CMA Book Awards

Thank you!

We are grateful to all of you for participating in this year's Catholic Media awards. The submission period is now closed.

This program recognizes the outstanding work of publishers, authors, and book editors that support the faith-filled life of Catholic readers.
The Catholic Media Association announces winning entry names at its Catholic Media Conference in June, publishes them in the Awards issue of The Catholic Journalist, and showcases them on the CMA website.

Books submitted to the CMA Book Awards must have a copyright date from the preceding year. Publishers may submit any works published by their company, authors may submit works of which they are the primary author or co-author, and editors may submit their compilations or reference books.

2022 Program

Key Dates 

Open Submission Period: November 15, 2021 through January 31, 2022
Extension Period: February 1, 2022 through February 7, 2022, 11:59 am CT 
Hard Copy Materials Due: Friday, February 11, 2022

Entry Fees

CPA Members - $36 per entry during Open Period, $45 during Extension Period
Non-Members -  $76 per entry


Category Listing

The CMA Book Awards packet specifies eligibility requirements, submission instructions, and a full category list. 

Click below for category options and entry instructions. 

2022 CMA Book Awards 

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