Awards will be given in the following categories:
- Award for OUTSTANDING CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
- Award for OUTSTANDING BOOK OF FICTION
- THE DONALD M. MURRAY OUTSTANDING JOURNALISM AWARD
- OUTSTANDING BOOK OF POETRY
- Award for OUTSTANDING BOOK OF NONFICTION
- Award for LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Nominations are encouraged and welcome from everyone, including writers, publishers, organizations, and the general public. Self-nominations are also welcome. Guidelines for each award and the required nomination form are available on the NH Writers' project website.