The Iowa Center for the Book is now accepting applications for the 2016 Iowa Literacy Award, recognizing an organization that has made an outstanding contribution to increasing literacy in Iowa. Nominations are due by Aug. 5.
“We are excited to once again recognize the efforts of an Iowa organization with the Iowa Literacy Award,” said Helen Dagley, Coordinator of the Iowa Center for the Book. “The award is a way for us to show our appreciation and support for the valuable work of a worthy organization.”
The award will be accompanied by a check for $800 to support the work of the winning organization and will be presented at a ceremony this October.
Literacy organizations may self-nominate or be nominated by others. Nominations consist of a one-page cover letter, a statement of impact which explains the value of the organization’s work, and one letter of support. A panel of judges will review the nominations and select an award winner.
For more information on the Iowa Literacy Award and additional information on how to apply, go to www.iowacenterforthebook.org/ia-literacy-award.
The Iowa Literacy Award is made possible with support from the Library of Congress Center for the Book Literacy Awards program, through the generosity of David M. Rubenstein.