Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards

About the Awards

An initiative of the Filipino Book Bloggers Group, the Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards debuted at the 2nd Filipino Reader Conference in 2012, and was established to develop awareness and appreciation of Philippine literature, recognize the reader’s role in creating the meaning and experience of a literary work, and give the readers a voice in the Philippine book industry.

2015:

Previous winners:

Categories:

For 2016, the Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards will be open to books published from January to December 2015, in the following categories:

  • Fiction in English– A novel in English, in any of the following genres: literary fiction, mystery/thriller, historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction, horror, speculative fiction
  • Fiction in Filipino (or Taglish) – A novel in Filipino (or Taglish), in any of the following genres: literary fiction, mystery/thriller, historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction, horror, speculative fiction
  • Romance in English – A novel or novelette in English, in any of the following genres or classifications: romance, chick lit, erotica
  • Romance in Filipino (or Taglish) – A novel or novelette in Filipino (or Taglish), in any of the following genres or classifications: romance, chick lit, erotica
  • Fiction Anthology – Short story compilation by a single author or multiple authors, in either English or Filipino
  • Young Adult Fiction – A novel aimed towards the young adult audience, in either English or Filipino
  • Children’s Picture Book – A children’s picture book, fiction or nonfiction, in either English or Filipino
  • Comics & Graphic Novels – A comic compilation or graphic novel, fiction or nonfiction, in either English or Filipino
  • Poetry – A collection of poetry by a single author or multiple authors, in either English or Filipino
  • Inspirational / Religious – Nonfiction, in any of the following classifications: religious, spiritual, inspirational, either English or Filipino
  • Humor – Nonfiction work, classified as humor, in either English or Filipino
  • Food & Cookbook – Nonfiction work, classified under food or cooking
  • Nonfiction – Single work or anthology, of the following classifications: arts and culture, memoir, autobiography, biography, creative nonfiction, history, philosophy, psychology, in either English or Filipino

Notes:

  1. To streamline nominations, FRCA is accepting publishers’ nominations for 2015. Publishers’ nomination are still subject to verification by the FRCA committee. This will be followed by public nominations.
  2. Reprints or later editions of books previously nominated to the FRCA will not be considered for the awards.
  3. Works of Filipino authors published abroad are accepted as long as they meet the set publication dates and category description
  4. Translated works of foreign authors are currently not qualified for any of the award categories.
  5. The FRCA committee reserves the right to decide on the books qualified for nomination based on the publication dates and category description.
  6. Additional queries may be addressed to the FRCA Committee via filipinoreaderschoice@gmail.com.

Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards 2016 schedule

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Phase 1: Nominations 

Publishers will be sent the official nomination form. If you are a publisher and would like to send an official nomination, kindly send an email to filipinoreaderschoice@gmail.com.

The schedule of public nominations will be announced. To nominate a book, just fill out the online nomination form on the Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards website. The nomination form gets sent to the Filipino RCA committee.

Phase 2: Public Voting 

At the end of the nomination period, an online ballot will be posted on the site. The public can vote one title per category.

After the voting period, the Filipino Readers Choice Awards committee will then come up with a shortlist of finalists for the awards, based on the tally of votes sent in by readers. Top three nominations per category will be included in the shortlist and considered as finalists.

The finalists for the awards will be announced on the website.

Phase 3: Panel Judging 

The finalists will be deliberated upon by a panel composed of select Filipino book bloggers and readers.

Awarding

The winners of the 2016 Filipino Reader’s Choice Awards will be announced at the Filipino Reader Conference.

Winning authors and publishers will receive an award, and the right to use the Filipino Readers Choice Awards seal on their books.

2014 FRCA

2014 Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards Winners, Finalists, Nominees, and Judges.

2015 Judges

FICTION IN ENGLISH Paula Alabado “Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it,” says the line closest to her heart. This little girl believes and finds the magic in books, reveling in stories after stories like she cannot live without them. She is not a big fan of the dull and the mundane, … Continue reading 2015 Judges

2013 FRCA

2013 Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards Winners, Finalists, Nominees, and Judges.

2012 FRCA

2012 Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards Winners, Finalists, Nominees, and Judges.