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The 8th Annual Robert Bruss Real Estate Book Awards

Deadline extended: April 1, 2015 for books published in 2014

The deadline for the 7th Bruss Book Award has passed; information for the 8th Annual Competition will be available in the Fall of 2014.  

The following is for information only.

 

Gold,  Silver, and Bronze Awards  plus

First-time Author Award

 2014 BRUSS AWARD Entry Form.pdf: LINK....is HERE...

For books published in 2013

History

NAREE's Book Awards are named for the late Bob Bruss, syndicated real estate columnist, prolific writer, and longtime NAREE leader and mentor who enjoyed reviewing real estate books and was instrumental in building association membership for many years.

The awards program was created to recognize the excellence manifested in the work of real estate authors on an annual basis. Books focusing on the broad field of real estate including mortgage finance; home buying and selling; the business of real estate, government housing policy, green building, urban design, investing, architecture, and construction are expected among myriad other topics. 

The awards program is being funded by grants from NAREE members, Leigh and Ivy Robinson of Express Publishing and Brad Inman of Inman News; and in kind donations from the NAREE Board of Directors and Past Presidents.

Founded in 1929, NAREE has sponsored its prestigious annual Real Estate Journalism Competition for 63 years.  NAREE also has offered the mid-career NAREE Bivins Fellowship for the past eight years. 


Eligibility

1)   The book must be published in English and have been released for sale during 2013.
2)   The book must fit into the “real estate book” category as determined by NAREE. 

Books may be 'E Books' of book length.

3)   Some or all of the book may have been published previously as magazine or newspaper articles or as website content. 

Same title may not be submitted more than once.

4)   The competition is open to all real estate authors regardless of NAREE membership. 

 

Submission Requirements

Submissions must be postmarked by April 1, 2014, and received no later than April 5, 2014, and should include:

1) Three copies of either the pre-publication version or the publication version of the entire book or E Book CD.
2) Three copies of a maximum of 5,000 words selected from the book by its author, editor, or publisher as representative of the book as a whole. (Please select a key chapter or two.)
3) Application form and entry fee.

Entry Fee
Entry fees are $100 for NAREE (2014 dues paid ) current members, and $125 for non-members. Join NAREE - CLICK HERE. 

Submission Notes

Without at least five submissions for a year’s awards, no awards will be given that year. No submissions will be returned.

Judging
The entire book and the selection of 5,000 words from the book will be sent to a panel(s) of three qualified judges. Judges may read only the 5,000 words or the entire book. Judges score each book on the following five attributes using a scale of 1-100:
• Originality• Readability• Accuracy• Coverage of subject• Scholarship• Design

Highest three accumulated scores win, plus a fourth award will be given for the Best First-time Author.

Each winner is to receive a certificate and cash award as follows:
Gold: $1,000
Silver: $500
Bronze: $250
First-time Author: $250

Award Presentation
The Bruss Awards presentation will be a highlight of the Annual NAREE Spring conference, June, 2014, which will be in Houston, Texas.

Link to winners of 2008 Bruss Book Awards

Link to winners of 2009 Bruss Book Awards

Link to winners of 2010 Bruss Book Awards

Link to winners of 2011 Bruss Book Awards

Link to winners of 2012 Bruss Book Awards


The Bruss Awards presentation is only one of the significant events that will be occurring at the NAREE Spring Conference. The conference will feature newsworthy panels, interesting field trips and outstanding networking and professional development opportunities.

Those not present will be mailed awards. Award winners will be posted on www.naree.org and in the NAREE News after the awards banquet.


Web Application

Deadline: Postmark by April 1, 2014 for receipt no later than April 5, 2014.

Author Name_________________________________________

BOOK Title _________________________________________________

Publisher ____________________________________________

Editor Name__________________________________________

& Phone #_________-_________-_____________

Publication (Year/Month/Day)_________/_____/______

Author's Address                                                                                      

City                  State          Zip                  


Work phone                          FAX                                 

Cell Phone                            

Email             @

Home Phone (not published)        

___Check if entrant is a FIRST - TIME AUTHOR.    

PAYMENT: 

__NAREE Current (2014 paid dues) Active or Associate member - $100  Entry fee

__NAREE Non-Current member/processing fee -$125 Entry fee  (membership for the author OR submitting publisher OR publicist is optional at no additional fee)
 
––Check enclosed in USD $_____________

or

Circle card:    AmEx     VISA     MSTRCRD      DISCOVER

Cardholder Name                                                      

Card#

Expiration Date                  

Amount Authorized to Charge $                      

Cardholder signature                                            

___I affirm the information on this application and attachments is accurate.
I have enclosed 3 books, 3 copies of one 5,000-word excerpt, payment and this application.

Applicant signature_______________________________________________

 

NAREE dues are not tax deductible as charitable forfederal tax purposes, but may be deducted as business expenses.
NAREE is a non-profit trade organization. IRS registration is #51-1036401.
 
Send all entries to:
Robert Bruss Real Estate Book Awards
National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE)
Mary Doyle-Kimball, Executive Director
1003 NW 6th Terrace
Boca Raton, FL 33486
 
561-391-3599
MADKimba@aol.com


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