviews of the 2008 winners

Reviews of the 2007 winners

List of winners and reviews from earlier years

NOBA Website Index: Complete and annotated list of all site pages


 

The NOBA Medallion

The National Outdoor Book Award medallion is displayed on the covers of winning books.

    The NOBA Medallion

The NOBA Medallion: 

A Symbol of Excellence in Outdoor Writing and Publishing

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Websites carrying information about the National Outdoor Book Awards are welcome to use the medallion.  Different sized images are available here: medallion images for web use

Additionally, high resolution images are available for print media use: high resolution medallion images

 

 

National Outdoor Book Award Links: Past Winners by Year | Master List | NOBA Medallion | Application Procedures  |  Media Information PageNational Coverage of NOBA | Website Index

National Outdoor Book Award Sponsors: Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education. |  Idaho State University Outdoor Program

 

Mountain & River Photo: Alsek River and Mt. Blackadar, St. Elias Range. Photo by Jim Brock


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