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The High Plains Book Awards is a 501.c3 non-profit made possible through the dedication of our volunteer board, community readers, and the fiscal support of sponsors, contributors, and donors.

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Nominations are open!

Nominations for the 2024 High Plains Book Awards are now open. We welcome all eligible nominations and look forward to reading them!

250+

Nominations
Annually

10

U.S. States & Canadian
Provinces Represented

150+

Readers from our local
and regional community

13

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Annual Events

Building community.

Every year we spend a day celebrating our finalists and winners and the great region of the High Plains.

The High Plains Book Award was a true delight and an enriching experience for mind and soul. Thank you. I’m so honored to be a finalist, and a winner.

Nate Schweber2023 High Plains Nonfiction Winner

Sponsors

We couldn't exist without the contributions of our generous sponsors.

  • Billings Junior Women’s Club
  • Billings Public Library Foundation
  • Friends of Billings Public Library
  • Kathy and Doug James
  • Mary Alice Fortin Foundation for Youth Enrichment
  • Montana State University Billings Foundation & Alumni
  • Montana State University Billings Library
  • Rocky Mountain College
  • Ucross Foundation
  • Susan Lubbers
  • Writer’s Voice
  • Yellowstone Art Museum Board of Directors
  • Zonta Club of Billings