INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL AWARDS- what is it?


Osiyo~

Many of my followers know I am a proud and semi-active member of RWA and an active (and also proud) member of OKRWA. I’m an OUTLAW! In a good, no–great way. Many of you know I am a category coordinator for the National Reader’s Choice Awards; a contest began by OKRWA many years ago for print-published authors only (because that’s all there was when dinosaurs roamed). Yes, I dream of the day I can enter that exciting contest! But until that day arrives– I have another option to tell you authors and readers about. Listen up!

Yes, we need author entries, yes, we need volunteer judges. Last year OKRWA decided to create a new contest. It’s not just any old contest though. As an electronically published author, how many times have you wished you could enter your ebooks in a contest in which readers can judge and choose the best book of the year, like print authors can? I know as a short story-published author I have wished there was a contest for enovella authors to enter. Well, guess what? Thanks to OKRWA there is a contest that covers both those author sets!

Now I’m going to feed you the information YOU need to sign up as an author and/or judge! 

The contest is the INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL AWARDS and you can read everything you want or need to know about how to sign up for it as an author or judge at this link http://bit.ly/wOlGR2 !!!!!

So what is the IDA Contest? It’s a digitally enter and judged contest strictly for electronic books. That’s where DIGITAL comes in. :) WOOT!!! Do you live in any country where contests are allowed? You qualify. If your book is only accessible by getting your Nook, pc or Kindle to swallow it in, then it qualifies. If it is 10,000 words or more, it qualifies, if it was an original release in 2010-2011…it qualifies!

IF, however, your book is also available in print format–it DOES NOT qualify. Hence the contest name- International DIGITAL Awards, or as we fondly nicknamed it, the IDA Contest.

Are you a reader and addicted to your EReader? We need you! Are you a writer, but would love to judge? Super!! We need you, too!

Now, I’m not gonna tell you anymore because I want you to hurry and click that link up there ^^^ and check out the fantabulous website that a super Outlaw created just for the IDA! On it you will find everything, and I do mean EVERYTHING you’ll need to get started. What you don’t find will be in the FAQ page, or you can go to the Contact page and ask the wonderful Chairlady.

Still here? What are you waiting for? GO! NOW! Hurry because there is an entry number limit and a deadline to enter! GOgogogogogo! I can’t wait to see ya’ll there! And thank you if you choose to judge! Did I mention there’s FREE BOOKS involved? Good luck to those who choose to enter! 

If you want to offer feedback, or just gush about how much you love this contest opportunity, my comment line is open. :) I’d love to hear what everyone thinks.

Know what? I’ll even give a FREE PDF of HOME to one lucky commenter who provides all the social media links they’ve shared this news to. There is a few buttons on the IDA site, below on this blog, or just make your own with a link back to the contest site. One link or ten, just show me. I don’t have one of those fancy contest widgets, so if you would just copy and paste ALL of your Tweet/Facebook/whatever-social media-links-you-use-and-share-it-on in a comment (easy to paste these to a word .doc and then cut and paste your list in your comment all at one time) and I’ll draw the winner next Friday from those who qualify. Bottom line… I’m bribing you to help me get this contest out into the literary world fast. By bribe, I mean an impromptu give away to celebrate the coolest contest to break out this year! :)

Dodadagohvi~

About Calisa Rhose

I'm a mother of three daughters, five granddaughters, and wife to a wonderfully supportive man. I began writing warm you to the bones romance as a teen, and the addiction has now morphed into a life of its own. I became a published author in May 2011! Now I also create art with polymer clay and beads to relax. See my craft work at http://fancifulallure.wordpress.com

Posted on March 2, 2012, in awards, Contests, Promotion and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. I’m supposed to give a book away today, but since no one left sm links… hm what to do? I know- I’ll tweet it!

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  2. Joanna Aislinn

    Reblogged this on Joanna Aislinn's Blog–Love, Life Lessons and Then Some and commented:
    For those of you who believe you qualify: go for it!

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  3. I may just have to enter this one. But which story to choose..

    Thanks for sharing, Calisa.

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  4. Going to Twitter now…

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  5. I signed up to judge if they’ll have me. *wink* Great idea!!!

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  6. How fun is that! I shared the links to your blog on twitter and my facebook page…..hope you get tons and tons of entries!

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