Welcome to the 2016 Maple Leaf Awards!
The purpose of the Maple Leaf Awards is to inspire, motivate, and reward published authors of romance fiction.
Participation is open to all published authors of novel and novella length romance fiction.
Entry titles must be traditional publishing or self-published.
Entries must have an original copyright and release date of January 2015-December 2015.
All work must be the author’s original work.
One entry per author.
Email entries of eBook PDF submissions.
Open to all romance categories of a male and female romance.
Heat Level: inspirational, sweet, sexy, and sensual.
Not Permitted: erotic, erotica, BGLT, ménage, vulgarity, rape, incest, explicit scenes with minors, or bestiality.
A valid mailing address will be required to ship the award prizes.
An official entry form and paid entry fee must accompany each submission.
To be entered in the additional favourite cover competition, a jpeg cover must accompany the official entry form.
Competition Opens: February 29, 2016
Entry Deadline: March 29, 2016…Any entries received after this date will be disqualified.
Entry Fee: $15.00
Entry Fees to be processed through PayPal.
The Maple Leaf Award competition will be judged and ranked by romance readers.
Two grand prize winners will be chosen - Best Novel and Best Novella.
Additional Competitions will include Judges Favourites – Cover, Opening Hook, Hero, Heroine, and Misty-Eyed Moment.
Winners will be chosen from the highest scoring entry in its category.
Finalists will be notified mid June.
Grand prize winners and judges favourites will be notified June 20, 2016.
Complete results will be announced in Still Moments Magazine’s Summer 2016 issue.
The first place winners will receive the 2016 Maple Leaf grand prize, certificate, and a full page advertisement in Still Moments Magazine.
Judges favourites will receive a recognition prize, honorary mention in Still Moments Magazine, and a certificate.
Finalists will receive honorary mention in Still Moments Magazine.
All decisions are final.
Failure to comply with any of the competition rules may disqualify the entry.
Depending on the number of entries received, Still Moments Magazine has the right to put a limitation on the entries.
Contact Still Moments Magazine with any questions and/or to receive an entry form. stillmomentsmagazine(at)gmail(dot)com
Disclaimer Entry in the 2016 Maple Leaf Awards competition constitutes agreement by the author to conform to all competition rules, abide by the decision of the judges, and hold blameless Still Moments Magazine, its coordinators, and all judges. In entering, the author agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Still Moment Magazine, its officers, members, and all judges of the competition from liability for its/their actions arising from or relating to judging and handling of the entry and conducting, sponsoring and advertising the event. Still Moments Magazine reserves the right to disqualify an entry if rules are not fully met.