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CHILDREN BOOK PRIZE

Books nominated for the 2015/16 HOHE children book awards category will be announced on Janurary 29th 2016. A total of 5 finalists will be released by the first week of July 2017, and the winner will be announced at the HOHE Awards Ceremony which will be held on around September, 2017.

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FICTION BOOK PRIZE

Books nominated for the 2015/16 HOHE fiction awards category will be announced on January 29 2016. A total of 5 finalists will be released by the first week of July 2017 & winner will be announced at the HOHE Awards Ceremony which will be held around September 2017.

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POETRY BOOK PRIZE

Books nominated for the 2015/16 HOHE children book awards category will be announced on Janurary 29 2017. A total of 5 finalists will be released by the first week of July 2017, and the winner will be announced at the HOHE Awards Ceremony which will be held around September, 2017.

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INNOVATION IN READING PRIZE

Innovation in reading prize will recognize individuals and organizationsthat have contributed for better reading culture in the country like book critique professionals, book clubs, libraries, non-profit organizations.The organizing committee will be in charge of …

” A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.
The man who never reads lives only ones.”

ABOUT HOHE AWARD

HOHE Award is an annual award presented for an author of a distinguished book possessing notable literary merit and critical perspective and illuminating important contemporary issues.
The HOHE Award highlights just some of the many good books with broad appeal published in Ethiopia during the past year. The award mainly aims to promote creative writing and reading culture in Ethiopia.

Email: info@hoheawards.com
Twitter: @hoheawards
Phone: + 251 919397977

Who we are

About us in short


Northeast events in collaboration with the Addis Abeba University is organizing HOHE  literature award to promote the writing and reading culture in Ethiopia. 

HOHE Award is organized on annual bases to promote creative writing and reading culture in Ethiopia.  Besides to the main annual literary award, there will be different events and trainings that run throughout the year with the main aim of promoting creative writing and reading among the general population and children in particular. The training and events will stimulate our reading culture and literature focusing on children and youth. HOHE Award through promoting reading culture in the country it will contribute for increase in demand for the literary works and ultimately this will improve the gains from literary works, which will encourage writers and authors to produce more literary works.

HOW THE AWARD WORKS

The HOHE Award will have an organizing team, which consists of prominent authors, publishers, academicians, non-profit leaders and journalists. The organizing team will have the overall mandate of overseeing the award procedures and leading the process in an independent way. The organizing team will select judges and juries who will be working to select the books for the award. There will be a three people panel of judges and juries for all the three categories.

Who Are the Judges? 

HOHE Awards organizing committee composed of prominent authors, publishers, journalists, academicians, and non-for profit leaders will select a three panel of judges who will be reviewing the books in all the three categories. A total of 9 judges will be selected …

Who Can Submit Books? 

The official HOHE Literary Award guidelines and entry forms will be posted in the award website, www.hoheawards.com Within specific period of time the interested writers and publishers can submit their application online or in person.In order to be eligible for the Award …

How Are the Finalists Chosen? 

Each panel reads all of the books submitted in their category over the course of eight weeks. Then each panel will compile a list of five titles, to be announced in July 2017. Then it will be open for online vote for public for two weeks, which accounts 20% …

OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

With the view to not make the award only as a stand-alone event there will be several concurrent programs throughout the year that will support the main objective of the award. Through the different activities that will be held throughout the year we will in a way be promoting and raising the profile of the award.

 The HOHE Awards is a year-round process involving nominations, judging, and the selection of finalists and winners. More importantly, the Awards is a nation wide outreach program connecting readers to the work of Ethiopian authors.

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 For any questions regarding the HOHE Award or the application process, please contact the Secretariat of the Award