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Annual People's Choice Awards

The Annual People’s Choice Awards were established in 2004 to give readers an opportunity to share their enthusiasm for favorite works by Virginia authors. An independent panel of judges selects finalists for the People’s Choice Awards from the books nominated for the annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards. The People’s Choice winners are selected by readers through a secure online voting portal on the Library’s website. The winners each receive a cash prize and an engraved crystal book award.

The 2016 winners for the People’s Choice Awards were The Jezebel Remedy by Martin Clark for the fiction category and Something Must Be Done about Prince Edward County by Kristen Green in the nonfiction category.

The winners were recognized on October 15, 2016 at the 19th Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards Celebration.

Online voting for the 2017 People’s Choice Awards begins on May 17, and will end on July 15.

To cast your vote, please click here. You will need a Google account to vote online. If you don't have a Google account, you can create one for free using any email address.

If you would prefer to vote by paper ballot or email, a PDF ballot and mailing instructions can be found at the bottom of the voting page. Please note that paper ballots must be received by July 15, to be counted.