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14th Annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™ Winners

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Congratulations to the 14th Annual Benjamin Franklin Award™ Winners for Excellence in Book Publishing!

The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards™, which include over fifty categories recognizing excellence in book editorial and design, are regarded as one of the highest national honors for independent publishers. We're thrilled to announce the 2002 gold winners below.

Prestige as a publisher is one of the many benefits of receiving this distinguished award. In addition, Gold winners receive an engraved crystal trophy.

Arts (Art/Music/Photography)

Margre the Mather & Edward Weston: A Passionate Collaboration Santa Barbara Museum of Art


Ronald Reagan: An American Hero Tehabi Books


Maximum Return Living Spirit Press


Getting the Job You Really Want, 4th Edition, JIST Publishing, Inc.

Children's Picture Book

Alistair on Safari, Vista Press, LLC

Coffee Table/Gift

Pearl Harbor: America's Darkest Day, Tehabi Books


[digital] Texturing & Painting, New Riders


The Purple Kiwi Cookbook, Frieda's, Inc.


The Complete Photo Guide to Home Improvement, Creative Publishing International


Developing Training Courses Learning, Edge Publishing

Popular Fiction

Night Jazz, Jill Shure


Private Justice, Durban House Publishing Company, Inc.

Poetry/Literary Criticism

From Hell to Jackson Hole, Bridge House Books


Omnigender, The Pilgrim Press


Flowers, The Angels' Alphabet, CSL Press

Health (Wellness/Nutrition)

Anatomy of Hatha Yoga, Body and Breath Inc.


Pearl Harbor: America's Darkest Day, Tehabi Books

Humor (Comedy/Satire)

Why Cats Do That, Willow Creek Press

Juvenile-Young Adult Fiction

Night Mission, Hindsight Limited

Juvenile-Young Adult Nonfiction

To Root, To Toot, to Parachute, Lerner Publishing Group


Pearl Harbor Warriors, Woodson House Publishing


The Southwest's Contrary Land, Arizona Highways

New Age (Metaphysics/Spirituality)

In a World of Gods and Goddesses, Mandala Publishing

Parenting (Family Issues/Child Care)

Baby Play, Creative Publishing International


Practical Electrical Wiring, Park Publishing, Inc.


MasterMind DreamMakers Guidebook #1: Mastermind Dreamakers, Lighten-Up Publishing


Flowers, The Angels' Alphabet, CSL Press


How to Pray, Square One Publishers


Fairways: America's Greatest Golf Resorts, Tehabi Books


The Southwest Inside Out: An Illustrated Guide to the Land and Its History, Wild Horizons Publishing, Inc.

Travel Guides - 1 or 2 color interior

Traveler's Companion - Venezuela, The Globe Pequot Press

Travel-Guides-3 or more color interior

Ghost Towns of Northern California, Voyageur Press


Alone Across the Arctic, Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co.

Audiobook - Children

Stargirl Listening Library, an imprint of Random House Audio Publishing Group

Book & Audiobook - Children

The Snow Queen, NYS Theatre Institute

Audiobook - Adult Fiction

I Capture the Castle, The Audio Partners Publishing Corp.

Audiobook-Adult Nonfiction

Seabiscuit: An American Legend, Random House Audio


Seth Eastman: Painting the Dakota, Afton Historical Society Press

Cover Design-1-2 Color

Me, Too!, Brookes Publishing

Cover Design-3 or More Color (6x9 or smaller)

Cogan's Woods, Pruett Publishing Co.

Cover Design-3 or More Color (7x10 or larger)

The Song of Taliesin, Quest Books

Interior Design-1-2 Color

Guided Reading: A How-To for All Grades, Skylight Professional Development

Interior Design-3 or More Color

Souls Grown Deep, Tinwood Books

Best Designed and Effective WWW Homepage, Mandeville Press

Most Improved Redesign

Finding Deep Joy, Quest Books

The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book FICTION (initial title from a new publisher)

How Butterbees Came to Bee!, Bee Unlimited, Inc.

The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book NONFICTION

Stop Arguing and Start Understanding: Eight Steps to Solving Family Conflicts, Montlake Family Press

Best New Voice FICTION

The Blissmaker, Ancient River Publishing Co.


Yes, Your Teen Is Crazy!, Harbor Press, Inc.

Trade Catalogs

Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company Spring 2002, Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co.

Mail Order Catalogs

Exclusively Equine-Winter 2001, The Blood-Horse, Inc.

Press Kit Promotions

Man and Boy, Sourcebooks, Inc.


2002 Butterflies Calendar, Willow Creek Press

Book of the Year for Excellence and Innovation in Marketing (Budgets under $10,000)

Guide to Getting It On, Goofy Foot Press

Book of the Year for Excellence and Innovation in Marketing (Budgets more than $10,000)

Yes, Your Teen Is Crazy!, Harbor Press, Inc.

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