The Global Book Community Awards 2020 ("Awards"), is presented to you by Qwerty Thoughts Media Pvt. Ltd. (QwertyThoughts.com) which is a registered company.
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You agree that, by participating in these Awards, you will be bound by these T&Cs, and any other terms and conditions that may be prescribed in relation to the Prize (defined below). You acknowledge that you satisfy all eligibility requirements as provided in these T&Cs.
No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter into these awards. For the purposes of these T&Cs, wherever the context so requires "You" or "Your" or "participant" or "community" shall mean any eligible person or entity who is a participant in these awards.
"GBCA" or "GBCA 2020" or "Awards" refers to the Global Book Community Awards 2020.
About GBCA 2020:
GBCA 2020 celebrates the passion for books. These awards recognize and reward the spirit, achievements and efforts of knowledge-sharing and book communities across the globe. We believe that these communities play a big role in bringing people closer to books and thus shaping the future of humankind.
About Qwerty Thoughts:
QwertyThoughts.com is a social reading and experience-sharing platform for books, where every book works like a virtual reading room. Indulge in real-time conversations inside books, while reading them live with like-minded people from across the world. Create your own online book club, virtual reading rooms, and schedule events to connect over the books that you want to discuss.
Who is eligible to participate?
There is no limitation or restriction on the basis of demographics like location, age, sex, background etc. to be eligible to get nominated for GBCA 2020.
Everyone meeting any of the following criteria can apply-
Book Community/ Book Club being run by any entity- individual or a group of people or a company (50+ Community Members)
Author Influencers having a reader's community on any social media or offline (200 + Followers)
Bookstagrammers / Book Influencers/ Book Blogger Communities /Book related social media handles (200 + Followers)
A Literary Society run by any entity- individual or a group of people or colleges/institutions/NGOs can apply (10+ members)
Changemakers creating an impact in the publishing and literary world using the power of books to bring about a positive change.
How many winners would be declared?
Round 1 will conclude with a list of Top 100 participants getting declared, and there would be 20 Final Winners declared in Round 3, who would win the awards under various categories.
What prizes will the winners get?
You will receive a certificate of achievement, mentioning under which category you've won the award. You will also be eligible to get a share from the prizes worth more than $5000 which would be distributed among all the 20 winners.
There is no cash prize involved, the prizes would be in the form of books, subscriptions, vouchers, or a combination of these, the specific details of which will be disclosed in due course according to our agreements with our sponsors and partners.
How will the winners be notified?
The winners will be notified through email, and will also be declared on our website and social media handles.
What is the criteria of judging the winners?
After a book community gets nominated, they'll be shortlisted for Round 2 on the basis of their answers received in the Nominations Round 1. Round 2 would involve 50% public voting decision and 50% jury decision. The jury would comprise of 5 credible judges related to the book industry.
The overall criteria of choosing the Final 20 winners would be based on these parameters related to the book community- their vision, mission, purpose, impact that they are creating in the world using books, level of engagement and discussions around books in their community, their contribution to the literary world and the success achieved so far in bringing upon the change that they intend to, using the power of books.
Is there any fee involved at any point of time during the nomination or selection process?
No, the nominations process is free and there are no charges at any stage of the selection process.
When will the winners be declared?
The awards conclude on 29th of September 2020 and the winners will be declared on the same day. The final schedule and timeline of various events and announcements will be updated from time-to-time on the main awards homepage - bit.ly/gbca2020 . Please check out the page frequently to get the complete agenda and timeline for the awards.
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